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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS

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02.02.13 • GAME 03

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS

02.02.13 GAME 03


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PENGUINS VS. DEVILS GAME 03 • Saturday, Feb. 02, 2013

FRONT OFFICE

TODAY’S MATCHUP

Mario Lemieux . . . . . . . . . 35

Penguins vs. Devils . . . . . . . 5

Ron Burkle

Game Notes . . . . . . . . . . 7

. . . . . . . . . . 36

David Morehouse . . . . . . . . 38 Ray Shero . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Jason Botterill . . . . . . . . . 42 Dan Bylsma . . . . . . . . . . 44 Tony Granato . . . . . . . . . 49 Todd Reirden . . . . . . . . . 50 Gilles Meloche . . . . . . . . . 52 Travis Williams . . . . . . . . . 55 David Peart . . . . . . . . . . 55 Staff Directory . . . . . . . . . 26 SAFETY WARNING: Pucks can be propelled into the spectator areas any time during warm-up or play in progress, or after the stoppage of play. To help avoid injury, stay alert whenever you are in the arena bowl. If you are injured, ask the nearest usher for assistance and directions to the medical station. The Pittsburgh Penguins publish IceTime for free distribution on a first-come, first-served basis to fans at every home game. Reproduction in whole or part without permission of the Pittsburgh Penguins is prohibited. If you are interested in placing an advertisement in IceTime, please contact David Peart at 412.255.1936 or dpeart@pittsburghpenguins.com to discuss available opportunities.

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American Eagle Student Rush . . . 96 Extra Attacker . . . . . . . . . 98 Penguins by the Numbers .

. . 101

Penguins Headshots. . . . . . 102

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Penguins Roster . . . . . . . 104

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Devils Roster. . . . . . . . . 105

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Devils Headshots . . . . . . . 106 continued on page 2

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Devils by the Numbers . . . . . 108

Today’s Match-Ups . . . . . . 205

Crosby Enters Season Healthy, Motivated . . . . . . 111

In the System . . . . . . . . 206

Frozen in Time . . . . . . . . 116 Project Power Play . . . . . . 119 PensFIT . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Ice Crew . . . . . . . . . . 122 Player Birthdays . . . . . . . 128 2012 Pittsburgh Penguins Draft Picks . . . . . . . . . . 147 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins . 149 WB/S Penguins Schedule . . . . 153

Twitter Q & A Tanner Glass . . . 211 Western PA: Goaltender Factory . . 215 Upcoming Opponents . . . . . 224

HOCKEY IQ Rules of the Game Presented by StarKist . . . . . . 61 Penalty Calls . . . . . . . . . . 68 All About the Rink

. . . . . . . 71

Wheeling Nailers Schedule . . . 154

CONSOL ENERGY CENTER

Radio Broadcasters . . . . . . 156

Box Office . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Penguins Radio Network . . . . 161

CONSOL Energy Center Events . . 94

Pittsburgh Penguins Elite presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods . . . 163

Building Information . . . . . . 131

Little Penguins Learn to Play

. . 168

Behind the Bench with Coach Dan . . . . . . . . . 173 Pittsburgh Becoming a Hockey Hotbed . . . . . . . 177

Concessions Guide . . . . . . 139 Seating Chart . . . . . . . . 145

PENGUINS HISTORY Honors and Awards . . . . . . . 58

Get Involved . . . . . . . . . 185

Penguins History at a Glance . . . 86

Iceburgh . . . . . . . . . . 191

Trib Total Media All-Time Team . 125

Youth Hockey Update . . . . . 194

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PENGUINS VS. DEVILS As of 01.30.13

All-time scorer vs. Pittsburgh: Patrik Elias (76gp, 23-43-66) All-time Pittsburgh scorer vs. New Jersey: Mario Lemieux (74gp, 47-88-135) Longest New Jersey win streak vs. Pittsburgh: 6, Oct. 24, 2009-Mar. 17, 2010 Longest Pittsburgh win streak vs. New Jersey: 5, Feb. 22, 1981-Mar. 21, 1982 Longest New Jersey undefeated streak vs. Pittsburgh: 7, Dec. 23, 1987-Dec. 23, 1988 (5-0-2) Longest Pittsburgh undefeated streak vs. New Jersey: 6, Jan. 6, 1986-Oct. 18, 1986 (5-0-1); Feb. 22, 1981-Oct. 5, 1982 (5-0-1) Last New Jersey win at home: Feb. 5, 2012 (5-2) (0-1-0 since last win)

NEW JERSEY COACHING STAFF General Manager: Lou Lamoriello

Last Pittsburgh win at home: Mar. 25, 2012 (5-2) (0-0-0 since last win)

Head Coach: Peter DeBoer

Last New Jersey win at Pittsburgh: Jan. 7, 2012 (3-1) (0-1-0 since last win)

Assistant Coach: Dave Barr

Last Pittsburgh win at New Jersey: Mar. 17, 2012 (5-2) (0-0-0 since last win) Most goals by New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh: 9, Oct. 28, 2000 (N, 9-0) Most goals by Pittsburgh vs. New Jersey: 9, Dec. 13, 1990 (P, 9-5) Most goals by both teams: 14, Dec. 13, 1990 (P, 9-5); Dec. 31, 1988 (P, 8-6); Oct. 26, 1986 (N, 8-6)

Assistant Coach: Scott Stevens Assistant Coach: Matt Shaw Goaltending Coach: Chris Terreri

Last New Jersey shutout vs. Pittsburgh: Mar. 25, 2011 (1-0 SOL) – Martin Brodeur Last Pittsburgh shutout vs. New Jersey: Mar. 25, 2011 (1-0) – Marc-Andre Fleury Last New Jersey hat trick vs. Pittsburgh: Apr. 15, 2006 – Patrik Elias Last Pittsburgh hat trick vs. New Jersey: Nov. 28, 2008 – Sidney Crosby Last Pittsburgh trade with New Jersey: Mar. 2002 – Stephane Richer to New Jersey for future considerations Pittsburgh’s Overtime/Shootout Record vs. New Jersey: 5-8-11

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GAME NOTES By: Bob Grove

THE SERIES The Penguins and New Jersey Devils play today for the first time this season, the first of four afternoon home games for Pittsburgh in 2012-13. Including today, three of the last four meetings between the teams has come in the afternoon . . . The Penguins have won each of their last two games against the Devils and five of the last eight, and they have lost the season series to New Jersey only once in EVGENI MALKIN the past five campaigns (0-6-0 in 2009-10). . . The teams split their six games last season, the Penguins going 2-1-0 at home and 1-2-0 on the road. Evgeni Malkin (4+2) and Chris Kunitz (3+3) shared the scoring lead against New Jersey, while the Devils’ Ilya Kovalchuk (4+7) led all scorers in the series . . . Kovalchuk has 24 goals and 48 points in 42 career games against Pittsburgh, a 1.14 points-per-game average that is the sixth-best among active players against the Penguins. . . The Devils have managed more than 27 shots only once in their last eight games against Pittsburgh, and they have scored more than three goals only once in their last 12 meetings against us. . . The Penguins have CHRIS KUNITZ continued on page 8

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points in eight of those 12 games against New Jersey (7-4-1) . . . Pittsburgh has killed seven consecutive New Jersey power plays and 20 of the last 22. . . The Penguins are 5-1-0 in their last six home games against the Devils and have allowed only nine goals in those six. . . The next meeting between the teams is one week from today in New Jersey yet another afternoon game — and their next meeting here in Pittsburgh is the following night, Feb. 10. . . Pittsburgh is 89-94-17-8 all-time against the Devils, including 51-44-4-4 at home.

THE PENGUINS There’s no rest for the Penguins, who haven’t had two straight days off since beating the Rangers in New York on Jan. 20. They will travel to Washington tomorrow for a 12:30 game against the Capitals in what has become something of a tradition for the Penguins. It will mark the 16th time Pittsburgh plays on Super Sunday, and it will be the sixth time that game has been played on the road against the Capitals. Pittsburgh is 4-8-2 with one tie in the previous 15 games on Super Sunday, including 1-2-1 with one tie in Washington. It also marks the fourth straight season the Penguins have played on Super Sunday, and Pittsburgh will be looking to snap a five-game losing streak on that day. . . The Penguins play on Long Island on Tuesday and return home to host the Capitals on Feb. 7. . . When Sidney Crosby set up Evgeni Malkin’s power-play goal in a home-opening loss to Toronto on Jan. 23, it marked the 190th time they had figured in on the same goal — and 100th time on the power play. . . The Penguins snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 shootout victory in Ottawa

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last Sunday. James Neal’s fourth goal of the season gave the Penguins an early lead, and after the Senators tied it up, Neal, Crosby and Malkin all scored in the shootout. That gave Malkin 16 career shootout goals, tying him with Kris Letang for second place on the Penguins’ all-time list behind Crosby (22). It marked only the second time in Penguins history they went three-for-three in a shootout, the first time coming here against Carolina on Oct. 19, 2007. . . Malkin’s assist against the Senators was his 324th, tying him with Rick Kehoe for seventh place on the all-time Pittsburgh list.

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New Jersey, which visited Boston on Tuesday, hosted the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Devils will play on Long Island tomorrow afternoon and then enjoy a three-game homestand with games against the Rangers and Lightning before the Penguins close it out on Feb. 9. . . New Jersey got off to a great start by allowing just three goals in its opening three games while beating the Islanders, Flyers and Capitals. Then last Sunday at Montreal, with New Jersey trying to start a season 4-0 for the first time since 1995, the Devils rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third period only to lose in overtime, 4-3, on an Andrei Markov power-play goal. . . The Devils were the ones delivering the big late goal in the previous game, a 3-2 home overtime win over Washington, thanks to Kovalchuk’s OT strike. . . Patrick Elias had a goal and two assists in the loss to the PATRICK ELIAS Canadiens, enabling him to reach the 900-point mark for his career.

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NHL STANDINGS As of 01.30.13

EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

NEW JERSEY

5

3

0

2

8

12

9

2-0-0

1-0-2

3-0-2

NY ISLANDERS

6

3

2

1

7

22

19

1-1-0

2-1-1

3-2-1

NY RANGERS

6

3

3

0

6

16

17

3-1-0

0-2-0

3-3-0

PITTSBURGH

6

3

3

0

6

16

18

0-2-0

3-1-0

3-3-0

PHILADELPHIA

7

2

5

0

4

14

20

1-1-0

1-4-0

2-5-0

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

BOSTON

6

5

0

1

11

19

12

4-0-0

1-0-1

5-0-1

OTTAWA

6

4

1

1

9

19

12

2-0-1

2-1-0

4-1-1

MONTREAL

5

4

1

0

8

17

10

3-1-0

1-0-0

4-1-0

TORONTO

6

3

3

0

6

18

20

0-2-0

3-1-0

3-3-0

BUFFALO

6

2

3

1

5

16

19

1-1-1

1-2-0

2-3-1

NORTHEAST

SOUTHEAST

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

TAMPA BAY

6

5

1

0

10

29

15

4-0-0

1-1-0

5-1-0

WINNIPEG

6

3

2

1

7

18

18

2-1-0

1-1-1

3-2-1

CAROLINA

5

2

3

0

4

14

18

1-2-0

1-1-0

2-3-0

WASHINGTON

6

1

4

1

3

13

22

1-2-0

0-2-1

1-4-1

FLORIDA

6

1

5

0

2

10

24

1-2-0

0-3-0

1-5-0

CENTRAL

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

CHICAGO

6

6

0

0

12

22

13

2-0-0

4-0-0

6-0-0

ST. LOUIS

6

5

1

0

10

24

13

3-0-0

2-1-0

5-1-0

DETROIT

6

3

2

1

7

15

17

2-1-0

1-1-1

3-2-1

NASHVILLE

6

1

2

3

5

10

18

0-0-2

1-2-1

1-2-3

COLUMBUS

7

2

4

1

5

13

22

1-1-1

1-3-0

2-4-1

WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS

NORTHWEST

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

MINNESOTA

6

3

2

1

7

16

17

3-1-0

0-1-1

3-2-1

EDMONTON

5

3

2

0

6

15

14

2-1-0

1-1-0

3-2-0

VANCOUVER

6

2

2

2

6

16

19

1-1-1

1-1-1

2-2-2

COLORADO

5

2

3

0

4

10

13

2-0-0

0-3-0

2-3-0

CALGARY

4

1

2

1

3

11

15

1-2-0

0-0-1

1-2-1

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

SAN JOSE

6

6

0

0

12

26

10

4-0-0

2-0-0

6-0-0

ANAHEIM

5

3

1

1

7

17

17

1-1-0

2-0-1

3-1-1

LOS ANGELES

5

2

2

1

5

11

14

1-1-0

1-1-1

2-2-1

DALLAS

7

2

4

1

5

13

18

1-1-1

1-3-0

2-4-1

PHOENIX

6

2

4

0

4

21

20

2-2-0

0-2-0

2-4-0

PACIFIC

13


LEAGUE LEADERS As of 01.30.13

POINTS RNK NAME

GP

G

Joe Thornton, SJS

6

3

11

14

6

2

13

23.1

2

7

0

0

Patrick Marleau, SJS

6

9

5

14

5

4

27

33.3

5

4

0

0

3

Martin St. Louis, TBL

6

3

9

12

2

0

21

N/A

2

3

0

0

4

Steven Stamkos, TBL

6

4

7

11

3

4

20

20.0

1

4

0

0

Joe Pavelski, SJS

6

3

8

11

4

2

19

15.8

1

6

0

0

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

1

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

PPG PPA SHG SHA

GOALS RNK NAME

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Patrick Marleau, SJS

6

9

5

14

5

4

27

33.3

5

4

0

0

2

Daniel Winnik, ANA

5

5

2

7

7

4

13

38.5

0

0

0

0

Marian Hossa, CHI

6

5

3

8

1

10

20

25.0

1

2

0

0

Marian Gaborik, NYR

6

5

3

8

4

2

21

23.8

0

1

0

0

Jeff Skinner, CAR

5

5

0

5

-4

8

25

20.0

2

0

0

0

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

ASSISTS RNK NAME

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Joe Thornton, SJS

6

3

11

14

6

2

13

23.1

2

7

0

0

2

Martin St. Louis, TBL

6

3

9

12

2

0

21

N/A

2

3

0

0

3

Joe Pavelski, SJS

6

3

8

11

4

2

19

15.8

1

6

0

0

Kevin Shattenkirk, STL

6

0

8

8

5

4

13

0.0

0

3

0

0

Raphael Diaz, MTL

5

0

7

7

2

4

8

0.0

0

5

0

0

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

5

POWER PLAY GOALS RNK NAME

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Patrick Marleau, SJS

6

9

5

14

5

4

27

33.3

5

4

0

0

2

Andrei Markov, MTL

5

4

3

7

1

4

10

40.0

4

3

0

0

3

Dustin Byfuglien, WPG

6

3

4

7

E

6

25

12.0

3

1

0

0

David Clarkson, NJD

5

4

3

7

E

11

24

16.7

3

1

0

0

Zach Parise, MIN

6

5

4

9

3

4

29

17.2

3

2

0

0

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

PLUS/MINUS RNK NAME

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Sami Salo, TBL

6

0

5

5

10

2

6

0.0

0

2

0

2

Brad Stuart, SJS

6

0

2

2

9

11

5

0.0

0

0

0

0

3

Victor Hedman, TBL

6

2

2

4

8

0

10

20.0

0

0

0

0

Johnny Oduya, CHI

6

0

2

2

8

0

3

0.0

0

0

0

0

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, SJS

6

1

2

3

7

2

8

12.5

0

0

0

0

5

14

0


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2012.13

PROMOTIONS

Wednesday Jan. 23 vs.Toronto Maple Leafs

Sunday Feb. 24 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

A Great Day for Hockey T-Shirt

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Tuesday Jan. 29 vs. New York Islanders

Monday Mar. 4 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

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Saturday Feb. 2 vs. New Jersey Devils

Sunday Mar. 10 vs. New York Islanders

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Thursday Feb. 7 vs. Washington Capitals

Tuesday Mar. 12 vs. Boston Bruins

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Cancer Awareness Travel Mug

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Sunday Feb. 10 vs. New Jersey Devils

Saturday Mar. 16 vs. New York Rangers

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Wednesday Feb. 13 vs. Ottawa Senators

Sunday Mar. 17 vs. Boston Bruins

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Friday Feb. 22 vs. Florida Panthers

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COMMUNITY UPDATE PENGUINS FOUNDATION’S WINE TASTING GALA A GREAT SUCCESS By: Joe Belechak

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation provided its supporters a taste of the good life, on January 14 by hosting its Second Annual VIP Dinner & Wine Tasting Gala presented by Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and 84 Lumber. Hosted by the Penguins coaching staff, the evening paid tribute to California wines while raising funds for the Penguins Foundation’s efforts in the community. Proceeds from this event will help further the Foundation’s goal to actively promote physical well-being, encourage teamwork, stress the value of education and provide essential life skills to young people in our community through youth hockey and other activities.

