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Three players not named Jake Guentzel who will have breakout seasons for the Pens

Let's see how these players do as defending cup champs!

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It is no surprise that Jake Guentzel will most likely have a big year for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here are three other players we also think could have breakout years with the Pens.

Carter Rowney -  Look out for Rowney to have a big role on the 3rd or 4th line for the Pens. If they do not end up signing a center for the third line position, it most likely will be all his.

Daniel Sprong - A pure sniper in junior hockey with the Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL). He gained some experience early on with the Pens before going back to junior, and should be pro-ready for the 2017-2018 season.

Chad Ruhwedel - A d-man who truly has potential to be a main stay on the blue line. With the departures of Ron Hainsey and Trevor Daley, Ruhwedel will have a chance to log big minutes this season.