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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. MONTREAL CANADIENS

THE OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM OF THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

04.17.13 • GAME 22

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. MONTREAL CANADIANS

04.17.13 GAME 22


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PENGUINS VS. CANADIENS GAME 22 • Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

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

Penguins vs. Canadiens . . . . . 5

Ron Burkle

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

. . . . . . . . . . 36

David Morehouse . . . . . . . . 38

IN EVERY ISSUE

Ray Shero . . . . . . . . . . . 41

NHL Standings . . . . . . . . . 13

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.

League Leaders . . . . . . . . 14 2012.13 Schedule. . . . . . . . 17 2012.13 Promotions . . . . . . . 18 Community Report. . . . . . . . 21 Around the NHL . . . . . . . . 24 NHL Code of Conduct . . . . . . 56 Off-Ice Officials. . . . . . . . . 72 pittsburghpenguins.com . . . . . 75 PensTV . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Penguins Mobile and Social Media . 78 CONSOL Energy Center Tours Available . . . . . . . . . 80 Heads UP Pittsburgh

. . . . . . 85

American Eagle Student Rush . . . 96 Extra Attacker . . . . . . . . . 98 Penguins by the Numbers . . . 101 Penguins Headshots. . . . . . 102 Penguins Roster . . . . . . . 104

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Canadiens Roster . . . . . . . 105

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Canadiens Headshots . . . . . 106

Photographers: Gregory Shamus Joe Sargent

Canadiens by the Numbers . . . 108

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200

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Dupuis’ Value is Priceless . . . . 111

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

Frozen in Time . . . . . . . . 116

Twitter Q & A Matt Niskanen . . 211

Project Power Play . . . . . . 119

The Frozen Four . . . . . . . 215

PensFIT . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Upcoming Opponents . . . . . 224

Ice Crew . . . . . . . . . . 122 Player Birthdays . . . . . . . 128

HOCKEY IQ

2012 Pittsburgh Penguins Draft Picks . . . . . . . . . . 147

Rules of the Game Presented by StarKist . . . . . . 61

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins . 149

Penalty Calls . . . . . . . . . . 68

WB/S Penguins Schedule . . . . 153

All About the Rink

Wheeling Nailers Schedule . . . 154

. . . . . . . 71

Radio Broadcasters . . . . . . 156

CONSOL ENERGY CENTER

Penguins Radio Network . . . . 161

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

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

CONSOL Energy Center Events . . 94

Little Penguins Learn to Play

. . 168

Behind the Bench with Coach Dan . . . . . . . . . 173

Building Information . . . . . . 131 Concessions Guide . . . . . . 139 Seating Chart . . . . . . . . 145

Pittsburgh Becoming a Hockey Hotbed . . . . . . . 177

PENGUINS HISTORY

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

Honors and Awards . . . . . . . 58

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

Penguins History at a Glance . . . 86

Youth Hockey Update . . . . . 194

Trib Total Media All-Time Team . 125

Pens Profile: Brenden Morrow . . 200 Match-Ups Around the League

YOUR NUMBER 16

. 205

Recchi, Burke Named To Penguins’ All-Time Team . . . . 126

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PENGUINS VS. CANADIENS As of 04.12.13

All-time scorer vs. Pittsburgh: Guy Lafleur (61gp, 44-53-97) All-time Pittsburgh scorer vs. Montreal: Mario Lemieux (41gp, 26-41-67) Longest Montreal win streak vs. Pittsburgh: 10, Apr. 2, 1975-Dec. 4, 1976 Longest Pittsburgh win streak vs. Montreal: 5, Feb. 19, 2009-Dec. 10, 2009 Longest Montreal undefeated streak vs. Pittsburgh: 18, Jan. 13, 1972-Jan. 26, 1975 (15-0-3) Longest Pittsburgh undefeated streak vs. Montreal: 5, Feb. 19, 2009-Dec. 10, 2009 (5-0-0) Last Montreal win at home: Feb. 7, 2012 (3-2 SO) (0-1-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at home: Mar. 26, 2013 (1-0) (0-0-0 since last win) T:8.5”

B:8.75”

S:7.5”

Last Montreal win at Pittsburgh: Mar. 12, 2011 (3-0) (0-2-1 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at Montreal: Mar. 2, 2013 (7-6 OT) (0-0-0 since last win) Most goals by Montreal vs. Pittsburgh: 12, Feb. 22, 1979 (M, 12-0) Most goals by Pittsburgh vs. Montreal: 7, Mar. 2, 2013 (P, 7-6); Dec. 7, 1995 (P, 7-5); Jan. 15, 1983 (M, 8-7) Most goals by both teams: 15, Jan. 15, 1983 (M, 8-7) Last Montreal shutout vs. Pittsburgh: Mar. 12, 2011 (3-0) – Carey Price

MONTREAL STAFF General Manager: Marc Bergevin Assistant General Managers: Rick Dudley Larry Carrière Head Coach: Michel Therrien Assistant Coaches: Gerard Gallant Clement Jodoin Jean-Jacques Daigneault Goaltending Coach: Pierre Groulx

Last Pittsburgh shutout vs. Montreal: Mar. 26, 2013 (1-0) – Marc-Andre Fleury/Tomas Vokoun Last Montreal hat trick vs. Pittsburgh: Nov. 18, 2002 – Saku Koivu Last Pittsburgh hat trick vs. Montreal: Oct. 28, 2009 – Sidney Crosby Last Pittsburgh trade with Montreal: June 27, 2009 – Sixth-round pick in 2010 NHL Draft to Pittsburgh for seventh-round pick in 2009 NHL Draft Pittsburgh’s Overtime/Shootout Record vs. Montreal: 10-4-16

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GAME NOTES By: Bob Grove

THE SERIES The Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, two teams which entered the final month of the season battling for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, meet tonight here at CONSOL Energy Center for the final time in the regular season. . . Pittsburgh won the first game of the series, a wild 7-6 decision in Montreal on March 2 that saw Brandon Sutter score 52 seconds into overtime — a victory that spawned a 15-game winning streak, matching the second-longest in NHL history. . . The Canadiens made their first visit to Pittsburgh on March 26, and Sidney Crosby scored late in the second period while Marc-Andre Fleury and Tomas Vokoun combined for 37 saves in a 1-0 victory, the 13th win in the Penguins’ streak. Fleury left after two periods with a sore neck, and the shared shutout was the fourth in Pittsburgh history and the second in three seasons (Fleury and Brent Johnson shared a 3-0 home shutout of the NY Islanders on Feb. 2, 2011). It also was the first Penguins’ home shutout victory over Montreal since Les Binkley made 33 saves in a 4-0 win on March 3, 1971. . . Pittsburgh has gone 69:58 without allowing Montreal a goal. . . The Penguins have earned points in six consecutive games against the Canadiens (5-0-1), matching the longest such streak in team history. Their last regulation loss to Montreal was here on March 12, 2011, a 3-0 loss in which Carey Price made 26 saves for the Canadiens’ first road shutout of the Penguins in more than seven years. . . Pittsburgh is 6-1-2 in its last nine games against Montreal and 11-3-2 in its last 16 games against the Habs continued on page 8

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. . . Since Crosby joined the Penguins, they are 18-8-4 in 30 games against Montreal. . . Pittsburgh has lost three of its last four shootouts against the Canadiens. . . Montreal is just 1-for-35 (2.8 percent) in its last 10 games against the Penguins, the lone goal coming here Jan. 20 last season by Andrei Kostitsyn. . . The Penguins are 1-for-22 (4.5 percent) on the power play in their last seven games against the Canadiens. . . Each of the last five games in this series has been decided by a single goal. . . Pittsburgh is 56-108-23-7 all-time against the Canadiens, including a 37-45-13-2 mark at home.

