Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on January 16th…
1945 – Penguins right wing (and later head coach) Lou Angotti was born.
1966 – Penguins right wing Steve Leach was born.
1979 – Pens goalie Greg Millen stopped 25 shots from the Minnesota North Stars for his second shutout with the team. The Pens won, 5-0.
2007 – Pittsburgh’s Mark Recchi played in his 1,300th NHL game, vs. the New York Islanders.
2009 – Anaheim Ducks George Parros and Pittsburgh’s Bill Thomas became the second set of Pittsburgh’s area natives to pair off on Mellon Arena ice. The first native son duo to play on “home” ice were Ryan Malone and R.J. Umberger.
2010 – Emergency goaltender Alexander Pechurski played in relief at Vancouver. He gave up one goal on 13 shots, playing 35:31.
2016 – The Penguins acquired forward Carl Hagelin in exchange for forward David Perron and defenseman Adam Clendening.