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THE WILDLY SUCCESSFUL EVENT RAISED MORE THAN

$100,000

The wine was exquisite, but the cuisine offered to guests was truly a feast for the senses. The night began in the Lexus Club of CONSOL Energy Center with a four-course meal and each selection of food was complimented with the perfect wine. As a courtesy, wine representatives were on hand to explain the pairings and answer questions. At the conclusion of dinner, guests progressed to the lobby of the Trib Total Media gate where gourmet hors d’oeuvres and an assortment of fifty California wines, each distinct and very much its own, tempted their palates. A jazz trio livened up the space with music that encouraged guests to dance or sing along. Although the focus was on wine, the Foundation’s live and silent auctions nearly stole the show. Unique experiences, autographed memorabilia, jewelry, KAREN & RAY SHERO and a selection of tickets that simply cannot be purchased anywhere else were only a few of the items offered. The wildly successful event raised more than $100,000 and proceeds will benefit Project Power Play, PensFIT, HEADS UP Pittsburgh and other programs that encourage youth to grow and excel.

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AROUND THE NHL HE’S BACK: Buffalo bench boss Lindy Ruff began the 2013 season as the second-most tenured head coach in North American major-league sports. Lindy Ruff Only Gregg Popovich of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs (1996) predates the Sabres’ hiring of Ruff on July 21, 1997. There have been 170 coaching changes in the NHL since then. Ruff hosted Toronto on Tuesday night having won 576 games, the most of any coach with his first NHL team.

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THEY’RE BACK: The Sabres’ opening-night roster of 23 included 20 players that saw action with Buffalo in 2011-12.

MEMORABLE NIGHT: The Maple Leafs’ 5-2 victory over the Penguins on Jan. 23 at CONSOL Energy Center included a career-high three assists registered by Nikolai Kulemin and the first goals and points of James van Riemsdyk’s Toronto career. The two goals for van Riemsdyk marked the sixth time in his career that he’d potted a pair. That happened for the first time on Jan. 7, 2010 when van Riemsdyk was playing for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Penguins.

BABY BLUE JACKETS: Columbus

8 X 9 = 50: Eight players entered the 2013 season having compiled at least nine consecutive 50-point seasons — Jarome Iginla, Calgary (13); Marian Hossa, Chicago (12); Joe Thornton, San Jose (12); Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey (10); Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit (nine); Shane Doan, Phoenix (nine); Olli Jokinen, Winnipeg (nine); and Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay (nine).

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possessed the youngest roster in the NHL as of Jan. 25 with an average age of 26.9.

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NAIL-BITERS: The Dallas Stars opened the season with five straight one-goal games, the first time that had happened since 2005-06.

BIG, BAD BRUINS: Boston opened the season with fights in its first four games, the first time that had happened since 2000-01. The Bruins went 3-0-1 in the first four in both seasons.

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2012.13 STAFF DIRECTORY

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JAMES SANTILLI

TOM MCMILLAN

OWNERSHIP . . . . . . . . . Pittsburgh Penguins LP

EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS Co-owner/Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mario Lemieux Co-owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ron Burkle CEO/President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Morehouse Executive VP/General Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Shero COO/General Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Travis Williams Senior Vice President, Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Peart Vice President & Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Hart Vice President, Communications . . . . . . . . . Tom McMillan Vice President, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Santilli Vice President of Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Slencak Senior Director, Arena Operations. . . . . . . Brian Magness Director of Goverment Affairs . . . . . . . . .Abass B. Kamara Director of Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kim Wood Executive Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Auchey Shipping/Receiving Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Hart Receptionist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Hart

HOCKEY OPERATIONS Assistant General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Botterill Assistant to the General Manager . . . . . . . Tom Fitzgerald

CHAD SLENCAK

DAVE SOLTESZ

Head Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Bylsma Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . .Tony Granato, Todd Reirden Goaltending Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilles Meloche Strength & Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Kadar Video Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andy Saucier Player Development Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Guerin Goaltender Development Coach . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Bales Manager of Team Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Britt Hockey Operations Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . Erik Heasley

SCOUTS Director of Player Personnel . . . . . . . . . . Dan MacKinnon Director of Amateur Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Heinbuck Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randy Sexton Director of Professional Scouting . . . . . . . .Derek Clancey Professional Scouts . . . . . . . . Andre Savard, Don Waddell Head European Scout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrik Allvin Amateur Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bell, Luc Gauthier, Wayne Meier, Ron Pyette, Chris Depiero, Brian Fitzgerald, Al Santilli, Tommy Westlund

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EQUIPMENT/TRAINING STAFF

GAME ENTERTAINMENT

Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Heinze

Senior Director, Production and Game Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rod Murray Director, Event Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bill Wareham Director, Production Operations . . . . . . . . . . Steve Finerty Producers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Archer Mike Davenport Leo McCafferty Michael Canella Motion Graphics Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Spiegel Public Address Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Mill PensTV Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie O’Malley Beth Swanson

Assistant Equipment Managers . . . . . . . . . . . Paul DeFazio Dan Kroll Equipment Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Taglianetti Head Team Physician. . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Christopher Harner Associate Team Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Tanya Hagen Dr. Dharmesh Vyas Head Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Stewart Physical Therapist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Joreitz Massage Therapist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Sanctis Assistant Athletic Therapists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Bell Patrick Steidle Skating Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marianne Watkins Mental Training Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aimee Kimball

COMMUNICATIONS Director of Communications . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Bullano Manager of Communications . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Seidling Executive Producer, Penguins Radio Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Walker Radio Broadcasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Lange Phil Bourque

CORPORATE SALES Senior Director, Corporate Sales . . .KimberlyB ogesdorfer Senior Director, Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Turley Manager, Corporate Sales . . . . . . . . . . . .Robbie Hofmann Lindsay Mulvihill Senior Manager, Client Services . . . . . . . . . Lori Wineland Julie Klausner Coordinator, Corporate Sales and Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Susko Corporate Sales Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pierre Larouche

TECHNOLOGY

FINANCE

Director, Video Productions &

Director of Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark R. Kuczinski Senior Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Ussack Payroll Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andrea Winschel Accounts Payable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tawni Love Staff Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Neal Bruder

Technical Ops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Warren Building Audio Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Duffy Building Audio/Video Specialist . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Miller Systems Administrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Henry Walt Greene Junior Systems Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Tirlardo

MARKETING Senior Director, Marketing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ross Miller Senior Director, Creative Services/Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barb Pilarski Graphic Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Erin Halley Lori Haramia Director of Fan Development & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jill Shipley Fan Development Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Laura Spencer

NEW MEDIA Senior Director, New Media . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Zimmer New Media Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Melissa Marchionna Director of Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Kasan Manager of Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Crechiolo PensTV Video Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cottington

TICKETING Director of Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Murphy Manager, Premium Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Lux Julia Drost Premium Seating Representative . . . . . . . . Jon Seelnacht Manager, Group Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Zatchey Ticket Sales Account Executives . . . . . . . . George Birman Jeff Blizman Bonnie Golinski Nicole Kyslinger Chuck Pukansky Box Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Coulson Manager, Box Office Operations . . . . . . . . . Jason Onufer Box Office Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kelly Gabany Director of Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Davis Customer Service Representatives . . . . . . Danny Gardner Holly Homistek Director of Database Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Exley Manager, Database Marketing . . . . . . . . . . .Dana DiCello

PensTV Associate Producer . . . . . . . Meghan McManimon

PENGUINS FOUNDATION

YOUTH HOCKEY

President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Soltesz Manager of Foundation Programs . . . . Jaime Greenwald Program Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Thomes Director, Community/Alumni Relations . . . . . Cindy Himes Community Relations Coordinator . . . . . .Kathleen Unger Community Relations/Alumni Liaison . . . . . . Ed Johnston

Executive Director of Strategic Planning . . . . . .Rich Hixon Director of Amateur Hockey . . . . . . . . .Mark Shuttleworth Manager of Amateur Hockey Development . Max Malone Manager of Youth Hockey Programs . . . Michael Chiasson

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ICE CREW SPOTLIGHT

EMILY

COLLEGE: Duquesne University NUMBER OF YEARS ON THE ICE CREW: Second Season FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE WORKING A PENGUINS GAME: Anything on the go! I usually grab a granola bar, piece of fruit, and/ or rice cakes. Maybe some dark chocolate, too! FAVORITE MEMORY OF BEING ON THE ICE CREW: I have so many! It is always a special moment when we meet young fans that aspire to be on the Ice Crew. Of course there are moments like the 2012 Draft that stand out, but every game is truly a special event. FAVORITE SONG TO LISTEN TO IN THE LOCKER ROOM TO GET PUMPED UP FOR A GAME: One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket BEST PART OF BEING ON THE ICE CREW: Being a part of such a well respected organization like the Pittsburgh Penguins is a blessing in and of itself. Along with being a part of every game day, I have the opportunity to be friends with the talented and versatile crew and game day staff.

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MARIO LEMIEUX CO-OWNER/CHAIRMAN

Mario Lemieux, one of the most respected figures in National Hockey League history, is in his 14th season as co-owner and chairman of the board of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Under the leadership of Lemieux and co-owner Ron Burkle, the Penguins have become one of the premier franchises in the NHL and in all of sports, leading the way in fan relations, youth marketing, community outreach and innovative technology while consistently putting a winning product on the ice — including six straight playoff appearances and a Stanley Cup championship in 2009. The Penguins entered the 2012-13 season having sold out 254 straight games while setting new standards for local television ratings, merchandise sales, website traffic and social media. Lemieux and Burkle were driving forces in the quest for a new multi-purpose arena for Pittsburgh and were proud to open CONSOL Energy Center in August, 2010. The sparkling facility is rated one of the top facilities in North America and hosted such national events as the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Second and Third Rounds and the 2012 NHL Draft. Known as “Le Magnifique,” Lemieux was one of the greatest players in NHL history from 1984-97 and 2000-06, winning six league scoring titles, three MVP awards and two Conn Smythe Trophies in addition to two Stanley Cups. An immaculately gifted 6-foot-4 centerman, he dominated play for parts of three decades despite a relentless series of medical setbacks, including multiple back surgeries and a battle with Hodgkin’s disease. He retired in 2006 as the No. 7 all-time scorer in NHL history with 1,723 points. He also ranks eighth all-time in goals (690) and 10th in assists (1,033). After retiring as a player in 1997, he put together an ownership group to buy the Penguins out of bankruptcy in September, 1999 and then returned to the ice on Dec. 27, 2000 — becoming the first player-owner of the modern era. In addition to his legendary hockey accomplishments, he continues to oversee the Mario Lemieux Foundation for cancer research and neo-natal research and hosts its annual celebrity golf tournament, which has raised more than $9 million for charity. More information is available at mariolemieux.org. The Penguins ownership group, local labor organizations and members of the Pittsburgh business community honored Lemieux in 2012 with a statue to commemorate his career and contributions to the city and the region. Appropriately named “Le Magnifique,” the statue, by nationally-acclaimed sculptor Bruce Wolfe, can be seen outside of the Trib Total Media gate at CONSOL Energy Center. Mario and his wife, Nathalie, and their four children live in Sewickley.

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RON BURKLE CO-OWNER

Ron Burkle, one of the preeminent investors in retail, manufacturing and distribution industries, is in his 14th season as co-owner of the Penguins. He teamed with Mario Lemieux to buy the team out of bankruptcy in September, 1999, and together they have become one of the outstanding ownership tandems in professional sports. Among Burkle’s many significant contributions to the Penguins was his essential role in negotiations for a new arena. CONSOL Energy Center is considered one of the finest indoor facilities in North America and has attracted many national-level events to Pittsburgh — including the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four, coming in April, 2013. Under the leadership of Lemieux and Burkle, the Penguins have sold out every game for five-plus seasons and consistently rank among the most fan-friendly and community-minded teams in the NHL and all of pro sports. The Penguins reached back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals in 2008 and 2009 and won the Cup in ‘09. The team’s solid foundation of ownership has enabled hockey management to spend to the salary cap, sign many of the team’s young core players to long-term contracts and put a competitive team on the ice year after year — leading to six straight playoff berths. Burkle founded the Yucaipa Companies in 1986 and has served as Chairman of the Board and controlling shareholder of numerous companies, including Alliance Entertainment, Golden State Foods, Dominick’s, Fred Meyer, Ralphs and Food4Less. Ron is Co-Chairman of the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA and is broadly involved in the community. He is a trustee of the Carter Center, the National Urban League, Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy and AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Ron was the Founder and Chairman of the Ralph’s/Food4Less Foundation and the Fred Meyer Inc. Foundation. He was a member of the board of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY), KB Home (NYSE: KBH), Kaufman & Broad S.A. (Euronext: KOF), Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO), the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Music Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the AFL-CIO’s Murray Green Meany Kirkland Community Service Award, the Los Angeles County Federation Man of the Year, the Los Angeles County Boy Scouts Jimmy Stewart Person of the Year Award and the APLA Commitment to Life Award.

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DAVID MOREHOUSE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & PRESIDENT

David Morehouse has established himself as one of the most dynamic senior executives in the National Hockey League. Since being named President of the Penguins in April, 2007, Morehouse has reshaped the team’s image and strategic vision with an emphasis on branding, fan relations, youth marketing, community interaction, corporate outreach and innovative technology. He was given the additional responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer in September, 2010, and oversees every aspect of the Penguins’ operations, reporting directly to co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle. Under Morehouse’s leadership, the Penguins quickly developed a new commitment to innovative fan outreach — including an annual event where players personally deliver season tickets to fans’ homes and a special preseason game where all 18,000 tickets are distributed free to local youth. His emphasis on branding and marketing, coupled with the team’s success on the ice, enabled the Penguins to lead all U.S.-based NHL and NBA teams in local television ratings during the 2011-12 season. Keeping with that trend, the Penguins led all U.S.-based NHL teams in website traffic and Twitter followers while continually setting new standards for merchandise sales. Youth hockey participation also is on the rise — in part because of Morehouse’s support for efforts such as Sidney Crosby’s Little Penguins Learn to Play program, which distributes free head-to-toe hockey equipment, including skates, to 1,000 kids aged 5-7 each year. The Penguins have sold out every game for five-plus seasons, a streak that had reached 254 games before the start of the 2012-13 season. They also have sold out all suites for four-plus seasons and actually increased capacity at CONSOL Energy Center by 300 seats (to 18,387) after the arena’s inaugural season in 2010-11. Morehouse himself was named 2011 CEO Communicator of the Year by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The Pittsburgh native joined the Penguins in 2004 as Senior Consultant on the new arena project following a career in national politics that included stints at the White House, Pentagon and on Capitol Hill as well as key roles in two Presidential campaigns. Morehouse attended the Community College of Allegheny County and Duquesne University and received a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He and his wife, Vanessa, have four children and live in Sewickley Heights.

