Issuu on Google+

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS

NOVEMBER 22, 2013

GAME

THE OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM OF THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ®

13

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS • 11.22.13 • GAME 13

OFFICIAL SPORTING GOODS RETAILER OF THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS® AND FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE CONSOL Energy Center® DicksSportingGoods.com

+50 PENSPOINTS • SCAN YOUR TICKET • DETAILS 124


es in need Help us feed famili during this holiday nia va throughout Pennsyl d the end of season.  Between now an rchase this pu hunting season, you can all cap.  Visit seb limited edition ba at.com to sh er www.consolhunt ery hat place your order.  For ev ergy will En OL NS purchased, CO .00 to HSH. $1 al ion dit donate an ad

CONSOL Energy is calling on all hunters to donate extra deer to HSH. A donated deer can feed up to 200 hungry people.

www.sharedeer.org 1-866-HSH-2141


GAME

13

NOVEMBER 22, 2013

PENGUINS VS. ISLANDERS

FRONT OFFICE

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

Mario Lemieux . . . . . . . . . 33

Game Notes . . . . . . . . . . 5

Ron Burkle

. . . . . . . . . . 35

Penguins vs . Islanders . . . . . . 11

David Morehouse . . . . . . . . 36

Penguins by the Numbers . . . 101

Ray Shero . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Penguins Headshots . . . . . . 102

Jason Botterill . . . . . . . . . 40

Tonight’s Rosters . . . . . . . 105

Dan Bylsma . . . . . . . . . . 43

Islanders Headshots . . . . . . 106

Tony Granato . . . . . . . . . 46

Islanders by the Numbers

Todd Reirden . . . . . . . . . 49 Jaques Martin . . . . . . . . . 50 Mike Bales

. . . . . . . . . . 53

Travis Williams . . . . . . . . . 54 David Peart . . . . . . . . . . 54 Staff Directory . . . . . . . . . 29 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 . ©2013 Pittsburgh Penguins Design/Layout: Erin Halley Photographers: Gregory Shamus Joe Sargent

. . . 109

IN EVERY ISSUE NHL Standings . . . . . . . . . 12 League Leaders . . . . . . . . 14 Around the NHL . . . . . . . . 17 Tonight’s Matchups . . . . . . . 19 2013 .14 Schedule . . . . . . . . 21 2013 .14 Promotional Schedule

. . 23

NHL Code of Conduct . . . . . . 57 Penguins 100 Point Club . . . . . 58 Captain America . . . . . . . . 61 American Eagle Student Rush . . . 73 Penguins Social Media . . . . . . 74 pittsburghpenguins .com . . . . . 76 PensTV . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Iceburgh Calls the Penalties . . . . 81 Off-Ice Officials . . . . . . . . . 83 Twitter Q&A: Chuck Kobasew . . . 97 Frozen in Time . . . . . . . . . 98 continued on page 2

1


continued from page 1

Prospect Report . . . . . . . 111 In The System: Andrew Ebbett . . 115 Ice Crew . . . . . . . . . . 116 2013 .14 Ice Crew: Lee . . . . . . 118 Penguins Profile: Pascal Dupuis . . 120 Radio Network . . . . . . . . 153 Radio Broadcasters . . . . . . 155

25

NHL Realignment . . . . . . . 159 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Schedule . 171 Wheeling Nailers Schedule . . . 172 NHL Stadium Series . . . . . . 186 Iceburgh . . . . . . . . . . 192 With Wydo Seeing is Believing

. 195

Penguins Brain Teaser . . . . . 205 Penguins Player Birthdays

. . . 211

120

Penguins Drives, Collections, and Events . . . . . . . . . 212 NHL Critical Dates . . . . . . 215 Orpik Leads Off the Ice with Nutrition . . . . . . . . 218 Upcoming Opponents . . . . . 224

YOUTH HOCKEY Pittsburgh Girls Thanksgiving Classic . . . . . . 127 Penguins Elite . . . . . . . . . 131

CONSOL Energy Center

Hockey is for Everyone

Box Office . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Local Youth Hockey Venues . . . 144

CONSOL Energy Center Events . . 71

Youth Hockey Pointers from Coach . 181

Building Information . . . . . . . 85

Skate/Skills Clinic: Winter 2013 . 223

. . . . . 139

Seating Map . . . . . . . . . . 93 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . 94

PENGUINS HISTORY Trib Total Media All-Time Team . 176

YOUR NUMBER

3

Honors and Awards . . . . . . 178 This Month in Penguins Hockey History . . . . . . . . 207

PENGUINS FOUNDATION Community Update: Penguins Score Against Hunger For Thanksgiving . 25 Heads Up Pittsburgh . . . . . . 136 Project Power Play . . . . . . 143 50/50

. . . . . . . . . . . 203

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS/RIVERS CASINO “ROULETTE SPIN” PROMOTION Abbreviated Rules for the Programs: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Your program’s number is noted above. If your number is the winning number at tonight’s game, you can redeem the program at the Rivers Casino for $10 in Free Slot Play credits. To redeem, you must: 1) be 21 years or older; 2) be or become a Rush Rewards Players Club member; and 3) have and present to the Rivers Casino a valid, state-issued photo ID. REDEMPTION REQUESTS MUST BE MADE WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER THE SCHEDULED START OF THE GAME; WINNING PROGRAMS EXPIRE AFTER THIS TIME PERIOD. Other terms and conditions apply. See Pittsburgh Penguins Guest Services locations in CONSOL Energy Center and/or Rush Rewards Players Club for complete official rules. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler

2


Helmet. Shin guards. Pads. And Highmark.

At the Highmark Direct Store, getting great protection is easy. Monroeville • North Hills • South Hills • North Fayette • Erie

Scan to make an appointment now or log on to highmarkdirect.com


GAME NOTES BY: BOB GROVE

THE SERIES

Tonight the New York Islanders make their second appearance in four weeks here at CONSOL Energy Center, where they earned a 4-3 victory back on Oct . 25 with a dramatic third-period rally . New York scored three times in the span of 5:34 in the final eight minutes of that game, with Franz Nielsen scoring one of those goals and then setting up Josh Bailey’s winner with 1:40 to play . That snapped the Penguins’ four-game winning streak against the Islanders . . . Since enduring a 13-game losing streak here in Pittsburgh, the Islanders have won three of their past five games here . . . New York has helped itself by scoring first in four of its last seven games here . . . This could be the first first appearance of Tomas Vanek in an Islanders’ uniform against Pittsburgh since being traded from Buffalo on Oct . 17 . He had missed four games with an upperbody injury when the week began . . . The Penguins went 0-for-5 on the power play in their loss to the Islanders last month and are 0-for-9 in the last three games against New York . . . Islanders’ captain John Tavares has six goals and 14 points in 23 career games against Pittsburgh . . . Sidney Crosby has more assists (55) and points (76) against the Islanders than any other team. He has recorded four or more points in five of his last 15 games against New York, and he has eight points (1+7) in his last four continued on page 7

5


FedEx Ground is faster to more locations than its primary competitor.


continued from page 5

games against them. . . Marc-Andre Fleury has lost three of his last four games against New York. Jeff Zatkoff was in goal for the Islanders’ win here last month. . . Pittsburgh is 107-93-22-6 all-time against New York, including a 61-39-14-2 mark at home. . . This is the Islanders’ last game in Pittsburgh. The next game between the teams is Dec. 3 on Long Island, and the Penguins will also play there Jan. 23. THE PENGUINS

The Penguins play on both Friday and Saturday nights on four of the five weekends in November, this being the third such occurrence. Pittsburgh swept a home-and-home with Columbus Nov. 1-2, then earned a home win over Nashville last Friday before losing in New Jersey last Saturday. The Penguins play in Tampa Bay one week from tonight and will follow that with a game in Florida the next night. . . The Penguins are 2-2-0 this season when playing the second game of back-to-back games . . . Pittsburgh began the week by hosting Anaheim on Monday and then playing in Washington on Wednesday, and a date in Montreal awaits tomorrow night. . . The Penguins had been limited to one or fewer goals in six of their last 12 games before facing Anaheim here. The rare offensive struggles left them averaging just 2.75 goals per game through 20 games, well off their NHL-leading 3.38 average last season. . . Jussi Jokinen had points in six of his last eight games (3+3) before facing the Ducks. . . Center Zack Sill made his NHL debut in the 4-1 loss at continued on page 8

7


continued from page 7

New Jersey last Saturday, becoming the 28th different player to dress for the Penguins this season . . . Dustin Jeffrey was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Stars last Sunday . He will join former Penguins Sergei Gonchar and Alex Goligoski there . . . The Pittsburgh penalty kill was an impressive 20-for-21 (95 .2 percent) over the last eight games before facing Anaheim . . . Crosby won 20 of 26 faceoffs in the loss to New Jersey (77 percent), the fifth-best performance of his career in games where he takes at least 16 draws . New York had lost five of its last six games before earning a 5-4 home shootout victory over Detroit last Saturday . . . This is the second game of a three-game road trip for the Islanders, who played in Toronto on Tuesday . They will conclude the trip tomorrow night in Philadelphia . . . Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov left the game against Detroit with a reported groin injury, and the Islanders recalled Anders Nilsson from the AHL Monday as a result . . . New York had lost four consecutive road games before facing the Maple Leafs . . . Vanek had a goal and three points in his first six games with the Islanders before being injured. . . Tavares had points in five straight games (2-6-8) before facing Toronto . . . Former Penguin Brian Strait had missed 13 games with an upper-body injury .

8

Š Getty Images

THE ISLANDERS


Penguins® fans know the importance of speed. That’s why FiOS Quantum∞ lets you stream game highlights, download action shots, even talk hockey with other fans, all at breakaway speeds. In fact, everything you do online is easier when you have FiOS Quantum, America’s fastest,* most reliable Internet.

888.379.1863 verizon.com/penguins

Technology that puts you on the ice 24/7. That’s Powerful.

*Source: Reprinted from www.pcmag.com with permission. © 2012 Ziff Davis, Inc. All Rights Reserved. FiOS available in select areas. FiOS Quantum Internet speeds up to 300 down and 65 up Mbps available. © 2013 Verizon.


PENGUINS VS. ISLANDERS All-time scorer vs. Pittsburgh: Bryan Trottier (82gp, 47-58-105) All-time Pittsburgh scorer vs. Islanders: Mario Lemieux (72gp, 50-80-130) Longest Islanders win streak vs. Pittsburgh: 6, Dec. 20, 1983-Nov. 10, 1984 Longest Pittsburgh win streak vs. Islanders: 5, Apr. 8, 2011-Dec. 10, 2011; Jan. 19, 2010-Oct. 15, 2010; Mar. 9, 1995-Mar. 16, 1996 Longest Islanders undefeated streak vs. Pittsburgh: 9, Feb. 1, 1986-Mar. 10, 1987 (7-0-2) Longest Pittsburgh undefeated streak vs. Islanders: 11, Feb. 29, 2004-Oct. 19, 2006 (6-0-5) T:8.5”

B:8.75”

S:7.5”

Last Islanders win at home: Mar. 29, 2012 (5-3) (0-2-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at home: Mar. 30, 2013 (2-0) (0-1-0 since last win) Last Islanders win at Pittsburgh: Oct. 25, 2013 (4-3) (0-0-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at Islanders: Mar. 22, 2013 (4-2) (0-0-0 since last win)

ISLANDERS

HOCKEY

OPS

General Manager: Garth Snow Head Coach: Jack Capuano Assistant Coaches: Doug Weight Brent Thompson Matt Bertani Goaltending Coach: Mike Dunham

Most goals by Islanders vs. Pittsburgh: 11, Dec. 20, 1983 (NY, 11-3) Most goals by Pittsburgh vs. Islanders: 9, Dec. 11, 2008 (P, 9-2); Dec. 30, 1999 (P, 9-3); Dec. 13, 1972 (P, 9-1) Most goals by both teams: 15, Feb. 6, 1990 (NY, 8-7) Last Islanders shutout vs. Pittsburgh: Jan. 9, 1986 (9-0) – Kelly Hrudey Last Pittsburgh shutout vs. Islanders: Mar. 30, 2013 (2-0) – Tomas Vokoun Last Islanders hat trick vs. Pittsburgh: Feb. 4, 2006 – Miroslav Satan Last Pittsburgh hat trick vs. Islanders: Mar. 10, 2013 – Chris Kunitz Last Pittsburgh trade with Islanders: Mar. 4, 2009 – Bill Guerin to Pittsburgh in exchange for a 2009 third-round draft pick Pittsburgh’s Overtime/Shootout Record vs. Islanders: 13-3-16

