1977-78 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1977-78 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 2011-12-28T21:04:59+00:00


(25-37-18) Finished 4th in Norris Division

TRANSACTIONS

September 20 - Obtained Brian Spencer from Buffalo for Ron Schock.

October 1 - Obtained Bob Paradise from Washington for rights to Don Awrey.

November 2 - Obtained Gene Carr, Dave Schultz and a fourth round choice in the 1978 Amateur Draft from Los Angeles for Syl Apps and Hartland Mohahan.

November 29 - Obtained Peter Lee and Pete Mahovlich from Montreal for Pierre Larouche and the rights to Peter Marsh.

March 14 - Signed Derek Sanderson as a free agent.

• Johnny Wilson was named head coach on June 13.

• Pete Mahovlich scored a hat trick in his first game as a Penguin in a 6-4 win over Detroit on November 30.

• Jean Pronovost scored goals in seven consecutive games from January 2 through January 14.

• Dave Schultz set a Penguins record for penalty minutes in one season with 378.

• Edward J. DeBartolo took ownership of the Penguins on April 5.

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Front row: Bob Paradise, Rick Kehoe, Johnny Wilson (Head Coach), Denis Herron, Aldege "Baz" Bastien (General Manager), Jean Pronovost & Dave Burrows

Middle row: John Doolan (Equip. Manager), Lowell MacDonald, Blair Chapman, Tom Edur, Russ Anderson, Ron Stackhouse, Pete Mahovlich, Dave Schultz, Greg Malone, Mike Corrigan & Terry Schiffhauer (PR)

Back row: Wayne Bianchin, Peter Lee, Gene Carr, Jim Hamilton, Brian Spencer, John Flesch, Mario Faubert, Colin Campbell & Steve Thomas (Trainer)

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1977-78 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
1 Denis Herron 60 0 1 1 6 20 25 15 3534 210 3.57 0 0 0
29 Dunc Wilson 21 0 1 1 0 5 11 3 1180 95 4.83 0 0 0
30 Gord Laxton 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 73 9 7.4 0 0 0
25 Greg Redquest 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 13.85 0 0 0

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LEADERSHIP
Primary Owners:
Al Savill, Otto Frenzel & Edward J. Debartolo

General Manager:
Baz Bastien

Head Coach:
Johnny Wilson

Captain:
Jean Pronovost

 

AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:
Peter Lee

Player’s Player:
Denis Herron

Most Valuable Player:
Pete Mahovlich

Booster Club:
Denis Herron

Leading Scorer:
Jean Pronovost

Unsung Hero:
Dave Schultz

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