2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 2011-12-28T21:10:51+00:00


(47-24-11) Finished 2nd in Atlantic Division

TRANSACTIONS

July 20 - Acquired Nils Ekman and Patrick Ehelechner from San Jose in exchange for a 2007 second-round pick.

December 19 - Acquired Wade Brookbank from the Boston Bruins for future considerations.

February 27 - Traded Noah Welch to Florida for Gary Roberts.

– Traded Daniel Carcillo & third round pick (2008) to Phoenix for Georges Laraque.

– Traded Dominic Moore to Minnesota for third round pick in 2008.

– Traded a fourth round pick (2007) to Florida for Joel Kwiatkowski.

– Traded seventh round pick (2007) to San Jose for Nolan Schaefer.

October 5 – Marc Andre Fleury set an NHL record for saves in an opening-game shutout with 40 stops in a victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

October 12 – Jordan Staal scored his first NHL goal against the New York Rangers.

October 18 – Evgeni Malkin scored his first NHL goal against New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur.

October 21 – Staal became the youngest player in the history of the NHL to score on a penalty shot.

October 28 – Sidney Crosby scored his first NHL hat trick in a win against the Flyers.

November 1 – Malkin, who scored a goal against the Los Angeles Kings, became the first player in 89 years to score a goal in his first six NHL games.

November 6 – Chris Thorburn scored his first NHL goal against the Anaheim Ducks.

November 8 – Nils Ekman’s three goals in 4:10 against the Tampa Bay Lightning is the fastest hat trick in team history and Ekman’s first of his career.

November 25 – Sergei Gonchar recored his 500th career point with an assist against the New York Rangers.

December 13 – Gonchar set a career-best, five point game with two goals and three assists against the Flyers.  It was also Crosby’s first six-point a game of his career.

December 15 – Ryan Malone scored a hat trick against the New York Islanders – the first of his career.  In the same game, Mark Recchi recorded his 800th assist in his career.

December 16 – Alain Nasreddine scored his first NHL goal against the Montreal Canadiens.

January 7 – Recchi scored his 1,300th NHL point in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

January 20 – Malkin records the first five-point game of his career against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

January 24 – Crosby becomes the youngest player in NHL history voted to start the NHL All-Star game.

January 26 – Mark Recchi became the 38th player in the history of the NHL to score 500 goals after scoring twice against the Dallas Stars.  Recchi was the third Penguins player to score 500 goals.  (Lemieux and Mullen were the others)

February 10 - Staal scored three goals, including the overtime winner, against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, making him the youngest player in NHL history to score a hat trick.

February 14 – Malkin scored a goal to give him one point in 13-straight home games, breaking Mario Lemieux’ rookie record.

February 19 – The Pens saw their 16-game points streak stopped by the New York Islanders. It was the second-longest points streak in team history.

Malone recorded a hat trick by scoring all three goals within one minute from the start of each period – the first such feat in NHL history.

March 2 – Crobsy’s goal against the Carolina Hurricanes makes him the youngest player in NHL history to record 200 points.

March 4 – The Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers for the eighth time in one season.

March 6 – Staal records his seventh shorthanded goal of the season, setting a new NHL record for rookies.

The Pens finish the season with 105 points – 47 more than the previous season and qualify for the playoffs for the first time in six seasons.

April 7 – Crosby beomes the youngest player in NHL history to win the Art Ross Trophy for winning the scoring title.

May 31 – Crosby is named the team captain, the youngest in NHL history.

June 14 – Crosby became the youngest winner of the Hart Trophy (League MVP) and the Lester B. Pearson Award (NHL players’ selection of MVP). Evgeni Malkin becomes the third Penguins player in team history to win the Calder Trophy as the league’s outstanding rookie.