11


NHL STANDINGS NHL STANDINGS AS OF 11.19.13

EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

TAMPA BAY

20

14

6

0

28

64

50

8-2-0

6-4-0

7-3-0

BOSTON

20

13

6

1

27

57

37

8-3-1

5-3-0

6-3-1

TORONTO

20

12

7

1

25

57

47

7-2-0

5-5-1

5-4-1

DETROIT

21

9

5

7

25

54

60

3-2-6

6-3-1

3-1-6

MONTREAL

21

10

9

2

22

52

45

5-5-2

5-4-0

4-4-2

OTTAWA

20

8

8

4

20

58

62

4-5-2

4-3-2

4-4-2

FLORIDA

21

5

12

4

14

46

70

3-4-3

2-8-1

2-5-3

BUFFALO

22

5

16

1

11

41

68

2-8-1

3-8-0

3-7-0

METROPOLITAN

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

PITTSBURGH

21

13

8

0

26

59

48

9-3-0

4-5-0

6-4-0

WASHINGTON

21

12

8

1

25

69

59

8-3-0

4-5-1

7-2-1

NY RANGERS

20

10

10

0

20

42

50

4-4-0

6-6-0

7-3-0

CAROLINA

21

8

9

4

20

40

59

5-4-4

3-5-0

4-5-1

NEW JERSEY

20

7

8

5

19

42

49

4-2-2

3-6-3

6-3-1

NY ISLANDERS

21

8

10

3

19

61

68

5-4-3

3-6-0

4-6-0

COLUMBUS

20

7

10

3

17

52

57

4-6-1

3-4-2

2-5-3

PHILADELPHIA

19

7

10

2

16

35

48

3-7-0

4-3-2

5-3-2

LAST 10

WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

CHICAGO

21

14

3

4

32

78

61

9-1-3

5-2-1

8-1-1

MINNESOTA

21

13

4

4

30

55

44

10-1-2

3-3-2

8-1-1

ST. LOUIS

19

13

3

3

29

66

46

9-1-2

4-2-1

7-2-1

COLORADO

19

14

5

0

28

59

41

8-3-0

6-2-0

6-4-0

DALLAS

20

11

7

2

24

58

56

3-2-2

8-5-0

7-2-1

WINNIPEG

23

10

10

3

23

61

66

7-5-2

3-5-1

5-4-1

NASHVILLE

20

9

9

2

20

46

63

5-2-1

4-7-1

4-5-1

PACIFIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

ANAHEIM

23

15

6

2

32

72

59

8-0-0

7-6-2

5-3-2

SAN JOSE

21

13

3

5

31

72

50

5-1-2

8-2-3

4-2-4

PHOENIX

21

14

4

3

31

73

66

9-0-1

5-4-2

8-1-1

LOS ANGELES

21

14

6

1

29

58

46

7-3-0

7-3-1

7-2-1

VANCOUVER

22

11

8

3

25

56

58

4-4-1

7-4-2

4-4-2

CALGARY

21

7

11

3

17

59

79

3-4-2

4-7-1

2-7-1

EDMONTON

22

5

15

2

12

53

83

1-7-0

4-8-2

2-7-1

12


Fun is always in season at Nemacolin Woodlands. At Nemacolin, there is no “off season.” Our one-of-a-kind resort is perfect for everything from a relaxing getaway, to a fun adventure. So whether you want to enjoy the last days of summer, need the perfect location to take in autumn leaf-peeping, or want to enjoy a variety of winter sports and activities, we’ve got everything right here. For couples or family getaways, call 866.439.6957 or visit nemacolin.com.

Expect the Unexpected. Official Resort of the Pittsburgh Penguins®


LEAGUE LEADERS NHL STATS AS OF 11.19.13

POINTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

PPA SHG SHA

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

21

10

16

26

3

14

76

13.2

3

7

0

0

Alexander Steen, STL

19

17

9

26

11

10

67

25.4

4

1

0

0

3

John Tavares, NYI

21

9

16

25

E

24

60

15.0

2

9

0

0

4

Alex Ovechkin, WAS

19

17

7

24

-7

14

110

15.5

7

6

0

0

Nicklas Backstrom, WAS

21

5

19

24

E

10

46

10.9

1

12

0

0

GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Alexander Steen, STL

19

17

9

26

11

10

67

25.4

4

PPA SHG SHA 1

0

0

Alex Ovechkin, WAS

19

17

7

24

-7

14

110

15.5

7

6

0

0

3

Steven Stamkos, TBL

17

14

9

23

11

8

60

23.3

3

1

1

0

4

Corey Perry, ANA

23

12

12

24

11

18

83

14.5

1

2

0

0

Bryan Little, WPG

23

12

9

21

5

20

50

24

1

1

2

0

ASSISTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Joe Thorton, SJS

21

2

20

22

8

2

28

7.1

0

PPA SHG SHA 7

0

0

2

Nicklas Backstrom, WAS

21

5

19

24

E

10

46

10.9

1

12

0

0

3

Henrik Sedin, VAN

22

4

18

22

3

20

39

10.3

2

6

0

0

4

Evgeni Malkin, PIT

21

3

17

20

-6

16

56

5.4

1

9

0

0

5

Marcus Johansson, WAS

21

2

16

18

E

0

24

8.3

1

7

0

0

POWER-PLAY GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Alex Ovechkin, WAS

19

17

7

24

-7

14

110

15.5

7

6

0

2

Zach Parise, MIN

21

10

8

18

6

16

92

10.9

6

2

0

0

Shane Doan , PHX

20

10

6

16

2

8

61

16.4

6

1

0

0

Matt Moulson, BUF

20

8

10

18

1

6

44

18.2

5

6

0

0

Patrick Marleau, SJS

21

10

10

20

5

2

73

13.7

5

7

0

0

RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Dustin Penner, ANA

16

4

9

13

16

4

38

11.5

1

2

0

2

Francois Beauchemin, ANA 23

0

6

6

15

19

20

0.0

0

0

0

0

3

Ryan Getzlaf, ANA

20

11

13

24

13

13

52

21.2

2

4

0

0

Hampus Lindholm, ANA

21

2

4

6

13

8

40

5.0

0

0

0

0

5

Rob Klinkhammer, PHX

21

4

5

9

12

6

35

11.4

0

0

0

0

4

PPA SHG SHA 0

PLUS/MINUS

14

PPA SHG SHA 0


WE’RE HERE FOR THE HOCKEY.

LET’S GO PENS

IS PROUD TO BE A PITTSBURGH-BASED BRAND.


IS

You can join the crowd. Or, you can leave it behind. When you choose bold styling, a supercar-inspired interior and thrilling handling, you choose the all-new 2014 Lexus IS. A car designed with one purpose. To stand apart.

lexus.com/IS #LexusIS

LEXUS OF NORTH HILLS 15025 Perry Highway, Wexford (724) 940-1400 ROHRICH LEXUS 2115 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh (412) 344-5800

IS F SPORT SHOWN. Š2013 Lexus.


AROUND THE NHL BY: MIKE PRISUTA

TOUGH ON BOSTON:

Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson’s 4-2 victory over the Bruins on Nov . 15 was his fourthcareer triumph against Boston . Anderson achieved that fourth-career win over the Bruins with a fourth different franchise after having previously beaten them while playing for Chicago (Feb . 14, 2004), Florida (March 4, 2008) and Colorado (Oct . 12, 2009) .

RUSSIAN LADDERCLIMBING:

Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin scored his second goal of the season and the 48th of his career in a 4-1 win over Ottawa on Nov . 17 . That moved Tyutin ahead of Vladimir Konstantinov and into sole possession of ninth place on the all-time list of goals scored by Russian defensemen . The all-time Top 10 read as follows prior to Tyutin’s historic lamp-lighter: 1 .) Sergei Gonchar 217, 2 .) Sergei Zubov 152; 3 .) Andrei Markov 93; 4 .) Vladimir Malakhov 86; 5 .) Oleg Tverdosky 77; 6 .) Boris Mironov 76; 7 .) Igor Kravchuk 64; 8 .) Dmitri Mironov 54; 9 .) Tyutin 47, Konstantinov 47 .

STAR POWER:

Dallas’ 7-3 win over Calgary on Nov . 14 featured a six-point night from forward Jamie Benn (one goal, five assists, six points) and a five-point effort from forward Tyler Seguin (4+1) . Benn and Seguin became the fourth set of teammates to each record at least five points in a game and the first since Dave Gagner (six points) and Paul Cavallini (five points) on April 12, 1994 against St . Louis .

REUNITED:

San Jose’s visit to Chicago on Nov . Nov 17 featured a reunion of the top three scorers from the 1993 Entry Draft — Sharks forward Joe Thornton (1,140 points), Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa (950) and Sharks forward Patrick Marleau (881) .

JOHNNY BE GOOD: The

Blackhawks’ 5-1 victory over the Sharks on Nov . 17 improved Chicago’s record in the regular season to 62-12-11 since acquiring defenseman Johnny Oduya on Feb . 27, 2012 .

17


TONIGHT’S

MATCH-UPS Columbus Tampa Bay

Washington Calgary Vancouver Anaheim

TIME

Florida

HOME

VISITOR

Montréal

7:00PM 9:00PM 10:00PM 10:00PM

All times are listed according to the Eastern Standard Time Zone.


BE HERE

OVER 70 PENGUINS速 GAMES

PREGAME. GAME. POSTGAME.

Like us on Facebook facebook.com/ROOTSPORTSPIT

Follow us on Twitter @ROOTSPORTSPIT

ROOTSPORTS.com

VISIT FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

JANUARY MARCH

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER APRIL

FEBRUARY

OCTOBER

2013.14 SCHEDULE

PROMOTION For a list of the Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 .14 promotional schedule please refer to page 23 .

21


The Official Health Care ProviderOfThe Pittsburgh Penguins. ®

(And the fans who stick by them.)

The same leading doctors, researchers, nurses and therapists trusted by the Penguins® are also trusted by their loyal fans.To learn more, visit UPMC.com.

Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC is ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

2013.14 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE 2013.14 SCHEDULE

10/3/13 vs. New Jersey

Penguins Schedule Mousepad Presented by Trib Total Media 10/15/13 vs. Edmonton

Penguins Yearbook Presented by CONSOL Energy 10/21/13 vs. Colorado

HOME

AWAY

Game dates, times, and opponents are subject to change.

penguins

Text PENS to 32623

Penguins Team Calendar Presented by Highmark 11/18/13 vs. Anaheim

Penguins Baseball Cap Presented by CONSOL Energy 12/9/13 vs. Columbus

Penguins Knit Cap Presented by Highmark 12/16/13 vs. Toronto

Penguins Texting Gloves Presented by Verizon 1/20/14 vs. Florida

Team USA Coach Bylsma Bobblehead Presented by Trib Total Media 1/27/14 vs. Buffalo

Penguins Tech Tattoo Set Presented by Verizon 3/11/14 vs. Washington

Penguins Reusable Tote Presented by Bayer MaterialScience 3/18/14 vs. Dallas

Penguins Flag Presented by Trib Total Media 3/25/14 vs. Phoenix

Penguins Drawstring Bag Presented by Highmark 4/1/14 vs. Carolina

Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Off Coupon* Presented by PA Lottery 4/13/14 vs. Ottawa

Penguins Fan Appreciation Night Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods *Given only to fans ages 18 and older in attendance

23


®


COMMUNITY UPDATE PENGUINS SCORE AGAINST HUNGER FOR THANKSGIVING BY: ADDY KLONICKI

The 22nd annual Score Against Hunger Food Drive took place on November 13 before the Pittsburgh Penguins faced the Philadelphia Flyers at the CONSOL Energy Center . Fans were encouraged to open their hearts, pantries and wallets to make a difference in the fight against hunger . Food and monetary donations were accepted by the Penguins Booster Club at all CONSOL Energy Center gates prior to the start of the game . The Score Against Hunger Food Drive benefitted the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and food donations will be distributed to needy people within our region . The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank serves 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania through a variety of outlets such continued on page 26

25


continued from page 25

as soup kitchens, shelters, after school programs and Meals on Wheels . As a result of Penguins fans generosity, this year’s drive produced over 782 pounds of food and $1,585 in cash donations . Since 1992, the team’s food drives have collected over 36,000 pounds of food and more than $33,000 . The following day, four Penguins players delivered free Thanksgiving turkeys and vegetables to 100 families at the Bedford Hope Center located in the Hill District . Penguins Paul Martin, Matt Niskanen, Beau Bennett and Robert Bortuzzo volunteered at the seventh annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution after the team’s practice session at CONSOL Energy Center . This year, the players had an assist delivering turkeys . Two youth hockey players from the Hill District, Arn Criswell and James Edwards, lent a hand and helped distribute food items to the area’s under privileged families . The Penguins and the Penguins Foundation extend sincere thanks and gratitude to all fans who contributed to the ongoing success of the team’s annual food drive, making this Thanksgiving holiday brighter for many local families .

26


MY FUEL, MY WAY,

MY CREATIONS.

Try StarKist Tuna Creations速 and enjoy tasty StarKist tuna wherever you are. Available in a variety of seasoned tuna flavors, each single-serve, no-drain Tuna Creations速 pouch is 110 calories or less. Like us on Facebook to receive news, special offers and more!

息2013 StarKist Co. All Rights Reserved.


