(27-34-13) Finished 5th in West Division
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 theÃ‚Â NHL Expansion Draft.
• Played in the all-expansion, Western Division, the Penguins played theirÃ‚Â first gameÃ‚Â on October 11th at theÃ‚Â 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 theÃ‚Â first franchise goalÃ‚Â 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‚Â Les BinkleyÃ‚Â 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 aÃ‚Â 27-34-13Ã‚Â record missing the playoffs by 2 points despite losing just 1 of their final 7 games.
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)
1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending
Jack McGregor and Peter Block
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