Could Jake Guentzel become the Penguins’ best NCAA product of all time?

On Nov. 21, 2016, 22-year-old Jake Guentzel brought his family and the rest of the crowd at PPG Paints Arena to their feet when he slid the puck under Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta’s pad on his first NHL shot. It took him just 12 more minutes to score again. At the time, it was thought Guentzel may at last be the end to the search for a winger to slot onto Evgeni Malkin’s line; by the finale of the 2016-17 season, the Penguins had discovered he might be the missing piece for Sidney Crosby.