STAFF DIRECTORY OWNERSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Pittsburgh Penguins LP

EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS Co-owner/Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mario Lemieux Co-owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Burkle CEO/President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Morehouse Executive VP/General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Shero COO/General Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis Williams Senior Vice President, Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Peart Vice President & Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Hart Vice President, Communications . . . . . . . . . . . Tom McMillan Vice President, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Santilli Vice President of Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Slencak Director of Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly L . Slater–Wood Executive Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Auchey Mary Beth Bertoni Shipping/Receiving Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Hart Receptionist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Hart

KEVIN HART

Vice President & Controller

TOM MCMILLAN Vice President, Communications

HOCKEY OPERATIONS Assistant General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Botterill Assistant to the General Manager . . . . . . . . . Tom Fitzgerald Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Bylsma Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . Tony Granato, Jacques Martin Todd Reirden Goaltending Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Bales Strength & Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Kadar Video Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Saucier Player Development Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bill Guerin Goaltender Development Coach . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Buckley Manager of Team Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Britt Hockey Operations Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erik Heasley

JAMES SANTILLI

Vice President, Marketing

SCOUTS Director of Player Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan MacKinnon Co-Director of Amateur Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Heinbuck Co-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, Erikki Rajamaki, Al Santilli, Tommy Westlund, Warren Young

CHAD SLENCAK

Vice President of Ticketing

EQUIPMENT/TRAINING STAFF Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Heinze Assistant Equipment Managers . . Teddy Richards, Dan Kroll Jon Taglianetti Head Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Stewart Assistant Athletic Trainers . . . . . . . Curtis Bell, Patrick Steidle Physical Therapist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Joreitz Head Team Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr . Christopher Harner Associate Team Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr . Tanya Hagen Assistant Team Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr . Dharmech Vyas Skating Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marianne Watkins Mental Training Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aimee Kimball

DAVE SOLTESZ

President, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

29


COMMUNICATIONS

YOUTH HOCKEY

Senior Director of Communications . Jennifer Bullano

Executive Director of Strategic Planning . . . Rich Hixon

Manager of Communications . . . . . . . . Jason Seidling

Director of Youth Hockey Programs . Mark Shuttleworth

Executive Producer, Penguins Radio Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ray Walker

Director of Youth Hockey Skill Development . Cliff Loya

Radio Broadcasters . . . . . . . Mike Lange, Phil Bourque

Manager of Youth Hockey Development . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Taglianetti

TECHNOLOGY

GAME ENTERTAINMENT

Director, Video Productions & Technical Ops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Warren

Senior Director, Production and Game Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rod Murray

Building Audio Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Duffy

Director, Event Presentation . . . . . . . . . . Bill Wareham

Building Audio/Video Specialist . . . . . . . .Aaron Miller

Director, Production Operations . . . . . . . Steve Finerty

Systems Administrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Henry Walt Greene

Producers . . . . . . . . . Mike Davenport, Leo McCafferty Meghan McManimon

Junior Systems Administrator . . . . . . . . . Justin Mellor

Motion Graphics Designer . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Spiegel

MARKETING

Motion Graphics Design Producer . . . Padraic Driscoll

Senior Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross Miller Senior Director of 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

Public Address Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Mill PensTV Host . . . . . . . . Katie O’Malley, Beth Swanson

TICKETING

8.5000"

Senior Director of Premium Seating . . .Brian Magness

Director of Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . .George Murphy Manager, Premium Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kyle Lux Manager, Premium Services . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Drost Premium Service Representative . . . . . . Jon Seelnacht

Manager of New Media . . . . . . . . .Melissa Marchionna

Manager, Group Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Zatchey

New Media Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Drew Hancherick

Ticket Sales Account Executives . . . . . George Birman Jeff Blizman Bonnie Golinski Nicole Kyslinger–Rudy Chuck Pukansky

Director of Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam Kasan Manager of Content . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Crechiolo PensTV Video Producer . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cottington

CORPORATE SALES

Box Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Coulson Manager, Box Office Operations . . . . . . .Jason Onufer

Senior Director, Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Turley

Box Office Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Gabany

Director, Corporate Sales . . . . . . . . . Robbie Hofmann

Director of Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Davis

Director, Client Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lori Wineland

Customer Service Representatives . . . Danny Gardner Holly Bandish

Senior Manager, Client Services . . . . . . Julie Klausner Manager, Client Service . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Mulvihill Amanda Susko Corporate Sales Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . Pierre Larouche

Director of Database Marketing . . . . . . . . . .Erin Exley Manager, Database Marketing . . . . . . . .Dana DiCello

PENGUINS FOUNDATION

FINANCE

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

Director of Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark R . Kuczinski

Director of Foundation Programs . . Jaime Greenwald

Senior Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Ussack

Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emily Boccardi

Payroll Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrea Winschel

Director, Community/Alumni Relations . . Cindy Himes

Accounts Payable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tawni Love

Community Relations Manager . . . . . . Kathleen Unger

Staff Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Neal Bruder

Community Relations/Alumni Liaison . . . Ed Johnston

30


OFFICIAL BEER SPONSOR OF THE

©2013 MILLER BREWING CO., MILWAUKEE, WI


N O W AVA I L A B L E AT

The official merchandise provider for the Pittsburgh Penguins.®

442 South 27th Street • Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412.235.7581


MARIO LEMIEUX CO-OWNER

Mario Lemieux, one of the most respected figures in National Hockey League history, is in his 15th 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 seven straight playoff appearances, three conference finals appearances in the past six years and a Stanley Cup championship in 2009. 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. A 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 ranked 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 golf tournament, which has raised more than $9 million for charity. More information is available at mariolemieux.org. Mario and his wife, Nathalie, and their four children live in Sewickley. For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

33


RON BURKLE CO-OWNER

Ron Burkle, one of the preeminent investors in retail, manufacturing and distribution industries, is in his 15th 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. Under the leadership of Lemieux and Burkle, the Penguins have sold out every game for six-plus seasons. 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. For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

35


DAVID MOREHOUSE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & PRESIDENT

David Morehouse is Chief Executive Officer and President of the Penguins, overseeing every aspect of the team’s operations. Since Morehouse was named President in April, 2007, the Penguins have reshaped their 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. He reports directly to co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle. An emphasis on branding and marketing, coupled with the team’s success on the ice, enabled the Penguins to lead all U.S.based NHL, NBA and MLB teams in local television ratings during the 2012-13 season. The Penguins’ rating of 12.66 was the highest achieved by any U.S.-based NHL, NBA or MLB team on a regional sports network since 2002. 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 the organization’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 ages 5-7 each year. 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. He and his wife, Vanessa, have four children and live in Sewickley Heights.

36

For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.


AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is effective as of the 2013-2014 season by and between the following Parties: (i) Reed Smith LLP, a leading international law firm; (ii) the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey club, a world-class organization second to none; and (iii) its league-best fans.

In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth herein and other good and

Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and especially Boston (we haven’t forgotten).

6.

Notice. Any opinions contrary to the letter of this Agreement will

be arbitrated by a very large Penguins player with a penchant for dropping the gloves and settling things his way. Results will be binding (among other things).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, all Parties have executed this Agreement effective as of the date first above written. Let’s Go Pens.


RAY SHERO

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER

Ray Shero has established himself as one of the premiere NHL general managers during his tenure with the Penguins. Shero, an active member with USA Hockey and a member of the USA Hockey National Team Advisory Group, will serve as associate general manager for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Shero, who is in his eighth 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 with a firm, forward-thinking managerial style that incorporates cutting-edge methods of technology, player relations, prospect development and salary cap management. 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, Hall of Famer Fred Shero, played for the NY Rangers (1947-50) and coached the Philadelphia Flyers for seven seasons. Fred and Ray Shero 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. Ray and his wife, Karen, and their two sons reside in Upper St. Clair. 38

For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.


TOUGHNESS. DEDICATION. VICTORY. GNC Is Proud To Be The Official Vitamin & Sports Nutrition Retailer Of The Pittsburgh Penguins速

COUPON #22334

$10

OFF

YOUR NEXT PURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE*

*One-time use only. No cash value. Redeemable in the U.S. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. One coupon per person. Offer cannot exceed purchase value before taxes and other discounts. Offer valid at participating GNC stores only. Not valid at GNC.com. Discount does not apply to the purchase of a GNC Gift Card. Not valid with any other offer, discount or GNC Gold Card. Void if copied or transferred. Coupon may not be reproduced, copied, purchased, traded or sold. Internet distribution strictly prohibited. Offer valid through 1/31/14.


JASON BOTTERILL ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Jason Botterill is in his fifth 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 hockeyrelated 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, 37, 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. His avant-garde approach and understanding of the salary cap has been a major asset for the Penguins. Before joining the Pittsburgh organization, Botterill worked with NHL Central Registry and also scouted for the Dallas Stars. Botterill was a first-round 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. A native of Edmonton who grew up in Winnipeg, Botterill played four seasons at the University of Michigan and helped lead the Wolverines to the NCAA title in 1996. He also played for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in 1994, ‘95 and ‘96 and won gold medals in all three tournaments. 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.

40

For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.


THE 速 NK OF INS A B IL L RETA ENGU OFFICIA URGH P

PITTSB

. S E I R O M ME T A E R G MAKE

orrow. m o t f o s the goal r o f y a d Invest to

First Niagara Bank, N.A.

visit us at firstniagara.com


Introducing the ALL-NEW 2014 Corolla LE,

the newest member of our winning team.

EpA EST

42

mpg hwy

buyatoyota.com 2014 Corolla lE ECo EPa 30 City/42 hwy/35 CombinEd mPg EstimatEs. aCtual milEagE will vary. doEs not inCludE lE ECo Plus and lE ECo PrEmium.


DAN BYLSMA HEAD COACH

Dan Bylsma is already one of the most successful coaches in Penguins’ history, leading the team to a Stanley Cup championship, winning the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Most Outstanding Coach, and an Atlantic Division title in just four-plus seasons behind the bench. The Grand Haven, Mich. native will be Team USA’s head coach at the 2014 Winter Olympics Games in Sochi, Russia. Bylsma has led the Penguins to three 100-point seasons and five consecutive playoff berths, while becoming the winningest playoff coach in team history with 36 postseason victories and seven playoff series victories. continued on page 45

43


continued from page 43

Bylsma has the best regular-season winning percentage (.669) in team history with an all-time record of 201-93-25. His 201 wins are the second most in team history (Eddie Johnston, 232). In 2008-09, Bylsma penned one of the most remarkable starts to a head coaching career in NHL history. He began the season in his first head coaching job, with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, and finished the year by raising the Stanley Cup. Bylsma was promoted to Pittsburgh on Feb. 15, 2009, inspiring 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. 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. Bylsma played nine NHL seasons with Los Angeles and Anaheim from 1995-04. He was a member of Anaheim’s 2003 Western Conference championship team. Bylsma played four seasons of college hockey at Bowling Green. Dan and his wife, Mary Beth, have one son, Bryan, and reside in the North Hills. For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

45


TONY GRANATO ASSISTANT COACH

Tony Granato is in his fifth season on the Penguins coaching staff. Granato will also serve as assistant coach under head coach Dan Bylsma for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Prior to joining the Penguins, Granato, 48, spent six seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and served two stints as Avalanche head coach (2002-04 and 2008-09). Granato led Colorado to a Northwest Division title in 2003. Granato played 13 NHL seasons with the 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. 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. 46

For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.


YOUR SPOTLIGHT IS WAITING. THE NEW ERA NHL BASIC 59FIFTY & NEOPRINT 39THIRTY . 速

NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. 息 NHL 2013. All Rights Reserved.


TODD REIRDEN ASSISTANT COACH

Todd Reirden is in his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Penguins. Reirden, 41, joined the Penguins organization August 18, 2008 as an assistant coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. He was promoted to head coach following Dan Bylsma’s promotion to Pittsburgh. 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 the team to a 41-34-2-3 mark and a playoff berth. Prior to joining the Penguins organization, Reirden spent one season as an assistant coach with his alma mater — the Bowling Green Falcons. Reirden played 13 professional seasons, appearing in 183 NHL games with Edmonton, St. Louis, Atlanta and Phoenix. Todd and his wife, Shelby, have one son, Travis, and reside in the North Hills. For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

49


JACQUES MARTIN ASSISTANT COACH

Jacques Martin is in his first season on the Penguins coaching staff. Martin, 61, has spent nearly 30 years coaching at the NHL level, serving as head coach with St. Louis (1986-88), Ottawa (1995-2004), Florida (2005-08) and Montreal (2009-12) and as an assistant coach with Chicago (1988-90) and Quebec/Colorado (1990-95). Martin was an associate coach on the 2002 Canadian Olympic squad that won a gold medal in Salt Lake City. Martin was a Jack Adams Award recipient as NHL Coach of the Year with Ottawa in 1998-99, and was a finalist on three other occasions. Also as head coach of the Florida Panthers, Martin worked a dual role as general manager from 2006-08. Martin’s NHL head coaching resume includes 1,294 games, 613 wins and 12 playoff appearances in 17 seasons. He ranks 10th all-time in wins and seventh all-time in games coached in NHL history. Martin played college hockey at St. Lawrence University. Jacques has two daughters.

50

For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.


The best games in town. (off ice)

SLOTS | TABLE GAMES | DINING | NIGHTLIFE 777 CASINO DRIVE, PITTSBURGH NEXT TO HEINZ FIELD RIVERSCASINO.COM

GAMBLING PROBLEM? CALL 1-800-GAMBLER. MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO BE ON RIVERS CASINO PROPERTY.


