â€¢ The Penguins did not have a captain from 1970 to 1973. Three players wore the “A” for alternate captain.
â€¢ The Pens did not use a captain in 2006-07.
â€¢ On May 31, 2007, Sidney Crosby was named the team captain, the youngest in NHL history.
It is obvious to all of us â€“ coaches, players, management staff â€“ that he has grown into the acknowledged leader of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Â It is only appropriate that he wears the “C” as team captain.
RAY SHERO, Penguins general manager, commenting on the day Sidney Crosby was promoted to captain.
|1986-87||Mike Bullard & Terry Ruskowski|
|1987-88||Dan Frawley & Mario Lemieux|
|1990-91||Mario Lemieux, Paul Coffey, John Cullen, Randy Hillier|
|2003-04||Mario Lemieux, Steve McKenna*|
|2007 -||Sidney Crosby (named May 31, 2007)|