2010 NHL Draft 20th Pick, Pittsburgh Selects Beau Bennett, Penticton Right Winger

The Staples Center erupted when Beau Bennett was selected and it wasn't because Bennett was a Kings selection. Bennett originally hails from Torrance, CA which is relatively close to Los Angeles and became the highest Californian selected in the NHL Draft.

Bennett led the British Columbia Hockey with 120 points in 56 games and has shown that skill repeatedly in his short career. 

Fear The Fin, our San Jose Sharks site, is on top Bennett and has these thoughts

It's hard to deny the offensive skill that Beau Bennett brings to the ice. Even though the BCHL isn't necessarily the strongest league, 120 points is nothing to frown at. In addition, the BCHL churns out more prospects than you'd think; even though Bennett is the only BCHL player in the Central Scouting top 100, Kyle Turris is a BCHL alumni who went top five just a few years ago. In terms of raw numbers, the two had very similar statistics in their final BCHL years.

Bennett has been a product of the "Gretzky effect" in Southern California and the Penguins may have a very talented winger on their hands. 

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