MIKE BALES GOALTENDING COACH

Mike Bales is in his first season as Pittsburgh’s goaltending coach after serving the previous two seasons as the club’s goaltender development coach. Under Bale’s tutelage during the 2012-13 season, goaltenders Jeff Zatkoff and Brad Thiessen of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins combined to allow the fewest goals (178) in the American Hockey League (AHL). Zatkoff’s 1.93 goals-against average was the lowest in the AHL. Bales, who hails from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, spent 18 seasons playing professionally from 1992-2010, including stints in the National Hockey League with Boston and Ottawa. Bales, who was originally drafted by Boston in the fifth round of the 1990 NHL Draft, also saw action in the American Hockey League, the International Hockey League, Germany, Sweden and Northern Ireland. Bales played three collegiate seasons with Ohio State University from 1989-92. Mike and his wife, Melanie, have three children, William, Alexander and Alexa. For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

53


TRAVIS WILLIAMS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Travis Williams is in his third 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 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. Williams also is the Penguins’ point man on the development of the former Civic Arena site and the construction of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry. Previously, he had been a partner at Reed Smith LLP. Williams graduated from Penn State University and received a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University, summa cum laude. He lives in Nevillewood with his wife, Nichole, and six children.

DAVID PEART SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES

David Peart is in his third full season as Senior Vice President of Sales and 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. Under his direction, the Penguins created the team’s Founding Partner Program at CONSOL Energy Center 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 senior-level positions with the San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers. The Kennedy Township native is a graduate of Point Park University, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Julie, have two children.

54

For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.


Touch Boutique True NHL Fashion for the Female Penguins速 Fan Visit our Store and Check Out the 2013 Collection Located in the

PensGear Store, Lower Concourse Near Section 109


America’s FAVORITE coffee PREFERRED COFFEE OF THE

© 2011 DD IP Holder LLC. All rights reserved.

Available at both CONSOL Energy Center concourse levels. Visit DunkinDonuts.com for other locations near you.


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.

57


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

100 POINT CLUB

PIERRE LAROUCHE

JEAN PRONOVOST 1975-76

1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97

ROB BROWN

PAUL COFFEY

MARK RECCHI

KEVIN STEVENS

RICK TOCCHET

RON FRANCIS

JAROMIR JAGR

SIDNEY CROSBY

1975-76

1988-89

1991-92, 1992-93

1995-96, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01

58

1988-89, 1989-90

1992-93

2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10

MARIO LEMIEUX

1990-91

1992-93, 1995-96

EVGENI MALKIN

2007-08, 2008-09, 2011-12


Aim for savings.

Visit geico.com or call 1-800-947-AUTO (2886) for a free quote today.

Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image Š 1999-2013. Š 2013 GEICO


FANS Score with big SAviNgS oN Auto iNSurANce. Penguins® fans could save hundreds with discounts that could lower your rate up to 29%.*

• Multi-policy discount

Whether it’s roadside help or helping you save on auto insurance, we’re by your side every day. All of us.

• Good student discount

• Multi-vehicle discount • Membership discount • Mature driver discount • And much more

So easy. So smart. So switch.®

I

Call 866.205.8020 Click AAA.com Visit your local AAA branch AAA membership requires the separate payment of annual dues and an admission fee for new members, and is not required to purchase AAA insurance. AAA personal lines insurance is provided to qualified PA applicants by the Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club (Exchange). West Penn AAA Insurance Agency, Inc. (agency of AAA East Central) is a resident producer agency for the Exchange. *Discounts may apply to select coverages, vary by policy, and are conditional. Copyright ©2010-12 Auto Club Enterprises. All Rights Reserved. All marks are the property of their respective owners.


© Getty Images

It has been Dan Bylsma’s dream to represent USA Hockey ever since he watched the United States win gold in 1980s “Miracle on Ice” as a 9-year-old boy growing up in western Michigan. And while Bylsma was not able to wear his country’s red, white and blue as a player, he will get the opportunity now as a coach — on the biggest international stage. Bylsma will be the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team that will participate in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, realizing a goal and an aspiration he has had for many years — 34, to be exact. “I can only come short on how it feels,” Bylsma said. “Really excited about the opportunity. I think as each moment passes, I’m more and more honored about the opportunity to wear the red, white and blue and to be the head coach of this hockey team and going over to Russia to win a gold medal. “I really think that the Olympic Games is such a special event for every athlete in every sport. So to be able to compete in the

© USA Hockey

CAPTAIN AMERICA

“REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY AND THE HONOR TO BE A PART OF TEAM USA.” Dan Bylsma

continued on page 62

61


Olympics, to be able to go over and compete for a gold medal, has been a dream for a long time. And as I became a coach and had eyed the U.S. team and that opportunity as a head coach, to have that now, just really looking forward to the opportunity and the honor to be a part of Team USA.” Bylsma has already achieved so much in his coaching career at just 42 years old, as he led the Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup in his first season behind the bench, captured the 2011 Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Most Outstanding Coach and is overall one of the most successful coaches in Penguins’ history. And Bylsma’s involvement with USA Hockey has grown considerably the last couple of years, as he grasped any opportunity to get involved with the team in any way he could — starting with being an assistant coach at the USA Hockey National Junior Development Camp two summers ago (which determined the makeup of the U.S. National Junior Team that competed at the 2012 World Junior Championship). Bylsma also observed Team USA at the 2012 World Championship and helped other coaches with their development at USA Hockey’s National Hockey Coaches’ Symposium in Washington, D.C. in August, 2012. But this marks a new challenge for Bylsma, as Sochi will be his first time representing USA Hockey in international competition. He plans to use his experience coaching superstars Sidney Crosby continued on page 65

62

© Getty Images

continued from page 61


FLY NONSTOP ! y a D 150 Flights a

rts. Sign up for Fare Ale

Click • Save • Fly

FlyPittsburgh.com Pittsburgh International Airport


continued from page 62

© Getty Images

and Evgeni Malkin as part of his approach to handling an Olympic roster filled with the best American-born hockey players. “Just thinking about it and some of the challenges of picking a team, getting such a short time with that team before you go and play such meaningful games right off the hop when you get to Russia, it’s going to be such a short time,” Bylsma said. “The challenges are going to be great. Not just for the travel getting over there, the time change, but really one or two practices going into that tournament. You think of some of those things. “But the quality of the players and the number of players, I think just drawing upon the challenges of coaching some of the great players we’ve had in Pittsburgh is going to be a part of having such great players and a big roster going into the Olympic Games.” Bylsma may have a few familiar faces on his roster going to Sochi, as defensemen Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin should be in the mix for consideration, as well as forward Beau Bennett. And Bylsma will be working alongside a familiar face on the bench as Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato will be at his side. Also to top it off, Penguins general manager Ray Shero was named associate general manager for Team USA. Shero spent eight years as assistant general manager with the Nashville Predators under Team USA general manager David Poile’s watch between 1998-2006 before taking over in Pittsburgh. The two of them have been members of the U.S. Men’s National continued on page 66

65


© Getty Images

continued from page 65

Team Advisory Group — which selects players for all U. S. National Teams, including Olympic teams — since February 2007. Shero’s relationship with Poile and his relationship with Bylsma has already helped make the process run smoothly. “It’s already been a big factor in such a short period of time since finding out about being the head coach, working with David Poile as the GM,” Bylsma said. “Ray has been a guy I’m very comfortable with and obviously his experience with David Poile, he’s been a big part of our conversations already in terms of going forward with the summer, the orientation camp and the picking of the team and the players heading over for the Olympic Games. So that familiarity and Ray’s experience with me and me with Ray, that’s going to be a big part of our team and the management staff. It’s already been a big part.” It’s going to be quite a road to the Olympic Games, and Bylsma knows that. But he also knows he has to stay focused on the main goal, winning gold — and enjoying everything that happens on the journey. “I think every day, some new realization about being in the Olympics, being on Team USA, competing for a gold medal, comes to mind,” Bylsma smiled. “I think the Olympic Village, the Olympic Games, competing on that grand stage is just every day, what an honor it is to be a part of it. It’s an honor to be the head coach and just really looking forward to that opportunity. Every day is dawning on me.” 66


Strong ColorS.

Of all the coatings, paints and stains we’ve made in our history, two colors stand out among the rest: Black and Gold. Our Pittsburgh roots run deep, and so does our commitment to giving back to the place we call home. And because we bring innovative coatings and glass products to CONSOL Energy Center, we’re proud to be a part of every game. To see what other winning formulas we’re bringing to the surface, visit ppg.com.


DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

BOX OFFICE BOX OFFICE

During the hockey season, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and closed on Sundays with the exception of game days or on-sales. On an event day, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office hours vary. Hours are subject to change as a result of event times, holidays or inclement weather. Please call 412.642.1800 for more information. In the off-season, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays with exception of event days. The DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office is located inside the Trib Total Media Gate.

Your Satisfaction at CONSOL Energy Center is our ultimate goal! Have a question or concern during an event? Text GOAL followed by your location and issue to 69050. Standard message rates may apply.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/consolenergyctr)

68


YOUR PRE & POST GAME HEADQUARTERS

To reserve your lucheon or dinner table please call:

412.471.4000

PITTSBURGH MARRIOTT CITY CENTER


NHL TICKET EXCHANGE ™

Sold by fans. Verified by Ticketmaster . ®

Buy and sell Penguins® tickets with NHL Ticket Exchange™, the official resale marketplace of the Penguins®, powered by Ticketmaster ®. The only Pittsburgh Penguins® resale tickets verified & delivered by Ticketmaster ®.

Get your game plan together now, visit NHL.com/ticketexchange.

NHL AND THE NHL SHIELD ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS AND NHL TICKET EXCHANGE IS A TRADEMARK OF THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE. NHL AND NHL TEAM MARKS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE NHL AND ITS TEAMS. © NHL 2013. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


CONSOL Energy Center

UPCOMING EVENTS WWE RAW

October 7 | 7:30 PM

PEARL JAM

October 11 | 7:30 PM

DRAKE

October 18 | 7:00 PM

JOSH GROBAN

November 2 | 8:00 PM

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS PRESENTS DRAGONS

November 6-10 | 8 Shows!

HILLSONG UNITED

November 16 | 8:00 PM

THE CITY GAME PRESENTED BY GNC

November 30 | 1:00 PM

JEFF DUNHAM

December 6 | 8:00 PM

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

December 7 | 2 Shows!

DUQUESNE VS. PENN STATE BASKETBALL

December 11 | 7:00 PM

DONNY AND MARIE CHRISTMAS IN PITTSBURGH

December 12 | 7:30 PM

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

December 14 | 8:00 PM

THREE RIVERS CLASSIC

December 27 – 28 | TBA

JAY-Z

January 21 | 8:00 PM

MONSTER JAM

February 14-16 | 4 Shows!

71


JOIN THE RUSH! Introduced in the mid 1990’s, the American Eagle Student Rush Program is one of the most popular and well known marketing initiatives of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Designed to sell remaining game-day inventory, the American Eagle Student Rush program provides the Pittsburgh Penguins an opportunity to introduce new fans to the game of hockey at a discounted rate. Based upon the positive feedback the organization has received from current season ticket holders who were one-time Student Rush participants, the program has been successful in developing a long-term relationship with young, active Pittsburghers. During the 2013-14 season, at least 200 American Eagle Student Rush tickets will be made available for each regular season home game at CONSOL Energy Center. To avoid long waits outside during the winter months, the organization will host online pre-sales for most games. To receive pre-sale information, students can text RUSH to 32623 to register for the American Eagle Student Rush Mobile Club. Each pre-game text includes the opportunity to win two free tickets to the next home game! In addition to the 200 tickets offered each game, several special Student Rush nights will be held. At least 500 student rush tickets will be available for these select games at the American Eagle Gate. Music, prizes and giveaways will also be provided courtesy of American Eagle Outfitters. TM

For more information on the American Eagle Student Rush program and a schedule of upcoming Student Rush nights, scan the code at the top of the page or visit pittsburghpenguins.com/studentrush 

73


PENGUINS MOBILE AND SOCIAL MEDIA MOBILE WEB Visit pittsburghpenguins.com on your mobile device for an experience catered to your particular phone, including recent headlines, upcoming schedule information, and recent game results. APPS You can download the official Pittsburgh Penguins app in iTunes and Android Market for a full multimedia experience in the palm of your hand. Watch video on demand, use GameTracker, read articles and more with one of the most advanced apps in sports. The Pittsburgh Penguins iPad app has just been released! Get all of your Penguins news, information and video in one great app for your iPad. Be sure to check out the SOCIAL ZONE, the ultimate second screen experience for Penguins fans.

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 and have questions delivered straight to your phone. Text STOP to 32623 to opt out. SOCIAL MEDIA With one of hockey’s largest social media fan bases, following the Penguins’ Facebook page, Instagram 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. Instagram: Get behind-the-scenes of Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Twitter: Be sure to follow all three of the Penguins’ official Twitter accounts. @penguins:

@PensInsideScoop:

@PensPRLady:

As the main Penguins Twitter account, @penguins provides fans with the latest Pens information, score alerts, breaking news, contests and other fun content.

Want to understand the X’s and O’s of hockey? The staff writers from pittsburghpenguins.com provide in-depth analysis of everything happening on the ice and in the locker room.