THE PENGUINS This is Pittsburgh’s first game following a three-game road trip that ended Saturday night in Florida. The Penguins had a three-day break following that game, but tonight’s game begins a stretch of playing three games in four nights. The Penguins will play in Boston on Friday night and then return home to host the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in the first Saturday night home game of the season. It will also mark the Penguins’ first Saturday night home game since Jan. 7, 2012 against New Jersey. . . After that the Penguins will play only one more home game, also a Saturday night home date April 27 against Jordan Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes. . . The three-game road trip just concluded by the Penguins began April 9 in Carolina, where Beau Bennett and Evgeni Malkin scored 13 seconds apart in the third period to erase a 3-2 deficit and send the Penguins on to a 5-3 victory. That clinched the Atlantic Division title for the Penguins, the seventh division title in their history. . . The Penguins’ NHL-

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record run of 10 consecutive shootout goals was snapped April 5 here against the New York Rangers in Pittsburgh’s 2-1 victory. The final goal in that streak was by Jussi Jokinen, who was playing his first game in a Pittsburgh uniform. He had also scored the lone Penguins’ goal in regulation, becoming the first player since Alexei Ponikarovsky to score a goal in his Pittsburgh debut. Jokinen, acquired for a seventh-round 2013 draft pick from Carolina, had 31 career shootout goals at that point, one behind leaders Zack Parise and Pavel Datsyuk among active players.

Montreal hosted Philadelphia on Monday night and will return home after tonight’s game to face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday and Washington on Saturday before finishing the season with three road games. . . The Canadiens also hosted Washington on April 9, a game in which they allowed goals 1:46 apart in the second period and fell, 3-2. The next night, Boston’s win over New Jersey pushed the Bruins ahead of Montreal and into first place in the Northeast Division. . . The Canadiens lost defenseman Alexei Emelin for the season to a knee injury suffered April 6. . . Lars Eller had both Montreal goals in the loss to Washington . . . Montreal signed backup goaltender Peter Budaj to a two-year contract extension last week. . . Michael Ryder, acquired from Dallas earlier this season, was leading Montreal with 16 goals through 39 games. He and P.K. Subban shared the team scoring lead with 32 points.

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NHL STANDINGS As of 04.12.13

EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS RNK

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

1

Y-PITTSBURGH

41

31

10

0

62

138

101

16-5-0

15-5-0

8-2-0

2

X-MONTREAL

40

26

9

5

57

127

95

13-5-3

13-4-2

6-4-0

3

*-WASHINGTON 41

22

17

2

46

123

113

11-8-0

11-9-2

8-1-1

4

BOSTON

40

26

10

4

56

114

87

14-3-2

12-7-2

6-3-1

5

TORONTO

40

22

13

5

49

123

112

11-7-2

11-6-3

6-1-3

6

OTTAWA

40

20

14

6

46

99

89

13-3-3

7-11-3

4-6-0

7

NY ISLANDERS

41

21

16

4

46

119

121

9-11-2

12-5-2

8-1-1

8

NY RANGERS

40

20

16

4

44

99

96

13-6-2

7-10-2

5-3-2

9

WINNIPEG

42

21

19

2

44

109

123

11-9-0

10-10-2

5-5-0

10

NEW JERSEY

40

15

15

10

40

96

111

10-8-2

5-7-8

2-4-4

11

BUFFALO

41

16

19

6

38

107

127

8-8-3

8-11-3

4-4-2

12

PHILADELPHIA

40

17

20

3

37

108

125

12-6-2

5-14-1

4-4-2

13

TAMPA BAY

40

17

21

2

36

127

122

11-8-2

6-13-0

4-5-1

14

CAROLINA

40

16

22

2

34

103

129

7-13-0

9-9-2

1-9-0

15

FLORIDA

40

13

21

6

32

98

139

7-9-5

6-12-1

5-5-0

RNK

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

1

X-CHICAGO

39

30

5

4

64

129

83

14-3-2

16-2-2

6-3-1

2

*-ANAHEIM

41

27

9

5

59

124

103

16-6-0

11-3-5

5-4-1

3

*-VANCOUVER

40

23

11

6

52

109

96

13-5-3

10-6-3

8-2-0

4

LOS ANGELES

41

23

14

4

50

118

103

15-4-1

8-10-3

6-2-2

5

SAN JOSE

40

21

12

7

49

101

100

14-1-5

7-11-2

8-1-1

6

ST. LOUIS

39

23

14

2

48

109

98

9-7-1

14-7-1

7-3-0

7

MINNESOTA

40

22

16

2

46

103

100

13-6-1

9-10-1

4-6-0

8

DETROIT

40

19

15

6

44

101

104

10-7-4

9-8-2

5-4-1

9

PHOENIX

40

18

16

6

42

108

107

13-7-1

5-9-5

5-3-2

10

DALLAS

39

19

17

3

41

109

118

9-9-2

10-8-1

6-4-0

11

COLUMBUS

40

17

16

7

41

95

104

12-5-5

5-11-2

5-4-1

12

EDMONTON

40

16

17

7

39

102

111

8-6-4

8-11-3

5-5-0

13

NASHVILLE

41

15

18

8

38

96

110

10-6-4

5-12-4

3-5-2

14

CALGARY

39

14

21

4

32

103

138

10-8-2

4-13-2

3-7-0

15

COLORADO

41

13

22

6

32

96

128

10-7-2

3-15-4

2-6-2

WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS

X - Clinched Playoff spot • Y - Clinched Division • Z - Clinched Conference • P - Clinched Presidents Trophy * - Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings.

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LEAGUE LEADERS As of 04.12.13

POINTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

36

15

41

56

26

16

124

12.1

3

14

0

0

2

Steven Stamkos, TBL

40

26

25

51

-5

30

133

19.5

9

8

0

0

3

Martin St. Louis, TBL

40

9

41

50

-1

14

91

9.9

3

16

0

0

4

Chris Kunitz, PIT

41

21

26

47

29

39

89

23.6

9

5

0

0

5

Patrick Kane, CHI

39

20

26

46

15

4

114

17.5

8

6

0

0

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

Alex Ovechkin, WAS

41

26

18

44

3

30

184

14.1

14

7

0

0

Steven Stamkos, TBL

40

26

25

51

-5

30

133

19.5

9

8

0

0 0

GOALS RNK NAME 1 3 5

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

John Tavares, NYI

41

24

18

42

-5

16

135

17.8

9

7

0

Jeff Carter, LAK

41

24

5

29

1

14

114

21.1

8

1

0

0

Chris Kunitz, PIT

41

21

26

47

29

39

89

23.6

9

5

0

0

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

ASSISTS RNK NAME 1

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

Martin St. Louis, TBL

40

9

41

50

-1

14

91

9.9

3

16

0

0

Sidney Crosby, PIT

36

15

41

56

26

16

124

12.1

3

14

0

0

3

Nicklas Backstrom, WAS

41

6

37

43

9

18

66

9.1

2

15

0

0

4

Ryan Getzlaf, ANA

38

13

30

43

14

37

86

15.1

3

9

2

0

5

Joe Thornton, SJS

40

7

29

36

4

24

70

10

2

17

0

0

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

POWER PLAY GOALS RNK NAME

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Alex Ovechkin, WAS

41

26

18

44

3

30

184

14.1

14

7

0

0

2

Steven Stamkos, TBL

40

26

25

51

-5

30

133

19.5

9

8

0

0

John Tavares, NYI

41

24

18

42

-5

16

135

17.8

9

7

0

0

Chris Kunitz, PIT

41

21

26

47

29

39

89

23.6

9

5

0

0

Michael Ryder, MTL

39

16

18

34

4

14

89

18

8

8

0

0

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

5

PLUS/MINUS RNK NAME

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Chris Kunitz, PIT

41

21

26

47

29

39

89

23.6

9

5

0

2

Pascal Dupuis, PIT

41

20

14

34

27

24

125

16

2

0

1

0

3

Sheldon Souray, ANA

39

7

9

16

26

46

75

9.3

2

3

0

0

Sidney Crosby, PIT

36

15

41

56

26

16

124

12.1

3

14

0

0

Jonathan Toews, CHI

39

19

21

40

23

23

118

16.1

2

3

2

0

5

14

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PENGUINS FANS PROVIDE A HUGE ASSIST FOR THE ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE SHELTER & WILDLIFE CENTER The Pittsburgh Penguins and Walgreens partnered to host the team’s second pet supplies collection before the Penguins-Rangers game at CONSOL Energy Center on Friday, April 5 and Penguins fans provided a huge assist to help their four-legged friends. The pet supplies collection benefitted the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center and donations of pet toys, treats, dry kitten or puppy food abounded. Fans also made monetary donations to help the Animal Rescue League continue their mission to assist animals in our area. The Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center strives to provide temporary shelter, food, medical attention and comfort to all abandoned, neglected and injured animals brought to them by the community; to restore lost animals to their owners or seek new homes for them, and educate the public about humane care of animals with continued on page 22