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Front row: Jocelyn Thibault, Gary Roberts, Andre Savard (Asst. Coach), Ed Johnston (Sr. Advisor/Hockey Operations), Ken Sawyer (President and CEO), Mark Recchi, Mario Lemieux (Chairman), Sidney Crosby, Ray Shero (Executive VP/General Manager), Chuck Fletcher (Asst. General Manager), Michel Therrien (Head Coach), Mike Yeo (Asst. Coach), Sergei Gonchar & Marc-Andre Fleury

Second row: Dana Heinze (Equipment Manager), Paul DeFazio (Asst. Equip. Manager), Stephane Dube (Strenth and Conditioning Coach), Travis Ramsay (Video Coordinator), Gilles Meloche (Goaltending Coach), Rob Scuderi, Evgeni Malkin, Georges Laraque, Ryan Whtiney, Josef Melichar, Frank Buonomo (Team Services), Chris Stewart (Trainer) & Scott Adams (Asst. Trainer)

Third row: Dan Kroll (Asst. Equip. Manager), Mark Eaton, Colby Armstrong, Brooks Orpik, Ryan Malone, Alain Nassreddine, Jarkko Ruutu, Nils Ekman &Mark Mortland (Physical Therapist)

Back row: Michel Ooullet, Ronald Petrovicky, Joel Kwiatkowski, Eric Cairns, Jordan Staal, Chris Thorburn, Erik Christensen & Maxime Talbot

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2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
87 Sidney Crosby 79 36 84 120 60   5 3 2 5 4
71 Evgeni Malkin 78 33 52 85 80   5 0 4 4 8
8 Mark Recchi 82 24 44 68 62   5 0 4 4 0
55 Sergei Gonchar 82 13 54 67 72   5 1 3 4 2
19 Ryan Whitney 81 14 45 59 77   5 1 1 2 6
7 Michel Ouellet 73 19 29 48 30   5 0 2 2 6
11 Jordan Staal 81 29 13 42 24   5 3 0 3 2
20 Colby Armstrong 80 12 22 34 67   5 0 1 1 11
16 Erik Christensen 61 18 15 33 26   4 0 0 0 6
12 Ryan Malone 64 16 15 31 71   5 0 0 0 0
25 Maxime Talbot 75 13 11 24 53   5 0 1 1 7
37 Jarkko Ruutu 81 7 9 16 125   5 0 0 0 10
28 Nils Ekman 34 6 9 15 24   1 0 0 0 0
18 Dominic Moore* 59 6 9 15 46   0 0 0 0 0
10 Gary Roberts* 19 7 6 13 26   5 2 2 4 2
2 Josef Melichar 70 1 11 12 44   5 0 0 0 2
5 Rob Scuderi 78 1 10 11 28   5 0 0 0 2
10 John LeClair 21 2 5 7 12   - - - - -
26 Ronald Petrovicky 31 3 3 6 28   3 0 0 0 2
44 Brooks Orpik 70 0 6 6 82   5 0 0 0 8
22 Chris Thorburn 39 3 2 5 69   - - - - -
32 Alain Nasreddine 44 1 4 5 18   - - - - -
3 Mark Eaton 35 0 3 3 16   5 0 0 0 0
58 Kristopher Letang 7 2 0 2 4   - - - - -
27 Georges Laraque* 17 0 2 2 18   2 0 0 0 0
4 Noah Welch 22 1 1 2 22   - - - - -
47 Micki DuPont 3 0 1 1 4   - - - - -
33 Eric Cairns 1 0 0 0 5   - - - - -
6 Joel Kwiatkowski* 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
17 Karl Stewart* 3 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
36 Andre Roy 5 0 0 0 12   - - - - -

2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
29 Marc Andre Fleury 67 - 3 3 4 40 16 9 3905 184 2.83 5 1770 0.906
  Marc Andre Fleury playoffs 5         1 4   286 18 3.76      
                               
41 Jocelyn Thibault 22 - - - 0 7 8 2 1101 52 2.83 1 520 0.909
  Jocelyn Thibault playoffs 1               8 0 0      

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owner:
Mario Lemieux
(Lemieux Group LP) 

General Manager:
Ray Shero

Head Coach:
Michael Therrien

Captain:
No captain

 

AWARDS

Rookie of the Year:
Evgeni Malkin & Jordan Staal

Player’s Player:
Mark Recchi

Most Valuable Player:
Sidney Crosby

Masterton Nominee:
Alain Nasreddine

Baz Bastien Good Guy:
Entire team

Edward J. Debartolo:
Mark Recchi

Bob Johnson Memorial:
No winner

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