Pittsburgh’s Olympic Hockey Connections

Pittsburgh’s Olympic Hockey Connections2016-10-16T19:26:20-04:00


• Buzz Schnieder of the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey team was actually drafted by the Penguins, but never played for them.

• Craig Patrick was the assistant coach for Herb Brooks when the US struck gold at the 1980 Olympics.

• Seven players won gold medals while playing for the Penguins:
– Jaromir Jagr
– Martin Straka
– Robert Lang
– Jan Hrdina
– Mario Lemieux
– Marc-Andre Fleury
– Sidney Crosby

• Pittsburgh native Ryan Malone was selected to play for Team USA in the 2010 Olympics. (Photo at left)

Malone is the first city native on an Olympics roster and became the first from the city to score a goal in the Olympics on February 16, 2010.

• Did you know that the very first U.S. Olympic Team was formed in Pittsburgh? It all started in 1920, click the photo below to go back in time  

He didn’t have any points for two complete games coming into this game.  He didn’t have any for the sixty minutes.  Got the winner.

MIKE EMRICK, on Canada’s Sidney Crosby’s overtime, gold-medal winning goal against the United States in 2010.

Pittsburgh native Ryan Malone was selected to play for Team USA in the 2010 Olympics. He is the first Pittsburgh-native to score a goal in the Olympics and to win a medal in ice hockey.

78 men played for Pittsburgh and represented their country in Olympic competition:

CANADA (19): George Swarbrick; J.J. Daigneault; Darren Lowe; Dave Tippett; Zarley Zalapski; Kent Manderville; Dave Hannan; Patrick Lebeau; Jason Woolley; Todd Hlushko; Peter Ferraro; Greg Johnson; Chris Kontos; Petr Nedved; Brad Werenka; Mark Recchi; Mario Lemieux; Sidney Crosby; Marc-Andre Fleury.

USA (20): Bob Paradise; Mike Ramsey; Mark Johnson; Scott Bjugstad; Ed Olczyk; Scott Young; Greg Brown; Kevin Stevens; Kevin Miller; Stephen Leach; Shawn McEachern; Moe Mantha; Garth Snow; John LeClair; Bill Guerin; Kevin Hatcher; Tom Barrasso; Brooks Orpik; Ryan Malone; Ryan Whitney.

CZECH REPUBLIC (8): Robert Lang; Jiri Slegr; Jaromir Jagr; Martin Straka; Josef Beranek; Martin Skoula; Petr Sykora; Jan Hrdina.

FINLAND (7): Ville Siren; Petteri Lehto; Arto Javanainen; Janne Laukkanen; Tuomas Gronman; Jarkko Ruutu; Ville Nieminen.

RUSSIA/UNIFIED TEAM (8): Sergei Zubov; Dmitri Mironov; Darius Kasparaitis; Sergei Gonchar; German Titov; Aleksey Morozov; Alexei Kovalev; Evgeni Malkin.

SWEDEN (7): Tomas Sandstrom; Ulf Samuelsson; Andreas Johansson; Johan Hedberg; Fredrik Olausson; Markus Naslund; Mikael Samuelsson.

SLOVAKIA (7): Miroslav Satan; Ziggy Palffy; Marian Hossa; Richard Lintner; Martin Strbak; Tomas Surovy; Ronald Petrovicky.

BELARUS (1): Konstantin Koltsov.

GERMANY (1): Sven Butenschon.

Number of Penguins players on rosters for the Olympics (All-time)
Players that were on the Penguins, or were in the system, won Olympic Medals
Number of players that won gold while part of the Penguins roster
Number of Pittsburgh players (out of 50) to win an Olympic Gold Medal and the Stanley Cup
Number of Pittsburgh players to win an Olympic Gold Medal while on active Penguins roster

Those who have had played or coached parts of their careers for a Pittsburgh hockey team and participated for a medal-winning Olympic team. All listed are players unless noted.

