NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday that the Pittsburgh Penguins will be adding a new player this season.
The Penguins will begin training camp in the cavernous Mammoth Cave cabins at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The caverns have been used for years by the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers to practice and practice for games.
Bettman will announce the new addition Thursday during the NHL All-Star Game.
The Panthers announced the addition of two new players during the team’s preseason camp, signing defenseman Mike Mersch and goaltender Alex Stalock.
The other players the Panthers added to the roster were defenseman Kevin Connauton and goaltender Ryan Miller.
“I think we’re all excited about getting to work with these players in training camp,” Bettman told reporters Thursday morning.
“They’re very talented young players who I think will help our team as we build for the upcoming season.”
The Penguins have a roster of 26 players on their roster.
The team’s top four defensemen are Matt Murray, Matt Cullen, Nick Bonino and Matt Cullen.
The bottom four are Adam Erne, Alex Nedeljkovic, Brett Connolly and Kevin Connolly.
The only other NHL player on the Panthers’ roster is goaltender Anton Khudobin.
Bettson said the new additions will make up the Panthers team’s best five-on-five group.
“We have four solid, skilled, hard-working young players on the team,” Bettmen said.
“You could say that we have three solid top six, but it’s a mix of players that have the potential to play in the NHL.”