1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)2011-12-28T21:06:34-05:00

(24-51-5) Finished 6th in Patrick Division


October 11 - Obtained Randy Hillier from Boston for a fourth round choice in the 1985 Entry Draft.

November 9  - Obtained John Chabot from Montreal for Ron Flockhart.

November 16 - Obtained Ville Siren from Hartford for Pat Boutette.

March 12 - Obtained Jim McGeough from Washington for Mark Taylor.

• Bob Berry was named head coach on June 4, 1984.

• Penguins drafted Mario Lemieux, Doug Bodger and Roger Belanger in the first round of the 1984 Entry Draft on June 9, marking the first time in club history that the Penguins selected more then one player in the first round. Lemieux was the first Penguins player to be drafted first overall.

• Penguins won five games in a row from December 5 through December 15.

• Lemieux scored two goals and one assist to win MVP honors at the 1985 All-Star Game in Calgary.

• Penguins place two represenitives on the All-Rookie team, Lemieux at center and Warren Young at left wing.

• Lemieux finished with 100 points (43+57) becoming only the third rookie in NHL history to score 100 or more points in a season.

• Lemieux became the first Penguins player to be honored with the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year.

• Young and Lemieux each scored over 40 goals, the first time two Penguins rookies topped the 40-goal mark in one season.


Front row: Michel Dion, Doug Shedden, Rick Kehoe, Ken Schinkel (Scout), Ed Johnston (General Manager), Paul Martha (Vice President), Bob Berry (Head Coach), Jim Roberts (Asst. Coach), Pat Boutette, Mike Bullard & Denis Herron

Middle row: Rusty Jones (Strength Coach), Mark Taylor, Moe Mantha, Rod Buskas, Greg Fox, Mario Lemieux, Warren Young, Marty McSorley, Bryan Maxwell, Ron Flockhart & Terry Schiffhauer (PR)

Back row: Steve Thomas (Trainer), Roger Belanger, Tom O'Regan, Andy Brickley, Wayne Babych, Todd Charlesworth, Randy Hillier, Kevin McCarthy, Jim Hamilton, Doug Bodger, Bruce Crowder, Dave Hannan & John Doolan (Equip. Manager)


1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

29 Michel Dion 10 0 1 1 0 3 6 0 553 43 4.67 0 272 0.863
1 Denis Herron 42 0 0 0 4 10 22 3 2193 170 4.65 1 0 0
30 Roberto Romano 31 0 0 0 2 9 17 2 1629 120 4.42 1 0 0
31 Brian Ford 8 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 457 48 6.3 0 244 0.836




Primary Owner:
Edward J. Debartolo

General Manager:
Ed Johnston

Head Coach:
Bob Berry

Mike Bullard



Rookie of the Year:
Mario Lemieux

Player’s Player:
Warren Young

Most Valuable Player:
Mario Lemieux

Booster Club:
Mario Lemieux

Masterton Nominees:
Gary Rissling & Warren Young

Baz Bastien Good Guy:
Gary Rissling