1920Frank FredericksonCanadaGoldPittsburgh Pirates (NHL) 1928-30
1920Herb DruryUSASilverPittsburgh Pirates (NHL) 1925-30
1920Joe McCormickUSASilverPittsburgh Yellow Jackets
1920Larry McCormickUSASilverPittsburgh Yellow Jackets
1924Herb DruryUSASilverPittsburgh Pirates (NHL) 1925-30
1924Bert McCaffreyCanadaGoldPittsburgh Pirates (NHL) 1928-30
1928Dave TrottierCanadaGoldPittsburgh Hornets (IAHL) 1938-39
1936Edgar BrenchleyGreat BritainGoldPens scout 67-70, 71-73
1964George SwarbrickCanada4thPittsburgh Penguins 1969-70
1964Herb BrooksUSA / player5thCoached Penguins
1968Bob ParadiseUSA6thPittsburgh Penguins 1973-76, 77-79
1968Herb BrooksUSA / player6thCoached Penguins
1972Ivan HlinkaCzech / PlayerBronzeCoached Penguins
1976Buzz SchneiderUSA5thDrafted by Penguins in 1974, never played
1980Buzz SchneiderUSAGoldDrafted by Penguins in 1974, never played
1980Mike RamseyUSAGoldPittsburgh Penguins 1993-94
1980Mark JohnsonUSAGoldPittsburgh Penguins 1980-82, drafted in 1977
1980Herb BrooksUSA / coachGoldCoached Penguins
1980Craig PatrickUSA / Asst. coachGoldCoached Penguins
1984Tomas SandstromSwedenBronzePittsburgh Penguins 1994-97
1984J.J. DaigneaultCanada4thPittsburgh Penguins 1996-97
1984Dave TippettCanada4thPittsburgh Penguins 1992-93
1984Darren LoweCanada4thPittsburgh Penguins 1983-84, signed after Olympics
1984Arto JavanainenFinland6thPittsburgh Penguins 1984-85
1984Petteri LehtoFinland6thPittsburgh Penguins 1984-85
1984Ville SirenFinland6thPittsburgh Penguins 1984-88
1984Ville SirenFinland6thPittsburgh Penguins 1984-88
1984Scott BjugstadUSA7thPittsburgh Penguins 1988-89
1984Ed OlczykUSA7thPittsburgh Penguins 1997-98
1988Zarley ZalapskiCanada4thPittsburgh Penguins 1987-91
1988Greg BrownUSA7thPittsburgh Penguins 1993-94
1988Kevin MillerUSA7thPittsburgh Penguins 1995-96
1988Kevin StevensUSA7thPittsburgh Penguins 1987-95, 00-01
1988Scott YoungUSA7thPittsburgh Penguins 1990-91
1988Tony GranatoUSA7thPens assistant coach 2009 - present
1988Steve LeachUSA7thPittsburgh Penguins 1999-00
1988Herb BrooksFrance / Coach11thCoached Penguins
1992Darius KasparaitisUnified TeamGoldPittsburgh Penguins 1996-02
1992Dmitri MironovUnified TeamGoldPittsburgh Penguins 1995-96
1992Sergei ZubovUnified TeamGoldPittsburgh Penguins 1995-96
1992Dave TippettCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1992-93
1992Dave HannanCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1981-88, 88-89
1992Jason WoolleyCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1996-97
1992Patrick LebeauCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1998-99
1992Kent MandervilleCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 2002-03
1992Robert LangCzechBronzePittsburgh Penguins 1997-01
1992Jiri SlegrCzechBronzePittsburgh Penguins 1997-01
1992Moe ManthaUSA4thPittsburgh Penguins 1984-87
1992Greg BrownUSA4thPittsburgh Penguins 1993-94
1992Scott YoungUSA4thPittsburgh Penguins 1990-91
1992Shawn McEachernUSA4thPittsburgh Penguins 1991-93, 94-95
1992Ville SirenFinland7thPittsburgh Penguins 1984-88
1992Janne LaukkanenFinland7thPittsburgh Penguins 2000-03
1992Gene UbriacoItaly / Coach12thPlayed for & coached Penguins
1994Todd HlushkoCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1998-99
1994Peter FerraroCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1997-98
1994Greg JohnsonCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1996-97
1994Chris KontosCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1987-88
1994Petr NedvedCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1995-97
1994Brad WerenkaCanadaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1997-00
1994Janne LaukkanenFinlandBronzePittsburgh Penguins 2000-03
1994Miroslav SatanSlovakia6thPittsburgh Penguins 2008-09
1994Ziggy PalffySlovakia6thPittsburgh Penguins 2005-06
1994Garth SnowUSA8thPittsburgh Penguins 2000-01
1998Jaromir JagrCzechGold1990-01, on Penguins roster during Olympics
1998Martin StrakaCzechGold1992-95, 97-03, on Penguins roster during Olympics
1998Josef BeranekCzechGoldPittsburgh Penguins 1996-97, 00-01
1998Robert LangCzechGold1997-01, on Penguins roster during Olympics
1998Jiri SlegrCzechGold1997-01, on Penguins roster during Olympics
1998Darius KasparaitisRussiaSilver1996-02, on Penguins roster during Olympics