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RAY SHERO

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER

Ray Shero has established himself as one of the premiere general managers in the National Hockey League. Shero, 50, who is in his seventh season as Pittsburgh’s GM, has transformed a franchise that missed the playoffs from 2002-06 into a perennial championship contender, including two Stanley Cup Final appearances and a Cup title in 2009. Shero, who was named general manager of the Penguins in May, 2006, arrived in Pittsburgh with a firm, forward-thinking managerial style that incorporates cutting-edge methods of technology, player relations, prospect development and salary cap management. Shero’s efforts have secured the Penguins’ long-term stability and competiveness with his masterful maneuvering of the salary cap — the Penguins ranked No. 3 out of 122 pro sports franchises in spending efficiency according to Bloomberg Business Week — and multi-year signings of the team’s core players: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Brooks Orpik, Kris Letang, and James Neal. Shero’s riskiest and boldest move paid off with hockey’s highest prize. With the Penguins needing a jolt of life late in the 2008-09 season, he promoted Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Dan Bylsma to Pittsburgh. Bylsma led a turnaround that resulted in a championship in ’09. Bylsma also won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s “Most Outstanding Coach” in ’11. Shero cut his administrative teeth during 14 seasons as an assistant general manager with the Nashville Predators (1998-06) and Ottawa Senators (1993-98). Shero, a native of St. Paul, Minn., was raised in a hockey family filled with tradition. His father, Fred Shero, played for the NY Rangers (1947-50) and coached the Philadelphia Flyers for seven seasons. Fred won back-to-back Stanley Cups as head coach of the Flyers in 1974 and ’75 and also served as general manager of the Rangers for three years (1978-80), leading the club to the Stanley Cup Final in 1979. The Sheros are one of the few father-son tandems to have their names on the Cup. Shero played college hockey at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. He twice led the team in scoring and was named team captain on two occasions. He graduated in 1984 as one of the top-10 scorers in school history. Shero, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1982 NHL Draft, spent seven years as a player agent before making the transition to the front office. Shero is actively involved with USA Hockey and is a member of the USA Hockey National Team Advisory Group. Ray and his wife, Karen, and their two sons reside in Upper St. Clair.

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JASON BOTTERILL ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Jason Botterill is in his fourth full season as assistant general manager after being promoted to his current position in May, 2009, by GM Ray Shero. As assistant GM, Botterill works closely with Shero on all hockey-related matters, including scouting, player development and contract negotiations. He also manages hockey operations and acts as GM for the club’s top minor-league affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Prior to his promotion, Botterill, 36, worked two seasons as director of hockey administration with the Penguins; his responsibilities included salary cap management, professional and amateur scouting and overseeing prospect development. Botterill’s avant-garde approach and understanding of the salary cap has been a major asset for the Penguins. Before joining the Pittsburgh organization, he worked with NHL Central Registry and also scouted for the Dallas Stars. Botterill, a native of Edmonton who grew up in Winnipeg, was a firstround draft pick (20th overall) by Dallas in the 1994 NHL Draft and played 88 NHL games over six seasons with Dallas, Atlanta, Calgary and Buffalo. He also played 393 career games in the AHL and IHL, recording 127 goals and 257 points. Following his playing career, he returned to the University of Michigan to earn his MBA. Jason and his wife, Andrea, and their daughter, Alisa, reside in Pittsburgh.

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Jason Botterill was a member of four Championship teams. He captured an NCAA title with the Michigan Wolverines in 1996 and won three gold medals with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships — 1994, ‘95 and ‘96.


DAN BYLSMA Dan Bylsma is already one of the most successful coaches in Penguins’ history, leading the team to a Stanley Cup championship and winning the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s “Most Outstanding Coach,” in just three-plus seasons behind the bench. Bylsma has led the Penguins to three-straight 100-point seasons and four consecutive playoff berths, while becoming the winningest playoff coach in team history with 28 postseason victories and five (tied-Scotty Bowman) playoff series victories. Bylsma has the best regular-season winning percentage (.655) in team history with an all-time record of 165-81-25. His 165 wins are the second most in team history (Eddie Johnston, 232). Bylsma, who is signed through the 2013-14 season, finished the 2011-12 season with a 51-25-6 record for 108 points. The team’s 51 wins and 108 points are the second-highest in franchise history. For his work, Bylsma was named co-recipient of the Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year Award (Marc-Andre Fleury). He also became the fourth-fastest coach in NHL history to reach 150 wins (251 games) Feb. 26 vs. Columbus. Bylsma, 42, earned the 2011 Jack Adams Award after masterfully steering an injury-depleted Penguins team to a 49-25-8 record for 106 points (third-most wins and points in franchise history) and the same point total as Atlantic Division-winning Philadelphia despite suffering 350 man-games lost — including 119 games to the team’s three best players: Sidney Crosby (41 games); Evgeni Malkin (39); and Jordan Staal (39). In 2008-09, Bylsma penned Dan Bylsma earned one of the most remarkable starts the 2011 Jack to a head coaching career in NHL history. He began the Adams Award after masterfully steering season in his first head coaching job, with Wilkes-Barre/ an injury-depleted Scranton of the American Hockey League, and finished Penguins team to a 49-25-8 record. the year by raising the Stanley Cup. continued on page 46

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Bylsma was promoted to Pittsburgh Feb. 15, 2009 to help save a team that was 10th overall in the Eastern Conference standings with diminishing hopes of earning a postseason berth. With an injection of attitude and aggressiveness, Bylsma inspired an 18-3-4 run in the final 25 games to climb from 10th to fourth place and home-ice advantage in the opening round. The Grand Haven, Mich. native In 2009, Bylsma became the 14th rookie head oversaw one of the most dramatic coach, and just the playoff runs in NHL history. The Penguins clinched all fourth in the past 50 years, to capture the four series on the road, twice rallying from 2-0 series Stanley Cup. deficits (against Washington and Detroit). Pittsburgh beat the defending champion Red Wings four times in the last five games to claim the Cup, including a 2-1 Game 7 victory in Detroit. Bylsma became the 14th rookie head coach, and just the fourth in the past 50 years, to capture the Stanley Cup. Of those 14, only Montreal’s Al MacNeil took over mid-season (1970-71). During his coaching career Bylsma has led the Penguins on a 12-game winning streak (tied for second best in club history), an 11-game winning streak (third longest in team history), a 10-game home winning streak (tied for second longest in franchise history) a 15-game unbeaten streak and a seven-game road winning streak (tying team record). Bylsma played nine NHL seasons with Los Angeles and Anaheim from 1995-2004. He appeared in 429 regular-season games, recording 19 goals and 62 points. He was a member of Anaheim’s 2003 Western Conference championship team. He began his coaching career as an assistant with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the AHL in 2004-05. Bylsma was an assistant coach with the New York Islanders the following season. Bylsma joined the Penguins organization as assistant coach with Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton in 2006. Two seasons later he was promoted to WBS head coach in 2008-09. He led the team to a 35-16-1-2 record in 54 games before being promoted to Pittsburgh. Bylsma played four seasons of college hockey at Bowling Green (Central Collegiate Hockey Association). Dan and his wife, Mary Beth, have one son, Bryan, and reside in the North Hills.

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TONY GRANATO ASSISTANT COACH

Tony Granato is in his fourth season on the Penguins coaching staff. Granato, among his responsibilities, works with the team’s forwards and penalty killing units. He oversaw the NHL’s No. 1-ranked penalty killing unit (86.1 percent) in 2010-11 and third-ranked unit (87.8) in ‘11-12. The 87.8-success rate is the best mark in team history. Prior to joining the Penguins, Granato spent six seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and served two stints as Avalanche head coach (2002-04 and 2008-09). Granato compiled a 104-78-17-16 record and led Colorado to a Northwest Division title in 2003. Granato, 48, joined the Avalanche organization in June, 2002, as an assistant coach. He was elevated to head coach Dec. 18, 2002 and led the club to a 32-11-4-4 mark en route to its ninth consecutive division title. The following season Granato steered the club to a 40-22-13-7 finish and the Western Conference semifinals. The Downers Grove, Illinois native served as an assistant coach for the Avalanche from 2005-08. He was promoted to a second tenure as head coach in 2008 and oversaw the development of a young Colorado team. Granato played 13 NHL seasons with NY Rangers (1988-90), Los Angeles (90-96) and San Jose (96-01). In 1997, he played in the NHL All-Star Game and was the recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for overcoming a near career-ending brain injury. In 773 career NHL games, the feisty forward posted 248 goals, 492 points and 1,425 penalty minutes. He tallied 16 goals, 43 points and 141 penalty minutes in 79 career playoff games, and helped lead Los Angeles to a Stanley Cup berth in 1993. Granato played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin and was inducted into the Badgers’ Hall of Fame in 2000. He also played for the U.S. National Team in 1987-88 and represented his country in the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. Tony and his wife, Linda, are the parents of four children and reside in the South Hills.

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TODD REIRDEN ASSISTANT COACH

Todd Reirden is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Penguins. The former NHL defenseman works closely with the team’s defensemen and power play, among his responsibilities. Under his guidance, the Penguins’ power play ranked fifth (tied) in the NHL with a 19.7-percent success rate in 2011-12. Reirden, 41, joined the Penguins organization August 18, 2008 as an assistant coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. A few months later he was promoted to head coach following Dan Bylsma’s promotion to Pittsburgh. Reirden guided WB/S to a 14-9-3 record in the final 26 games and into the second round of the AHL playoffs. Reirden then joined Pittsburgh’s extended playoff coaching staff and helped the team win the Stanley Cup. In his only full season as head coach in WBS in 2009-10 Reirden led a young and inexperienced team to an impressive 41-34-2-3 mark and a berth in the Calder Cup playoffs. Prior to joining the Penguins organization, Reirden spent one season as an assistant coach with his alma mater — the Bowling Green Falcons (Central Collegiate Hockey Association). He was a teammate of Bylsma’s during the 1990-91 and ‘91-92 seasons. Reirden was selected by New Jersey in the 12th round (242nd overall) of the 1990 NHL Draft. He played 13 professional seasons, retiring in 2007 with Graz EC of the Austrian Hockey League. He appeared in 183 NHL games with Edmonton, St. Louis, Atlanta and Phoenix. He recorded 46 points (11G-35A) and 181 PIMs in his NHL career. Todd and his wife, Shelby, have one son.

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GILLES MELOCHE GOALTENDING COACH

Former NHL goaltender Gilles Meloche is in his seventh season as the Penguins full-time goaltending coach and 27th overall with the organization, winning three Stanley Cups with the franchise. Meloche has been instrumental in the development of Marc-Andre Fleury into a franchise and Stanley Cup-winning netminder and team MVP. With Meloche’s teaching, Fleury has become the backbone of the team while tying for the most wins (226) and shutouts (22) in team history. Meloche, 62, served as a Penguins scout from 1989-06 and doubled as goaltending coach/consultant during much of that time. He was part of the staff when the Penguins won Cups in 1991 and ’92. The Montreal, Quebec native spent 18 seasons as an NHL goaltender with Chicago, California, Cleveland, Minnesota and Pittsburgh. He played the final three seasons of his career with the Penguins following a 1985 trade. Meloche appeared in 788 NHL games, posting a 270-351-131 record with 3.64 goals-against average. In 45 playoff games he posted a 21-19 mark with a 3.48 GAA. Gilles and his wife, Sophie, reside in Pittsburgh. He has a son, Eric, and daughter, Annie. Eric is a pro player who played in the Penguins organization from 2000-04.

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TRAVIS WILLIAMS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Travis Williams is in his second season as Chief Operating Officer of the Penguins, overseeing finance, legal affairs, technology, business development and arena operations while reporting directly to CEO/President David Morehouse. Williams, 41, joined the Penguins in 2008 as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs/General Counsel and oversaw the construction and development of CONSOL Energy Center — bringing the project to completion on time and under budget. He is the organization’s liaison with building manager AEG Facilities and works closely with AEG on all arena-related events and initiatives. In 2011-12, CONSOL Energy Center ranked No. 10 in the world in concert and event gross revenues, according to Venues Today. Previously, Williams had been a partner at Reed Smith LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, investment management, commercial lending and general corporate matters. During his 12 years at Reed Smith, Williams also represented several sports franchises, regional sports networks and other sports-related businesses. He graduated from Penn State University and received a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University, summa cum laude. He lives in Nevillewood with his wife, Nichole, and six children.

DAVID PEART

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES

David Peart is in his third full season as Senior Vice President of Sales & Service, overseeing all local revenue generating departments for the team including business partnerships, corporate sales, premium seating, ticket sales, broadcasting, and concession and merchandise sales strategy.  He was part of the management team that opened CONSOL Energy Center, which was quickly rated one of the finest sports venues in North America. Under his direction, the Penguins created the team’s Founding Partner Program and launched one of the most comprehensive fan engagement initiatives in sports helping the team to be consistently ranked among the top sports teams in Fan Relations, according to ESPN the Magazine. Peart has a wide range of sports management experience, having held seniorlevel positions with the San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers. He has served as the chief revenue officer for teams and venues that have been recognized as industry leaders. Peart began his pro sports career as Director of Advertising Sales for the Penguins from 1987-93. The Kennedy Township native is a graduate of Point Park University where he is currently on the Board of Trustees. Very active in the community, he serves on the Board of Directors of the JA of Western Pennsylvania and the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. He and his wife Julie have two children — Tyler, a junior at Point Park University and Kelsey, a freshman at Bryn Mawr College. 55


NHL CODE OF CONDUCT The National Hockey League and its Member Clubs are committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment and enjoyable entertainment experience. NHL fans have a right to expect an environment in which they will be treated in a consistent, professional and courteous manner by all arena, team and League personnel. The Players and Officials have the same rights. Accordingly, fans are responsible for their own conduct.

THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH RESPECT TO FAN CONDUCT:  Fans are entitled to enjoy the hockey experience free from disruptive or inconsiderate behaviors or unruly actions.  Fans may not interfere with the event and/or athletes in any manner.  Fans shall refrain from using abusive language or obscene gestures.  Fans may not engage in fighting, throwing objects or other behavior deemed detrimental to the experience of other guests and those who engage in any of these actions will immediately be ejected from the game.  Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to arena staff.  Fans who choose to consume alcohol must do so in a legal and responsible manner.  Intervention with an intoxicated or impaired fan will be handled in a prompt and safe manner.  Fans shall comply with requests from arena staff regarding arena operational and emergency procedures.  Fans may not engage in unauthorized commercial activity while on arena property.  Violation of the Fan Code of Conduct may result in eviction from the arena without a ticket refund. The NHL and its Member Clubs thank you for adhering to the provisions of the NHL Fan Code of Conduct.

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HONORS AND AWARDS

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Evgeni Malkin poses after winning the Hart Trophy, the Art Ross Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award during the 2012 NHL Awards on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas.

ART ROSS TROPHY

CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY

Mario Lemieux

1988, 1989, 1992,

Mario Lemieux

1985

1993, 1996, 1997

Evgeni Malkin

2007

Jaromir Jagr

1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

JAMES NORRIS TROPHY

Sidney Crosby

2007

Randy Carlyle

Evgeni Malkin

2009

1981

FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY HART MEMORIAL TROPHY

Ron Francis

1995

Mario Lemieux

1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999

BILL MASTERTON TROPHY

Sidney Crosby

2007

Lowell MacDonald

1973

Mario Lemieux

1993

ROCKET RICHARD TROPHY Sidney Crosby

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2010

LESTER B. PEARSON AWARD Mario Lemieux

1986, 1988, 1993, 1996

LADY BYNG TROPHY

Jaromir Jagr

1999, 2000

Rick Kehoe

1981

Sidney Crosby

2007

Ron Francis

1995, 1998

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY

MARK MESSIER LEADERSHIP AWARD

Mario Lemieux

1991, 1992

Sidney Crosby

Evgeni Malkin

2009

2010

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RULES OF THE GAME PRESENTED BY

BOARDING

BOARDING To check or push a defenseless opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to hit or impact into the boards dangerously or violently.

T:8.5”

B:8.75”

S:8.5”

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The player applying the check needs to ensure his opponent is not in a defenseless position and if so, must avoid contact.

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The player with the puck needs to avoid placing himself in a dangerous and defenseless position.

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Any unnecessary contact with a player playing the puck on an obvious “icing” or “off-sides” play that does not impact boards should be treated as “charging.”

