• Penguins have new GM, coach

    Former Penguins goaltender, Jim Rutherford, was named Pittsburgh's tenth General Manager. Rutherford fired head coach Dan Bylsma and The Pens named Mike Johnston the club's 21st head coach. Former Penguins winger Rick Tocchet was named assistant coach.

    The season capsule has been loaded on the page. See how the roster is shaping up for next season.

    Photo credit: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2014-15 Season Capsule

  • Click Through 119 Years

    See milestone moments in Pittsburgh's hockey history in this dynamic timeline. Use the arrow or click on a year. The same timeline appears in reverse on this page.

  • Tearing Down the Old

    The old site was a little like the Civic Arena as it slowly disappeared.

    We have official scoresheets, or box scores, from every Penguins, Pirates and Hornets game. We'll be adding tons of features, photographs and exclusive Pittsburgh hockey content. To visit our old site, click on "ALL THAT REMAINS" link.

  • Every Season...Player...Game

    We have every game the Penguins ever played in nifty timeline at the top of each season capsule. Each game will eventually have a summary or box score. The information has been culled from official scoresheets from every game.

    Each season's highlights feature player uniform numbers, stats, trades and much more.

  • When was the Last Time?

    When was the last time someone scored a hat trick on the road? How about the last time a former Penguins goaltender won a game in Pittsburgh?

    Here's a list of hat tricks, shutouts, penalty shots and more of those events that don't happen every game.

  • Hockey Growing in 'The Greenhouse'

    "The Greenhouse" replaced "The Igloo." This is the house that saved hockey in Pittsburgh. Learn how the new arena was the keystone of keeping the Penguins from leaving the city. The building is the most environmentally-friendly sports complex in the world has a tremendous view of the skyline through greenhouse-like windows. Also, on this page you will find a record of all the CONSOL Energy Center's events and hockey milestones...

  • A Matter of Civic Pride

    On May 12, 2010 the final seconds tick off the clock as the final curtain closes on the Civic / Mellon Arena. "The Igloo" was the home of the Hornets, Knights, Penguins, and Phantoms. 49 years of hockey memories were made under the stainless steel dome...

  • Buzzing the 'Burgh

    The Pittsburgh Hornets, of the American Hockey League, played in Pittsburgh from 1936-1967. The Hornets featured hockey greats like King Clancy and Tim Horton, winning the Calder Cup championship three times. The "Wasps" were exterminated when the NHL expanded to 12 teams in 1967.

  • Pittsburgh Hosted Hobey Baker's Finale

    Hobey Baker, "America's Greatest Hockey Star," played his final hockey game in Pittsburgh at the Winter Garden in 1917. Soon after the game, the legendary skater would join the service to fly missions in the first World War where he would meet his demise ...


  • The NHL came to Pittsburgh in 1925

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were Pittsburgh's first entry into the National Hockey League. They had an innovative coach and future hall of famers. The Pirates were the first pro team in the city to wear black and gold, and later wore blue.

  • U.S.A. Olympic Hockey Born Here

    The first United States Olympic ice hockey team was formed in Pittsburgh, with players that played locally.

    The American team went onto Antwerp to capture the country's first silver medal...

  • Hockey Catches Lucky Break at Casino

    This is the birthplace of Pittsburgh hockey. When the Schenley Park Casino opened on May 29, 1895 it was North America's first indoor skating rink. The ice at the Casino lured many young Canadian players to the city and attracted Pittsburgh residents to hockey. The Casino did not last long – it was destroyed by fire 18 months after it opened – but it sparked an interest in hockey for Pittsburgh that has lasted 114 years...

  • St. Patrick's Day Doom

    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.

  • Native Sons in the NHL...

    16 Pittsburgh-area natives have cracked an NHL line-up.

    Here is a list of those players with brief bios and career milestones. Four of these men actually played for the hometown Penguins, most recently with Dylan Reese this season.

July 15 - Pens' GM Jim Rutherford: “After seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby’s wrist. Sid will continue treatments and be evaluated regularly while he prepares for training camp in September.”

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on July 31st...

1941 - Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Paul Andrea was born.
1962 - Pittsburgh Penguins center Troy Murray was born.
1986 - Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was born.
2003 - Penguins signed free agents Kelly Buchberger & Mike Eastwood.

Most Recent Pittsburgh Hockey History, A Timeline in Reverse

Use the arrows on the side to move back and forth, or scroll along the gray timeline.

Click here to see this timeline from the beginning 

Notable & Quotable …

Pittsburgh was always a good hockey town. What we've seen from Pittsburgh in the past few years is really pretty special...Pittsburgh's [hockey] growth is incredible.

JIM JOHANSSON, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey, on Pittsburgh being selected the second annual All-American Prospects game next September. By the Numbers

Google ranking, out of 59,500,000, when "Pittsburgh hockey" is searched
The number, in years, since originally went online
Total number of online advertisements that can be found on this site
Listing, in "100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die"
Number of professional, amateur and college teams that are profiled here

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. LEARN 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. LEARN 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. 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. LEARN 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! LEARN MORE