1998Aleksey MorozovRussiaSilver1997-04, on Penguins roster during Olympics
1998Dmitri MironovRussiaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1995-96
1998German TitovRussiaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 1998-00
1998Sergei GoncharRussiaSilverPittsburgh Penguins 2005-10
1998Janne LaukkanenFinlandBronzePittsburgh Penguins 2000-03
1998Tuomas GronmanFinlandBronze1997-99, on Penguins roster during Olympics
1998Mark RecchiCanada4thPittsburgh Penguins 1988-92, 05-07
1998Ulf SamuelssonSweden6thPittsburgh Penguins 1991-95
1998Andreas JohanssonSweden5th1996-98, on Penguins roster during Olympics
1998Tomas SandstromSweden5thPittsburgh Penguins 1994-97
1998John LeClairUSA6thPittsburgh Penguins 2005-06
1998Bill GuerinUSA6thPittsburgh Penguins 2008-10
1998Kevin HatcherUSA6th1996-99, on Penguins roster during Olympics
2002Mario LemieuxCanadaGold1984-97, 01-05, on Penguins roster during Olympics
2002Tom BarrassoUSASilverPittsburgh Penguins 1988-00
2002Scott YoungUSASilverPittsburgh Penguins 1990-91
2002John LeClairUSASilverPittsburgh Penguins 2005-06
2002Bill GuerinUSASilverPittsburgh Penguins 2008-10
2002Herb BrooksUSA / CoachSilverCoached Penguins
2002Darius KasparaitisRussiaBronze1996-02, on Penguins roster during Olympics
2002Alexei KovalevRussiaBronze1998-03, on Penguins roster during Olympics
2002Sergei GoncharRussiaBronzePittsburgh Penguins 2005-10
2002Kontantin KoltsovBelarus4thPittsburgh Penguins 2002-06
2002Robert LangCzech5thPittsburgh Penguins 1997-01
2002Jan HrdinaCzech5th1998-03, on Penguins roster during Olympics
2002Martin SkoulaCzech5thPittsburgh Penguins 2009-10
2002Jaromir JagrCzech5thPittsburgh Penguins 1990-01
2002Ville NieminenFinland5thPittsburgh Penguins 2002-03
2002Jarkko RuutuFinland5thPittsburgh Penguins 2006-08
2002Markus NaslundSweden5thPittsburgh Penguins 1993-96
2002Fredrik OlaussonSweden5thPittsburgh Penguins 1996-98
2002Johan HedbergSweden5th2001-03, on Penguins roster during Olympics
2002Petr SykoraCzech5thPittsburgh Penguins 2007-09
2002Richard LintnerSlovakia13thPittsburgh Penguins 2002-03
2002Marian HossaSlovakia13thPittsburgh Penguins 2007-08
2002Ziggy PalffySlovakia13thPittsburgh Penguins 2005-06
2002Miroslav SatanSlovakia13thPittsburgh Penguins 2008-09
2006Mikael SamuelssonSwedenGoldPittsburgh Penguins 2003-04
2006Ville NieminenFinlandSilverPittsburgh Penguins 2002-03
2006Jarkko RuutuFinlandSilverPittsburgh Penguins 2006-08
2006Jaromir JagrCzechBronzePittsburgh Penguins 1990-01
2006Martin StrakaCzechBronzePittsburgh Penguins 1992-95, 97-03
2006Robert LangCzechBronzePittsburgh Penguins 1997-01
2006Alexei KovalevRussia4thPittsburgh Penguins 1998-03
2006Sergei GoncharRussia4th2005-10, on Penguins roster during Olympics
2006Evgeni MalkinRussia4thPittsburgh Penguins 2006-10
2006Darius KasparaitisRussia4thPittsburgh Penguins 1996-02
2006Miroslav SatanSlovakia5thPittsburgh Penguins 2008-09
2006Marian HossaSlovakia5thPittsburgh Penguins 2007-08
2006Ronald PetrovickySlovakia5thPittsburgh Penguins 2006-07
2006Tomas SurovySlovakia5th2002-06, on Penguins roster during Olympics
2006Martin StrbakSlovakia5thPittsburgh Penguins 2003-04
2006Bill GuerinUSA8thPittsburgh Penguins 2008-10
2010Sidney CrosbyCanadaGold2005-present, scored overtime goal to clinch gold
2010Marc-Andre FleuryCanadaGold2003-present on Penguins roster during Olympics
2010Brooks OrpikUSASilver2002-present on Penguins roster during Olympics
2010Ryan MaloneUSASilver2003-08, first Pittsburgh-born player to score and medal
2010Jarkko RuutuFinlandBronzePittsburgh Penguins 2006-08
2010Marian HossaSlovakia4thPittsburgh Penguins 2008
2010Ziggy PalffySlovakia4thPittsburgh Penguins 2005-06
2010Miroslav SatanSlovakia4thPittsburgh Penguins 2009
2010Richard LintnerSlovakia4thPittsburgh Penguins 2002-03
2010Martin StrbakSlovakia4thPittsburgh Penguins 2003-04
2010Evgeni MalkinRussia6th2006-10, on Penguins roster during Olympics
2010Sergei GoncharRussia6th2005-10, on Penguins roster during Olympics
2010Aleksey MorozovRussia6thPittsburgh Penguins 1997-2004
2010Jaromir JagrCzech7thPittsburgh Penguins 1991-2001
2010Konstantin KoltsovBelarus9thPittsburgh Penguins 2002-06
2010Sven ButenschonGermany11thPittsburgh Penguins 1997-2001