The Penguins PR staff provides incredible behind-the-scenes access to the players and staff.

74


pittsburghpenguins.com Check out the official website of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the latest team news, exciting content, player features and fan downloads. Designed with the fans in mind, pittsburghpenguins.com offers the most up-to-date news, features, exclusive video, audio content, player bios, current statistics, blogs, an online store and more!

LATEST PENGUINS NEWS Fans who log on to pittsburghpenguins.com will find features on the latest Penguins happenings, team announcements, media releases, plus exclusive online promotions. Pittsburghpenguins.com is the best source for detailed information about recent signings, call-ups, and trades along with spotlight updates on Penguins prospects in the system.

EXTENSIVE GAME DAY COVERAGE Stop by pittsburghpenguins.com on game days to preview upcoming games, watch post-practice interviews, and follow all the game action live with the real-time score tracker. When the game is over, check pittsburghpenguins.com for post-game interviews, highlights, and a quick summary of the game as well a detailed breakdown of that night’s game.

EXCLUSIVE FAN DOWNLOADS Fans who visit pittsburghpenguins.com can download wallpapers for their desktops or mobile devices, Facebook profile images and Twitter backgrounds, Penguins schedule information, as well as frequent game-day podcasts.

76


Get real Provider Ratings from real Highmark members, before you decide where to get care. Explore this and other powerful new tools built to save you time and money.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Subject to the terms of your benefit plan.


PENSTV The PensTV video portal offers fans the absolute best in team coverage, including exclusive team updates, extensive game day coverage, game highlights, post-game reaction, live press conferences and more. Look for the following recurring video segments on PensTV:

VERIZON GAME DAY REPORT A game day update following the Penguins’ morning skate. The report includes the latest game-related information (injuries, lineup changes, starting goalie, etc.), interviews from the locker room and a brief preview of the night’s matchup. 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. 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 show features memorable games, series, championships, events, player profiles and more from the Penguins’ history. 84 LUMBER LOCKER ROOM SOUNDBITES Listen in as your favorite Penguins discuss practice and games with the media. 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. 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 PRESENTS A PEEK INSIDE A weekly look behind the scenes; snippets of the Pittsburgh Penguins television show, In The Room will be showcased. Players Mic’d up, coaches meetings, travel and what life is like off the ice for hockey players. Welcome Inside.

78

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K


Committed to Maintaining American Leadership in Manufacturing ATI is building an advanced Hot Rolling and Processing Facility (HRPF) in Brackenridge, PA. This project, just outside Pittsburgh, will be the most powerful hot rolling facility in the world for manufacturing nickel-based alloys, titanium, titanium alloys, specialty alloys, zirconium and stainless steel sheet and plate. At a cost of $1.2 billion, the HRPF is among the largest industrial construction projects currently underway in the United States. ATI believes that Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania and the United States must be in the vanguard of global manufacturing and that the American worker can compete with anyone given the best products, tools and technologies.

ATImetals.com

Find us on Š 2013 ATI. All rights reserved.


FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS

DOLLAR ENERGY FUND HAS

361,000 HELPED MORE THAN

HOUSEHOLDS MAINTAIN OR RESTORE BASIC UTILITY SERVICE

Consider checking the box on your utility bill so together we can provide the next 361,000 families with a helping hand. Visit us online at


ICEBURGH CALLS THE PENALTIES 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.

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.

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.

SPEARING Using the stick like a spear.

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.

ROUGHING Engaging in fisticuffs or shoving.

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.

81


2013.14 ON-ICE OFFICIALS REFEREES *Burchell, Darcy . . . . . Charron, Francis . . . . . *Chmielewski, Tom . . . Devorski, Paul . . . . . . Dwyer, Gord . . . . . . . Furlatt, Eric . . . . . . . *Hanson, Trevor . . . . . Hasenfratz, Mike . . . . . Hebert, Ghislain . . . . . Hebert, Jean . . . . . . . Jackson, Dave . . . . . . Joannette, Marc . . . . . Kimmerly, Greg . . . . . Kowal, Tom . . . . . . . *Knorr, Trent . . . . . . . Kowal, Tom . . . . . . . Kozari, Steve . . . . . . . L’Ecuyer, Frederick . . . . LaRue, Dennis . . . . . . Lee, Chris . . . . . . . . Leggo, Mike . . . . . . . *Lemelin, Mark . . . . . *Lewis, Dave . . . . . . . *Luxmore, Thomas John. Martell, Rob . . . . . . . McCauley, Wes . . . . . *McIsaac, Jon . . . . . . Meier, Brad . . . . . . . Morton, Dean . . . . . . O’Halloran, Dan . . . . . O’Rourke, Dan . . . . . . Peel, Tim. . . . . . . . . Pochmara, Brian . . . . . Pollock, Kevin . . . . . . Rehman, Kyle . . . . . . Rooney, Chris . . . . . . *Skilliter, Graham . . . . St. Pierre, Justin . . . . . St-Laurent, Francois . . . Sutherland, Kelly. . . . . Van Massenhoven, Don . Walsh, Ian . . . . . . . . Watson, Brad . . . . . .

LINESMEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

42 .6 43 10 19 27 47 .2 22 15 .8 25 18 32 44 32 40 17 14 28 .3 41 46 49 26 .4 45 34 36 13 .9 20 16 33 37 .5 48 12 38 11 21 29 23

Amell, Derek . . . . Barton, Steve . . . Brisebois, David . . Cameron, Lonnie . Champoux, Pierre . Cherrey, Scott . . . Cormier, Michel . . Cvik, Mike . . . . . Devorski, Greg. . . Driscoll, Scott . . . Galloway, Ryan . . Gibbs, Darren . . . *Grandt, John . . . Henderson, Don . . Heyer, Shane . . . Kovachik, Brad . . . Lazarowich, Brad . Mach, Brian . . . . MacPherson, Matt . McElman, Andy . . Miller, Steve . . . . Morin, Jean . . . . Murchison, Kiel . . Murphy, Brian . . . Murray, Jonny . . . Nansen, Derek . . . Nelson, Thor . . . . Nowak, Tim . . . . Pancich, Bryan . . . Racicot, Pierre . . . Rody, Vaughan . . . Sericolo, Anthony . Sharrers, Jay . . . . Shewchyk, Mark . . *Wheler, Mark . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

75 59 96 74 67 50 76 88 54 68 82 66 98 91 55 71 86 78 83 90 89 97 79 93 95 70 80 77 94 65 73 84 57 92 56

* = Minor League Referee

83


Text LUMBER to 32623 to enter to win an autographed jersey!

All entrants will also be entered into a separate drawing for a chance to

WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE APRIL 13, 2014 GAME and a chance to win

$84,000

if the Penguins score within the first 84 seconds of the second period of the April 13th game. 速

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Legal residents of PA, MD, WV, & OH. 18 or older. Ends 04/09/14, 11:00 p.m. ET. Message and data rates may apply. To enter for free, visit http://penguins.nhl.com/amoe_mobile. For Official Rules and complete details, including prize information, visit http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=85928 or Guest Services located at Section 104. Sponsor: 84 Lumber Company, 1019 Route 519 Bldg 6, Eighty Four, PA 15330.


CONSOL Energy Center

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

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.

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.

CAMERAS Cameras are permitted into CONSOL Energy Center for Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games and most events. If allowed, CONSOL Energy Center continued on page 86

85


continued from page 85

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.

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 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

86

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.

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.

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.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES No food or beverages of any kind are permitted to be brought into CONSOL Energy Center. Concession stands located throughout the arena sell a wide variety of food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Patrons requesting to bring in outside food or beverage due to health conditions should contact Guest Services in advance at info@consolenergycenter.com. continued on page 88


The Official Merchandise Provider for the Pittsburgh Penguins.®

Official Pe ng u ins ®

Visit our various locations: Trib Total Media Gate, Verizon Gate, Sections 109, 119, 204, 215, SouthSide Works

PensGear also available online at teampittsburghgear.com Specialty sections in PensGear powered by Reebok main store include: Store hours vary. Call 412.553.8553 for more information. Follow us on Twitter @PensGear


continued from page 86

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.

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 87 for additional store locations throughout CONSOL Energy Center.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

signs on poles, weapons or any other

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)

items deemed dangerous and/or

hours prior to each game.

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

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.

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

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 and contact number will be given to the child. Registration is available at the Guest Services office located outside section 104. continued on page 91

88


continued from page 89

VIDEO CAMERAS

WILL CALL

OFFICIAL FURNITURE PROVIDER FOR THE PENGUINSÂŽ 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.

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.

Office Furnishings Fit for An Emperor.

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.

Search our New Site or Showroom for thousands of designs and ideas.

visit: MTLEBOFFICE.COM call: 412.344.4300 explore: OUR SHOWROOM


Play to Win!

Visit palottery.com on Mobile

Must be 18 Years or Older to Play. Please Play Responsibly. Compulsive Gambling Hotline: 1-800-848-1880


continued from page 88

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.

Crowd-pleasing coverage.

www.highmarkbcbs.com

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.


Make It A Great Pittsburgh Hockey Night With Pizza Hut!

One Topping Stuffed Crust Pizza for

$10.00

Add an Order of 8 Wing Street Wings and a 2 Liter for $8.00 More ORDER ONLINE PIZZAHUT.COM use promo code PittsburghHockey or redeem this offer at your locally owned and operated Pittsburgh Pizza Hut! Facebook: /PizzaHutPittsburgh Twitter: @PizzaHutPGH Instagram: PizzaHutPittsburgh At Participating Pizza Huts In The Pittsburgh Area Only.

Pinterest: PizzaHutPittsburgh YouTube: /PizzaHutPittsburgh


CONSOL Energy Center

SEAT MAP A P

217

216 215

213

111

13

108

12

107

11

106

112

113

114

115

225 41 42 43

116

110

117 DOUBLE ATTACK

118

104

P

120

105

103

102

101 122

121

8

208

5

9

207

C

8 5 B 8 A 7 6 5

10

228

B

A

7

6

3

UPMC FIRST AID (Lower Level)

4

3

2

1

4

3

2

1

4

52 4 53 59 58 57 56 55 54

51

205

204

203 202 201

234

229

48 49 50

8

206

227

119

10

10

226

47

209

15

9

40

PARTY

13 12 11

23

46

210

22

PARTY

15 14

21

39

45

16

20

224 38

PARTY

17

211

7

223

19

14

18

34 35 36 37

44

212

33

222

PARTY

D

221

6

16

109

20 19

32

D

23 22 21 P

P

219 220

27 28 29 30 31 25 26 25 B F 17 18 E 24 A

214

GATE

218

230

9

231

232

233

B UPMC FIRST AID

11 12

1

(Upper Concourse)

2

P

GATE

P

C

GATE

CLUB LOGE BOXES

PNC LEGENDS LEVEL SUITES

84 LUMBER LEVEL SEATING

LOGE BOXES

CLUB SUITES

FEDEX LEVEL SEATING

CANADIAN CLUB PARTY SUITES

CLUB SEATING

ACCESSIBLE SEATING

A

GARAGE ENTRY

B

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS GATE

C

TRIB TOTAL MEDIA GATE

D

VERIZON GATE

P P P P

PENSGEAR STORES

FIRST NIAGARA ATM

MEN’S RESTROOMS

TRIB TOTAL MEDIA GATE

1

TRIB TOTAL MEDIA ALL-TIME TEAM ZONE AND INTERACTIVE STANLEY CUP DISPLAY

2

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS BOX OFFICE AND WILL CALL

FEDEX LEVEL

8

LEXUS CLUB

9

CAL U CONFERENCE CENTER

10

CANADIAN CLUB PARTY SUITES

PNC ATM

3

FIRST NIAGARA CLUB

4

BAYER MS SCIENCE & SPORTS EXHIBITS

5

GUEST SERVICES

11

MILLER LITE BREWHOUSE

UPMC FIRST AID

12

SMOKEHOUSE/BURGATORY

6

HIGHMARK WALL OF CHAMPIONS AND HIGHMARK KIDS ZONE

7

CAPTAIN MORGAN CLUB

WOMEN’S RESTROOMS

FAMILY RESTROOMS

PNC LEGENDS LEVEL

84 LUMBER LEVEL

UPMC FIRST AID

93


CONSOL Energy Center

CONCESSIONS The CONSOL Energy Center menu includes options for every type of fan and event attendee. First stop is a great selection from one of our partners — Pizza Hut® Pizza. Moving forward, a visit is less than complete without trying fan favorites such as our Angus Cheeseburger, Grilled Chicken Ciabatta, Cheese Steak Dippers, Smoked Turkey Wrap, Italian or Vegetarian Panini, and Pretzel Stick with Bacon Cheddar Dip. Traditional favorites such as Nachos Grande, Smith’s Hot Dogs, Caesar Salad, Chicken Tenders & Fries, Fan Favorite Snacks, and a nice selection of Dr. Pepper/ Snapple Products are also offered. To those that want the everchanging option, our Chef’s Carved Sandwich of the day would be the overwhelming choice. Please join us for an experience you won’t easily forget! PIZZA HUT® Pizza Singles 9” Sections: 107, 120, 212, 232 Pizza Slices Sections: 103, 113

SMITH’S® Hotdogs Sections: 101, 107, 109, 111, 116, 121, 212, 218, 223, 225, 231, 232

NAKAMA Sushi Sections: 101, 105 Captain Morgan Club 111

DUNKIN DONUTS Sections: 109, 212

94

SMOKEHOUSE Beef Brisket, Chicken & Pulled Pork Sandwiches Sections: 115, 205

MILLER LITE BREWHOUSE Section: 206

BURGATORY Burgers, Fries, Milkshakes Section: 206

DAIRY QUEEN Dilly Bar, Buster Bar, Stars & Stripes Starkiss Sections: 105, 234


What is End-to-End Technology? It’s the escalator system that just moved you. It’s the wi-fi network that just surrounded you. It’s the instant replay screen that just convinced you. It’s the touch-screen kiosk that just amazed you. End-to-End Technology is powering your fan experience. AEC Group is the region’s premier partner for systems integration, infrastructure and security solutions. For more information, please visit www.aecgroup.com.

