2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 2017-10-01T16:45:35+00:00
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PENGUINS RECORD: 43-27-12 (98 points)

4th place in Metropolitan Division, 8th in Eastern Conference

 

RETURN ENGAGEMENT  – Former goaltender Jim Rutherford was named the tenth General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

June 6 – The Penguins hired former goaltender  Jim Rutherford to replace Ray Shero as General Manager.  Rutherford announces that head coach Dan Bylsma has been fired.

June 24 – Penguins captian Sidney Crosby won his second Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP, the Ted Lindsay Award and the Art Ross Trophy at the NHL Awards Show.

June 25 – The Penguins named Mike Johnston the club’s 21st head coach. Former Penguins winger Rick Tocchet was named assistant coach.

October 9 – The Penguins handed Pittsburgh native John Gibson his first NHL loss when Pittsburgh defeated Anaheim, 6-4.

October 11 – Evgeni Malkin tied Rick Kehoe for fourth place on the team’s all-time list with 636 points.

October 18 – Sidney Crosby notched his 500th career assist.

October 30 – During a visit from the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings,Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves to record his 30th NHL shutout and 150th for the Penguins. Evgeni Malkin notched his 400th career assist.

November 1 – Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves on the Buffalo Sabres to earn his third shutout of the season and 31st of his career.

November 6 – Marc-Andre Fleury saw his career-long shutout sequence end at 164:22 minutes on Thursday night when Winnipeg’s Andrew Ladd scored at 9:36 of the first period. Fleury came within 8:54 of equaling Tomas Vokoun’s club record of 173:16 minutes.

November 15 – The Penguins face the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year, when the New York Rangers visit with former teammate, Tanner Glass, playing for the Blueshirts.

November 18 – Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves on the Montreal Canadiens to earn his fourth shutout of the season and 32nd of his career.

November 24 – Evgeni Malkin scored 32 seconds into overtime, his second of the game, to defeat the Bruins, 3-2. Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 300th career win.

November 26 – Blake Comeau scored his first hat trick with Pittsburgh (second career) 2:53 into overtime, Sidney Crosby’s assist on the game-winner was his 800th NHL point.

December 6 – Craig Adams skated in his 314th consecutive game, surpassing Ron Schock for the longest consecutive games played streak infranchise history

December 15 – Bryan Rust and Brian Dumoulin scored their first NHL goals.

December 18 – Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves on the Colorado Avalance to earn his sixth shutout of the season. Craig Adams franchise record 319 consecutive games came to an end.

December 20 – Derrick Pouliot scored his first NHL goal, against the Florida Panthers’ Roberto Luongo.

NHL NOTES

Las Vegas franchise added, to begin play in 2017-18. The team will be placed in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

The Vegas Golden Knights formed their roster via NHL Expansion Draft, where existing teams each lost a player to the new franchise.  Pittsburgh lost goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

Edmonton Oilers Conor McDavid was named the MVP of the NHL.

TEAM LEADERSHIP

OWNER – Mario Lemieux & Ron Burkle
GENERAL MANAGER – Jim Rutherford
HEAD COACH – Mike Johnston
CAPTAIN – Sidney Crosby

NHL EXPANSION DRAFT

TRANSACTIONS

June 27 – The Penguins traded James Neal to the Nashville Predators for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling.  With the 22nd selection in the NHL Entry Draft, Pittsburgh drafted right wing Kasperi Kapanen (Kalpa Finland).

June 28 – The Penguins selected forward Sam Lafferty (Deerfield Academy) in the fourth round, center Anthony Angello (Omaha USHL) in the firth round, right wing Jaden Lindo (Owen Sound) in the sixth round and defenseman Jeff Taylor (Union College) in the seventh round of the NHL Entry Draft.

July 1 –  Signed free agents D Christian Ehrhoff, G Thomas Greiss, LW Blake Comeau, C Nick Drazenovic, C-Marcel Goc and D Taylor Chorney.

July 2 –  Signed free agent RW Steve Downie.