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a goal of reducing overpopulation. They also work to rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned wildlife and to provide educational programs to regional residents to help foster an appreciation for conservation and a harmonious existence between humans and wildlife. The Penguins Wives Association, Pittsburgh Penguins Booster Club, and representatives from the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center accepted more than 710 pet supplies and $2,225 from fans. Penguins partner Walgreens also committed its resources to ensure that the pet supplies collection would be a resounding success by accepting donations at Walgreens stores in the western Pennsylvania region, as well as stores in Ohio and West Virginia. Walgreens shoppers and Penguins fans were able to donate pet supplies until April 13. The Pittsburgh Penguins would like to thank each fan and animal lover who contributed to our pet supplies collection at CONSOL Energy Center or a local Walgreens store. It is with your support that we can help the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center continue to care for our furry friends and we applaud your generosity.

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AROUND THE NHL LONG TIME COMING: Steve Sullivan’s latest tour of duty with the Devils began with a long-awaited bang. Sullivan, re-acquired from Phoenix prior to the NHL trade deadline, scored a goal for New Jersey on April 8, his first for the Devils since Feb. 15, 1997. Sullivan became the 24th player to be Steve Sullivan re-acquired by and see action for New Jersey. And the 16 years and 45 days he logged between Devils appearances marked the third-longest such streak in NHL history, behind Brendan Shanahan’s 17 years, 294 days (New Jersey) and Randy Cunneyworth’s 16 years, 325 days (Buffalo). SEEING RUBBER: The Bruins visited New Jersey on April 10 having allowed 40 or more shots against in three of their previous four games, the first time that had happened since March of 2006. That was part of a run that saw Boston surrender the first two goals in a game in five of eight games. That was something the Bruins had done nine times through their first 38 games this season. The Bruins’ record in those contests was 3-3-3.

WIN THE CLOSE ONES: Toronto’s 22-13-4 record through 39 games included an 11-3-0 record in one-goal decisions (non-shootout games). The Maple Leafs were 12-17-0 in one-goal, non-shootout games a season ago. PENALTY-KILLING CRITICAL: Colorado’s 12-22-5 mark through 39 games was mostly about penalty killing. The Avalanche went 10-6-2 in that span when not allowing an opponent a power-play goal, 2-15-3 when the opposition scored with the man-advantage and 0-1-1 when not facing a short-handed situation. LOVES THE WORK: Phoenix 17-16-6 record through 39 games saw goaltender Mike Smith once again establish that he’s at his best when busy. Smith improved his Phoenix numbers when facing 30 or more shots to 31-12-9 with a 2.18 goals-against average, and his career totals under those circumstances to 63-36-23 with a 2.47 GAA. 24

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2012.13 STAFF DIRECTORY

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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 Outreach . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly L. Slater-Wood Executive Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Auchey Mary Beth Bertoni Shipping/Receiving Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Hart Receptionist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Hart

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

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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 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 . . .Kimberly Bogesdorfer 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

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President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Soltesz Director 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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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

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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 competitiveness 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 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 their six children.

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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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ART ROSS TROPHY

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Mario Lemieux

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Mario Lemieux

1985

1993, 1996, 1997

Evgeni Malkin

2007

Jaromir Jagr

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Sidney Crosby

2007

Randy Carlyle

Evgeni Malkin

2009

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1995

Mario Lemieux

1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999

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2007

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Mario Lemieux

1993

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1986, 1988, 1993, 1996

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Jaromir Jagr

1999, 2000

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Sidney Crosby

2007

Ron Francis

1995, 1998

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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�

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2.) Linesman believes the players

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

DIRECTION OF PLAY DEFENDING ZONE

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RW

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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.

TRIB TOTAL MEDIA SCOUTING REPORT A detailed scouting report of the Penguins’ upcoming opponent will run the day before the game. The scouting report features a look at the opponent’s recent play, injury updates, note which players are hot and which to keep an eye on.

GEICO COACH’S CORNER When Dan Bylsma speaks, people listen. That’s right, you can tune into PensTV for Coach Dan’s daily chats with the media.

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PLAYS OF THE WEEK A weekly segment of the Top 5 Penguins highlights from the previous week. Categories include: top goals, top plays, top saves, top hits, and more. See if your favorite play made our countdown! CONSOL ENERGY PRESENTS “GREAT MOMENTS IN PENGUINS HISTORY” A look at historical moments and players throughout the team’s past. This

84 LUMBER LOCKER ROOM SOUNDBITES Listen in as your favorite Penguins discuss practice and games with the media.

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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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.

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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JUNE 20, 2012 MALKIN WINS BIG IN VEGAS

