(32-37-9) Finished 5th in West Division
February 25 -Ã‚Â Obtained Andy Brown from Detroit for a third round choice in the 1973 Amateur Draft and cash.
• Al McDonough recorded three hat tricks, October 11 (St. Louis), November 18 (Atlanta) and November 22 (St. Louis).
• Penguins set NHL record for the fastest five goals (2:07) and the fastest six goals (5:02) on November 22 vs. St. Louis.
• Syl Apps recorded six points (3+3) on December 13 vs. New York Islanders.
• Ken Schinkel was named the third Penguin coach on January 13, one day after retiring as a player.
• Greg Polis scored two goals in the All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden to win MVP honors.
• Penguins set a club record with 73 points (32-37-9).
• Syl Apps established a club record with 85 points (29+56).
• Al McDonough set club record with 35 goals.
Front row: Jim Rutherford, Bryan Hextall, Duane Rupp, Jack Riley (General Manager), Ken Schinkel (Head Coach), Ron Schock, Syl Apps & Cam Newton
Middle row: Jack Button (Director of Player Personnel), Bryan Watson, Greg Polis, Dave Burrows, Eddie Shack, Jean Pronovost, Nick Harbaruk, Darryl Edestrand, & Terry Schiffhauer (PR)
Back row: Ken Carson (Trainer), Lowell MacDonald, Rick Kessel, Robin Burns, Sheldon Kannegiesser, Al McDonough, Jim Shires, Jean-Guy Legace & John Doolan (Equip. Manager)
1972-73 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending
Peter Block, Elmore Keener & Peter Burchfield
Red Kelley & Ken Schinkel
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