July 3 – Signed Zach Sill.

December 5 – The Penguins acquired forward Rob Klinkhammer and a conditional 2016 draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Philip Samuelsson,

January 2 – The Penguins acquired forward David Perron from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 first-round draft pick.

January 27 – The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired center Maxim Lapierre from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for center Marcel Goc.

February 25 – The Penguins acquired forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Zach Sill, a 2015 fourth-round draft pick and a 2016 second-round draft pick.

March 3 – The Penguins acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Robert Bortuzzo and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick.

The Pens also re-acquired defenseman Ben Lovejoy from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Simon Despres,

Click on any player’s name to show Pittsburgh career statistics.

2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins

2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins

Skater Stats Regular Season Playoffs
# NAME POS GP G A P PIM GP G A P PIM
87 Sidney Crosby C 77 28 56 84 47 5 2 2 4 0
71 Evgeni Malkin C 69 28 42 70 60 5 0 0 0 0
58 Kris Letang D 69 11 43 54 79 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 64 25 26 51 38 5 2 1 3 2
14 Chris Kunitz LW 74 17 23 40 56 5 1 2 3 8
16 Brandon Sutter C 80 21 12 33 14 5 1 1 2 2
17 Blake Comeau LW 61 16 15 31 65 5 1 0 1 8
23 Steve Downie RW 72 14 14 28 238 5 0 2 2 4
13 Nick Spaling RW 82 9 18 27 26 5 1 1 2 4
39 David Perron LW 43 12 10 22 42 5 0 1 1 4
7 Paul Martin D 74 3 17 20 20 5 0 2 2 2
47 Simon Despres D 59 2 15 17 64 -- -- -- -- --
10 Christian Ehrhoff D 49 3 11 14 26 -- -- -- -- --
19 Beau Bennett RW 49 4 8 12 16 2 0 0 0 0
9 Pascal Dupuis RW 16 6 5 11 4 -- -- -- -- --
4 Rob Scuderi D 82 1 9 10 17 5 0 0 0 0
3 Olli Maatta D 20 1 8 9 10 -- -- -- -- --
26 Daniel Winnik C 21 2 6 8 8 5 0 0 0 2
28 Ian Cole D 20 1 7 8 7 5 0 2 2 8
51 Derrick Pouliot D 33 2 5 7 4 -- -- -- -- --
27 Craig Adams RW 71 1 6 7 44 -- -- -- -- --
41 Robert Bortuzzo D 39 2 4 6 68 -- -- -- -- --
57 Marcel Goc C 43 2 4 6 4 -- -- -- -- --
25 Andrew Ebbett C 24 1 5 6 2 -- -- -- -- --
20 Rob Klinkhammer C 10 1 2 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
12 Ben Lovejoy D 20 1 2 3 8 5 0 2 2 0
38 Zach Sill LW 42 1 2 3 60 -- -- -- -- --
36 Bryan Rust RW 14 1 1 2 4 -- -- -- -- --
26 Mark Arcobello RW 10 0 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
40 Maxim Lapierre C 35 0 2 2 16 5 0 0 0 0
59 Jayson Megna C 12 0 1 1 14 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 8 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0
43 Scott Wilson C 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
34 Bobby Farnham RW 11 0 0 0 24 -- -- -- -- --
6 Scott Harrington D 10 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
44 Taylor Chorney D 7 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2
46 Dominik Uher C 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Pittsburgh Bench B 0 0 0 0 6 -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
29 Marc-Andre Fleury
Playoffs
64
5
34
1
20
4
0
0
9
0
0
0
3776
312
146
11
9
0
2.32
2.12
0
0
1
0
1
0
6
0
1 Thomas Greiss 20 9 6 0 3 0 1160 50 0 2.59 0 0 0
Empty Net -- 1 0
ZZ-PITPEN Shootouts -- 0
37 Jeff Zatkoff 1 0 1 0 0 0 37 1 0 1.62 0 0 0

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