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0

0

124

12.1

5

0

0

89

Pascal Dupuis

41

20

14

34

27

24

2

23.6

0

1

0

125

16.0

James Neal

39

18

14

32

3

26

8

6

Evgeni Malkin

28

8

21

29

4

36

3

12

0

0

128

14.1

0

0

94

Kris Letang

29

3

26

29

12

8

0

8

8.5

0

0

76

Paul Martin

33

6

15

21

12

14

2

3.9

6

0

0

38

15.8

Matt Cooke

41

6

10

16

-1

30

0

0

0

0

56

10.7

Brandon Sutter

41

9

5

14

3

Matt Niskanen

33

4

7

11

4

4

2

1

0

0

66

13.6

8

0

2

0

0

51

Tyler Kennedy

40

5

5

10

7.8

-3

15

1

2

0

0

92

Beau Bennett

21

3

7

5.4

10

7

6

1

3

0

0

23

13.0

Brooks Orpik

41

0

8

8

16

30

0

0

0

0

28

0.0

Craig Adams

41

Simon Despres

28

3

5

8

-1

24

0

0

1

0

42

7.1

2

5

7

9

20

0

1

0

0

30

6.7

Deryk Engelland

38

0

6

6

3

54

0

0

0

0

29

0.0

Jussi Jokinen

3

3

2

5

4

0

0

1

0

0

5

60.0

Jarome Iginla

6

1

3

4

1

0

1

2

0

0

13

7.7

Joe Vitale

30

2

2

4

-7

13

0

0

0

0

26

7.7

Robert Bortuzzo

14

2

2

4

3

20

0

0

0

1

10

20.0

Dustin Jeffrey

22

2

2

4

-1

2

0

0

0

0

24

8.3

Brenden Morrow

8

1

2

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

11

9.1

Douglas Murray

7

0

2

2

2

7

0

0

0

0

6

0.0 3.0

Tanner Glass

41

1

0

1

-8

55

1

0

0

0

33

Dylan Reese

3

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Zach Boychuk

7

0

0

0

-2

2

0

0

0

0

6

0.0

Trevor Smith

1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

Mark Eaton

17

0

0

0

9

4

0

0

0

0

7

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

41 135 232

367

152

471

33

63

2

1

1244

10.9

GOALIES

GP

W

L

OTL

GAA

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

Marc-Andre Fleury

28

20

6

0

2.31

666

0.917

1

60

726

2

1

Tomas Vokoun

18

11

4

0

2.58

405

0.912

3

39

444

2

1

TOTALS

46

31

10

0

2.41 1071

0.915

5

99 1170

4

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

HEADSHOTS Active players as of 04.12.13

MATT

MARK

DERYK

MURRAY

EATON

ENGELLAND

2

3

4

5

PASCAL

DUPUIS

MORROW

BRENDEN

JAROME

IGINLA

KUNITZ

9

10

12

14

TANNER

BRANDON

SUTTER

JEFFREY

DUSTIN

JAMES

15

16

17

18

GLASS

BEAU

102

DOUGLAS

NISKANEN

MATT

CHRIS

NEAL

BENNETT

COOKE

ADAMS

CRAIG

MARC-ANDRE

19

24

27

29

FLEURY


JOKINEN

JUSSI

BORTUZZO

ROBERT

BROOKS

ORPIK

VITALE

36

41

44

46

SIMON

TYLER

KRIS

JOE

EVGENI

DESPRES

KENNEDY

LETANG

MALKIN

47

48

58

71

SIDNEY

TOMAS

CROSBY

VOKOUN

87

92

103


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

ROSTER Active players as of 04.12.13

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

2

PLAYER

POS

Matt Niskanen

D

6-0

209

24 Matt Cooke

LW 5-11

205

3

Douglas Murray

D

6-3

245

27 Craig Adams

RW

6-0

197

4

Mark Eaton

D

6-1

215

29 Marc-Andre Fleury

G

6-2

180

5

Deryk Engelland

9

Pascal Dupuis

D

6-2

202

36 Jussi Jokinen

RW

6-1

205

41 Robert Bortuzzo

D

HT

LW 5-11

WT

198

6-4

215

10 Brenden Morrow

LW

6-0

205

44 Brooks Orpik

D

6-2

219

12 Jarome Iginla

RW

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 Tanner Glass

LW

6-1

210

48 Tyler Kennedy

C

5-11

183

16 Brandon Sutter 17 Dustin Jeffrey

C

6-3

183

58 Kris Letang

D

6-0

201

LW

6-1

205

71 Evgeni Malkin

C

6-3

195

18 James Neal

LW

6-2

208

87 Sidney Crosby

C

5-11

200

19 Beau Bennett

RW

6-2

207

92 Tomas Vokoun

G

6-1

210

104


MONTREAL CANADIENS

ROSTER Active players as of 04.12.13

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

8

Brandon Prust

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

LW

6-2

195

40 Nathan Beaulieu

D

6-1

182

11 Brendan Gallagher RW

5-9

178

44 Davis Drewiske

D

6-2

220

14 Tomas Plekanec

RW

6-4

214

C

5-7

177

C

5-11

196

45 Mike Blunden

17 Rene Bourque

RW

6-2

213

51 David Desharnais

21 Brian Gionta

RW

5-7

174

53 Ryan White

C

6-0

194

D

6-1

212

55 Francis Bouillon

D

5-8

197

22 Tomas Kaberle 24 Jeff Halpern

C

6-0

190

67 Max Pacioretty

LW

6-2

219

26 Josh Gorges

D

6-1

203

68 Yannick Weber

D

5-11

200

27 Alex Galchenyuk

C

6-1

196

73 Michael Ryder

RW

6-0

198

30 Peter Budaj

G

6-1

195

76 P.K. Subban

D

6-0

216

31 Carey Price

G

6-3

209

79 Andrei Markov

D

6-0

204

32 Travis Moen

LW

6-2

218

81 Lars Eller

C

6-2

209

C

5-9

170

37 Gabriel Dumont

105


MONTREAL CANADIENS

HEADSHOTS Active players as of 04.12.13

BRANDON

TOMAS

RENE

GALLAGHER

PLEKANEC

BOURQUE

8

11

14

17

BRIAN

TOMAS

JEFF

JOSH

GIONTA

KABERLE

HALPERN

GORGES

21

22

24

26

ALEX

GALCHENYUK

BUDAJ

PRICE

CAREY

TRAVIS

27

30

31

32

GABRIEL

106

BRENDAN

PRUST

PETER

NATHAN

DAVIS

MOEN

MIKE

DUMONT

BEAULIEU

DREWISKE

BLUNDEN

37

40

44

45


DAVID

RYAN

FRANCIS

MAX

DESHARNAIS

WHITE

BOUILLON

PACIORETTY

51

53

55

67

YANNICK

MICHAEL

RYDER

SUBBAN

MARKOV

68

73

76

79

WEBER

P.K.

ANDREI

LARS

ELLER

81

107


MONTREAL CANADIENS

BY THE NUMBERS As of 04.12.13 PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

P.K. Subban

34

11

23

34

11

26

7

16

0

Max Pacioretty

36

11

21

32

6

22

2

7

0

Tomas Plekanec

39

13

16

29

6

18

4

10

0

0

Andrei Markov

40

8

18

26

-6

10

8

14

0

0

65

12.3

David Desharnais

40

9

14

23

-1

22

1

4

0

0

59

15.3

Brian Gionta

40

11

12

23

5

4

4

2

0

0

98

11.2

Brendan Gallagher

36

12

10

22

9

23

2

1

0

0

94

12.8

Alex Galchenyuk

40

6

15

21

11

16

0

1

0

0

67

9.0

Lars Eller

38

6

15

21

4

28

1

4

0

0

74

8.1

Michael Ryder

20

10

10

20

E

6

6

4

0

0

47

21.3

Raphael Diaz

19

1

12

13

5

4

0

7

0

0

29

3.4

Alexei Emelin

38

3

9

12

2

33

0

0

0

0

33

9.1

Brandon Prust

32

5

7

12

13

97

0

0

0

0

35

14.3

Rene Bourque

19

6

5

11

1

26

2

1

0

0

47

12.8

Francis Bouillon

40

1

8

9

8

17

0

0

0

0

33

3.0

Josh Gorges

40

2

5

7

7

13

0

0

0

0

31

6.5

Erik Cole

19

3

3

6

1

10

0

1

0

0

41

7.3

Travis Moen

39

2

3

5

-2

32

0

0

0

0

25

8.0

Colby Armstrong

35

2

3

5

2

12

0

0

0

0

31

6.5

Tomas Kaberle

10

0

3

3

4

0

0

0

0

0

11

0.0

Jeff Halpern

9

1

1

2

E

2

0

0

0

0

6

16.7

Nathan Beaulieu

4

0

2

2

6

0

0

0

0

0

5

0.0

Gabriel Dumont

8

0

2

2

E

13

0

0

0

0

13

0.0

24

1

0

1

2

52

0

0

0

0

14

7.1

Jarred Tinordi

6

0

1

1

2

2

0

0

0

0

5

0.0

Davis Drewiske

5

0

0

0

-2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Greg Pateryn

3

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

Mike Blunden

5

0

0

0

-1

4

0

0

0

0

5

0.0

Yannick Weber

2

0

0

0

-1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

40 124 218

342

92

502

37

72

0

0

1218

10.2

GOALIES

GP

W

L

OTL

GAA

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

Carey Price

32

19

8

4

2.28

784

0.915

3

73

857

0

2

Peter Budaj

9

7

1

1

2.13

201

0.918

1

18

219

0

0

41

26

9

5

2.25

985

0.915

4

91 1076

0

2

Ryan White

TOTALS

108

PPG PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

0

99

11.1

0

139

7.9

111

11.7

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The Penguins are notorious for having a litany of offensive powerhouses. From arguably the two best players in the world — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin — to a 40-goal scorer in James Neal and all the way to the newly-acquired future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla. But there’s one name that has been a vital part to Pittsburgh’s scoring depth the past two seasons who rarely gets the recognition his fellow sharpshooters enjoy. That name is Pascal Dupuis. When Dupuis was traded to the Penguins from the Atlanta Thrashers on Feb. 9, 2008, he was seen as a complimentary player that would spend the bulk of his time on the third or fourth line helping to shut down the opposition’s top players. The 12-year veteran fit into that role during his first few years in Pittsburgh, but has since drastically upped his offensive production while becoming an integral part of the team’s top line. Dupuis scored a career-high 25 goals and 59 points in 2011-12 and had an NHL-best and career-long 17-game scoring streak, totaling 22 points (10G-12A). His streak ended due to the end of the regular season.

