1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 2011-12-28T21:27:38+00:00


(27-34-13) Finished 5th in West Division

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June 6 – Obtained Paul Andrea, Dunc McCallum and George Konik from the New York Rangers for Larry Jeffrey.

February 27?- Obtained Wayne Hicks from Philadelphia for Art Stratton.

• Pittsburgh was granted an NHL Franchise on February 9, 1966 when the league expanded to 12 teams during the NHL Expansion Draft.

• Played in the all-expansion, Western Division, the Penguins played their first game on October 11th at the Civic Arena. The ice rink size was 205 x 85 feet.

• The capacity of the Arena was 12,580 and the most expensive seat in the building was $5.00

• Andy Bathgate scored the first franchise goal on October 11 vs. Montreal.

• Penguins first victory was on October 13 at St. Louis, 3-1.

• First home victory October 21, in a 4-2 win over Chicago. Pittsburgh was the first expansion team to beat an established NHL team.

•Ã‚ Les Binkley recorded first Penguins shutout November 4 at Oakland, 1-0.

• Ken Schinkel represented Pittsburgh on NHL All-Star Team.

• Penguins won four games in a row March 26 to March 31.

• Finished in 5th place with a 27-34-13 record missing the playoffs by 2 points despite losing just 1 of their final 7 games.

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Front row: Jack Riley (General Manager), Leo Boivin, Earl Ingarfield, Jack McGregor (President), Red Sullivan (Head Coach), Ab McDonald, Al McNeil & Joe Gordon (PR)

Middle row: Hank Bassen, Dick Matussi, George Konik, Andy Bathgate, Art Stratton, Noel Price, Billy Speer, Paul Andrea & Les Binkley

Back row: Gene Ubriaco, Val Fonteyne, Ken Schinkel, Bob Dillabough, Keith McCreary, Billy Dea & Ken Carson (Trainer)
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1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
30 Les Binkley 54 0 0 0 0 20 24 10 3141 151 2.88 6 0 0
1 Hank Bassen 25 0 0 0 8 7 10 3 1299 62 2.86 1 0 0
1 Joe Daley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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LEADERSHIP
Primary Owners:
Jack McGregor and Peter Block

General Manager:
Jack Riley

Head Coach:
Red Sullivan

Captain:
Ab McDonald

 

AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:
Les Binkley

Player’s Player:
None awarded

Most Valuable Player:
Les Binkley

Leading Scorer:
Andy Bathgate

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