1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


(20-45-11) Finished 4th in West Division

TRANSACTIONS

June 11 – Obtained Lou Angotti from St. Louis for Ab McDonald.

 

November 29 – Obtained Billy Harris from Oakland for Bob Dillabough.

January 24 – Obtained Duane Rupp from Minnesota for Leo Boivin.

January 30 – Obtained George Swarbick, Bryan Watson and Tracy Pratt from Oakland for Earl Ingarfield, Dick Matiussi and Gene Ubriaco.

• The first Peguins game was broadcast on local television (WTAE) on October 19, 1968. The Boston Bruins defeated the Pens, 5-1.

• Penguins recorded first win ever at Montreal on January. 2, 5-2.

• Ken Schinkel selected to Western Division NHL All-Star Team.

• Keith McCreary scored 25 goals to lead the Penguins.

• Ken Schinkel led the team in scoring with 52 points.

• Penguin Pete, on loan from the Pittsburgh Zoo, made his Civic Arena Debut.

• Pittsburgh finished in 5th place with a record of 20-45-11, becoming the only expansion team to miss the playoffs in its first two seasons.

 

 

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Front row: Ron Junkin (Asst. Trainer), Doug Barrie, Ron Snell, Keith McCreary, George Swarbrick, Charile Burns, Gary Swain, Val Fontyene & Ken Carson (Trainer)

Middle row: Les Binkley, Paul Andrea, Lou Angotti, Jack Riley (General Manager), Jack McGregor (President), Red Sullivan (Head Coach), Ken Schinkel, Wally Boyer & Joe Daley

Back row: Bob Wotowich, Bill Harris, Dunc McCollum, Tracy Pratt, Duane Rupp, Noel Price, Jean Pronovost, Billy Spear & Joe Gordon (PR)
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1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
30 Les Binkley 50 0 0 0 0 10 31 8 2885 158 3.29 0 0 0
1 Joe Daley 29 0 0 0 2 10 13 3 1615 87 3.23 2 0 0
29 Marv Edwards 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 60 3 3 0 0 0

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LEADERSHIP
Primary Owners:
Donald Parsons

General Manager:
Jack Riley

Head Coach:
Red Sullivan

Captain:
Earl Ingarfield

 

AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:
Jean Pronovost

Player’s Player:
Val Fonteyne

Most Valuable Player:
Keith McCreary

Leading Scorer:
Ken Schinkel

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