(26-38-12) Finished 2nd in West Division
June 6 – Obtained Ron Schock and Craig Cameron from St. Louis for Lou Angotti and a first round choice in the 1971 Amateur Draft. (Joe Norris)
October 28 – Obtained Mike MacMahon from Detroit for Billy Dea.
• Leonard “Red” Kelley is named Penguins coach on July 2, 1969.
• Bob Woytowich and Dean Prentice were named to Western Division All-Star Team.
• Dean Prentice led the Penguins in scoring with 51 points (26 goals and 25 assists).
• Penguins made playoffs for the first time, sweeping Oakland, 4-0, in the Quarterfinals. Michel Briere scores the Penguins’ first overtime goal on April 12, 1970.
• Pittsburgh lost four games to two in the semi-finals to the St. Louis Blues, led by Coach Scotty Bowman.
• Red Kelley was named Hockey News’ “Coach of the Year.” Kelley replaced Jack Riley as General Manager on May 15, 1970.
• Val Fonteyne was named the team’s first “Unsung Hero”
• Michel Briere is critically injured in a car accident after returning home to Malartic, Quebec leaving the rising star in a coma.
Front row: Al Smith, Keith McCreary, Duane Rupp, Jack Riley (General Manager), Jack McGregor (President), Red Kelly (Head Coach), Bob Woytowich, Ken Schinkel & Les Binkley
Middle row: Jim MacKenzie (Asst. Trainer), Nick Harbaruk, Jim Morrison, Dean Prentice, Ron Schock, Mike McMahon, Bryan Hextall, Tracy Pratt & Ken Carson (Trainer)
Back row: Val Fonteyne, Wally Boyer, Glen Sather, Bob Blackburn, Michel Briere & Jean Pronovost
1969-70 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending
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Jack Riley & Red Kelly
Rookie of the Year:
Jean Pronovost & Dean Prentice
Most Valuable Player: