Pittsburgh Penguins Farm Team Affiliations

Pittsburgh Penguins Farm Team Affiliations 2014-04-09T02:07:47+00:00

FAST FACTS

• The Penguins did not own a minor league team until 1999 when the WBS Penguins (AHL) & Wheeling Nailers were developed.

Mario Lemieux played exactly one minor league game in his career. On Sept. 22, 2001 Lemieux captained the WBS Penguins in an exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the First Union Arena in Wilkes Barre, PA. The Baby Pens lost to the NHL Penguins, 4-2.

We had 23 guys, total, at training camp, and (left winger) Jim Hamilton was our farm club.
EDDIE JOHNSTON, Former coach and GM of the Pens explaining the Penguins’ minor league system in 1983


A list of the Penguins minor-league farm teams:

1967-68
AHL
1968-69
CHL
1969-70
AHL
1970-71
AHL
1970-71
AHL
BaltimoreClip AmarWrang BaltimoreClip BaltimoreClip AmarWrang
Baltimore Clippers
Amarillo Wranglers
Baltimore Clippers
Baltimore Clippers
Amarillo Wranglers
AAA50x50
1971-75
AHL
1971-75
IHL
1974-75
NAHL
1975-77
AHL
1977-79
AHL
Hersey FWKomets johnjets Hersey BroomeDust
Hershey Bears
Ft. Wayne Komets
Johnstown Jets
Hershey Bears
Binghamton Broome Dusters
 AAA50x50
1977-79
IHL
1978-79
IHL
1980-81
AHL
1981-82
AHL
1981-82
IHL
DayOwl GRowls BroomeDust ErieBlades MuskMoh
Dayton Owls
Grand Rapids Owls
Binghamton Broome Dusters
Erie Blades
Muskegon Mohawks
 AAA50x50
1982-82
AHL
1987-90
IHL
1990-92
ECHL
1992-97
IHL
1993-94
ECHL
BaltSkip MuskLJack KnoxChero CleveLumber LouIHAWks
Baltimore Skipjacks
Muskegon Lumberjacks
Knoxville Cherokees
Cleveland Lumberjacks
Louisville Ice Hawks
 AAA50x50
1995-96
ECHL
1996-98
ECHL
1997-99
AHL
1999-Present
ECHL
1999-Present
AHL
HRRoads JohnsChief SyracuseCrunch Wheeling WBSPens
Hampton Roads Admirals
Johnstown Chiefs
Syracuse Crunch
Wheeling Nailers
Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins
 AAA50x50
Logos used courtesy of hockeydb.com. This list was compiled by examining three different sources. We are constantly looking to fine tune our database.