Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on August 16th…
1916 – Pittsburgh Hornets left wing Bob Blake was born.
1943 – Pittsburgh Penguins and Hornets right wing Nick Harbaruk was born.
1966 – Penguins center, and later Penguins head coach, Ed Olczyk was born.
1999 – Hornets and Pens goaltender Roy Edwards died.
2004 – Former Penguins head coach Ivan Hlinka died at the age of 54. Hlinka was named associate head coach of the Penguins under Herb Brooks in Feb. 2000, and promoted to head coach in June. He took the Penguins to the Eastern Conference finals, but was fired the following year when the team started the 2001 season with a 0-4 record.