ENDTOEND TECHNOLOGY

The Official Technology Support Partner of the Pittsburgh Penguins®

AEC Group is proud to be an EMC Velocity Premier Partner


#ASKKOBASEW

TWITTER Q&A

CHUCK KOBASEW @DANNYR11 What was it like winning the national championship at Boston College alongside Brooks Orpik & Rob Scuderi? #AskKobasew “I was there for a year with those guys. It was an amazing experience, I learned a lot from both of them. To be a part of a winning team, that was a lot of fun.” @OFFICIALNICOLE98 If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? #AskKobasew “Dubai would be interesting. It looks like a pretty neat place to check out. There are so many cool places overseas, definitely need to travel around over there.” @TAYLORD_143 Growing up, did you have a hockey hero? Did you have a chance to meet him throughout your career and if so, how did it go? #AskKobasew “Two favorite players growing up were [Steve] Yzerman and [Joe] Sakic. I was fortunate enough to play against both of them. That was pretty special being on the ice at the same time as those guys; you just try not to be in awe too much. At the time, they seemed like great people and I got the chance to meet Joe with the Avalanche organization and he is just first-class.”

@REGINASBISTRO On your off days what do you like to do in Pittsburgh? #AskKobasew “I haven’t done a whole lot besides go to the Pittsburgh Zoo with the family one day. Trying to figure out the area that I live in, I got to pick the guys brains a little bit and find out where the cool places are.” @P_DRISCOLL What is your favorite movie? #AskKobasew “Classic movies like Happy Gilmore. I really liked Into The Wild, but I don’t know if I have a favorite one. There are so many great movies. I never used to be a movie guy, but I’m enjoying watch those now with downtime.” 97


FROZEN IN TIME


99


BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE PENGUINS速

ON AND OFF THE ICE

BE HERE AFTER THE GAME

FOR COMPLETE TV SCHEDULE VISIT ROOTSPORTS.COM


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

BY THE NUMBERS STATS AS OF 11.19.13

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG

PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

Sidney Crosby

21

10

16

26

3

14

3

7

0

0

76

13.2

Evgeni Malkin

21

3

17

20

-6

16

1

9

0

0

56

5.4

Chris Kunitz

21

9

8

17

11

14

3

3

0

0

70

12.9

Jussi Jokinen

21

8

5

13

-5

4

3

3

0

0

45

17.8

Pascal Dupuis

21

3

9

12

7

4

0

0

0

0

56

5.4

Matt Niskanen

21

1

8

9

8

13

1

1

0

0

31

3.2

Brandon Sutter

21

4

5

9

1

4

0

1

0

0

32

12.5

Paul Martin

19

1

6

7

E

8

0

3

0

0

23

4.3

Brooks Orpik

21

1

5

6

6

8

0

0

0

0

17

5.9

Tanner Glass

21

2

4

6

E

34

0

0

0

0

17

11.8

Joe Vitale

19

0

5

5

E

15

0

0

0

0

14

0.0

Craig Adams

21

3

2

5

1

13

0

0

0

0

27

11.1

Kris Letang

12

4

1

5

-6

8

3

1

0

0

35

11.4

Olli Maatta

21

1

3

4

1

4

0

1

0

0

25

4.0

James Neal

6

1

2

3

-4

2

1

1

0

0

15

6.7

Jayson Megna

6

2

1

3

E

0

0

0

0

0

11

18.2

Beau Bennett

10

0

2

2

-1

0

0

0

0

0

13

0.0

Brian Gibbons

1

1

1

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

100.0

Chuck Kobasew

12

2

0

2

3

2

0

0

0

0

18

0.0

Deryk Engelland

15

2

0

2

-6

21

0

0

0

0

14

0.0

Matt D’Agostini

6

0

1

1

-1

4

0

0

0

0

10

0.0

Rob Scuderi

11

0

1

1

5

0

0

0

0

0

10

0.0

Zach Sill

1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

Chris Conner

2

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.0

Harry Zolnierczyk

3

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.0

Robert Bortuzzo

14

0

0

0

-3

16

0

0

0

0

16

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

21

58

15

204

15

30

0

0

618

9.4

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Marc-Andre Fleury

18

12

6

0

2.00

421

0.921

1

36

457

0

2

Jeff Zatkoff

3

1

2

0

3.36

64

0.865

1

10

74

0

0

TOTALS

21

13

8

0

2.68

485

0.893

2

46

531

0

2

102 160

OTL GAA

101


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

HEADSHOTS ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 11.19.13

MATT

NISKANEN

2

PASCAL

DUPUIS

9

JAMES

NEAL

18

102

OLLI

DERYK

PAUL

MAATTA

ENGELLAND

MARTIN

CHRIS

TANNER

BRANDON

14

15

16

3

KUNITZ

BEAU

BENNETT

19

5

GLASS

MATT

D’AGOSTINI

22

7

SUTTER

CRAIG

ADAMS

27


MARC-ANDRE

JUSSI

FLEURY

JOKINEN

ROBERT

BROOKS

41

44

29

36

BORTUZZO

KRIS

58

ZACH

37

38

SILL

JOE

ORPIK

LETANG

JEFF

ZATKOFF

BRIAN

VITALE

GIBBONS

46

EVGENI

MALKIN

71

49

SIDNEY

CROSBY

87

103


COMMUNITY BLUE Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Coverage subject to the terms of your benefits program.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

ROSTER

ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 11.19.13

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

2 3

PLAYER

Matt Niskanen

D

6-0

209

29 Marc-Andre Fleury

Olli Maatta

D

6-2

206

36 Jussi Jokinen

5

Deryk Engelland

D

6-2

215

7

Paul Martin

D

6-1

200

9

Pascal Dupuis

RW

6-1

14 Chris Kunitz

LW

15 Tanner Glass

POS

HT

WT

G

6-2

180

LW

5-11

198

37 Jeff Zatkoff

G

6-2

179

38 Zach Sill

C

6-0

202

205

41 Robert Bortuzzo

D

6-4

215

6-0

195

44 Brooks Orpik

D

6-2

219

LW

6-1

210

46 Joe Vitale

C

5-11

205

C

6-3

190

49 Brian Gibbons

C

5-8

170

18 James Neal

LW

6-2

208

58 Kris Letang

D

6-0

201

19 Beau Bennett

RW

6-2

195

71 Evgeni Malkin

C

6-3

195

22 Matt D’Agostini

RW

6-0

198

87 Sidney Crosby

C

5-11

200

27 Craig Adams

RW

6-0

200

16 Brandon Sutter

104


WORLD-RENOWNED HOSPITALS. LOCALLY AND NATIONWIDE.

Providing a network of outstanding names in health care — here at home and across the country. That’s Community Blue.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

ROSTER

ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 11.19.13

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

3

Travis Hamonic

D

6-2

209

36 Eric Boulton

LW

6-0

225

4

Radek Martinek

D

6-0

205

40 Michael Grabner

RW

6-0

186

7

Matt Carkner

D

6-5

234

45 Anders Nilsson

G

6-5

227

12 Josh Bailey

LW

6-1

194

46 Matt Donovan

D

6-0

195

13 Colin McDonald

RW

6-2

214

47 Andrew MacDonald

D

6-1

190

D

6-0

184

51 Frans Nielsen

C

6-1

180

RW 5-11

206

53 Casey Cizikas

C

5-11

189

14 Thomas Hickey 15 Cal Clutterbuck 16 Peter Regin

C

6-2

190

55 Aaron Ness

D

5-10

182

17 Matt Martin

LW

6-3

206

60 Kevin Poulin

G

6-2

192

21 Kyle Okposo

RW

6-0

216

91 John Tavares

C

6-1

205

26 Thomas Vanek

LW

6-0

217

96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard C

5-10

168

29 Brock Nelson

C

6-3

196

105


NEW YORK ISLANDERS

HEADSHOTS

ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 11.19.13

TRAVIS

HAMONIC

3

COLIN

MCDONALD

13

MATT

MARTIN

17

106

RADEK

MARTINEK

4

THOMAS

MATT

CARKNER

7

CAL

HICKEY

CLUTTERBUCK

KYLE

THOMAS

21

26

14

OKPOSO

15

VANEK

JOSH

BAILEY

12

PETER

REGIN

16

BROCK

NELSON

29


ERIC

MICHAEL

BOULTON

ANDERS

GRABNER

36

40

ANDREW

NIELSEN

47

KEVIN

60

CASEY

AARON

53

55

46

CIZIKAS

51

POULIN

DONOVAN

45

FRANS

MACDONALD

MATT

NILSSON

NESS

JOHN

PIERRE-MARC

91

96

TAVARES

BOUCHARD

107


NEW YORK ISLANDERS

BY THE NUMBERS

STATS AS OF 11.19.13

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG

PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

John Tavares

21

9

16

25

E

24

2

9

0

0

60

15.0

Frans Nielsen

21

9

12

21

2

4

1

7

1

0

46

19.6

Kyle Okposo

21

6

14

20

4

16

1

3

0

0

49

12.2

Josh Bailey

21

4

5

9

E

2

0

1

0

0

30

13.3

Pierre-Marc Bouchard

20

4

5

9

-1

6

1

0

0

0

39

10.3

Michael Grabner

19

2

6

8

-2

6

5

2

0

0

41

4.9

Brock Nelson

15

3

4

7

-2

4

0

0

0

0

21

14.3

Andrew MacDonald

21

1

6

7

-4

10

2

0

0

0

28

3.6

Travis Hamonic

21

1

5

6

-1

14

0

2

0

0

45

2.2

Thomas Hickey

21

1

3

4

2

10

0

0

0

0

29

3.4

Matt Martin

21

2

2

4

-3

27

0

0

0

0

41

4.9

Peter Regin

21

1

3

4

-3

16

0

0

0

1

20

5.0

Matt Donovan

18

1

3

4

-5

6

0

1

0

0

23

4.3

Cal Clutterbuck

15

2

2

4

-1

12

1

0

0

0

30

6.7

Casey Cizikas

21

2

1

3

-4

6

0

0

0

0

17

11.8

Thomas Vanek

6

1

2

3

3

4

0

0

0

0

17

5.9

Lubomir Visnovsky

8

1

2

3

3

2

0

0

0

0

11

9.1

Matt Carkner

15

0

2

2

-4

35

1

1

0

0

21

0.0

Eric Boulton

4

0

2

2

2

10

0

0

0

0

4

0.0

Radek Martinek

7

0

2

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

5

0.0

Aaron Ness

6

1

1

2

-1

2

0

0

0

0

5

0.0

Colin McDonald

15

1

1

2

-9

8

0

0

0

0

17

0.0

Brian Strait

9

0

1

1

-2

2

0

0

0

0

9

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

21

52

-24

228

14

26

1

1

608

6.4

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Evgeni Nabakov

14

5

5

3

3.30

363

0.892

0

44

407

0

1

Kevin Poulin

8

3

5

0

2.51

200

0.909

0

20

220

0

1

TOTALS

22

8

10

3

2.91

563

0.901

0

64

627

0

2

100 152

OTL GAA

109


You always score with AAMCO Total Car Care!

Proud Partner of the

Pittsburgh Penguins ®

For over 50 years, drivers have trusted AAMCO. Our state-of-the-art diagnostics and automotive professionals get the job done right the first time, at the right price.

