July 1 – Penguins acquire forwards Phil Kessel and Tyler Biggs, and Defenseman Tim Erixon from Toronto in exchange for Kasperi Kapanen, Nick Spaling, Scott Harrington and a 2016 3rd round draft pick.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on August 27th…

1946 – Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Robin Burns was born.
1957 – Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Bob Gladney was born.

1993 – The Penguins obtained Marty McSorley from Los Angeles for Shawn McEachern.
1994 – With 46 seconds left in franchise history, Scott Burfoot scored the last Pittsburgh Phantoms goal against the Minnesota Artic Blast.

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Notable & Quoteable ...

ROOT TV COMMENTATOR, BOB ERREY, ON VIEWING GARY ROBERTS:

“Look at him! Drinking the Fiji water.”

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Other Pittsburgh Hockey Teams


Pro hockey started here


Pittsburgh deserves some of the credit for being the birthplace of pro hockey.
Harry Peel admitted that he was paid $35 a week to play in a local amateur league in 1901. LEARN MORE


Yellow Jackets


Pittsburgh’s Yellow Jackets dominated the amateur ranks of North America and won championships in 1924 and 1925, then morphed into Pittsburgh’s first NHL team.
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Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL)


Steel Town’s first entry in the National Hockey League. The franchise barely survived five years of sub-par hockey, but were doomed by the Great Depression.
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Pittsburgh Shamrocks


The Shamrocks lasted only one year. A scrappy team, beset with money problems, ironically had their fate sealed when the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day flood crippled the city. LEARN MORE


Pittsburgh Hornets


“The Wasps,” and gave the city 26 years of professional hockey excitement at Duquesne Gardens and Civic Arena, before giving way to the Penguins. LEARN MORE


Pittsburgh Knights


Pittsburgh’s entry into the Mid Atlantic Hockey League, where the Rizzo brothers played with football star Johnny Unitas. LEARN MORE


Pittsburgh Phantoms


They played in the Roller Hockey International League in 1994 and featured Hall of Famers and the first woman to play professional hockey in Pittsburgh.
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College & High School


Here’s where you’ll find links to all of the youth, high school and college teams that call Western Pennsylvania home. Don’t see your team listed? Let us know! LEARN MORE