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This year he has continued to excel next to Kunitz and, for much of the season, Sidney Crosby before the Penguins captain suffered a broken jaw on March 30. Dupuis shies away from an explanation for the rise in his production other than giving a majority of the credit to his linemates. “It’s playing with Sid, it’s playing with Kuni,” Dupuis said. “I’m playing the same game I used to play. Maybe the lockout helped a little bit with creating chemistry. We all three stayed here and worked on that tight, 3-on-3, down-low stuff. Maybe that part of my game was something I had to work on. “I was always an okay skater skating down the ice, but that tight area kind of game, if there was one good thing about the lockout it was that it gave me time to refine that part of my game.” That refinement has become evident while looking at his score sheet this season. Right now Dupuis already has 18 goals in 39 games entering Tuesday’s tilt with the Hurricanes. Projected across a full-82 game season, Dupuis would be on pace for about 38 goals — well above his previous high of 25 from last season. But while his production has increased during his time in Pittsburgh, Dupuis has always been one of the Penguins’ most dependable players, missing just two games over the past four seasons. Now in his sixth season with Pittsburgh, Dupuis said he thinks he has established himself as a leader in the locker room, helping to guide his younger teammates. “You know your way around,” Dupuis said. “You know what the system looks like because you’ve played in it for so long. You know what the coaching staff’s expecting from everybody and yourself as well, so you can probably help the new guys coming in. Even in practices and drills with them, you try to step in line and let them know what the drill’s going to be.” Kunitz, who has experienced a similar offensive spark — earning a career-high 61 points last season and has been even more lethal this campaign — has been Dupuis’ teammate for the past five

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seasons. While he thinks Dupuis’ talent is unquestionable, Kunitz said his personality is his brightest asset. “He’s a guy that can make a somber room pretty happy,” Kunitz said. “He can make it upbeat with his sense of humor and his ability to give guys smiles. In the locker room, he means a lot to the team. “Ever since I’ve been here, he’s a guy that’s killed penalties, has been able to go on power plays, had to be on checking lines at some points and go back up to the first line. He’s very versatile in everything he does and it shows that that’s who you are, a leader in the room.” Dupuis is the Penguins’ version of a chameleon, meaning he can be plugged into virtually any role and blend seamlessly with the players surrounding him. He was a fundamental piece to the club even before his 59-point breakout season. The 34-year-old Quebec native has enjoyed the most productive years of his career while in Pittsburgh. Instead of taking full credit for his success, he heaped praise on the city for allowing him and his family to feel welcome over the past six years. “It’s all about comfort,” Dupuis said. “The family, wife and kids feel great, feel at home in Pittsburgh and that’s half the battle right there. You know your family is happy and you go to the rink and just have to worry about playing the game. “I used to say that’s half the battle,” Dupuis jokingly added, “but I kind of realized it’s really probably 80 percent of it.”

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Right Wing, 1990-2001

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25

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Left Wing, 1987-95, 2001

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Defense, 1987-92

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Defense, 1991-95

Goaltender, 1988-2000

Center, 1970-77

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Mark Recchi and Dr. Charles “Chip” Burke will be named to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ All-Time Team in a ceremony before tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Team owner Mario Lemieux will make a special presentation to Recchi and Burke. The Penguins’ fourth-round draft pick out of Kamloops in 1988, Recchi scored 154 goals and 385 points in 389 games over three different stints in Pittsburgh. He led the team in scoring in the 1990-91 regular season, recording 40 goals and 113 points in 78 games — then added 10 goals and 34 points in 24 playoff games on Lemieux’s right wing as the Penguins captured their first Stanley Cup. He ranks 11th all-time in goals, 13th in points, and ninth in game-winning goals (22) in Penguins’ history. Recchi played 1,652 games in a 22-year NHL career with the Penguins, Philadelphia, Montreal, Carolina, Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Boston. He retired in 2011 after registering 577 goals and 956 assists for 1,533 points. He also won Stanley Cups with Carolina and Boston. Recchi lives in Pittsburgh and is involved with the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite youth hockey program. continued on page 128

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Burke began his affiliation with the Penguins in 1983 and served as head team physician for 25 seasons from 1988 through 2012. He was chairman of the NHL Team Physician Society from 2000-02 and worked with Team USA at the 1991 Canada Cup and the 2002 Olympics. Burke also has been actively involved in local

DR. CHARLES “CHIP” BURKE

youth hockey for two decades, coaching high school and amateur teams, operating coaching clinics and serving on USA Hockey’s National Committee. He is currently the Associate Coach-in-Chief of the Mid-Am District for USA Hockey. Recchi becomes the 16th player named to the Trib Total Media Penguins’ All-Time Team, joining Lemieux, Ron Francis, Paul Coffey, Jaromir Jagr, Kevin Stevens, Tom Barrasso, Rick Kehoe, Jean Pronovost, Larry Murphy, Ulf Samuelsson, Syl Apps, Joe Mullen, Dave Burrows, Les Binkley and Pierre Larouche. Five other players are honorable mention selections — Randy Carlyle, Rick Tocchet, Martin Straka, Ron Stackhouse and Lowell MacDonald. Burke will be inducted as a builder, joining Scotty Bowman, Herb Brooks, Ed DeBartolo Sr., Bob Johnson, Eddie Johnston, Craig Patrick, John Barbero, A.T. Caggiano, Elaine Heufelder, Mike Lange, Vince Lascheid, Jack Riley and Frank Scuilli.

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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.

FIRST AID There are two (2) UPMC First Aid Stations, one on each level of CONSOL Energy Center. UPMC First Aid is located adjacent to the Guest Services office outside section 104 and behind the concession stand at section 232.

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CAMERAS Cameras are permitted into CONSOL Energy Center for Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games and most events. If allowed, CONSOL Energy Center building policy states only small personal still cameras equipped with three (3) inch lens or smaller be brought into the building. Cameras with detachable lenses or flashes are not permitted. Video, audio and professional camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited in the building. For all other non-hockey events, camera policies will vary. Please check the individual event page for further information.

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.

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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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CONCESSIONS GUIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/BEER

Iron City Light 102, 110, 112, 207, 234

Stella Artois Draft 102, 112, 207

All permanent concession stands Souvenir Collectible Series Cup available

Labatt Blue Draft 102, 106, 112, 120, 121, 206, 207

Stella Artois 106, 108, 117, 120, 213, 215, 217, 233

Allegheny Pale Ale 102, 112, 207

Labatt Blue 105, 108, 109, 110, 117, 118, 119, 120, 202, 204, 213, 214, 215, 217, 228, 233, 234

Straub 106, 108

Babbling Blonde 102, 112 Bass 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 207, 213 Beck’s 120, 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 102 Landing, 105, 115, 117, 118, 119, 201, 204, 214, 215, 217, 218, 225, 233 Bud Light Platinum 102 Landing, 106, 108, 112, 120, 213 Budweiser 102, 105, 106, 108, 112, 117, 118, 119, 204, 215, 217, 233 Coors Light Draft 108 Coors Light 102, 106, 108, 110, 112, 207, 218, 234 Corona 102, 112, 120, 207, 213 Goose Island Verizon Gate Goose Island IPA 120, 213, 207 Henry Weinhards IPA 207 Iron City Amber 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 207, 213 Iron City Light Draft 106, 108, 119

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, 228, 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, Verizon Gate Miller Lite Draft 101, 102, 106, 108, 109, 111, 112, 205, 207, 232

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

Miller Lite 102 Landing, 105, 115, 117, 119, 215, 217, 218, 225 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 Rivertowne Draft 119, 205

Fountain Soft Drinks - RC Cola, Diet RC Cola, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, 7UP, Country Time Lemonade Available at All Permanent Stand Locations

Rolling Rock 108, 110, 204, 234 Shock Top - Draft 102, 106, 108, 112 Shock Top Verizon Gate

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BOTTLED BEVERAGES RC Cola, Diet RC Cola, 7UP 105, 115, 118, 202, 204, 214, 216, 218, 225, 233 Sunkist Orange 109, 116, 223, 231, 232 Diet Sunkist Orange 105, 109, 119, 120, 121, 202, 206, 230 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 Hawaiian Punch 105, 107, 116, 119, 120, 121, 202, 206, 212, 223, 231 Ginger Ale 105, 107, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 204, 206, 211, 212, 216, 218, 223, 225, 230, 231, 232, 233 Cherikee Red 109, 119, 120, 121, 205, 211, 230, 232

BBQ @ SMOKEHOUSE Beef Brisket, Chicken & Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Platters 115, 205 Smoked BBQ Chicken Nachos 205 Pulled Pork Nachos 103, 113, 115, 118, 204, 233 NEW Smoked Turkey Leg 205 NEW Loaded Baked Potato 103, 113, 205

