Bennett’s on-ice success is what led to the Southern California native twice making the cross-country journey to Pittsburgh for major hockey tournaments.

Bennett first visited Pittsburgh for a national “AAA” tournament as a peewee player. He most recently visited the Steel City two years ago to play in the Under-18 AAA nationals at the RMU Island Sports Center when he was a member of the Los Angeles Junior Kings.

“We had a great time in Pittsburgh on both occasions,” Bennett said. “I noticed that it was really a hockey town. There seemed to be a lot of support at the rink. That really gets me excited for this development camp.”