(26-38-14) Finished 4th in West Division
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.
â€¢ Thayer R. “Tad” Potter became General Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Penguins.
â€¢ Red Kelly relinquished general manager duties. Jack Riley was then named GM.
â€¢ Jim Rutherford posted a seven-game unbeaten streak from March 14 though April 2.
â€¢ Syl Apps led the team in scoring with 15-44-59.
â€¢ Jean Pronovost and Greg Polis each scored a club record 30 goals.
â€¢ Penguins qualified for the playoffs, but are swept by Chicago, 4-0.
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)
1971-72 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending
|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|
Peter Block, Elmore Keener & Peter Burchfield
Red Kelly & Jack Riley
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