DELAY OF GAME A player may be penalized when, in the opinion of the Referee, is delaying the game in any matter. (Normally six conditions) 1.) Player or goaltender intentionally shoots or throws the puck out

of the playing area.

2.) A defensive player or goaltender in the defensive zone shoots the

puck directly (without being deflected) over the glass.

3.) A player or goaltender intentionally knocks the net’s goalpost off

its moorings, which stops the play.

4.) The goaltender plays the puck out of the trapezoid behind the net. 5.) The goaltender freezes the puck rather than passing it to a team-

mate when no player on the opposing team is within sufficient distance to apply offensive pressure.

6.) Any skater other than the goaltender who uses their hands to

make the puck unplayable.

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INTERFERENCE INTERFERENCE

BODY POSITION: Body position will be determined as the player skating in front of or beside his opponent, traveling in the same direction. - A player who is behind an opponent, who does not have the puck, may not use his stick, body or free hand in order to restrain his opponent. POSSESSION OF THE PUCK: The last player to touch the puck, other than the goaltenders, will be considered the player in possession. RESTRAIN: The actions of a player or goaltender who does not have body position, but instead uses illegal means to impede an opponent who is not in possession of the puck. PICK: The action of a player or goaltender who checks an opponent who is not in possession of the puck and is unaware of the impending check/hit. FREE HAND: When a free hand is used to hold, pull, tug, grab or physically restrain an opponent from moving freely, this must be penalized as holding.

STICK: A player who does not have body position on his opponent, who used his stick to impede or prevent his opponent from moving freely on the ice shall be assessed a hooking penalty.

OFF-SIDES Players of the attacking team must not precede the puck into the attacking zone. (Two determining factors) 1.) One of a player’s skates is not in contact with or behind the blue

line of the attacking zone before the puck enters that zone.

2.) The puck must completely cross the edge of the blue line nearest

the attacking zone to be considered inside the attacking zone.

The act of using the stick in a manner that enables a player to restrain an opponent.

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When a player is checking another in such a way that there is only stick-tostick contact, such action is not to be penalized as hooking.

HOOKING

HOOKING

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Any player of a team, equal or superior in numerical strength to the opposing team, shoot, bat or deflect the puck from his own half of the ice beyond the goal line of the opposing team; must shoot the puck across the two red lines (center and goal lines) and touched by the defensive team. ICING WAIVED OFF

RED LINE (GOAL LINE)

1.) Team who committed “icing�

is short-handed

2.) Linesman believes the players

could have played the puck

3.) Puck enters the goal

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Player who skates or jumps into or charges an opponent in any matter. Actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, violently check an opponent in any matter.

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A “charge” may be the result of a check into the boards, into the goal frame or in open ice.

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A goaltender is not “fair game” just because he is outside the goal crease area.

CROSS CHECKING The action of using the shaft of the stick between the two hands to forcefully check an opponent.

CROSS CHECKING

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CHARGING

CHARGING

FACEOFFS The action of the Referee or Linesman in dropping the puck between the sticks of two opposing players to start or resume play.

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The Referee drops the puck at the start of the period or after a goal (center circle).

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The Linesman drops for all other circles. A goaltender may not participate in a faceoff.

RULES OF THE FACE-OFF

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All players must be either lateral or behind the player taking the faceoff.

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There are nine (9) faceoff spots. (two (2) in each attacking zone; two (2) pair at each end of the neutral zone; one (1) in the center)

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An official may remove a player taking the faceoff if that player or any teammate tries to gain an unfair advantage. • Moving the stick before the puck is dropped. • Not placing the stick down on the ice properly when asked. • Not placing the body square to the faceoff spot. • Another teammate comes into the faceoff circle.

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PENALTY CALLS UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT Challenging or disputing the ruling of an official and abusing the line of respect.

HOOKING Using the stick or blade to hook an opponent.

MISCONDUCT Called for various forms of unsportsmanlike conduct.

HOLDING Using hands on an opponent or his equipment.

BOARDING Driving the opponent into the boards.

ICING Shooting the puck across the opponent’s goal line from behind the center red line and allowing the opponent to touch the puck first.

ELBOWING Using the elbow to impede an opponent.

CROSS CHECKING Hitting an opponent with both hands on the stick and no part of the stick on the ice.

INTERFERENCE Having contact with an opponent not in possession of the puck.

SPEARING Using the stick like a spear.

ROUGHING Engaging in fisticuffs or shoving.

KNEEING Using the knee to impede an opponent.

WASHOUT Disallowing of a goal when signaled by a referee. No off-side or icing when used by a linesman.

SLASHING Swinging the stick at an opponent.

TRIPPING Using the stick, arm or leg to cause the opponent to trip or fall.

HIGH STICKING Carrying the stick above the shoulder against an opponent.

CHARGING Taking three or more strides before checking an opponent.

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ALL ABOUT THE RINK DASHER-BOARDS: extend no less than forty (40”) inches and no higher than forty-eight (48”) inches above the ice level. Ideal height for dasher-boards is forty-two (42”) inches. NETTING: spectator netting is hung in the ends of the arena. RED LINES (GOAL LINES): two (2) lines at each end of the rink (11’ from boards); lines are two (2”) inches wide BLUE LINES: ice area between the two goals is divided into three parts by the lines (Defending Zone, Neutral Zone, Attacking Zone); lines are twelve (12”) inches wide CENTER LINE: twelve (12”) inches wide; red in color ICE SURFACE:

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NHL Ice Surface is 85 feet x 200 feet.

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Ice Resurface Machine has a maximum speed of 10 mph.

Ice Resurface Machine: The ice is resurfaced before the game, after warm-ups, between periods and when the game is over.

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NAME SWEATER # *BURCHELL, Darcy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 CHARRON, Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 DEVORSKI, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 DWYER, Gord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 FURLATT, Eric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 *HANSON, Trevor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 HASENFRATZ, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 HEBERT, Ghislain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 *HEBERT, Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 JACKSON, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 JOANNETTE, Marc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 KIMMERLY, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 *KNORR, Trent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 KOWAL, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 KOZARI, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 L’ECUYER, Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 LARUE, Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 LEE, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 LEGGO, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 *LEMELIN, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 *LEWIS, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 *LUXMORE, Thomas John . . . . . . . . 49 MARTELL, Rob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 MCCAULEY, Wes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 *MCISAAC, Jon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 MEIER, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 MORTON, Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 O’HALLORAN, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 O’ROURKE, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 PEEL, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 POCHMARA, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 POLLOCK, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 REHMAN, Kyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 ROONEY, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 *SKILLITER, Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 ST-LAURENT, Francois . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 ST . PIERRE, Justin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 SUTHERLAND, Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 VAN MASSENHOVEN, Don . . . . . . . 21 WALKOM, Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 WALSH, Ian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 WATSON, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

NAME SWEATER # AMELL, Derek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 BARTON, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 BRISEBOIS, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 CAMERON, Lonnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 CHAMPOUX, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 CHERREY, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 CORMIER, Michel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 CVIK, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 DEVORSKI, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 DRISCOLL, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 GALLOWAY, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 GIBBS, Darren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 *GRANDT, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 HENDERSON, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 HEYER, Shane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 KOVACHIK, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 LAZAROWICH, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 MACH, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 MACPHERSON, Matt . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 MCELMAN, Andy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 MILLER, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 MORIN, Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 *MURCHISON, Kiel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 MURPHY, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 MURRAY, Jonny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 NANSEN, Derek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 NELSON, Thor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 NOWAK, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 PANCICH, Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 RACICOT, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 RODY, Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 SERICOLO, Anthony . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 SHARRERS, Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 SHEWCHYK, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 WHELER, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

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show features memorable games, series, championships, events, player profiles and more from the Penguins’ history.

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UPMC ULTIMATE HIGHLIGHT The best new music and the best NHL highlights come together in the UPMC Ultimate Highlight! Featuring new releases from major record companies, this special presentation is the ultimate in hockey entertainment. TOYOTA TWITTER Q AND A It’s your turn to interview the Penguins! Submit your question via Twitter at @penguins and we might ask your question to your favorite Penguins players! CLEARVIEW FEDERAL CREDIT UNION PROSPECT REPORT Weekly reports keep you updated on the Penguins’ prospects around the globe! From our AHL affiliate WilkesBarre/Scranton and our ECHL affiliate Wheeling Nailers to junior teams throughout the world, the Penguins stars of tomorrow are featured here every week.

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PENGUINS MOBILE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

MOBILE WEB: Visit pittsburghpenguins.com on your mobile device for an experience catered to your particular phone, including recent headlines, upcoming schedule information, and recent game results.

APPS: You can download the official Pittsburgh Penguins app in iTunes and Android Market for a full multimedia experience in the palm of your hand. Watch video on demand, use GameTracker, read articles and more with one of the most advanced apps in sports. Coming in February! PensPoints, the very first mobile rewards program in professional sports! Created exclusively for Penguins fans, PensPoints is a smartphone app that tracks and rewards fan loyalty. Fans are rewarded each time they attend games, make purchases, listen to broadcasts and more. Best of all, PensPoints is fun, easy and free to participate.

TEXT MESSAGING: Want to receive breaking Penguins news via text message? Text PENS to 32623 to sign up. Are you a student? If so text RUSH to 32623 to sign up for the American Eagle Student Rush Mobile Club to receive text alerts about student ticket availability, contests and more. Penguins Fans can also play along with the FedEx PENS PREDICTOR game, which allows fans to participate in the excitement of Pittsburgh Penguins games by responding to a question posed by broadcasters and Penguins’ social media during pre-game festivities. Text PREDICT to 32623 to participate. Text STOP to 32623 to opt out.

SOCIAL MEDIA: With one of hockey’s largest social media fan bases, following the Penguins’ Facebook page and Twitter accounts are a great way to get insider access and interact with other fans. Facebook: Visit facebook.com/penguins to “like” the Penguins. Twitter: Be sure to follow all three of the Penguins’ official Twitter accounts.

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Tickets for CONSOL Energy Center’s tours draw visitors of all ages and interests who want to see more of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ home and the city’s newest, greenest entertainment facility. CONSOL Energy Center tours, presented by Bayer MaterialScience, walk visitors through areas of the building that fans might not get to see when they attend a game or other entertainment. For example, on the PNC Legends Level more than $1 million worth of artwork, done in collaboration with James Gallery of Pittsburgh, is on display. It includes large wall murals, 10 PNC Legendary Moments shadowboxes and photography featuring Pittsburgh Penguins players. Tours provide guests with an exclusive look at all seating levels of CONSOL Energy Center, as well as the First Niagara, Captain Morgan and Lexus clubs, a Canadian Party Suite, select locker rooms and more. Based on events taking place in the building, Suite 66 and the Visitor’s Hockey Locker Room are shown when available. These areas are of interest to many people but not ordinarily accessible to most visitors. One of the other features included in the tours is the centerpiece PensVision, measuring nearly 25’ wide and 15’ high and 70,000 pounds. With true High Definition resolution along with enhanced contrast and brightness, the screens redefine the arena video experience for Penguins fans. Just below the center-ice scoreboard there are two, 360 degree LED ribbon boards. These are a first of their kind in Pittsburgh. The scoreboard and LED ribbon boards combined cost a total of $8 million. Throughout CONSOL Energy Center there are over 800 flat-screen TVs. They are used to display messages to fans, keep fans in the game while away from

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their seats along with displaying the menus at the concession stands throughout the arena. On the FedEx Level, just above the American Eagle Gate, sits the World’s Largest Goalie Mask. The idea of James Gallery, it was painted by renowned artist David Arrigo, who has painted masks for several NHL goaltenders. The display is presented by Bayer MaterialScience and features “The Science of Sport” kiosks showcasing the science behind sports including how a hockey puck moves on ice.  The Goalie mask, which is 9.5 feet high by 8 feet wide by 12 feet deep and weighs in between 700-800 lbs, features the celebration of fans and players after a goal is scored. The materials used to construct the mask are protected by a high-performance polyurethane coating containing raw materials produced by Bayer MaterialScience. This basecoat serves as the foundation for both the white background and the artist’s colors. A final polyurethane clearcoat over the artwork provides additional protection and durability.  Also part of the tour is the Highmark Kid’s Zone — an interactive play area that offers both educational and recreational activities for children of all ages. The Highmark Kid’s Zone includes four Wii consoles, videos and trivia, faceoff and puck games, along with a replica of the famous Sidney Crosby dryer. Located further down the hall is the Highmark Wall of Champions. The Highmark Wall of Champions is two stories tall and contains the official jerseys of all PIHL (Pittsburgh Interscholastic Hockey League) teams, regional high schools as well as select other amateur teams in the region. “The tour highlights the environmentally friendly components of the building which qualified CONSOL Energy Center to become the first NHL Arena to receive LEED Gold Certification,” says David Peart, Vice President, Pittsburgh Penguins. “The tours allow us to highlight our continuing efforts toward improving the environment, which are detailed on 12 different plaques located throughout the building,” says Mr. Peart. For more information on tours of CONSOL Energy Center visit consolenergycenter.com/tours.

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In 2012, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation expanded the HEADS UP Pittsburgh free baseline concussion testing program to include youth athletes ages 10-14 in all sports. Since the program started in 2011, over 3,400 youth hockey players have been tested along with 1,500 athletes representing 12 other sports. The program originally began with youth hockey players only. Testing took place at UPMC Sports Medicine on the South Side, as well as at four Community College of Allegheny County locations — Boyce, North, South and West Hills Center. “Our original youth hockey testing program in 2011 was a tremendous success because it touched thousands of young players and created increased awareness about concussion safety,” said Dave Soltesz, president of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. “Based on our mission to actively promote physical well being among young people in the community, it was an easy decision to expand the program to other sports beyond hockey.” While athletes are being tested, their parents meet with UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program staff to learn about “HEADS UP Pittsburgh.” Certified athletic trainers from the UPMC Sports Concussion Program supervise the program and testing. For more information, please visit pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org

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PENGUINS HISTORY AT A GLANCE

OCTOBER 11, 1967 FIRST GAME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY The Penguins played their first game as an NHL franchise. The Penguins fell 2-1 to the Montreal Canadiens in front of 9,307 fans at the Civic Arena.

JUNE 9, 1984 MARIO IS DRAFTED NHL hockey may have been born in Pittsburgh on October 11, 1967, but it came alive June 9, 1984 when Eddie Johnson stepped to the podium and selected Mario Lemieux with the first overall pick of the1984 NHL Entry Draft, the first time the Penguins had ever held the No. 1-overall selection.

MAY 25, 1991 STANLEY CUP CLINCHER With an 8-0 victory over the Minnesota North Stars, the Penguins become Stanley Cup champions for the first time in their 24-year history.

JUNE 1, 1992 STANLEY CUP CLINCHER Penguins defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in four games to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.

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JUNE 24, 1999 GREATEST SAVE In the greatest save of Penguins history, Lemieux and a team of investors rescued the ailing franchise from bankruptcy.

APRIL 17, 2006 YOUNGEST TO 100

DECEMBER 27, 2000 THE COMEBACK

Sidney Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history at 18 years, 253 days to record 100 points in a season on April 17, 2006. Crosby collected three assists against the New York Islanders to reach the century mark in front of a hometown crowd of 17,084 fans.

Making perhaps the greatest comeback in sports history, Mario Lemieux emerged from retirement to rejoin the Penguins. In true Mario fashion, Lemieux posted an assist on his first shift of the game en route to a three-point night in a 5-0 defeat of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Mellon Arena.

OCTOBER 18, 2006 MALKIN’S DEBUT Evgeni Malkin made his NHL debut against the New Jersey Devils. Malkin did not disappoint, beating the Devils Martin Brodeur to begin a scoring tear that saw him tie a modern-day NHL record for rookies by lighting the lamp in each of his first six games.