CHICKEN SPECIALTIES Chicken Tenders 101, 107, 108, 111, 120, 212, 232 Buffalo Tenders 108, 120

Sun Drop 105, 107, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 202, 204, 205, 206, 211, 212, 218, 223, 225, 231, 232, 233

Grilled Chicken Sandwich 107, 212, 232

Diet Sun Drop 107, 116, 119, 120, 121, 205, 206, 211, 212

Kickin’ Chicken Sandwich 108

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 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

Burgatory “Hot Chick” Sandwich 206

NEW Duos - Two Each Fried Chicken Sandwich 101, 111

Hot Dog 101, 107, 109, 111, 116, 121, 212, 218, 223, 225, 231, 232 Topped Hot Dog 218, 225 Jumbo Corn Dog 108, 120 Man vs. Food - 1/2 Pound Topped Hot Dog 230 Italian Sausage 107, 212, 232 NEW Hot Italian Sausage 101, 111 Smoked Sausage 109, 116, 121, 223, 231

NEW HEALTHY CHOICE OPTIONS Salad Rolls * 116 Bibb Lettuce Cups * 116 Local Vegetables * 116 Vegetable Tacos * 116

Smoked BBQ Chicken Nachos 205 Smoked BBQ Chicken Sandwich 115, 205

Cobb Salad * 116 Local Baby Greens * 116

Dings (Wings - Variety) 101, 111

Yogurt * 116

GRILL ITEMS

Schearer’s Chips * 108, 116

Fresh Angus Beef Hamburger/ Cheeseburger (single/double) 107, 212, 232 Burgatory Burgers 206 NEW Duos - Two each Cheeseburgers 101, 111 CheeseSteak 108 * Gluten Free

Beverages * 116 Fresh Fruit * 103, 108, 113 Fresh Selection Salads * 103, 107, 108, 113 Fruit Smoothie * 103, 113 Falafel Gyro (vegetarian) 108

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Honey Smoked Turkey Wrap 108, 120 NEW Roasted Turkey Sandwich 103, 113 NEW Caprese Sandwich 103, 113

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

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Psychedelic ‘Shroom Burgatory 206

Nakama 101, 105, 111

SPECIALTY ITEMS & CARVERY

FAN FAVORITES FRENCH FRIES, NACHOS, POPCORN & SNACKS

Beef & Lamb Gyro 108 NEW Pastrami on Rye 103,108,113

French Fries 101, 107, 111, 119, 120, 212, 232

Italian Hoagie 108

NEW Large French Fries 107, 120, 212, 232

Chef’s Specialty Carved Sandwiches 107, First Niagara & Captain Morgan Clubs

Burgatory Fries 206

NEW Cheesesteak Taco 101, 103

Sweet Potato Fries 120, 232

NEW Smashed Ball (Beef Meatball) 103, 113

Cajun Fries 107, 120, 212, 232

NEW P’Burgh Boy Sandwich 103, 113 Kielbasa Grinder 107, 112 Primanti Brothers Sandwiches 119

Topped French Fries 108

Nachos Grande 103, 105, 109, 113, 116, 118, 121, 204, 205, 211, 216, 223, 230, 231, 233 Braided Pretzels with Dip 103, 108, 109, 113, 116, 120, 121, 211, 223, 230, 231

ICE CREAM/ ITALIAN ICE Dairy Queen - Dilly Bar, Buster Bar, Stars & Stripes Starkiss 105, 234 Ice Cream Cup or Waffle Cone 109, 116, 223 Rita’s Italian Ice 116 Burgatory Milk Shakes 206

KIDS STAND

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

Kids Hot Dog 116

Kids Soft Drink 116

Specialty Nuts 105, 202

Peanuts 103,109, 113, 116, 121, 206, 211, 212, 218, 223, 225, 230, 231

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 107

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

Kids Nacho 116

Soup of the Day 107

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

BAKED GOODS

Onion Rings 101, 107, 111 NEW Cheese Curds 101, 111

Kids Popcorn 116

Milk 116

Variety of Baked Goods 102

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

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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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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 BRAD THIESSEN of 144 consecutive 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 SIMON DESPRES Penguins went 58-21-0-1 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 ZAC SILL in a season (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

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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

@ W-B/Scranton

11/30/2012 7:05 PM

Syracuse

@ W-B/Scranton

3/8/2013

7:05 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Providence

12/1/2012

7:05 PM

St. John’s

@ W-B/Scranton

3/9/2013

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Portland

12/7/2012

7:05 PM

Hershey

@ W-B/Scranton

3/10/2013

5:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Manchester

12/8/2012

7:05 PM

Portland

@ W-B/Scranton

3/13/2013

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Worcester

12/12/2012

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Albany

3/15/2013

7:30 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Worcester

12/14/2012 7:05 PM

Binghamton

@ W-B/Scranton

3/16/2013

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Portland

12/15/2012

7:30 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Syracuse

3/20/2013

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Syracuse

12/19/2012

7:05 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Binghamton

3/23/2013

7:05 PM

Norfolk

@ W-B/Scranton

12/22/2012

7:30 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Syracuse

3/27/2013

7:05 PM

Binghamton

@ W-B/Scranton

12/26/2012

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Hershey

3/29/2013

7:05 PM

Providence

@ W-B/Scranton

12/27/2012 7:05 PM

Hershey

@ W-B/Scranton

3/30/2013

7:05 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Binghamton

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Norfolk

@ W-B/Scranton

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7:15 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Norfolk

12/31/2012 5:05 PM

Syracuse

@ W-B/Scranton

4/5/2013

7:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Adirondack

1/4/2013

7:05 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Binghamton

4/6/2013

7:05 PM

Albany

@ W-B/Scranton

1/5/2013

7:05 PM

Worcester

@ W-B/Scranton

4/7/2013

3:05 PM

Hershey

@ W-B/Scranton

1/6/2013

3:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Connecticut

4/13/2013

6:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ St. John’s

1/9/2013

7:05 PM

Binghamton

@ W-B/Scranton

4/14/2013

2:30 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ St. John’s

1/11/2013

7:05 PM

Hershey

@ W-B/Scranton

4/19/2013

7:05 PM

Worcester

@ W-B/Scranton

1/12/2013

7:05 PM

Adirondack

@ W-B/Scranton

4/20/2013

7:05 PM

Manchester

@ W-B/Scranton

1/15/2013

7:15 PM

W-B/Scranton

@ Norfolk

1/20/2013

5:00 PM

W-B/Scranton

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4:00 PM

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WHEELING NAILERS

SCHEDULE Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) 1315 Main Street • Wheeling, WV 26003 Phone: (304) 234-4625 Website: wheelingnailers.com Ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Hockey Club of the Ohio Valley, LLC Governor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Rigby Alternate Governor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Roberts General Manager/Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Craig Bommer Director of Hockey Operations/Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark Donatelli Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zack Sonnefeld DATE

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AWAY

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Wheeling Orlando Orlando Orlando Wheeling Trenton Wheeling Reading Wheeling Kalamazoo Wheeling Wheeling Elmira Gwinnett Greenville Greenville Toledo Cincinnati Ft. Wayne Elmira Wheeling Wheeling Wheeling Wheeling Trenton Reading Reading Wheeling Toledo Toledo Wheeling Trenton Trenton Wheeling Wheeling Wheeling

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MIKE LANGE

PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER

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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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.

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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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Chief Marketing Officer. “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.” The eight boys’ teams will play in the following age groups: Midget (1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 birth years); Bantam (1998 and 1999), Pee Wee (2000 and 2001) and Squirt (2002 and 2003). The girls program will field teams at the 19-and-under, 16-andunder, 14-and-under, 12-and-under and 10-and-under levels The boys’ teams will practice and play home games at RMU Island Sports Center. The girls’ teams will practice and play home games at both RMU Island Sports Center and Shadyside Academy. Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Boys will host the 2013 USA Hockey Tier 1 National Championships in the Under-18, Under-16 and Under-14 age groups at RMU Island Sports Center. Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Girls will host an annual Thanksgiving Classic — one of the largest AAA Girls tournaments in the US and Canada, attracting close to 100 teams.

