Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2019-09-10T22:19:51+00:00

The Penguins trade F-Phil Kessel, D-Dane Birks and a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft to Arizona for F-Alex Galchenyuk and D-Pierre-Olivier Joseph..

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The number of consecutive sellouts the Pens have had at PPG Paints Arena (CONSOL and Mellon).
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Number of consecutive games played, including playoffs, by Jake Guentzel, current Iron Man.
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The number of games the Pens games to appear on National TV in 2019-20.
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The number of Pens players or builders that have been selected for enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on September 19th...

1988 - Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Spaling was born.
2002 - Pittsburgh Hornets defenseman John Arundel died.

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

A very minor transaction on the eve of Penguins training camp.

I have joined @TribSports as a hockey writer.

To be able to do this job again (and to do it with my hometown paper) is a tremendous opportunity and one I don't take for granted.

Mr. Klasnick was such a great ambassador for Pittsburgh hockey and #USAHockey ... we will miss his passion for the game.

The Pittsburgh Penguins select right wing Samuel Polin with their first-overall pick, 21st overall.

PittsburghHockey.net, by the numbers:

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Number, in years, since Pittsburghhockey.net went online.
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Total number of online advertisements on this site.
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Listing, in “100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.”
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Google ranking, out of 79,500,000 when “Pittsburgh hockey” is searched.

Other Pittsburgh hockey teams:

Pro hockey started here

Pittsburgh deserves some of the credit for being the birthplace of pro hockey. Harry Peel admitted that he was paid $35 a week to play in a local amateur league in 1901.     READ MORE

Yellow Jackets

Pittsburgh’s Yellow Jackets dominated the amateur ranks of North America and won championships in 1924 and 1925, then morphed into Pittsburgh’s first NHL team.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL)

Steel Town’s first entry in the National Hockey League. The franchise barely survived five years of sub-par hockey, but were doomed by the Great Depression.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Shamrocks

The Shamrocks lasted only one year. A scrappy team, beset with money problems, ironically had their fate sealed when the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day flood crippled the city.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Hornets

“The Wasps” gave the city 26 years of professional hockey excitement at Duquesne Gardens and Civic Arena, before giving way to the Penguins.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Knights

Pittsburgh’s entry into the Mid Atlantic Hockey League, where the Rizzo brothers played with football star Johnny Unitas.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Phantoms 

They played in the Roller Hockey International League in 1994 and featured Hall of Famers and the first woman to play professional hockey in Pittsburgh.     READ MORE

College & High School

Here’s where you’ll find links to all of the youth, high school and college teams that call Western Pennsylvania home. Don’t see your team listed? Let us know!     READ MORE