1971-72 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1971-72 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


(26-38-14) Finished 4th in West Division

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June 8 – Claimed Rene Robert from Toronto in NHL Inter-League Draft.

January 11 – Obtained Al McDonough from Los Angeles for Bob Woytowich.

March 4 – Obtained Eddie Shack from Buffalo for Rene Robert.

• Thayer R. “Tad” Potter became General Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Penguins.

• Red Kelly relinquished general manager duties. Jack Riley was then named GM.

• Jim Rutherford posted a seven-game unbeaten streak from March 14 though April 2.

• Syl Apps led the team in scoring with 15-44-59.

• Jean Pronovost and Greg Polis each scored a club record 30 goals.

• Penguins qualified for the playoffs, but are swept by Chicago, 4-0.

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Front row: Jim Rutherford, Keith McCreary, Jack Riley (General Manager), Red Kelley (Head Coach), Les Binkley, Tad Potter (Owner), Peter Block (Owner), Ken Schinkel & Roy Edwards

Middle row: Jack Button (Director of Player Personnel), Bryan Watson, Greg Polis, Jean Pronovost, Nick Harbaruk, Dave Burrows, Syl Apps, Bryan Hextall, Ron Schock, Bob Woytowich & Terry Schiffhauer (PR)

Back row: Ken Carson (Trainer), Val Fontyne, Darryl Edestrand, Joe Norris, Robin Burns, Sheldon Kannegiesser, Rene Robert, Bob Leiter, Bill Hicke & John Doolan (Equip. Manager)

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1971-72 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
1 Roy Edwards 15 0 1 1 0 2 8 4 847 36 2.55 0 0 0
1 & 29 Jim Rutherford 40 0 0 0 16 17 15 5 2160 116 3.22 1 0 0
  Jim Rutherford playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 - 240 14 4 0    
                               
30 Les Binkley 31 0 0 0 2 7 15 5 1673 98 3.51 0 0 0

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LEADERSHIP
Primary Owners:
Peter Block, Elmore Keener & Peter Burchfield

General Managers:
Red Kelly & Jack Riley

Head Coach:
Red Kelley

Captain:
No captain

 

AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:
Dave Burrows

Player’s Player:
Jean Pronovost

Most Valuable Player:
Jean Pronovost

Leading Scorer:
Syl Apps

Unsung Hero:
Duane Rupp

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