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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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offer the program again for another year,” Crosby said. “The goal is to continue to create opportunities for more kids in the Pittsburgh area to take up hockey. With the Little Penguins program, they can receive head-to-toe hockey equipment and learn the game in a fun and organized way.” “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,” said Penguins CEO and President David Morehouse. “One of their goals was to help parents by providing free head-to-toe hockey equipment to properly equip their children. The Penguins are honored to join Reebok and Dick’s Sporting Goods in supporting Sid and this great program.”

“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, 2005 NHL DRAFT the NHL was in the final stages of 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

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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 R.J. UMBERGER to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 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 BRANDON SAAD regular-season and two playoff contests with 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 DYLAN REESE fans in these parts for not being 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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LOCAL COLLEGE PROGRAMS EXPERIENCE SUCCESSFUL SEASONS By Brian Zagorac

With the addition of Penn State, there are now three NCAA Division I hockey programs within driving distance of Pittsburgh. Also joining this year was the Johnstown Tomahawks — the only Junior A program in Western Pennsylvania. While all four organizations are young, each experienced success on the ice this past season. The Robert Morris Colonials, although losing in the conference tournament, enjoyed one of their best seasons in existence. RMU finished with a record of 20-14-4; the first 20-win season in program history. The record setting mark is a testament to the progress and overall development of the program under Head Coach Derek Schooley (the only head coach in program history). In only their ninth season in existence, RMU finished fifth in the AHA while boasting the conference’s top scorer in Adam Brace and a goalie in Eric Levine who finished in the top five in wins and save percentage. The Colonials will have 21 players returning next season, setting expectations at an all-time high. Mercyhurst (19-17-5) ended their season on a tough note, losing in the Atlantic Hockey Association championship to Canisius College,

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7-2. Senior forward Paul Chiasson and junior defenseman Nick Jones were named to the All-Tournament team after the game. The Lakers only lose four seniors for next year’s squad. In their inaugural NCAA Division I season, the Penn State men’s hockey team welcomed new opponents and said goodbye to an old arena. Finishing with a 13-14 record, the Nittany Lions faced more inseason adversity this year than accustomed to, as they were seven-time national champions while playing at the Division I Club level. This season, however, was headlined by victories against some of the top competition in the NCAA. The Nittany Lions recorded wins against future Big Ten rival Ohio State during the Three Rivers Classic at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, a 4-2 win against Vermont in front of over 18,000 people at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and ended the season with a major upset of perennial NCAA title contender Wisconsin with a 3-2 overtime win. The season provided memorable wins for the graduating seniors and established a strong foundation for the program as they transition to the newly formed Big Ten Hockey Conference next year. The Johnstown Tomahawks inaugural season in the North American Hockey League was one for the record books, as well as the hearts and minds of the people of Johnstown. Despite not having a team to fill the historical War Memorial Arena for the past three years, fans flooded the old barn (average attendance of 2,527) when the Tomahawks set up shop — and for good reason, too. Johnstown finished in fifth place in the North Division and made it to the first round of the playoffs. With a record of 27-21-12, the Tomahawks withstood the trials of being a first year organization while sustaining a successful product on the ice. PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

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BRENDEN MORROW Brenden Morrow certainly knew what to do to win friends and influence people upon arriving in Pittsburgh. Acquired from Dallas on March 24, Morrow’s Penguins debut was two nights later at CONSOL Energy Center against Montreal. The Penguins won 1-0 and Morrow spent much of the evening battling Penguins nemesis P.K. Subban. Morrow hit Subban numerous times and baited him into a penalty. “I heard the boo-birds every time he touched the puck, so I figured he was Public Enemy No. 1,” Morrow said, laughing. The 6-foot, 205-pound left wing doesn’t need an excuse to hit someone. Morrow competes hard, giving no quarter and expecting none. Morrow spent 13 seasons (including most of this one) with the Stars. He has won three gold medals with Canada, including at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He played in the 2000 Stanley Cup Final with Dallas. Morrow isn’t fancy. He knows his role and performs it well. “There are some dirty areas on the ice that not everybody likes to go to, and I’ve made a living from doing it,” said Morrow, 34. “I know where to go, and how to get there, and if the puck gets delivered there, every once in a while I can whack one in. “Be physical, finish your checks, be aggressive — that opens up the ice for the other guys.” Morrow’s adjustment to the Penguins was less than traumatic thanks to some familiar faces.

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[Marc-Andre] Fleury from the Canadian Olympic team [in 2010]. I had some good days with them, too. “Some familiar faces helped me with the transition, and were very ~ Brenden Morrow welcoming as well.” It was definitely a jarring adjustment for Morrow, who had never played for another NHL team besides the Stars. “I had [13] years there, and I’ve seen a lot of good players and teammates leave there and have to go through it. I hadn’t experienced it,” Morrow said. “I’d been there over a decade, and my family is back home, but when I walked into that room, and got welcomed, and put on that Penguins jersey, it made the transition easy. “This is a great opportunity and a great team.” Morrow topped 30 goals twice with Dallas, 20 goals seven times. Morrow is versatile: He can be a top-six forward, or grind as part of a third line. He did both during his salad days in Pittsburgh, skating with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal, then Brandon Sutter and Matt Cooke. When Morrow joined the Penguins, they were on a 12-game win streak, extending it to 13 by beating the Canadiens. “So far, so good,” a chuckling Morrow said afterward. “Everyone’s in a good mood. They know where they want to go. “You had two really good teams, and it was a competitive game. Momentum went back and forth. I know for me, personally, it was all adrenaline and caffeine, because there was a whirlwind of emotion going on in my head for the 24 hours leading up to that game. “It was exciting, it was enjoyable, it was a great experience. Hopefully, things settle down now.” Morrow wore No. 10 in Dallas. That was Tanner Glass’ number with the Penguins, but Glass switched to No. 15 and Dustin Jeffrey to No. 17 so Morrow could claim his usual digits. “I wasn’t really that attached to [No. 10], but I’m very appreciative of Tanner and Dustin doing what they did,” Morrow said. “Very classy.”

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Chad Kolarik

72

28

35

63

53

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14

2

4

232

Trevor Smith

71

22

27

49

62

4

7

1

5

147

Riley Holzapfel

72

19

30

49

93

3

2

0

3

109

Brian Gibbons

66

8

21

29

30

-9

1

2

1

82

Paul Thompson

54

18

9

27

75

2

5

0

6

143

Dylan Reese

62

8

17

25

32

3

7

0

0

109

Brian Dumoulin

69

6

16

22

16

-11

4

0

2

90

Warren Peters

69

11

7

18

76

1

0

0

1

117

Alex Grant

42

5

13

18

54

-6

3

0

2

90

Jayson Megna

52

5

7

12

26

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1

0

0

102

Philippe Dupuis

34

2

9

11

14

-7

2

0

0

83

Joey Mormina

50

3

7

10

44

4

0

0

0

58

Philip Samuelsson

61

2

8

10

68

10

0

0

0

49

Zach Sill

53

4

4

8

86

1

0

1

0

59

Bobby Farnham

61

3

5

8

250

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0

0

0

83

Adam Payerl

40

2

6

8

49

-1

1

0

0

78

Tom Kuhnhackl

11

2

2

4

6

3

0

0

0

10

Chris Collins

22

1

3

4

8

-7

0

0

1

35

Dominik Uher

49

1

3

4

61

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1

0

0

56

Cody Wild

14

0

2

2

8

1

0

0

0

15

Reid McNeill

1

0

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

Chris Minella

7

0

0

0

14

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0

0

0

4

Chris Barton

4

0

0

0

6

-1

0

0

0

2

Paul Crowder

2

0

0

0

0

-2

0

0

0

3

Keven Veilleux

4

0

0

0

7

-1

0

0

0

0

Steve MacIntyre

29

0

0

0

70

-1

0

0

0

4

GOALTENDERS Brad Thiessen Jeff Zatkoff Scott Darling

GP 30 47 1

W 15 25 0

L 11 19 0

SOL 1 0 0

MIN 1671 2679 24

GA 74 87 0

SO 4 4 0

GAA 2.66 1.95 0.00

SA% 0.904 0.920 1.000

WHEELING NAILERS SKATERS Scott Zurevinski Keven Veilleux Cody Chupp Reid McNeill Bobby Farnham Tom Kuhnhackl Adam Payerl Dominik Uher GOALTENDERS Patrick Killeen