• TRANSMISSIONS • TUNE-UPS • BRAKES • COOLING SYSTEMS • EXHAUST • ALTERNATORS • FLUID CHANGES • A/C • FACTORY MAINTENANCE

GREATER PITTSBURGH AAMCO CENTERS Locations throughout Western Pennsylvania

1-800-GO-AAMCO

WWW.AAMCOGREATERPITTSBURGH.COM HOURS: M-F 8 TO 5:00, SAT. 8 TO 12


PROSPECT REPORT AS OF 11.18.13

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS SKATERS

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Brian Gibbons

15

7

15

22

25

13

2

2

0

28

Tom Kostopoulos

12

5

8

13

15

4

3

0

1

21

Andrew Ebbett

15

5

8

13

14

2

0

1

0

29

Brendan Mikkelson

14

2

10

12

27

5

1

0

2

27

Simon Despres

14

3

8

11

17

13

0

0

0

22

Chris Conner

12

6

4

10

4

2

2

0

2

30

Nick Drazenovic

12

2

8

10

6

2

1

0

1

26

Harry Zolnierczyk

12

7

2

9

25

5

0

0

0

29

Dominik Uher

15

3

5

8

25

3

1

0

0

25

Jayson Megna

8

5

2

7

2

9

0

2

2

17

Scott Harrington

15

2

5

7

21

5

2

0

0

26

Tom Kuhnhackl

14

5

0

5

16

-1

2

0

2

25

Brian Dumoulin

14

1

4

5

11

-3

1

0

0

22

Mike Carman

7

1

3

4

4

1

0

0

0

9

Zach Sill

13

1

3

4

25

1

0

0

0

15

Adam Payerl

13

2

1

3

14

-1

0

0

0

13

Philip Samuelsson

15

0

3

3

25

7

0

0

0

13

Paul Thompson

8

0

1

1

18

-3

0

0

0

13

Nick D'Agostino Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond Anton Zlobin

10

0

1

1

2

-2

0

0

0

6

12

0

1

1

44

-1

0

0

0

13

1

0

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

Bobby Farnham

11

0

0

0

32

-2

0

0

0

8

Reid McNeill

8

0

0

0

18

2

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

Jeff Deslauriers

13

9

2

Peter Mannino

3

1

1

L

SOL

0

0

SO

0

6

GAA

SA%

MIN

GA

2

753

31

0

2.47

0.897

0

158

9

0

3.40

0.877

WHEELING NAILERS SKATERS Carter Rowney Denver Manderson Cody Sylvester Anton Zlobin Christian Minella Scott Zurevinski Harrison Ruopp

GP 12 12 12 2 8 9 2

G 5 2 5 0 3 1 0

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

L

SOL

MIN

GA

SO

GAA

SA%

5

2

2

1

303

13

0

2.58

0.922

Eric Hartzell

A 5 7 1 3 1 1 1

PTS 10 9 6 3 4 2 1

PIM 7 4 4 4 12 14 2

+/6 1 6 E E -2 1

PPG 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

SHG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GW 1 0 2 0 1 0 0

continued on page 112

S 25 34 24 5 16 11 3

111


PROSPECT REPORT AS OF 11.18.13

continued on page 111

AMATEUR FORWARDS

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Josh Archibald Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA)

12

9

4

13

21

+4

2

0

3

46

Teddy Blueger Minnesota St. (WCHA)

10

3

1

4

22

-3

2

0

1

24

Blaine Byron Maine (HE)

10

4

4

8

2

+2

1

0

0

18

Jean-Sebastien Dea Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

22

17

2

19

14

+4

6

2

2

74

Jake Guentzel Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA)

12

2

7

9

8

E

1

0

1

24

Troy Josephs Clarkson (ECAC)

12

1

2

3

12

-1

0

0

0

30

Matia Marcantuoni Kitchener (OHL)

20

6

5

11

15

-11

2

1

0

0

Bryan Rust Notre Dame (CCHA)

12

2

5

7

2

E

1

1

0

33

Oskar Sundqvist Skelleftea AIK

21

2

3

5

4

+3

1

0

0

31

Scott Wilson Umass-Lowell (HE)

12

2

7

9

12

+4

0

0

0

40

DEFENSEMEN

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Dane Birks Merritt (BCHL)

20

1

8

9

22

E

1

0

0

0

Derrick Pouliot Portland (WHL)

20

6

16

22

16

+16

4

0

0

0

Ryan Segalla UConn (Atlantic)

8

0

2

2

8

-3

0

0

0

3

Clark Seymour Peterborough (OHL)

19

3

9

12

41

-2

2

0

0

0

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

L

SOL

MIN

GA

SO

GAA

SA%

Patrick Ehelechner Sinupret (GER)

10

2

5

0

431

31

0

4.31

0.886

Tristan Jarry Edmonton (WHL)

21

13

7

1

1212

42

1

2.08

0.921

Sean Maguire Boston University (HE)

5

1

4

0

265

11

0

2.49

0.929

Matt Murray Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

19

13

4

2

1152

45

3

2.34

0.926

Alexander Pechurskiy Magnitogorsk(KHL)

4

2

1

0

208

8

0

2.3

0.914

112


Smart. DeDicateD.

Goal-orienteD.

it’S all U. C a l i f o r n i a U n i v e r s i t y o f P e n n s y lva n i a

Hands-on learning and experiential education give you the skills to excel in today’s marketplace. Official EducatiOn PartnEr Of thE Pittsburgh PEnguins ®

Smart classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment bring you up to speed with tomorrow’s technology. We call it Applied Education. It’s part of the game plan at cal U.

www.calu.edu a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher education.


POSITION: C SHOOTS: Left HT: 5-9 WT: 174 DOB: 1/2/83 BIRTHPLACE: Vernon, BC ACQUIRED: Signed as free agent on July 5, 2013.

IN THE SYSTEM:

ANDREW EBBETT 2012-13 SEASON • Split season between Vancouver (NHL) and Chicago (AHL). • Appeared in 28 games for Northwest Division champion Vancouver. • Nearly averaged a point per game with Chicago with 32 (11G-21A) in 37 games.

CAREER/PERSONAL • Played parts of six NHL seasons with Anaheim, Chicago, Minnesota, Phoenix and Vancouver.

• Posted career highs in goals (8-t), assists (24) and points (32) with Anaheim in 2008-09.

• Played with Binghamton, Portland, Iowa, San Antonio and Chicago of the American Hockey League. He’s totaled 236 points (76G-160A) in 247 career games and 17 playoff points (6G-11A) in 18 postseason contests — nearly a point-per-game average.

• Originally signed as a free agent by Ottawa in 2006. • Played four seasons at Michigan (CCHA) from 2002-06, serving as captain during his senior campaign in ‘05-06.

• Helped lead Michigan to 2003 Frozen Four. • Tallied 137 points (32G-105A) in 167 collegiate games. • Signed through 2014-15 season.

REGULAR SEASON CAREER STATISTICS 2011-14 YEAR

TEAM

LEAGUE

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PP

SH

GW

S

2011-12 2012-13

Vancouver Vancouver

NHL NHL

18 28

5 1

1 5

6 6

6 4

2 -1

1 0

0 0

2 0

27 23

Chicago Wilkes-Barre

AHL AHL

37 11 21 32 10 10

5

0

--

83

2013-14

13

0

1

0

27

5

7

12 12

1

AS OF 11.11.13

115


116

ANNE

ANNIE

CAM

CHRIS

CORRIE

DAN

DANIEL

DAVID

DYLAN

EMILY

JARED

JOEY

JORDAN

LAURA

LEE

MATT

PAMELA

RHIANNON

SHAY

STEVE G.

STEVE S.

TARA

TAYLOR



2013.14 ICE CREW

LEE

YEARS ON THE TEAM: Three HOMETOWN: Pittsburgh, PA OCCUPATION: Owner of a landscaping business WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN? Hanging out with friends, hunt, train my dog, and play hockey. FAVORITE QUOTE: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” DREAM JOB: Have my own hunting show. WHAT DO YOU EAT BEFORE SKATING AT A PENGUINS GAME? Steak and mashed potatoes WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR PENGUINS ICE CREW HIGHLIGHTS? Two years ago the Penguins were down four to one to Toronto and they came back tied it up and we got to go out to clean the ice for a deafening standing ovation.

118


ASCAL DUPUI


PENGUINS PROFILE:

PASCAL DUPUIS BY: MARK MADDEN

When Pascal Dupuis went 12 games without scoring a goal, he didn't change. Didn't adjust. Dupuis just kept doing the same thing. “You know me,” Dupuis said after the Penguins defeated Nashville 4-1 at CONSOL Energy Center on Nov. 15. “I know one way to play. “Definitely, your confidence is affected a little bit for sure. Sometimes you won’t make the right decisions. But the way I think about my game and the way I try to do stuff won’t change. I’m not going to try dangling guys and playing one-on-one. “I know one way: Straight hockey. North-South. And that’s what I try to bring every night.” Dupuis’ straightforward approach harvested 20 goals during last season’s truncated 48-game schedule and 25 goals the season before. Against Nashville, it produced the Penguins' first goal. With the Penguins down 1-0 in the first period, Dupuis tied the game by netting a slapshot off a draw at 12:36. “It felt good,” said Dupuis, 34. “It got the team back in the game. “It was a big face-off play. [Brandon Sutter] battled on the faceoff, [Matt D’Agostini] got the puck back and the lane got open.” Dupuis’ blast rippled the twine behind Nashville goalie Marek Mazanec and the Penguins were on their way to breaking a three-game losing streak. continued on page 123

121


continued from page 121

Dupuis doesn’t need to score to contribute. He’s relentless, fast and versatile. Even though he’s a perfect fit on a line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, he can skate with anyone. Dupuis is solid on the penalty-kill and has compiled strong offensive numbers despite very little power-play time. After 20 games this season, the native of Laval, Quebec had three goals, nine assists and a plus-7 mark. The Penguins had scored just one goal in each of the three games prior to beating Nashville. Dupuis felt a solid performance by the Penguins had been long due. “This was one of those games where we knew it was a matter of time until we played the full 60 minutes the way we want to,” said the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder. The Penguins outshot the Predators 33-18. Dupuis was more impressed by the latter number than he was the former. “Yes, we did score four,” Dupuis said. “But if you look at their shots, we limited their chances. If you look at the scoring chances the three games before that, even though we only scored one goal [in each], we tripled the opponents’ scoring chances. But it was good for us and our confidence that those pucks went in tonight.” continued on page 125

123


IS NEW AND IMPROVED! THE FIRST MOBILE REWARDS PROGRAM IN SPORTS JUST GOT BETTER! PensPoints is a smartphone app that tracks and rewards fan activity. Earn points each time you attend games, make purchases, listen to broadcasts and more! New this season is the PensPoints Rewards Store, which allows fans to redeem their points for the rewards of their choice. Scan the barcode on your ticket with the PensPoints app to earn 50 points for attending today’s game.

HOW TO EARN POINTS Game Attendance: 50 Points • Scan the barcode on your ticket after entering the game. Miller Lite Nite Attendance: 50 Points • Scan the barcodes distributed at designated PensPoints Miller Lite Night events (visit Event Calendar in app for details) FexEx Pens Predictor: 25 Points • Make a correct prediction and receive a code worth 25 points Food or Beverage Purchase: 15 Points • Scan the barcode on the bottom of your concession receipt (limit one per game) Merchandise Purchase: 15 Points • Scan the barcode on the bottom of your PensGear receipt (limit one per day, $10 minimum purchase) ROOT SPORTS Broadcasts: 5 Points • Enter the keyword displayed onscreen during Penguins pregame and postgame broadcasts on ROOT SPORTS.

To download, search PensPoints in your phone’s app store (iPhone/Android) or visit penspoints.com

Radio Broadcasts: 5 Points • Enter the keyword read during pregame and postgame radio broadcasts Scavenger Hunt: 5 Points • Find and scan codes located on display attractions throughout CONSOL Energy Center • Limit 1 scan per code per season. 7UP Purchases: 5 Points • Enter the code underneath the caps of specially marked 20oz 7UP bottles

Visit penspoints.com for program information and to download the PensPoints app. Codes expire at the conclusion of each game, so be sure to scan them promptly. Visit Guest Relations outside of Section 104 with questions.


continued from page 123

The Penguins have put more emphasis on defensive-minded systems this season. The Penguins sometimes utilize a left-wing lock, a form of the neutralzone trap. “If we create turnovers in the neutral zone, we know we’ll take care of the puck offensively,” Dupuis said. “It’s a matter of getting it on our stick and creating turnovers and stopping them in the neutral zone. It gives us a better chance to play in their zone. We get quick transition. It’s the way we want to play.” Dupuis’ man-advantage time, as noted, is quite limited. But he nonetheless appreciated the power-play goal James Neal deflected home just 3:20 after Dupuis had tied the game. The tally gave the Penguins a lead they would never lose. The Penguins’ power play was 1-for-4 on the evening and scored a PPG for the fourth straight game. “The power-play goal was huge,” Dupuis said. “They’ve been moving the puck very well lately and it was good to see them get what we’ve talked about: A greasy goal. A goal right in front of the goalie, with two guys screening him.” Mark Madden hosts a radio show 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WXDX-FM (105.9).

125


114 Southpointe BLVD Canonsburg PA 15317

724-746-2250

IS NOW !!!

BRAND NEW MENU ~ KITCHEN OPEN TIL 1am EVERY NIGHT

COOL INTERIOR UPGRADES AND EVEN MORE TV’S TO WATCH ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS SAME GREAT LOCATION RIGHT NEXT TO THE ICEOPLEX

6 FIRE PITS FOR YOUR SEASONAL COMFORT

Visit your local or to purchase Come Ready bars and enter to win.

