1969-70 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1969-70 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


(26-38-12) Finished 2nd in West Division

TRANSACTIONS

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.

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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

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1969-70 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
30 Les Binkley 27 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1477 79 3.21 3 0 0
  Les Binkley playoffs 7 0 0 0 0 5 2 - 428 15 2 0    
                               
29 Al Smith 46 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 2555 129 3.03 2 0 0
  Al Smith playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 - 180 10 3.33 0    
                               
1 Joe Daley 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 528 26 2.95 0 0 0

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LEADERSHIP
Primary Owners:
Don Parsons

General Managers:
Jack Riley & Red Kelly

Head Coach:
Red Kelley

Captain:
No captain

 

AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:
Michel Briere

Player’s Player:
Jean Pronovost & Dean Prentice

Most Valuable Player:
Jean Pronovost

Leading Scorer:
Dean Prentice

Unsung Hero:
Val Fonteyne

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