JANUARY 1, 2008 WINTER CLASSIC Sidney Crosby turned the page on a storybook ending with his dramatic shootout game-winner in front of 71,217 fans during the inaugural NHL Winter Classic at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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JUNE 12, 2009 STANLEY CUP CLINCHER

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OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE OPENING OF CONSOL ENERGY CENTER The Penguins embarked on a new era when they christened CONSOL Energy Center against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Introduced in the mid 1990’s, the American Eagle Student Rush Program is one of the most popular and well known marketing initiatives of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Designed to sell remaining game-day inventory, the American Eagle Student Rush program provides the Pittsburgh Penguins an opportunity to introduce new fans to the game of hockey at a discounted rate. Based upon the positive feedback the organization has received from current season ticket holders who were one-time Student Rush participants, the program has been successful in developing a long-term relationship with young, active Pittsburghers. During the 2012-13 season, at least 200 American Eagle Student Rush tickets will be made available for each regular season home game at CONSOL Energy Center. To avoid long waits outside during the winter months, the organization will host online pre-sales for most games. To receive pre-sale information, students can text RUSH to 32623 to register for the American Eagle Student Rush Mobile Club. Each pregame text includes the opportunity to win two free tickets to the next home game! In addition to the 200 tickets offered each game, several special Student Rush nights will be held. At least 500 student rush tickets will be available for these select games at the American Eagle Gate. Music, prizes and giveaways will also be provided courtesy of American Eagle Outfitters. For more information on the American Eagle Student Rush program and a schedule of upcoming Student Rush nights, scan the code at the top of the page or visit pittsburghpenguins.com/studentrush 

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

BY THE NUMBERS As of 01.30.13 PLAYER

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16

1

2

0

0

19

5.3

James Neal

6

4

0

4

-4

4

1

0

0

0

24

16.7

Chris Kunitz

6

1

3

4

1

4

1

1

0

0

7

14.3

Kris Letang

6

1

3

4

E

2

0

2

0

0

13

7.7

Matt Niskanen

5

1

2

3

-1

0

0

1

0

0

9

11.1

Paul Martin

6

1

2

3

-1

0

1

1

0

0

6

16.7

Pascal Dupuis

6

2

1

3

2

4

1

0

0

0

10

20.0

Brandon Sutter

6

0

1

1

E

4

0

1

0

0

12

0.0

Joe Vitale

5

0

1

1

-2

0

0

0

0

0

8

0.0

Simon Despres

4

0

1

1

-1

4

0

0

0

0

4

0.0

Tyler Kennedy

6

1

0

1

-4

2

0

0

0

0

16

6.3

Craig Adams

6

0

0

0

-3

2

0

0

0

0

8

0.0

Dustin Jeffrey

2

0

0

0

E

2

0

0

0

0

2

0.0

Deryk Engelland

6

0

0

0

-1

11

0

0

0

0

6

0.0

Matt Cooke

6

0

0

0

E

6

0

0

0

0

9

0.0

Tanner Glass

6

0

0

0

-2

5

0

0

0

0

10

0.0

Brooks Orpik

6

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

6

0.0

Eric Tangradi

5

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

4

0.0

Ben Lovejoy

3

0

0

0

-2

0

0

0

0

0

7

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

6

15

22

37

-17

70

5

9

0

0

203

7.4

GOALIES

PPG PPA

GP

W

L

OTL

GAA

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA PIM ENG

Marc-Andre Fleury

4

2

2

0

2.94

89

0.890

0

11

100

0

0

Tomas Vokoun

3

1

1

0

2.54

66

0.917

0

6

72

0

1

TOTALS

7

3

3

0

2.81

155

0.901

0

17

172

0

1

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

HEADSHOTS As of 01.30.13

DERYK

BEN

PAUL

ENGELLAND

LOVEJOY

MARTIN

5

6

7

9

GLASS

KUNITZ

JEFFREY

DUSTIN

BRANDON

10

14

15

16

TANNER

JAMES

102

PASCAL

DUPUIS

CHRIS

MATT

ERIC

NEAL

COOKE

TANGRADI

18

24

25

SUTTER

CRAIG

ADAMS

27


MARC-ANDRE

FLEURY

BORTUZZO

ROBERT

BROOKS

29

41

44

SIMON

TYLER

ORPIK

KRIS

JOE

VITALE

46

EVGENI

DESPRES

KENNEDY

LETANG

MALKIN

47

48

58

71

SIDNEY

TOMAS

CROSBY

VOKOUN

87

92

103


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

ROSTER As of 01.30.13

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

5

POS

HT

WT

Deryk Engelland

D

6-2

202

27 Craig Adams

RW

6-0

197

6

Ben Lovejoy

D

6-2

215

29 Marc-Andre Fleury

G

6-2

180

7

Paul Martin

D

6-1

200

41 Robert Bortuzzo

D

6-4

215

9

Pascal Dupuis

RW

6-1

205

44 Brooks Orpik

D

6-2

219

10 Tanner Glass

LW

6-1

210

46 Joe Vitale

C

5-11

205

14 Chris Kunitz

LW

6-0

193

47 Simon Despres

D

6-4

214

15 Dustin Jeffrey

LW

6-1

205

48 Tyler Kennedy

C

5-11

183

C

6-3

183

58 Kris Letang

D

6-0

201

18 James Neal

LW

6-2

208

71 Evgeni Malkin

C

6-3

195

24 Matt Cooke

LW 5-11

205

87 Sidney Crosby

C

5-11

200

25 Eric Tangradi

LW

221

92 Tomas Vokoun

G

6-1

210

16 Brandon Sutter

104

6-4

PLAYER


NEW JERSEY DEVILS

ROSTER As of 01.30.13

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

1

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

Johan Hedberg

G

6-0

190

18 Steve Bernier

RW

6-3

220

2

Marek Zidlicky

D

5-11

190

19 Travis Zajac

C

6-3

205

5

Adam Larsson

D

6-3

205

20 Ryan Carter

LW

6-1

205

6

Andy Greene

D

5-11

190

22 Krystofer Barch

LW

6-1

220

7

Henrik Tallinder

D

6-4

215

23 David Clarkson

RW

6-1

200

8

Dainius Zubrus

RW

6-5

225

24 Bryce Salvador

D

6-3

215

10 Peter Harrold

D

6-0

185

25 Cam Janssen

RW

6-0

215

11 Stephen Gionta

C

5-7

185

26 Patrik Elias

LW

6-1

195

15 Stefan Matteau

LW

6-1

215

28 Anton Volchenkov

D

6-1

225

16 Jacob Josefson

C

6-1

190

29 Mark Fayne

D

6-3

215

17 Ilya Kovalchuk

RW

6-3

230

30 Martin Brodeur

G

6-2

220

105


NEW JERSEY DEVILS

HEADSHOTS As of 01.30.13

JOHAN

ADAM

ANDY

ZIDLICKY

LARSSON

GREENE

1

2

5

6

HENRIK

DAINIUS

PETER

STEPHEN

TALLINDER

ZUBRUS

HARROLD

GIONTA

7

8

10

11

STEFAN

106

MAREK

HEDBERG

JACOB

ILYA

STEVE

MATTEAU

JOSEFSON

KOVALCHUK

BERNIER

15

16

17

18


ZAJAC

TRAVIS

CARTER

RYAN

KRYSTOFER

BARCH

CLARKSON

19

20

22

23

BRYCE

DAVID

SALVADOR

JANSSEN

CAM

PATRIK

ELIAS

VOLCHENKOV

24

25

26

28

MARK

ANTON

MARTIN

FAYNE

BRODEUR

29

30

107


NEW JERSEY DEVILS

BY THE NUMBERS As of 01.30.13 PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

David Clarkson

5

4

3

7

E

11

3

1

0

0

24

16.7

Patrik Elias

5

2

5

7

3

4

1

2

0

0

11

18.2

Ilya Kovalchuk

5

2

3

5

4

8

0

2

1

0

19

10.5

Marek Zidlicky

5

0

4

4

1

8

0

3

0

0

10

0.0

Travis Zajac

5

2

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

10

20.0

Dainius Zubrus

5

1

1

2

1

2

0

0

0

0

8

12.5

Mark Fayne

5

0

2

2

1

2

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

Mattias Tedenby

4

0

1

1

E

2

0

0

0

0

2

0.0

Jacob Josefson

5

0

1

1

-3

0

0

0

0

0

8

0.0

Stephen Gionta

5

1

0

1

E

0

0

0

0

0

9

11.1

Bryce Salvador

5

0

1

1

E

8

0

0

0

0

4

0.0

Henrik Tallinder

5

0

1

1

E

2

0

0

0

0

4

0.0

Krys Barch

2

0

0

0

E

5

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Andy Greene

5

0

0

0

2

4

0

0

0

0

5

0.0

Steve Bernier

5

0

0

0

E

9

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

Ryan Carter

5

0

0

0

-1

2

0

0

0

0

7

0.0

Stefan Matteau

5

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

8

0.0

Cam Janssen

3

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

Matt Anderson

1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

Anton Volchenkov

5

0

0

0

E

4

0

0

0

0

4

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

5

12

22

34

10

79

4

8

1

0

140

8.6

GOALIES

PPG PPA

GP

W

L

OTL

GAA

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

Martin Brodeur

4

3

0

1

1.69

96

0.932

1

7

103

0

0

Johan Hedberg

1

0

0

1

0.92

27

0.964

0

1

28

0

0

TOTALS

5

3

0

2

1.53

123

0.939

1

8

131

0

0

108

TSA PIM ENG


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CROSBY ENTERS SEASON HEALTHY, MOTIVATED By Brooks Bratten

It seems like a decade ago that Sidney Crosby experienced a relatively injury-free season, but it is long overdue. Crosby is set to kickoff the new campaign with a clean bill of health, something that he has been craving. Crosby, now 25, is entering into a stretch that is the prime of most hockey players’ careers. For someone who has already captured a Stanley Cup, Olympic Gold Medal, NHL MVP, scoring champion and leading goal scorer among other accolades, it might not appear as if there’s too much left to accomplish. But that’s not how Crosby operates. The bar is set high heading into a shortened campaign, and Crosby is aware of the expectations for the organization. “We’re OK with that as far as handling the pressure and having to answer questions about it,” Crosby said. “We’re all realistic too and know that there’s a lot of teams in that conversation, and even more so this year than the other years with the way the season’s set up.” Crosby hasn’t had much time to shoulder that pressure over the past few years, however. Due to concussion and neck injuries, he was limited to just 22 regular season contests in 2011-12, and only skated in 41 the season prior. There’s no questioning whether or not continued on page 113

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Crosby is in superior shape. He’s skated at Southpointe over the past few months with teammates, and the added opportunities have helped him to improve his conditioning. “I think you probably push yourself a little more off the ice coming into camp, but I’ve skated a lot longer than I ever have going into the start of a season, so it’s hard to gauge,” Crosby said. “I think the sooner you can get into games and get your feet wet, the faster it comes back. I’m just looking forward to getting started.” The differences between practices and games are immense though, and Crosby is anxious to get going at a high level once again. “With game shape, you’re never going to get that until you play games,” Crosby said. “It’ll be interesting to play that first game and see how it feels. We’re all going to work hard and try to make sure we get as close as we can to game shape. It’ll probably be a little bit challenging the first few games to get that conditioning, but once you get a few games under your belt it comes back quick.” The injuries that Crosby has dealt with over the past couple of years took their toll, both physically and emotionally. But, he’s taken things in stride, and is more than eager to get back on the ice in game situations and test himself. “I think it’s something I’ve been working as hard as I can to prepare for,” Crosby said. “You can’t really prepare for games until you play them, but I’ve done my best to try and prepare accordingly. Hopefully things will work out well.” Crosby isn’t alone in sharing that sentiment. His teammates are excited at the prospects of having a healthy captain back in the lineup on a consistent basis. continued on page 114

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Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has played alongside No. 87 throughout his entire career. The netminder believes that Crosby has never been better. “He looks great,” Fleury said. “I think he’s healthy and going hard out there. During practice, he looks great, fast, strong. I’m looking forward to seeing him in action.” As with the rest of the organization, it hasn’t been easy for Fleury to watch Crosby go through the trials that he has over the past two seasons. The boost that a healthy Crosby adds is immeasurable. Fleury’s smile helped to confirm that fact. “[I’m] just happy for him. He’s a guy that loves the game so much and was away from it. Now, finally, everything seems to be on the right track for him.” Things are indeed on the right track for Crosby. Where the train that travels that track ends up in 2013 remains to be seen. It’s likely though that the ride will be one for the ages. Crosby is ready to put the setbacks behind him. As far as he’s concerned, that train has left the station.

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PROJECT POWER PLAY Project Power Play represents a group of partners; The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Highmark, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, who are focused on building 12 multi-sport dek hockey rinks to encourage physical activity and provide accessibility to hockey facilities for youth. The first two rinks in the City of Pittsburgh are located at Banksville Park on Crane Avenue and at Lewis Park in Hazelwood adjacent to the YMCA, both opened at the end of 2012. Over the next three years, 10 more rinks will be constructed as part of the $2.1 million project. Project Power Play funding comes from Highmark which is committing $1.5 million and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation which is providing $600,000. Additional contributions come from the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the local municipalities, which are providing land for the rinks, as well as maintenance, lighting and other support. Dave Soltesz, president of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation says, “The Foundation’s mission includes creating opportunities for youth that stress physical fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship. The dek hockey rinks and related programs will serve youth in the region, fulfill the Foundation’s mission to encourage youth fitness, and help to make hockey a more accessible sport. These are the best dek hockey rinks anywhere,” Soltesz says. “You have to see it to believe it.” The facilities, 155’ x 75’, are multi-sport courts and each includes a premier dasherboard system like those used in the NHL, players’ benches, penalty box, scorer’s table, goals at each end, and start-up dek hockey equipment. Each facility will have nine access gates, including handicap access via the service gate. Black vinyl fences enclose each facility. Soltesz says, “We are proud of our sport. We are proud of our region, and we are proud to put these types of facilities in the communities.”

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PensFIT

In a first-of-its-kind program, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is providing free floor hockey equipment to more than 250 elementary and middle schools in Allegheny County. The program, known as PensFIT, got its start on Friday, November 9 when Penguins alum Phil Bourque delivered the first set of equipment to Neil Armstrong Middle School in Bethel Park. The equipment for each school retails at more than $1,000 and includes goals, sticks, stick bags, hockey balls, goalie equipment and a storage bag. In addition to providing student workbooks and instructional manuals, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will offer a seminar at CONSOL Energy Center for the schools’ physical education teachers – hosted by the Penguins’ coaching staff and team alumni. PensFIT is designed as a three-year initiative to assist elementary schools in providing new opportunities for physical education classes. The long-term goal is to supply free equipment to 600 elementary and middle schools in 10 counties. Schools from surrounding counties will be added during the second year of the program. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has teamed up with corporate partner FedEx Ground on delivery of the equipment. FedEx Ground will provide shipping to the schools free of charge.

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The Trib Total Media Penguins All-Time Team honors 15 of the greatest players in Penguins history, as voted by the fans and a panel of media and team officials. Players who were active during the NHL for the 2010-11 season where not eligible. Active NHL players were not eligible. The all-time team represents all eras of Penguins history and salutes the incredible history of hockey in our city. Visit the interactive display at the Trib Total Media Penguins All-Time Team Zone located at the Trib Total Media Gate. You will also see segments honoring other notable Penguins, builders (coaches, GMs, support staff) and, of course, fans.

66 MARIO LEMIEUX

Center, 1984-97, 2000-06

10 RON FRANCIS Center, 1991-98

25 KEVIN STEVENS

Left Wing, 1987-95, 2001

Defense, 1991-95

Right Wing, 1990-2001

19 JEAN PRONOVOST Right Wing, 1968-78

TOM BARRASSO Goaltender, 1988-2000

4 DAVE BURROWS Defense, 1971-78, 1980-82

17 RICK KEHOE

Right Wing, 1974-85

77 PAUL COFFEY Defense, 1987-92

35

5 ULF SAMUELSSON

68 JAROMIR JAGR

55 LARRY MURPHY Defense, 1990-95

26 SYL APPS

Center, 1970-77

30 LES BINKLEY

Goaltender, 1967-72

7 JOE MULLEN

Right Wing, 1990-95, 1996-97

10 PIERRE LAROUCHE Center, 1974-77

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BUILDING INFORMATION ALCOHOL Guests of CONSOL Energy Center must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages. ARAMARK reserves the right to check proof of legal drinking age. There is a maximum of TWO (2) alcoholic beverages per purchase at all concession stands and portable vendors. For Pittsburgh Penguins games, all alcohol sales within the arena will conclude at the beginning of the third period. Individual concerts and events are determined on a show-by-show basis.

