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 July 6th…

1930 – Pittsburgh Hornets center George “Chief” Armstrong was born.
1957 – Pittsburgh Penguins center Ron Duguay was born.
1974 – Penguins forward Steve Sullivan was born.

1976 – Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Greg Crozier was born. Crozier played one game for the Penguins.
1995 – Ron Francis wins the Frank Selke Trophy and the Lady Byng Trophy.
– Jaromir Jagr named to the NHL First All-Star Team and Larry Murphy selected to the NHL Second All-Star Team.
2001 – Letter Of Application to The Bureau of Historic Preservation was filed to protect the historic status of the Civic / Mellon Arena.

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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.

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.

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.

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