Entry to NHL: 5. June 1967
First season: 1967-68
Stadion: CONSOL Energy Center, 18.087 visitors
Address: 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The greatest successes: Stanley Cup 1991, 1992, 2009, Presidents Trophy 1992, Prince of Wales Trophy 1991, 1992, 2008, 2009
Best Penguins drafts
1974: Pierre Larouche (8th overall)
1983: Bob Errey (15th overall)
1984: Mario Lemieux (1st overall)
1990: Jaromir Jagr (5th overall)
1992: Martin Straka (16th overall)
2003: Marc-Andre Fleury (1th overall)
2004: Evgeni Malkin (2nd overall)
2005: Sidney Crosby (1th overall)
2006: Jordan Staal (2nd overall)
Art Ross Trophy
Mario Lemieux: 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996
Jaromir Jagr: 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Sidney Crosby: 2006
Evgeni Malkin: 2009
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
Lowell MacDonald: 1972
Mario Lemieux: 1992
Calder Memorial Trophy
Mario Lemieux: 1984
Evgeni Malkin: 2006
Conn Smythe Trophy
Mario Lemieux: 1991, 1992
Evgeni Malkin: 2009
Why was the team named the Penguins?
There was a lot of work to be done, of course, and one of the first tasks was naming the team. (Part-owner Peter) Block was adamant that it would not be called the Hornets. "There was some (support) for it, but I basically said I wouldn't allow it," he said. "The Hornets were a minor-league team. I knew we were going to get some bad players (in the expansion draft), and I didn't want to be called just another minor-league team."
The obligatory newspaper contest was launched in the Post-Gazette, but (part-owner Jack) McGregor's wife, the former Carol Dangerfield of Edgewood, had already found one she liked.
"When Jack got the franchise, he was so thrilled," she remembered. "Then he said, 'Oh my gosh, we've got to name it.' I said, 'I love to think of things like that.' I was thinking of something with a P. And I said to Jack, 'What do they call the Civic Arena?' And he said, 'The Big Igloo.' So I thought, ice. . . Pittsburgh. . . Penguins.
"We talked about other names, but we kept coming back to the Penguins. Our friends really liked it. We pictured the uniforms being black and white."
McGregor believes word of ownership's choice leaked out, which explained why more than 700 of the 26,000 contests entries bore the name Penguins. Ownership's choice was announced on Feb. 10, 1967, and five days later the name of Emily Roberts of Belle Vernon was drawn as the contest winner, making her the first Penguins' season ticket holder.
Notes from Bob Grove: There was some serious opposition to the name, even by members of the management. GM Jack Riley didn't like it at all. Riley, by the way, was the guy who gave the Penguins' first uniforms their colors: Columbia Blue, Navy Blue and white. They copied the colors of the famed St. Michael's Majors junior team in Toronto.
There is a table of actual roster of team Pittsburgh Penguins from official website. After click on the players name will be show cards of player in my collection.
|9||Pascal Dupuis||6' 1"||205||31||Laval, QC, CAN||1,400,000|
|11||Jordan Staal||6' 4"||220||22||Thunder Bay, ON, CAN||3,500,000|
|10||Mark Letestu||5' 11"||195||25||Elk Point, AB, CAN||500,000|
|14||Chris Kunitz||6' 0"||193||31||Regina, SK, CAN||3,800,000|
|15||Dustin Jeffrey||6' 1"||205||22||Sarnia, ON, CAN||500,000|
|17||Michael Rupp||6' 5"||230||30||Cleveland, OH, USA||850,000|
|18||Chris Conner||5' 8"||180||27||Westland, MI, USA||550,000|
|19||Mike Comrie||5' 10"||185||30||Westland, MI, USA||500,000|
|24||Matt Cooke||5' 11"||205||32||Belleville, ON, CAN||2,150,000|
|25||Maxime Talbot||5' 11"||190||26||Lemoyne, QC, CAN||1,050,000|
|27||Craig Adams||6' 0"||197||33||Seria, BRN||550,000|
|28||Eric Godard||6' 4"||214||30||Vernon, BC, CAN||775,000|
|45||Arron Asham||5' 11"||205||32||Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN||700,000|
|48||Tyler Kennedy||5' 11"||183||24||Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN||725,000|
|71||Evgeni Malkin "A"||6' 3"||195||24||Magnitogorsk, RUS||9,000,000|
|87||Sidney Crosby "C"||5' 11"||200||23||Cole Harbour, NS, CAN||9,000,000|
|3||Alex Goligoski||5' 11"||180||25||Grand Rapids, MN, USA||1,500,000|
|4||Zbynek Michalek||6' 2"||210||28||Jindrichuv Hradec, CZE||4,000,000|
|5||Deryk Engelland||6' 2"||202||28||Edmonton, AB, CAN||500,000|
|6||Ben Lovejoy||6' 2"||215||26||Canaan, NH, USA||525,000|
|7||Paul Martin||6' 1"||200||29||Wilmington, DE, USA||5,500,000|
|44||Brooks Orpik||6' 2"||219||30||San Francisco, CA, USA||3,750,000|
|58||Kristopher Letang||6' 0"||201||23||Montreal, QC, CAN||3,500,000|
|1||Brent Johnson||6' 3"||199||33||Farmington, MI, USA||600,000|
|29||Marc-Andre Fleury||6' 2"||180||25||Sorel, QC, CAN||5,500,000|