1972-73 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1972-73 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


(32-37-9) Finished 5th in West Division

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February 25 - 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.

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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)
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1972-73 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
29 Denis Herron 18 0 1 1 0 6 7 2 967 55 3.41 2 0 0
30 Cam Newton 11 0 1 1 2 3 4 0 533 35 3.94 0 0 0
30 Andy Brown 9 0 0 0 2 3 4 2 520 41 4.73 0 0 0
1 Jim Rutherford 49 0 0 0 0 20 22 5 2660 129 2.91 0 0 0

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

General Manager:
Jack Riley

Head Coachs:
Red Kelley & Ken Schinkel

Captain:
No captain

 

AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:
No winner

Player’s Player:
Lowell MacDonald

Most Valuable Player:
Dave Burrows

Leading Scorer:
Syl Apss

Unsung Hero:
Lowell MacDonald

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