ATM MACHINES For the convenience of our fans, ATMs are available in CONSOL Energy Center: First Niagara Bank - Outside section 119 and 230, and in the lobby of the Trib Total Media Gate PNC Bank on PNC Legends Level - Outside of party suite 44 and suite 13

AUTOMOTIVE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AAA will have a “Puck Truck” at all Penguins home games. The “Puck Truck” is available to assist patrons that have trouble with their vehicles in CONSOL Energy Center lots only. Fans can call 1.800.AAA.HELP after the start of the third period.

BABY CHANGING STATIONS Baby changing stations are available in all restrooms, located on all seating levels of CONSOL Energy Center.

BAGS, BACKPACKS AND PURSES For security purposes, only small personal bags (purses, baby or diaper bags, etc.) will be permitted inside CONSOL Energy Center and all items are subject to search upon entrance. Large bags, coolers, backpacks and sealed packages, including gifts for performers and/or athletes of any kind are not permitted unless otherwise noted on the individual event page.

BANNERS AND SIGNS Banners and signs are permitted for most events, providing they are appropriate, as deemed by building management. Signs must not be commercial in nature or utilize wood, metal or other types of objects for support. They cannot be hung or fastened anywhere in the building or in any way obstruct another guest’s view or building signage.

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CREDIT CARDS VISA, Discover, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted at all merchandise and concession stands.

has a no re-entry policy; once you leave the building during an event, you will not be permitted to return.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION In the event of an emergency, CONSOL Energy Center staff will utilize the public address (PA) system to inform guests of the situation and any instructions as applicable. All exits and emergency exits are posted with appropriate signage.

ENTRANCES AND EXITS There are four (4) points of entry into CONSOL Energy Center: American Eagle Gate (Fifth Avenue and Washington Place), Trib Total Media Gate (Centre Avenue Lower Entrance), Verizon Gate (Centre Avenue Upper Entrance), and a private parking garage entrance for suite ticket holders.

DESIGNATED DRIVERS Guests of legal drinking age who hold a valid driver’s license and wish to sign up to be a designated driver, may visit Guest Services at section 104 for specific Designated Driver booth locations during Pittsburgh Penguins games. In return for safe and sober transportation of their group from CONSOL Energy Center, the designated driver will receive a coupon redeemable for a complimentary soft drink during the game.

DOORS OPEN Doors generally open one (1) hour prior to the start of an event at CONSOL Energy Center, including Pittsburgh Penguins games. Please check the individual event page for further information. CONSOL Energy Center

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FAMILY RESTROOMS Family restrooms are available on all levels of CONSOL Energy Center near sections 106/107, 108, 115, 121, 213, 225, party suite 44 and suite 13.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES No food or beverages of any kind are permitted to be brought into CONSOL Energy Center. Concession stands located throughout the arena sell a wide variety of food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Patrons continued on page 134


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requesting to bring in outside food or beverage due to health conditions should contact Guest Services in advance at info@consolenergycenter. com. Pennsylvania State Law prohibits the sale of alcohol to all persons under the age of 21. Guests are required to show proper identification and proof of age when purchasing alcoholic beverages.

LOST AND FOUND If an item is lost or found during an event please see the Guest Services office located outside section 104. Guests inquiring about lost items after an event should call 412.804.7903. Items lost at events are held in storage for thirty (30) days and then either disposed of or donated to an appropriate charity.

QUESTIONS For general questions, please call 412.642.1800 or e-mail info@consolenergycenter.com.

RE-ENTRY POLICY Exit and re-entry is not permitted at CONSOL Energy Center.

SECURITY In the interest of guests and staff safety, a search process is required for all events in order to prevent guests from bringing unauthorized and prohibited items into the arena.

SMOKING POLICY Smoking is not permitted inside CONSOL Energy Center.

PENSGEAR PensGear Powered by Reebok, the official team store of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is located in the lobby of CONSOL Energy Center, inside the Trib Total Media Gate. Store hours vary. Please call 412.553.8553 for more information. Refer to page 216 for additional store locations throughout CONSOL Energy Center.

PROHIBITED ITEMS Bags, back packs, air horns, coolers (hard/soft sided), thermoses, large purses, cans, bottles, flasks, alcoholic beverages, laser pointers, video or audio recording devices, professional cameras/lens, tripods, banners or signs on poles, weapons or any other items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate are strictly prohibited. Small purses, camera cases, binocular cases and diaper bags will be permitted, however, all items that do not pass security must be returned to vehicles.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Birthday and anniversary messages can be displayed at Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games only. A $20 donation is required to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. To have a birthday or anniversary message displayed, visit the ‘Fan Zone’ section of pittsburghpenguins.com. All requests must be placed at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to each game.

TAG-A-KID In the event a parent and child might be separated at a CONSOL Energy Center event, parents can register their child with the Tag-A-Kid program. A wristband with the parent’s seat location continued on page 137


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and contact number will be given to the child. Registration is available at the Guest Services office located outside section 104.

VIDEO CAMERAS Use of video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. CONSOL Energy Center reserves the right to confiscate any tape or film and remove the patron from the building.

WHEELCHAIRS A limited number of wheelchairs are available for transporting guests that are disabled to their seating location. Guests can be transported from the gates to their seats. If a wheelchair is needed for the duration of the event, guests must supply their own wheelchairs. Wheelchairs cannot be reserved in advance. Upon arrival, guests can arrange for a wheelchair at any entrance of CONSOL Energy

Center. Please see a CONSOL Energy Center employee to assist with wheelchair transportation.

WILL CALL Tickets ordered or prepaid can be picked up at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office, located in the lobby of the Trib Total Media Gate. Will Call windows open one (1) hour prior to events and patrons must present valid photo identification and the credit card of record when picking up tickets.

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NAKAMA


CONSOL Energy Center

CONCESSIONS GUIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/BEER All permanent concession stands Souvenir Collectable Series Cup available

Allegheny Pale Ale 102, 112, 207 Babbling Blonde 102, 112 Bass 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 207, 213 Beck’s 102, 213 Blue Moon Draft 207 Blue Moon 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 213 Bud Light Draft 101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 108, 111, 112, 113, 116, 121, 205, 211, 212, 223, 231 Bud Light 105, 115, 117, 118, 119, 201, 204, 214, 215, 217, 218, 225, 233 Bud Light Platinum 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 213 Budweiser 102, 105, 106, 108, 112, 117, 118, 119, 204, 215, 217, 223 Coors Light Draft 108 Coors Light 102, 106, 108, 110, 112, 207, 218, 234 Corona 102, 112, 120, 207, 213 Henry Weinhards IPA 207 Iron City Amber 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 207, 213 Iron City Light Draft 106, 108, 119 Iron City Light 102, 110, 112, 207, 234 Labatt Blue Draft 102, 106, 112, 120, 121, 206, 207

Labatt Blue 105, 108, 109, 110, 117, 118, 119, 120, 202, 204, 213, 214, 215, 217, 228, 233, 234 Labatt Blue Light Draft 103, 108, 113, 206 Labatt Blue Light 102, 105, 106, 109, 110, 112, 117, 118, 119, 120, 201, 202, 204, 207, 214, 215, 217, 218, 225, 233, 234 Leinenkugel-Wheat Draft 207 Leinenkugel-Seasonal Draft 207 Leffe Brown 120, 213 Magic Hat # 9 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 207, 213 Mich Ultra 102, 105, 106, 108, 112, 119, 215 Miller Lite Draft 101, 102, 106, 108, 109, 111, 112, 205, 207, 232 Miller Lite 105, 115, 117, 119, 215, 217, 218, 225

Yuengling Draft 119, 206 Yuengling 102, 106, 108, 110, 112, 207, 234

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/ COCKTAILS, WINE, MALTERNATIVES Cocktails 102, 112, 207 Wine 102, 112, 207 Bacardi Lemon 102, 105, 106, 108, 109, 112, 117, 119, 121, 202, 203, 204, 206, 207, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 225, 233, 234 Smirnoff Ice 102, 105, 106, 108, 109, 112, 117, 119, 121, 202, 203, 204, 206, 207, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 225, 233, 234

SOFT DRINKS, BOTTLED WATER, BOTTLED TEA, ENERGY DRINKS, COFFEE

O’Doul’s 102, 106, 108, 112, 207 Old Wylie’s IPA 102, 106, 108, 112, 207 Penn Pilsner 102, 106, 108, 112, 207, 218 Redbridge (gluten free) 102, 108, 112, 116, 120, 207, 213 Rolling Rock 108, 110, 204, 234 Shock Top - Draft 102, 106, 108, 112 Shock Top IPA 102, 112, 120, 213 Stella Artois Draft 102, 112, 207 Stella Artois 106, 108, 117, 120, 213, 215, 217, 233 Straub 106, 108

32 oz. Souvenir Collectable Series Cup with one FREE REFILL Fountain Soft Drinks - RC Cola, Diet RC Cola, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, 7UP, Country Time Lemonade Available at All Permanent Stand Locations continued on page 141

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Bottled Soft Drink - RC Cola 105, 115, 118, 202, 204, 214, 216, 218, 225, 233 Bottled Soft Drink Diet RC Cola 105, 115, 118, 202, 204, 214, 216, 218, 225, 233 Bottled Soft Drink - 7UP 105, 115, 118, 202, 204, 214, 216, 218, 225, 233 Bottled Soft Drink Sunkist Orange 105, 109, 119, 120, 121, 202, 206, 230 Bottled Soft Drink Diet Sunkist Orange 109, 116, 223, 231, 232 Bottled Soft Drink A&W Root Beer 105, 107, 109, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 202, 204, 205, 206, 211, 212, 214, 218, 223, 225, 230, 231, 232, 233

Snapple Iced Tea 107, 108, 116, 119, 120, 121, 205, 212, 223, 230, 231, 232 Venom Energy Drink 102, 107, 108, 112, 116, 120, 121, 207, 211, 212, 223, 231, 232 Coffee 103, 113 Dunkin Donuts - Specialty Coffee & Hot Chocolate 109, 212

BBQ @ SMOKEHOUSE Beef Brisket, Chicken & Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Platters 115, 205 Smoked BBQ Chicken Nachos 205

GRILL ITEMS Fresh Angus Beef Hamburger/ Cheeseburger (single) 107, 212, 232 Fresh Angus Beef Hamburger/ Cheeseburger (double) 107, 212, 232 Burgatory Burgers 206 NEW Duos - Two each Cheeseburgers 101, 111

Bottled Soft Drink Hawaiian Punch 105, 107, 116, 119, 120, 121, 202, 206, 212, 223, 231

Pulled Pork Nachos 103, 113, 115, 118, 204, 233

Bottled Soft Drink Ginger Ale 105, 107, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 204, 206, 211, 212, 216, 218, 223, 225, 230, 231, 232, 233

NEW Loaded Baked Potato 103, 113, 205

Hot Dog 101, 107, 109, 111, 116, 121, 212, 218, 223, 225, 231, 232

CHICKEN SPECIALTIES

Topped Hot Dog 218, 225

Bottled Soft Drink Cherikee Red 109, 119, 120, 121, 205, 211, 230, 232 Bottled Soft Drink Sun Drop 105, 107, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 202, 204, 205, 206, 211, 212, 218, 223, 225, 231, 232, 233 Bottled Soft Drink Diet Sun Drop 107, 116, 119, 120, 121, 205, 206, 211, 212 Bottled Water 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 202, 204, 205, 206, 207, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 223, 225, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234 Fiji Bottled Water 108, 211 All Sport 108, 116, 205, 223

NEW Smoked Turkey Leg 205

Chicken Tenders 101, 107, 108, 111, 120, 212, 232 Buffalo Tenders 108, 120 Grilled Chicken Sandwich 107, 212, 232 Burgatory “Hot Chick” Sandwich 206 Kickin’ Chicken Sandwich 108 NEW Duos - Two Each Fried Chicken Sandwich 101,111 Smoked BBQ Chicken Nachos 205

CheeseSteak 108

Jumbo Corn Dog 108, 120 Man vs. Food - 1/2 Pound Topped Hot Dog 230 Italian Sausage 107, 212, 232 NEW Hot Italian Sausage 107, 212, 232 Smoked Sausage 109, 116, 121, 223, 231

NEW HEALTH CHOICE OPTIONS Salad Rolls * 116 Bibb Lettuce Cups * 116

Smoked BBQ Chicken Sandwich 115, 205 Dings (Wings - Variety) 101, 111

* Gluten Free

Local Vegetables * 116 Vegetable Tacos * 116 Cobb * 116 continued on page 142

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Local Baby Greens * 116 Yogurt * 116 Schearer’s Chips * 108, 116 Beverages * 116 Falafel Gyro (vegetarian) 108 Honey Smoked Turkey Wrap 108, 120 NEW Roasted Turkey Sandwich 103, 113 NEW Caprese Sandwich 103, 113 Fresh Fruit * 103, 108, 113 Fresh Selection Salads * 103, 107, 108, 113 Fruit Smoothie * 103, 113 Psychedelic ‘Shroom Burgatory 206

SPECIALTY ITEMS & CARVERY Beef & Lamb Gyro 108 NEW Pastrami on Rye 103,108,113 Italian Hoagie 108 Chef’s Specialty Carved Sandwiches 107, First Niagara & Captain Morgan Clubs NEW Cheesesteak Taco 101, 111 NEW Smashed Ball (Beef Meatball) 103,113 NEW P’Burgh Boy Sandwich 103,113 Kielbasa Grinder 101, 107, 111, 206, 212

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Primanti Brothers Sandwiches 119 Onion Rings 101, 107, 111 NEW Cheese Curds 101, 111 Specialty Nuts 105, 202 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 107

Popcorn 103, 105, 109, 113, 116, 121, 202, 211, 223, 231

Soup of the Day 107

NEW Sarris Chocolates 101, 109, 111, 116, 121, 211, 223, 231

PIZZA/PIZZA HUT Pizza Singles 9” 107, 120, 212, 232 Pizza By the Slice 103, 113

SUSHI/NAKAMA Sushi 101, 105, 111

FAN FAVORITES FRENCH FRIES, NACHOS, POPCORN & SNACKS French Fries 101, 107, 111, 119, 120, 212, 232

Cracker Jack 103, 105, 109, 113, 116, 121, 206, 211, 223, 230, 231 Candy 103, 109, 113, 116, 121, 206, 211, 212, 223, 230, 231 Cotton Candy 105, 202

ICE CREAM/ ITALIAN ICE Dairy Queen - Dilly Bar, Buster Bar, Stars & Stripes Starkiss 105, 234 Ice Cream Cup 109, 116, 223

NEW Large French Fries 107, 120, 212, 232

Ice Cream Waffle Cone 109, 116, 223

Burgatory Fries 206

Rita’s Italian Ice 116

Topped French Fries 108

Burgatory Milk Shakes 206

Sweet Potato Fries 120, 232

KIDS STAND

Cajun Fries 107, 120, 212, 232

Kids Hot Dog 116

Nachos Grande 103, 105, 109, 113, 116, 118, 121, 204, 205, 211, 216, 232, 230, 231, 233

Kids Popcorn 116

Braided Pretzels with Dip 103, 108, 109, 113, 116, 120, 121, 211, 223, 231

Milk 116

Peanut Butter Nuggets (H.K. Anderson) 103, 109, 113, 116, 121, 206, 211, 212,223, 231 Peanuts 103,109, 113, 116, 121, 206, 211, 212, 218, 223, 225, 230, 231

