Bennett, who expects to spend at least the next couple of seasons playing at Denver, received an up-close and personal reminder of the team’s history. His stall for the week was the same one used by Penguins Hall of Fame owner Mario Lemieux when the latter was an active player, which also made it the seat located just to the left of the one used the past five seasons by current captain Sidney Crosby.

“I knew I was sitting in the stall where Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux sat, so it was an honor just to sit there,” said Bennett with a smile which showed his appreciation. “I am not taking that for granted and instead using that as motivation to work hard every day to get to where I need to be.

“I think it is a responsibility level. You have to fall into the footsteps of all of these well-respected guys. Hopefully I can just keep working.”