Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More 2017-12-16T22:35:35+00:00

FINAL - Olli Maatta (3) scored with 14.8 seconds left to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Arizona Coyotes, 4-2. The Pens also had goals from Carter Rowney (2), Evgeni Malkin (10) and Sidney Crosby (14).

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on December 17th...

1896 - The Casino - the birthplace of ice hockey in Pittsburgh - was destroyed by fire.
1963 - Pens goaltender Frank Pietrangelo was born.
1975 - Syl Apps and Bob Kelly recorded their second hat tricks with the Penguins against California Golden Seals (and future Pens) goalie Gilles Meloche. The first time the Pens had two hat tricks in one game.
1979 - Penguins player Matt Murley was born.
1983 - Penguins player Erik Christensen was born.
1988 - The Penguins obtained Gord Dineen and Scott Bjugstad from the Minnesota North Stars for Ville Siren and Steve Gotaas.
1991 - The Pens scored a team-record, eight goals in one period in a 10-2 win against the San Jose Sharks.
2011 - Simon Despres scored his first NHL goal; Evgeni Malkin scored his seventh NHL hat trick; Marc-Andre-Fleury earned his 200th win; Brooks Orpik picked up his 100th point in the NHL ; Pascal Dupuis played in his 700th NHL game and notched his 300th point; Carl Sneep recorded his first point.
2016 - Penguins forward Carl Hagelin was denied on his first-career penalty shot by Toronto Maple Leafs Frederik Andersen.

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Follow the 2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins as they attempt to become the first NHL team in three decades to win three consecutive Stanley Cup championships.

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This date in @penguins hockey history, 1999 - Herb Brooks took over the Penguins' head coaching duties from Kevin Constantine.
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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.     READ 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.     READ MORE

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.     READ MORE

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.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Hornets

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

Pittsburgh Knights

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

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!     READ MORE