Kids Soft Drink 116

Kids Nacho 116

BAKED GOODS Variety of Baked Goods 102

* Gluten Free


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2012 NHL DRAFT

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PITTSBURGH PICKS

Name: Olli Maatta Selection: First Round (22nd overall) Position: D Height: 6-2 Weight: 206 Amateur Team: Portland (OHL)

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Name: Derrick Pouliot Selection: First Round (8th overall) Position: D Height: 5-11 Weight: 195 Amateur Team: London (WHL)

Name: Oskar Sundqvist Selection: Third Round (81st overall) Position: C Height: 6-3 Weight: 182 Amateur Team: Skelleftea Jr. (SWE-JR)

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Name: Theodor “Teddy” Blueger Selection: Second Round (52nd overall) Position: C Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Amateur Team: Shattuck-St. Mary’s (HIGH-MN)

Name: Matthew Murray Selection: Third Round (83rd overall) Position: G Height: 6-4 Weight: 166 Amateur Team: Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

Name: Sean Maguire Selection: Fourth Round (113th overall) Position: G Height: 6-2 Weight: 202 Amateur Team: Powell River (BCHL)

Name: Matia Marcantuoni Selection: Fourth Round (92nd overall) Position: F Height: 6-0 Weight: 197 Amateur Team: Kitchener (OHL)

Name: Clark Seymour Selection: Fifth Round (143rd overall) Position: D Height: 6-4 Weight: 202 Amateur Team: Peterborough (OHL)

Name: Anton Zlobin Selection: Sixth Round (173rd overall) Position: RW Height: 5-11 Weight: 189 Amateur Team: Shawinigan (QMJHL; rights traded to Val-d’Or)

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WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

PENGUINS

Joining the American Hockey League for its inaugural season in 1999-00, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have established themselves as one the most successful franchises in the league. After posting a 23-43-9-5 record in its first season of play and missing the playoffs, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton enjoyed one of the biggest turnarounds in league history as the team made it to its first-ever Calder Cup Final appearance in 2001. Though they would fall to the Saint John Flames in six games, the Penguins would carry on a tradition of success both on and off the ice. In total, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has appeared in the Calder Cup Final three times and reached the playoffs in 11 out of 13 seasons, including 10 consecutive postseason berths — tied for the longest active streak in the AHL. The 1999-00 season saw the Penguins sellout 26 games their inaugural season. The following year Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton set the league record by selling out the entire season (40-games) en route to a streak of 144 consecutive BRAD THIESSEN sellouts that still stands today as an AHL record. The AHL-affiliate to the Pittsburgh Penguins since its inception, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has helped develop former draft picks such as Marc-Andre Fleury, Brooks Orpik, Tyler Kennedy and Joe Vitale. Ten former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins lifted the Stanley Cup when Pittsburgh defeated Detroit in seven games in 2009. continued on page 150

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The Penguins have also seen many of their coaches rise up the ranks with Dan Bylsma and Todd Reirden manning the bench in Pittsburgh, Michel Therrien in Montreal, Todd Richards in Columbus and Mike Yeo in Minnesota. The 2010-11 season marked one for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton history books. Under the guidance of first-year head coach John Hynes, the Penguins went 58-21-0-1 SIMON DESPRES to claim their first-ever Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as AHL regular-season champions. In the process, Hynes won the Louis A.R. Pieri Award as the AHL’s Outstanding Coach, while the team set records for wins in a season (58), points in a season ZAC SILL (117), and fewest losses in a season (21). Goaltender Brad Thiessen joined Dany Sabourin as the team’s second recipient of the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award. Now in their 14th season of play, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have amassed more wins (450) and points (987) than any other team in the league over the last ten years.

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) 670 North River St., Suite 210 • Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705 Phone: 570-208-PENS Website: wbspenguins.com Chief Executive Officer/Governor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff Barrett General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ray Shero Asst . General Manager/Alt . Governor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Botterill Executive V .P ./Chief Financial Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Petorak Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Hynes Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alain Nasreddine DATE

TIME

VISITING TEAM HOME TEAM

DATE

TIME

10/13/2012

7:05 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Binghamton

1/23/2013

7:05 PM

St. John’s

@ W-B/Scranton

10/19/2012

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Springfield

1/25/2013

7:05 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Rochester

10/20/2012 7:05 PM

Bridgeport

@ W-B/Scranton

1/26/2013

5:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Toronto

10/21/2012 5:05 PM

Syracuse

@ W-B/Scranton

2/1/2013

7:05 PM

Manchester

@ W-B/Scranton

10/26/2012 7:05 PM

Rochester

@ W-B/Scranton

2/2/2013

7:05 PM

Adirondack

@ W-B/Scranton

10/27/2012

7:30 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Syracuse

2/3/2013

2:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Hershey

10/28/2012

5:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Hershey

2/8/2013

7:30 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Norfolk

11/2/2012

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Manchester

2/9/2013

7:15 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Norfolk

11/4/2012

3:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Bridgeport

2/12/2013

7:05 PM

Binghamton

@ W-B/Scranton

11/7/2012

7:05 PM

Binghamton

@ W-B/Scranton

2/15/2013

7:05 PM

Norfolk

@ W-B/Scranton

11/9/2012

7:05 PM

Hershey

@ W-B/Scranton

2/16/2013

7:05 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Binghamton

11/10/2012 7:05 PM

Portland

@ W-B/Scranton

2/17/2013

4:05 PM

Syracuse

@ W-B/Scranton

11/14/2012 7:05 PM

Springfield

@ W-B/Scranton

2/22/2013

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Adirondack - &

11/16/2012 7:05 PM

Bridgeport

@ W-B/Scranton

2/23/2013

7:05 PM

Connecticut

@ W-B/Scranton

11/17/2012

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Hershey

2/24/2013

3:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Bridgeport

11/21/2012

7:00 PM

VISITING TEAM HOME TEAM

W-B/Scranton

@ Hershey

2/27/2013

7:05 PM

Norfolk

@ W-B/Scranton

11/24/2012 7:05 PM

Toronto

@ W-B/Scranton

3/1/2013

7:05 PM

Hershey

@ W-B/Scranton

11/25/2012

W-B/Scranton

@ Albany - $

3/2/2013

7:05 PM

Albany

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MIKE LANGE

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One of the most unique broadcasters in professional sports, Mike Lange is calling games in his 36th season with the Penguins, handling radio play-by-play on the club’s flagship station, 105.9 FM “The X” and the Penguins Radio Network. Known for his creative and colorful style, including trademark phrases such as “Buy Sam A Drink And Get His Dog One, Too,” Lange was awarded the Foster Hewitt award by the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. Lange’s relationship with the Penguins began in 1974-75, when he broke into the NHL as a radio play-by-play man. He left for one season, but returned in 1976-77 and has been a fixture on the Penguins’ scene ever since. Lange did radio exclusively until 1979, when games were simulcast on radio and TV. He served as the television voice of the Penguins through 2005-06, before returning to the radio booth in 2006-07. A native of Sacramento, California, Lange earned a degree in broadcasting from Sacramento State University before starting his career as the voice of the Phoenix Roadrunners (WHL) in 1970. He also served as the play-by-play voice of the San Diego Gulls (WHL) in 1973-74 before joining the Penguins. In addition to his tenure with the Penguins, Lange handled play-by-play duties for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986-87. A well-known member of the Pittsburgh community, Lange makes numerous personal appearances throughout the year and is actively involved in charity work.

PHIL BOURQUE

PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK COLOR ANALYST

Two-time Stanley Cup Champion Phil Bourque is in his eighth season on the Penguins broadcast team, serving as color commentator alongside Mike Lange. A gritty winger/defenseman, Bourque was signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent in 1982, and went on to record 164 points (75G-89A) in 344 regular-season games with the Penguins between 1983 and 1992. For his career he totaled 199 points (88G-111A) in 477 games with the Penguins, New York Rangers and Ottawa. Since retiring from professional hockey in 2000, Bourque has co-hosted Penguins pre- and post-game shows on the Penguins Radio Network and worked as a contributor for WPXI-TV’s coverage of Penguins hockey.

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BOB GROVE

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After a 17-year career as the Penguins beat writer for the Washington Observer-Reporter, Bob Grove joined the team’s radio broadcasts in 1998 as a frequent studio host/co-host and is now in his seventh season as full-time host of the pre- and post-game broadcasts and intermissions on the Penguins Hockey Network. Grove wrote Pittsburgh Penguins: The Official History of the First 30 Years in 1997 and has contributed game notes to GOAL Magazine inserts or IceTime programs for every Pittsburgh home game since 1986. He was also a contributor to the second edition of Total Hockey and to The Game I’ll Never Forget. He is a senior writer covering hockey for the Pittsburgh Sports Report and also hosts Bob Grove’s Hot Stove on Penguins Radio 24/7.

STEVE MEARS

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Steve Mears is in his fourth season as a member of the Penguins Radio Network team. In addition to his work on the Penguins’ radio and TV game broadcasts, he serves as the lead host of Penguins Live on Penguins Radio 24/7 and is also a contributor to PensTV at pittsburghpenguins.com. Mears came to the Penguins in September of 2009 after spending three seasons as the radio play-by-play voice of the New York Islanders. Prior to his time in New York, he spent four seasons as the director of media relations and broadcasting for the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the Central Hockey League. In 2005, he was named CHL Broadcaster of the Year. In addition to his radio work, he has also done various game broadcasts for Leafs TV and MSG television networks. A graduate of Franklin Regional High School, Mears grew up in Murrysville, PA and earned a degree in broadcasting from Bowling Green State University in 2002 while serving as the play-by-play voice of the BGSU Falcons. He currently resides in Pittsburgh.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite program presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods will feature 13 teams playing at the AAA level — eight boys teams and five girls teams. “Part of our overall vision of supporting local youth hockey has been to create an elite Pittsburgh Penguins youth program that would attract top players in different age groups, offering an excellent environment to develop skills, teach teamwork and compete against top teams from other areas,” said David Morehouse, CEO and President of the Pittsburgh Penguins. “The Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) do such a great job of growing the game here, and there are a number of good amateur programs. But we thought it made sense to have a AAA program directly affiliated with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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“The opportunity to partner with one of the top AAA programs in the country in the Pittsburgh Hornets and one of the most sociallyconscious, sportsoriented businesses in Dick’s Sporting Goods is one that excites us. We think we can do great things together as Pittsburgh Penguins Elite.” The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite teams will compete in the Tier I Elite Hockey League that includes the Philadelphia Junior Flyers, the Buffalo Junior Sabres, the DC Capitals, the Dallas AAA Stars, the Phoenix Junior Coyotes and the Los Angeles Junior Kings, among others. “Dick’s Sporting Goods is thrilled to be the title sponsor of the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite program.  At Dick’s, we are passionate about youth sports and committed to helping young athletes achieve their goals of playing at the highest level,” said Lauren Hobart, Dick’s Sporting Goods Senior Vice President and

“OUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE PENGUINS’ ELITE PROGRAM IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HELP ATHLETES IN OUR HOME TOWN OF PITTSBURGH, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE TEAM COME TOGETHER AND THRIVE.” ~ Lauren Hobart continued on page 167

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LITTLE PENGUINS LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY

Sidney Crosby and his family wanted to help parents introduce their children to the game of hockey — and to do it without having to incur a prohibitive up-front cost. The result is the Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program. This generous donation and tremendous, one-of-a-kind opportunity allows children, aged 4-8, to receive free head-to-toe hockey equipment and 10 sessions of on-ice instruction. The 2012-13 season will be the fifth consecutive year for the Little Penguins program, which continues to grow. Last season twenty-three rinks hosted the program, which includes four girls-only locations. Since the program began during the 2008-2009 season more than 3,200 children have been introduced to hockey through this program. This season, 1,000 participants aged 4-8 will receive free gear and learn the game. Thanks to the combined efforts of Sidney Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Penguins Foundation, Reebok, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, all participants receive full sets of Reebok SC87 equipment, including skates, stick, helmet, gloves, pants, shoulder pads, shin pads, elbow pads, and an equipment bag, as well as an official Little Penguins jersey and helmet stickers. After four highly successful seasons, the program sells out quickly. During the pre-registration period, parents may view information regarding participating rinks, starting dates, number of sessions, and times of instructional sessions, which are listed on the Penguins’ website. For participant convenience, registration will occur online at pittsburghpenguins.com. “We were both excited and amazed by the reaction to the Little Penguins program in previous seasons, and we’re happy to be able to

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“IT’S A TRIBUTE TO SID AND HIS FAMILY THAT THEY WANT TO REACH OUT AND CREATE THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA.” ~ David Morehouse

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SKATE, SKATE, SKATE No matter what level you are playing, skating is everything when it comes to hockey. However, skating isn’t just about being able to move backwards or forwards. Change of direction is critical when your team is on the transition from defense to offense, or vice versa. That makes being able stop, turn or pivot on a dime and quickly accelerate out of a start position as much a key to being a good skater as straight-ahead speed. Work hard to improve your skating when you can!

THE IMPORTANCE OF PASSING Pay attention to your passing. Nothing moves the puck up ice quicker than a tape-to-tape pass. A good passing team is able to maintain possession of the puck for long stretches, putting itself in position to generate more offense. What separates the great passers from the good ones is not only are they able to deliver the puck to a teammate when he or she is wide open, but they are able to use the boards and make area passes to teammates in traffic. “Practice perfect passing.”

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GET TO THE NET Everybody has probably heard the saying ‘good things happen when you go to the net.’ There is a good reason for that — everything happens there. When you have a chance to shoot, get the puck on net. You also have to make sure that you physically go to the net so that way you are there for tips, rebounds and screens — all plays that lead directly to goals.

WORK HARD AND HAVE FUN We all want to be the best players we can be and help our team win each time we step on the ice. The easiest way to achieve this — WORK HARD EVERY TIME you step on the ice because work ethic is a huge key to being a successful hockey player. Just as important as working hard is ENJOYING THE GAME. Hockey is just that — a game — which means it is something we do to entertain ourselves. When you are having fun on the ice, chances are good that you are playing your best.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania might not have a fancy nickname like ‘Hockeytown’, nor is it located in “The State of Hockey” — which is one of Minnesota’s unofficial nicknames for those of you scoring at home — but over the last decade, the ‘Steel City’ has cemented its status as one of the rising hotbeds of the hockey universe. Less than a decade ago, that statement would have been nearly impossible to believe. As the sweltering summer heat swept through our region in 2005, the NHL was in the final stages of 2005 NHL DRAFT wrapping up a lockout that cost the league the entire ’04-05 campaign. Locally, the Penguins were coming off a NHL-worst 58-point season in the year preceding the lockout, and local amateur hockey numbers were in sharp decline. Those fortunes changed with the fortuitous bounce of a ping-pong ball on July 22, 2005 — a stoke of luck that delivered wonderkid Sidney Crosby to the black-and-gold. In the blink of an eye, Evgeni Malkin joined the fold and the duo quickly transformed an up-andcoming team into Stanley Cup champions by 2009. The on-ice and box office success achieved by the Penguins since the arrival of Crosby and Malkin has increased hockey’s profile in Pittsburgh tenfold. Before Crosby’s debut in October 2005, Pittsburgh didn’t have much of a presence within the hockey world outside of legendary Hall of Fame owner Mario Lemieux, who was winding down his illustrious career. Sure, Upper St. Clair native Ryan Malone was coming off an impressive 22-goal rookie campaign with his hometown team, RYAN MALONE and Plum’s R.J. Umberger was set to make

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make an NHL roster for the first time with the cross-state rival Philadelphia Flyers. But at the time, despite the talents each displayed, both seemed more like exceptions rather than trendsetters. While Malone, who helped the Penguins reach the Cup Final in ’08 before departing to the Tampa Bay Lightning, R.J. UMBERGER and Umberger continue to produce annually on hockey’s grandest stage, the next generation of Pittsburgh-born and trained players continues to make their mark on the hockey world. The dramatic improvement of the Pittsburgh amateur hockey pipeline was showcased at the 2011 NHL Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota, when four of the first 64 selections — J.T. Miller (NY Rangers, 1st round, 15th overall); John Gibson (Anaheim; 2nd round; 39th overall); Brandon Saad (Chicago, 2nd round, 43rd overall); and Vince Trocheck (Florida; 3rd round; 64th overall) — each grew up playing their youth hockey within the local amateur hockey ranks. With his selection at No. 15 overall, Miller became the highest-drafted player ever from the Pittsburgh region, edging out Umberger, who was taken 16th overall by Vancouver in 2001. Gibson was the second goaltender taken in the ’11 draft. Saad, who slipped a bit on draft day after being considered a top-five talent earlier that year, became the first of the quartet to reach the NHL when he made the Blackhawks’ ’1112 opening-night roster. He appeared in two regular-season and two playoff contests with BRANDON SAAD the Hawks, while in between starring for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). As good as Saad and Gibson were last year — and First and Third-Team All-OHL honors, respectively, indicate both enjoyed fine seasons — neither was the best Pittsburgh-born player in the OHL.

