When the Penguins used the third-round pick they acquired from New Jersey in exchange for Beau Bennett to select Connor Hall in last month's NHL Draft, team officials painted a clear picture of what kind of player the 18-year-old defenseman is.

“Very, very physically aggressive,” director of amateur scouting Randy Sexton said.

“He's more of a throwback,” general manager Jim Rutherford said.

So what did Hall do the first time he took the ice in a Penguins jersey on the last day of development camp Saturday in Cranberry? He scored two goals in a three-on-three scrimmage that ended up tied after regulation, then netted the decisive goal in the shootout on a hard shot low to the blocker side that banked in off the post.