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GP 49 31 23 44 9 2 4 3 GP 13

G 12 9 6 2 3 1 1 0 W 3

A 13 13 7 4 1 0 0 1

PTS 25 22 13 6 4 1 1 1 L 5

SOL 2

PIM 46 74 13 90 46 2 15 0 MIN 758

+/8 -12 -2 -5 -2 2 1 E

PPG 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 GA 41

SHG 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 SO 0

GW 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 GAA 3.25

S 86 66 58 47 24 5 18 5 SA% 0.880


STATS UPDATE OF PLAYERS

IN THE SYSTEM Through 04.08.13

AMATEUR REGULAR SEASON FORWARDS Josh Archibald Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA) Teddy Blueger Minnesota St. (WCHA) Bryan Rust Notre Dame (CCHA) Scott Wilson Umass-Lowell (HE) DEFENSEMEN

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

39

19

17

36

34

+18

3

1

1

96

37

6

13

19

40

-2

1

0

2

56

41

15

19

34

4

+25

5

1

4

121

40

16

21

37

32

+4

6

0

5

114

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Nicholas D'Agostino Cornell (ECAC) Scott Harrington London (OHL)

34

6

11

17

30

+2

3

0

1

51

50

3

16

19

26

+21

1

0

0

0

Clark Seymour Peterborough (OHL)

62

3

10

13

61

-7

0

0

0

0

Alex Velischek Providence (HE)

38

0

6

6

38

+17

0

0

0

28

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

L

SOL

MIN

GA

SO

GAA

SA%

Sean Maguire Boston University (HE)

21

13

8

0

1230

52

2

2.54

0.926

Alexander Pechurskiy Magnitogorsk (KHL)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

AMATEUR PLAYOFFS FORWARDS Matia Marcantuoni Kitchener (OHL) Oskar Sundqvist Skelleftea AIK Anton Zlobin Val-D'Or (QMJHL) DEFENSEMEN

G

A

PTS

PIM

7

0

0

0

4

5

3

2

5

4

8

2

8

10

4

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

Scott Harrington London(OHL)

2

0

0

0

2

Olli Maatta London(OHL)

6

1

4

5

0

Derrick Pouliot Portland (WHL)

8

4

9

13

6

Harrison Ruopp Prince Albert (WHL)

4

0

0

0

4

GOALTENDERS

208

GP

GP

W-L

MIN

GA/SO

GAA

SA%

Patrick Ehelechner Augsburg (DEL)

2

0-2-0

138

7

3.03

0.883

Matt Murray Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

6

2-3-1

381

17

2.67

0.910


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THE FROZEN FOUR By: Mike Prisuta

They don’t have a national championship banner between them. That makes this season’s Frozen Four qualifiers relative unknowns, but far from undeserving. Quinnipiac, St. Cloud State, Yale and Massachuetts-Lowell may have combined for only one previous Frozen Four appearance (Yale in 1951-52, when it finished third). But what they accomplished in reaching the CONSOL Energy Center to battle for this season’s national championship April 11-13 has been hard-earned and welldeserved. (The champion had not yet been crowned at press time.) Quinnipiac spent a significant portion of the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation, a position it occupied in the March 25 edition of the uscho.com Top 20 poll. St. Cloud State blasted Notre Dame and Miami by a combined 9-2 in winning its NCAA Regional. Yale went through Minnesota and North Dakota in its regional, two blueblood programs that boast a combined 12 national championships between them (seven for North Dakota and five for Minnesota). And Massachusetts-Lowell this season became the first school not named Boston College, Boston University, Maine or New Hampshire to win Hockey East’s regular-season championship in Hockey East’s 29-year history. So all four belonged. Next season, the champion’s banner will hang in Philadelphia at the 2013-14 Frozen Four alongside the names of the schools that have previously celebrated putting titles on ice, swelling the ranks of that exclusive fraternity to 19.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN: QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS (29-7-5) REGULAR-SEASON RESUME: Finished first in

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POSTSEASON TO PITTSBURGH: Beat Cornell in a best-of-three

ECAC quarterfinal series, two games to one (won 3-2 in OT in Game 3); lost to Brown, 4-0, in ECAC semifinal; beat Yale, 3-0, in ECAC consolation game; beat Canisius, 4-3, and beat Union, 5-1, in NCAA East Regional. NCAA HISTORY/ LAST APPEARANCE:

Second all-time appearance/last qualified in 2001-02. Matthew Peca (seventh round, Tampa Bay, 2011); F Jordan Samuels-Thomas (seventh round, Winnipeg, 2009); F Kellen Jones (seventh round, Edmonton, 2010).

MATTHEW PECA

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NHL DRAFTEES ON CAMPUS: F

ATTENTION-GRABBING STAT: Quinnipiac leads the nation in

scoring defense, having allowed 67 goals in 41 games (1.63 per).

ST. CLOUD STATE HUSKIES (25-15-1) REGULAR-SEASON RESUME: Finished tied

for first in the WCHA with Minnesota at 18-9-1, 37 points. POSTSEASON TO PITTSBURGH: Beat AlaskaAnchorage in best-of-two WCHA quarterfinal series, two games to none; lost to Wisconsin, 4-1, in WCHA semifinal; beat Notre Dame, 5-1, beat Miami, Ohio, 4-1, in NCAA Midwest Regional. NCAA HISTORY/LAST APPEARANCE: Ninth all-time appearance/

last qualified in 2009-10. NHL DRAFTEES ON CAMPUS: F Ben Hanowski (third round,

Penguins, 2009; rights traded to Calgary); D Nick Jensen (fifth round, Detroit, 2009); D Kevin Gravel (fifth round, Los Angeles, 2010); F Nick Oliver (fourth round, Nashville, 2009). St. Cloud State is second in the nation in scoring offense, having scored 140 goals in 41 games (3.41 per).

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YALE BULLDOGS (20-12-3) REGULAR-SEASON RESUME: Finished third in

the ECAC at 12-9-1, 25 points. POSTSEASON TO PITTSBURGH: Beat St. Lawrence in a best-of-three ECAC quarterfinal series, two games to none; lost to Union, 5-0, in ECAC semifinal; lost to Quinnipiac, 3-0, in ECAC consolation game; beat Minnesota, 3-2 in OT, beat North Dakota, 4-2, in NCAA West Regional. NCAA HISTORY/LAST APPEARANCE: Sixth appearance/last

qualified in 2010-11. Ken Agostino (fifth round, Penguins, 2010; rights traded to Calgary); D Rob O’Gara (fifth round, Boston, 2011); F Matthew Beattie (seventh round, Vancouver, 2012).

MATTHEW BEATTIE

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NHL DRAFTEES ON CAMPUS: F

ATTENTION-GRABBING STAT: Agostino is tied for No. 14 in the

nation in points per game (17-23-40 in 35 games, 1.14 points per).

MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL RIVER HAWKS (28-10-2) REGULAR-SEASON RESUME: Finished first in

Hockey East at 16-9-2, 34 points. POSTSEASON TO PITTSBURGH: Beat Maine

in a best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series, two games to none; beat Providence, 2-1, in Hockey East semifinal; beat Boston University, 1-0, in Hockey East championship game; beat Wisconsin, 6-1, beat New Hampshire, 2-0, in NCAA Northeast Regional. NCAA HISTORY/LAST APPEARANCE: Fifth all-time appearance/

last qualified in 2011-12. NHL DRAFTEES ON CAMPUS: F Scott Wilson (seventh round,

Penguins, 2011); D Dmitry Sinitsyn (seventh round, Dallas, 2012); G Connor Hellebuyck (fifth round, Winnipeg, 2012). ATTENTION-GRABBING STAT: Hellebuyck ranks first in the nation

in goals-against average (1.31), first in save percentage (.953), first in winning percentage (20-2-0, .909), and tied for first in shutouts (six).

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