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That honor went to London Knights goaltender — and Wexford native — Michael Houser, who like the four players drafted in ’11 is an alum of the Pittsburgh Hornets ‘AAA’ program. Houser put together one of the finest junior seasons ever while leading the Knights to an OHL playoff championship and a runner-up finish at the Memorial Cup. Houser, who signed an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers organization during the summer, was named the Canadian Hockey League’s ‘Goaltender of the Year’, won the OHL’s ‘Goaltender of the Year’ award and he became just the third American to win the OHL Most Outstanding Player award after posting a 46-15-0-1 record, 2.47 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. His 46 wins tied the OHL record. Although Team USA had a disappointing showing at the 2012 World Junior Championship, it is impressive to note that of the 23 players who comprised the Americans’ roster, four (17%) hailed from Western Pennsylvania — Saad, Miller, Gibson and defenseman Stephen Johns, a defenseman from the University of Notre Dame who was selected by Chicago in the second round (60th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft. This April, the 2013 Frozen Four — college hockey’s version of March Madness — will come to CONSOL Energy Center. If recent Frozen Fours are any indication, there is a good chance somebody from the 412 or 724 area code will factor heavily into determining a champion. That’s because each of the last three winners — Boston College in 2012 and ’10, and Minnesota-Duluth in ’11 — have been buoyed by local contributors. Leading the charge for Boston College at the ’12 Frozen Four was a pair of Mt. Lebanon Blue Devil alums — starting netminder Parker Milner and defenseman Patrick Wey. On their way to leading the Eagles to the title, both players were named to the Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team. Wey, who was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the fourth round (115th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, and Milner also played continued on page 183

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smaller roles on Boston College’s ’10 championship squad. In between BC’s victories, Plum native Kenny Reiter helped backstop the University of Minnesota-Duluth to a Frozen Four championship over Michigan in ’11 — meaning the winning netminder from the past two national champions has come from Pittsburgh. Young players across our area from mites to high school players to stars at the college and junior level strive each day to become permanent NHL fixtures like Malone and Umberger. Dylan Reese, Mike Weber and Matt Bartkowski are three young defensemen with a sprinkle of NHL experience who appear poised to make that leap in the coming years. The elder statesman of the group is Reese, who like Malone hails from Upper St. Clair and is joining his hometown team this season. Prior to signing with Pittsburgh during the offseason, Reese has played a combined 74 NHL games with the New York Islanders over the past three seasons. Cranberry native Weber has the most experience of the three, suiting up for 132 games with the Buffalo Sabres entering the ’12-13 campaign. A punishing defender, Weber is probably most notorious to fans in these parts for not being DYLAN REESE afraid to mix it up physically with Crosby and Malkin in recent matchups against them. Bartkowski made the opening-night roster for the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins last season. The previous spring, he participated in Boston’s march to the Cup as a member of the team’s taxi squad. Ironically, each of Bartkowski’s first three NHL games during the ’10-11 season came at CONSOL Energy Center. As you can see, hockey is alive and well in Pittsburgh at all levels — and that’s without us mentioning the vastly-improved Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) and the numerous players slated to join the college and junior ranks this coming season. Thanks to the on-ice success of the Penguins translating throughout the local community to children of all ages, hockey is only going to continue growing in these parts well into the future.

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While the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods continues to win as a team, individual players have also garnered recognition for their success on the ice, from their peers as well as next-level hockey programs. The girls’ program has 23 former players currently playing at the collegiate level, with 12 playing at the NCAA Division 1 level — the highest level possible for women in the U.S. Adding her name to the list for next year will be Stephanie Lemieux. Stephanie has verbally committed to play for the Boston College Eagles beginning in the 2013-2014. Stephanie was on the first Pittsburgh Penguins Elite girls’ team in 2010.  Prior to that, she attended the prestigious Shattuck St. Mary’s School in Faribault, MN where she won a USA Hockey National Championship playing with their 16 & Under team. 

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During the lockout, Dustin Jeffrey went to Croatia and found stardom. After the lockout, all he was looking for was a chance. The Penguins center prospered with KHL Medvescak Zagreb of the Austrian league, racking up 11 goals and 12 assists for the Croatiabased club as it hovered near the top of the standings. Jeffrey brought confidence accrued back to the NHL and hoped to continue his good play. As the jam-packed NHL season entered its second week, Jeffrey had dressed for just one of the Penguins’ first five games. But thanks to Zagreb, he’ll be ready when opportunity presents itself. “It was a cool experience,” said Jeffrey, 24. “I’d never been to Europe before. It was different. Eye-opening. It’s a better league than I expected. “There were a number of NHL guys that went over to play in the league. I think there were between 10 and 14. That raised the level. “There were a couple 12- or 14-hour bus rides that weren’t very fun. That brought me back to my American league days.” Jeffrey suffered a torn ACL in February, 2011. He had knee surgery and didn’t return until the 2011-12 season. Jeffrey’s ice time last season was sporadic: He only played 26 games, notching four goals and two assists. Jeffrey needed games. That’s why he headed to Zagreb and the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, based in Austria but including teams from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia.

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“I prepared for training camp. Then we had the lockout,” Jeffrey said. “I looked right away for someplace to play. I needed to play. I thought that was best for my career, to play a lot and get my confidence back. To get a lot of minutes. “Maybe the league wasn’t the best, but I played 26-29 minutes per game. Power play and penalty-kill. We only used two or three lines. That gave me the opportunity to play a lot, get my confidence back and have success. I had success and the team had success. It was a good feeling. “Hopefully, it’s going to show that I’ve been competing against people and battling against people, trying to score goals.” The Penguins are a tough team to play for if you’re a center. Unless you’re Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin or Brandon Sutter, that is. That trio has the top three center spots on lockdown. Jeffrey has to fight for what he can get. “We have a lot of centers who have had success in this league,” said the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder. “The top two are pretty unbelievable. “I’ve just got to come in here and do my work. Play whatever position they tell me and let the chips fall where they may.” Jeffrey — a sixth-round choice in the 2007 NHL draft — can play wing and has played wing. “I have more experience at center,” said the product of Sarnia, Ontario. “It’s a matter of opportunity. “After you play a couple games [at wing], you get comfortable. It’s a different mentality. You don’t have the freedom to roam as much. You’ve got to play up and down your wing. You have more responsibility to stay in your position in the defensive zone. At center, you have more freedom.” Jeffrey says his knee is OK. He’s ready to go. “I feel good now,” he said. “I got my confidence back playing in a league comparable to the American league. I had success. I was able to contribute. I’m ready to contribute again. It comes with opportunity.” Mark Madden hosts a radio show 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WXDX-FM (105.9).

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STATS UPDATE OF PRO PLAYERS

IN THE SYSTEM Through 01.28.13

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS

PTSU IPIM 0 1 2 PSKATERS I T T S B U RGP G H G P EAN G N S +/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Philippe Dupuis

34

2

9

11

14

-7

2

0

0

83

Warren Peters

39

5

3

8

58

-2

0

0

0

70

Joe Morrow

34

1

7

8

31

-5

1

0

0

53

Jayson Megna

23

3

4

7

4

-5

0

0

0

42

Philip Samuelsson

32

2

5

7

26

6

0

0

0

30

Alex Grant

19

2

3

5

31

E

2

0

2

44

Tom Kuhnhackl

11

2

2

4

6

3

0

0

0

10

Bobby Farnham

31

1

3

4

120

-1

0

0

0

39

Adam Payerl

10

2

1

3

5

E

0

0

0

17

Joey Mormina

21

1

2

3

17

5

0

0

0

16

Zach Sill

23

1

2

3

22

1

0

0

0

25

Dominik Uher

26

0

3

3

36

-1

0

0

0

18

Mark Eaton

2

0

1

1

4

-1

0

0

0

1

Tom Kostopoulos

2

0

1

1

2

1

0

0

0

1

Chris Barton

2

0

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

1

Paul Crowder

2

0

0

0

0

-2

0

0

0

3

Cody Wild

2

0

0

0

0

-2

0

0

0

3

Keven Veilleux

4

0

0

0

7

-1

0

0

0

0

Steve MacIntyre

23

0

0

0

42

-1

0

0

0

4

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

L

SOL

MIN

GA

SO

GAA

SA%

Brad Thiessen

18

8

8

1

1030

45

3

2.62

0.903

Jeff Zatkoff

26

13

12

0

1496

52

3

2.08

0.916

WHEELING NAILERS

206

SKATERS

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Scott Zurevinski

40

10

7

17

33

7

0

0

0

67

Cody Chupp

23

6

7

13

13

-2

1

1

0

58

Keven Veilleux

7

2

4

6

12

E

0

0

1

12

Bobby Farnham

9

3

1

4

46

-2

1

0

0

24

Reid McNeill

21

0

4

4

35

-5

0

0

0

19

Tom Kuhnhackl

2

1

0

1

2

2

0

0

0

5

Adam Payerl

4

1

0

1

15

1

0

0

0

18

Dominik Uher

3

0

1

1

0

E

0

0

0

5

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L 5

SOL 2

MIN 758

GA 41

SO 0

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IN THE SYSTEM Through 01.28.13

AMATEUR FORWARDS

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Kenneth Agostino Yale (ECAC)

20

11

14

25

26

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3

0

2

75

Josh Archibald Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA)

26

14

11

25

20

14

1

1

1

60

Teddy Blueger Minnesota St. (WCHA)

24

3

10

13

30

E

1

0

0

33

Ben Hanowski St. Cloud St (WCHA)

21

11

10

21

10

+4

4

1

3

88

Matia Marcantuoni Kitchener (OHL)

45

6

11

17

30

-5

1

1

0

0

Bryan Rust Notre Dame (CCHA)

26

6

12

18

2

+15

2

0

3

70

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26 10 4

13 1 1

13 0 1

26 1 2

32 4 12

+10 +1 E

4 0 0

1 0 0

3 1 0

82 8 11

Scott Wilson Umass-Lowell (HE)

23

7

14

21

16

-3

3

0

2

62

Anton Zlobin Val-D'Or (QMJHL)

42

21

39

60

23

+9

5

1

0

124

DEFENSEMEN

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Nicholas D'Agostino Cornell (ECAC)

19

2

8

10

14

+3

1

0

0

23

Scott Harrington London (OHL)

40

1

14

15

22

+13

1

0

0

0

Olli Maatta London(OHL)

39

3

23

26

24

+8

1

1

0

0

Derrick Pouliot Portland (WHL)

39

8

30

38

54

+31

2

0

0

0

Harrison Ruopp Prince Albert (WHL)

49

1

11

12

93

+9

0

0

0

0

Clark Seymour Peterborough (OHL)

45

2

9

11

49

-13

0

0

0

0

Alex Velischek Providence (HE)

24

0

6

6

26

+14

0

0

0

21

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

L

SOL

MIN

GA

SO

GAA

SA%

Patrick Ehelechner Augsburg (GER)

34

17

17

0

1974

88

3

2.67

0.917

Sean Maguire Boston University (HE)

9

6

3

0

511

20

2

2.34

0.925

Matt Murray Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

38

21

15

1

2187

123

0

3.37

0.903

Alexander Pechurskiy Magnitogorsk (KHL)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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WESTERN PA: GOALTENDER FACTORY Western Pennsylvania has long been famous for producing quarterbacks but lately the region has begun to diversify. And now it’s goaltenders that are seemingly being mass-produced. Two of the recently-minted editions, Matthew Skoff of McKees Rocks and Jake Hildebrand of Butler, squared off on Jan. 26th in East Lansing, Mich. Skoff and Penn State got the MATTHEW SKOFF better of Hildebrand and Michigan State, 3-2, in a battle of Keystone State natives and former roommates at Sioux City in the United States Hockey League. The two freshmen figure to go at it again and again beginning next season in the inaugural season of Big Ten Conference hockey, but that didn’t make their first NCAA Division I meeting any less special. “I thought that was kind of cool,” Skoff said. As their careers progress, Skoff and Hildebrand — who are both avid fans of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury — can only hope to follow in the skate strides of their Western Pennsylvania predecessors in net. Included in that group is Rob Madore (Peters Township), who KENNY REITER backstopped Vermont to the Frozen Four in 2008-09. Then there’s Kenny Reiter (Plum), who led the University of Minnesota- Duluth to the national championship in 2010-11. continued on page 218

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And then there’s Parker Milner (Mt. Lebanon), who took Boston College to the national championship in 2011-12 (Milner and BC are thriving again this season, and were rated No. 5 in the nation in the Jan. 28 uscho.com Top 20). John Gibson (Whitehall) might also be included in that group had he gone PARKER MILNER the college route. Instead, Gibson led Team USA to the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. “I can give you one reason why Western Pennsylvania goalies are starting to make their mark, and that’s Shane Clifford,” Skoff said of the famous goaltending guru who calls Coraopolis home and who annually runs goalie schools and goalie camps JOHN GIBSON in the area. Clifford’s numerous coaching stops include a year with Robert Morris (2004-05) and a stint working as the Penguins’ goaltending coach in 2005-06. Skoff can remember Monday afternoon skating drills as a sixth-grader under Clifford’s direction. “I wouldn’t even see a puck,” Skoff said. “If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be where I am today.” Where Skoff is at present is in the middle of the most unlikely Western Pennsylvania goaltending story of all. The victory at Michigan State earned a split of the series against the Spartans and achieved a double-digit victory total in Penn State’s first Division I season (10-13-0). The Nittany Lions have also beaten Air Force (like Michigan State an NCAA Tournament team in 2011-12), future Big Ten Conference

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foe Ohio State (in the consolation game of the Three Rivers Classic on Dec. 30 at the CONSOL Energy Center) and Vermont of the prestigious Hockey East (4-2 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia after the Penguins and Flyers had opened the NHL season on Jan. 19; ERIC LEVINE the attendance was 19,529). “We’ve won some games a lot of people thought we weren’t going to win,” Skoff said. “And what speaks volumes right now is being 2-1 against Big Ten teams (Penn State will play at Wisconsin on Feb. 24-25). “The only guys that believed that could happen were on the coaching staff at Penn State. The strides we’ve taken this year have been giant leaps. This is a resilient team.” The same could be said of Boston College and Milner, who entered this weekend’s play ranked 10th in the nation in winning percentage (14-6-2, .682). Hildebrand lost his head-to-head meeting with Skoff but emerged 18th nationally in goals-against average (2.07) and ninth in save percentage (.937). And then there’s Eric Levine of Robert Morris. Levine, a product of Wheeling, Ill., is an import to Western Pennsylvania rather than a native. But his play in the Colonials’ net this season is nonetheless carving out a chapter in Western Pennsylvania’s growing goaltending history. Heading into RMU’s home series this weekend against Sacred Heart Levine was tied for third in the nation in shutouts (three), No. 6 in save percentage (.939) and No. 24 in winning percentage (11-7-2, .600). Levine’s 99 stops on 99 shots in a 6-0 victory over Penn State and a 1-0 triumph over then-No. 5 Miami helped Robert Morris capture the inaugural Three Rivers Classic, Dec. 29-20 at CONSOL Energy Center. Such numbers were representative, indeed, of the region where goaltenders suddenly come from.

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