Sweepstakes ends 12/7/13 • For details, visit GiantEagle.com/Come-Ready


PITTSBURGH GIRLS THANKSGIVING CLASSIC Pittsburgh has seen many youth hockey tournaments in the area over the past several months. However, none have compared to the size and reach of the eighth annual Pittsburgh Girls Thanksgiving Classic which will be played November 29th – December 1st. A total of 66 teams and approximately 1,200 participants will be here in Pittsburgh to play hockey over the holiday break. Games will be played consistently over the weekend at RMU Island Sports Center, Iceoplex at Soutpointe and BladerunnersWarrendale. The classic will be played on the Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels, and has age divisions ranging from U10 up to U19s. According to Brian Burke of the NHL, “No sport has developed more in the past 20 years than women's hockey”. To put this into perspective, in 1990 only 6,336 women were registered with USA Hockey. Today that number has swelled to 65,600 — a 935% increase! continued on page 128

127


THE FUTURE IS VERY BRIGHT FOR GIRLS’ HOCKEY IN PITTSBURGH! KATHY PIPPY

continued from page 127

This tournament is a testament to the growth of women’s hockey and the popularity of the sport across all boundaries. Another remarkable component of this tournament is that 45 of the 66 teams are from out of town including teams from Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Sarnia and United States teams from New Jersey, Michigan, New York and Wisconsin. Pittsburgh is quickly becoming a hot bed for hockey and an arena to showcase women’s hockey across the continent. “This annual Thanksgiving Classic is a great opportunity for our Penguins Elite teams to be able to host such a large hockey tournament in Pittsburgh where younger girls get the chance to compete against some of the best in the area”, says Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Director of Operations Kathy Pippy. “Ten years ago there were no girls' program in the region, and today, with the support of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Dick's Sporting Goods we have grown to develop girls' teams’ U10 up to U19. The future is very bright for girls' hockey in Pittsburgh!” The Thanksgiving tournament continues to grow from year to year and is becoming a great holiday tradition in our area. It also serves as a great platform to showcase our elite women amateur hockey players in the area. For more information on the Thanksgiving Classic please visit www.pittsburghpenguinselite.com.

128


WHERE IT ALL ADDS UP! ENHANCE YOUR PENGUINS GAME DAY EXPERIENCE, WITH TICKET + It’s a great new way to add the convenience of concessions and souvenirs, right on your ticket. Just add value to the barcode on your ticket and use it to buy concessions, merchandise and more!  It’s the fastest new solution for fans on the go. 


NA KA MA

Voted BEST Sushi and BEST Japanese Steakhouse in Pittsburgh... just a SLAP SHOT away! (1.39 miles from CONSOL)

Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar 1611 East Carson Street, Pgh PA 15203 (The corner of 17th and East Carson) Phone/Reservations 412.381.6000 www.eatatnakama.com

NAKAMA EXPRESS locations: top of the Trib Entrance, Captain Morgan Club & First Niagara Club Sushi, Hibachi, Eggrolls & more The NAKAMA FOOD TRUCK is now available for PRIVATE FUNCTIONS & SPECIAL OCCASIONS Call Nakama for details or email info@eatatnakama.com

130


PENGUINS ELITE The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite program presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, which is quickly becoming the premiere AAA hockey program in the area, will feature 14 teams — nine boys teams and five girls teams. 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. The Elite programs, both boys and girls, are finding tremendous success on the ice as the U18 boys and U14 girls were Tier 1 Elite League Champions this past year. The U14 girls were also bronze medalists at the USA Hockey National Championships. In the National Championships all three eligible boys teams (Midget Major, U14, U16) reached quarterfinals. “Our goal is to make Pittsburgh Penguins Elite the best AAA hockey program in the country,” said David Morehouse, CEO and President of the Pittsburgh Penguins. “But it isn’t just about winning games and championships. It’s about giving these young continued on page 132

131


continued from page 131

players the opportunity to test themselves against the best competition while learning important life lessons about sportsmanship, teamwork, dedication and discipline. Our partners at DICK’S Sporting Goods make this all possible, along with the commitment of an outstanding group of coaches and parents. We look forward to another successful season for Penguins Elite, both on and off the ice.” The Penguins Elite also host annually the Icebreaker Tournament during Labor Day weekend, and the Pittsburgh Girls Thanksgiving Classic, which continued on page 135

132

“IT ISN’T JUST ABOUT WINNING GAMES AND CHAMPIONSHIPS. IT’S ABOUT GIVING THESE YOUNG PLAYERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEST THEMSELVES AGAINST THE BEST COMPETITION WHILE LEARNING IMPORTANT LIFE LESSONS ABOUT SPORTSMANSHIP, TEAMWORK, DEDICATION AND DISCIPLINE.” David Morehouse


1063 Long Run Road, Rt 48 McKeesport, PA 15132

412-751-2900

“We Make It Easy At Tom Clark Chevrolet”

New Spark . . .

Affordable, technology-packed mini car. Alternative for parking in tight spaces.

12,995*

Starting at $

New Cruze . . .Filled with

features you might not expect! Est 36 HWY MPG Starting at $

New Silverado

15,999*

...

The most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickups on the road.

22,649*

Starting at $

“THE BEST COVERAGE IN AMERICA . . .

100,000/5-Year Powertrain Warranty To Guarantee Our Quality.”

Bring in this ad and receive $250 Off a New or Pre-Owned Vehicle. Coupon must be presented at time of write up. Not valid for prior purchases. Offer expires 12/27/13.

CHEVY RUNS DEEP

tomclarkchevy.com *Includes all incentives at time of print. Tax, plate and fees extra with approved credit plus destination. Silverado price is for a regular cab, not 4x4. Photos for illustration purposes only.


Join the Pittsburgh Penguins

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE: Complimentary Pittsburgh Penguins Yearbook and Digital Media Guide Opportunity to Purchase Pittsburgh Penguins Mini-Plans Opportunity to Purchase Select Non-Hockey Events Before the Public On-Sale Date Via E-Mail Notifications Opportunity to Purchase Single Game Tickets to Select Penguins Home Games Before the Public On-Sale Date

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS PLEASE VISIT

pittsburghpenguins.com/waitlist


continued from page 132

is one of the largest girls’ tournaments in the US. “DICK’S Sporting Goods is thrilled to be the title sponsor of the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite program. At DICK’S we believe sports matter and are 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 Chief Marketing Officer. “Our involvement with the Penguins Elite program is a great opportunity for us to support the growth of youth hockey in our hometown of Pittsburgh.” A tribute to the program’s success has been the players who have moved on to compete in college hockey across the country. This past year, the program has graduated eight girls to NCAA Division-III schools and two girls to Division-I (Syracuse, Boston College) totaling 13 girls currently playing Division-I college hockey. On the boys side, several Division-I commitments have occurred over the past 12 months, including Dartmouth, Ohio State and Miami (Ohio). The Elite boys programs have 47 former players currently competing in either college or junior programs. The boys teams practice and play home games at RMU Island Sports Center. The girls teams practice and play home games at both RMU Island Sports Center and Shadyside Academy. Both boys and girls also hold practices and games at the CONSOL Energy Center.

135


HEADS UP PITTSBURGH During the Summer of 2013, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and UPMC Sports Medicine expanded their KIDS WILL CHANGE THE FUTURE concussion awareness program to include a free neck-strengthening kit during the new testing period. To date, over 8,000 youth athletes have been tested through the Heads Up Pittsburgh Program. Free Neurocognitive Baseline Testing was available for athletes age 10-14 at four Community College of Allegheny County campus locations — Boyce, North, South and the West Hills Center. Testing also took place at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine on the South Side. In an unprecedented move to provide precautions and exercises that could reduce concussions, the first 2,000 participants during that time also received a free neck-strengthening kit. Experts believe this device will help to cut down the number of youthathlete concussions. Those participants that signed up at UPMC Center for Sports Medicine on the South Side and the CCAC North campus were also eligible to have their neck strength tested and be part of an ongoing UPMC research project. “We want to make the game safer for all young athletes. As a possible answer, we added the neck strengthening kit. Recently published research indicates that there is a direct correlation with improved neck strength and the reduction of concussions,” said Dave Soltesz, president of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. If you are interested in donating to the Heads Up Pittsburgh program or for more information, please visit the Penguins Foundation website at pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org or contact us at info@pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.com . 136


Make a Power Play With Pittsburgh’s Power Printer

PITTSBURGH’S COMMERICAL PRINTER

CLINTON COMMERCE PARK 2251 SWEENEY DRIVE. CLINTON, PA 15026

PHONE: 724•899•4200

www.knepperpress.com


The

OFFICIA

K L I LM

726 Frank Street • Pittsburgh, PA 15227 1-800-881-3525 | www.schneidersdairy.com

of t he


HOCKEY IS FOR EVERYONE For years Western Pennsylvania youth sports have been dominated by the likes of football, basketball and baseball. Recently however, the region has begun to see a change in preference and participation in sports. Hockey is rapidly becoming the most popular and fastest growing sport in the area. Success seen with the Pittsburgh Penguins on the NHL ice has surely created a demand and a certain excitement around the game, however the popularity of hockey goes well beyond the wins and world class talent the Penguins possess. A genuine love for the game is starting to sweep the area. Kids are beginning to play hockey at younger and younger ages thanks to the Little Penguins: Learn to Play Hockey program. This program will allow 1,000 kids, ages 4-8, to receive free headto-toe gear all thanks to the support of Sidney Crosby, Reebok and DICK’S Sporting Goods. Since it began in 2008-09 over 4,200 have been introduced to hockey through this program. The Penguins have also teamed up with the DICK’S Sporting Goods, Trib Total Media and the YMCA to create the YMCA Jr. Penguins program which introduces children to the sport through ball hockey. To this point well over 3,100 children have learned and participated in organized ball hockey at local YMCAs. Recently the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Highmark have partnered together for Project PowerPlay, which will build 12 continued on page 140

139


continued from page 139

dek hockey rinks throughout Allegheny County over a three-year period and allow local residents to play dek hockey for free. Dek hockey is becoming a great way to learn and play hockey without having ice, and was also vital in the development of current Penguins forward Beau Bennett who grew up in sunny California. On top of partnering with the Pennsylvania Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL), the Penguins and the Penguins Foundation have looked to support various hockey programs around the Pittsburgh area. The Steel City Icebergs is an adaptive ice hockey program for both children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, down syndrome and traumatic brain injuries. The Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins is a local sled hockey team, which is an internationally recognized event in the Paralympic games. The Mighty Penguins registered three teams on its roster that include youth, junior and adult players. Pittsburgh Ice (Inclusion Creates Equality) provides children, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, to play ice hockey at no cost and experience such a great game. Defending the Blue Line is a nonprofit organization created by soldiers with the spirit of keeping hockey alive for the children of our nation’s military heroes. It ensures that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey by providing free equipment, hockey camps and financial assistance. 140

LIVE


S LD O B T HO P 0 L U 0 33

THINK GREEN.

HOME IMPROVEMENT DEBRIS?

thebagster.com For collection, yellow lifting straps must be able to connect above the bag. Bagster is provided by WM Bagco, LLC, a Waste Management company. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. Bagster, Dumpster in a Bag, and Take It On are marks of WM Bagco, LLC.


WITHOUT COAL AND NATURAL GAS, THE GAME WOULD LACK ELECTRICITY.

Proud to power the Pens and the nation. consolenergy.com


PROJECT POWER PLAY The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s Project Power Play initiative continues to flourish! The two newest dek hockey KIDS WILL CHANGE THE FUTURE rinks at Richland Township and Oakmont-Riverside Park are ready just in time for back-to-school programs to utilize. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Highmark, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County began Project Power Play in the summer of 2012 to build two new dek hockey rinks at Banksville Park and Lewis Park in Phase 1 of a three-year plan. By 2014, 12 facilities in the Pittsburgh area will house new dek hockey rinks and the goal of this project is to introduce children to the game at the grass roots level and give them a free venue to play, while keeping them active and having fun. The facilities, 155’ x 75’, are multi-sport courts and each includes a premier dasherboard system like those used in the NHL, players’ benches with shelter, penalty box, scorer’s table, scoreboard, goals and start-up dek hockey equipment. If you are interested in donating to the Project Power Play program or for more information, please visit the Penguins Foundation website at pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org or contact us at info@pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.com . 143


LOCAL YOUTH HOCKEY VENUES ICE ARENAS AIRPORT ICE ARENA Pittsburgh Aviators 330 Hookstown Grade Rd Moon Township, PA 15108 airporticearena.com 412-264-2222 BEAVER COUNTY ICE ARENA Beaver Badgers 526 Bradys Run Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 beavercountypa.gov 724-770-2060 BELMONT ICE COMPLEX Armstrong Arrows 415 Butler Rd Kittanning, PA 16201 (724) 548-1067 BLADE RUNNERS BETHEL PARK South Hills Panthers 305 Church Rd Bethel Park, PA 15102 bladerunnersice.com 412-833-8500 BLADERUNNERS HARMARVILLE Steel City Renegades 66 Alpha Dr West Harmarville, PA 15238 bladerunnersice.com 412-826-0800 BLADERUNNERS WARRENDALE North Pittsburgh Wildcats 103 Marshall Dr Warrendale, PA 15068 bladerunnersice.com 724-772-0022

144

BOARDMAN ICE ZONE Youngstown Panthers 360 McClurg Rd Boardman, OH 44512 theicezone.com 330-965-1423 CAMBRIA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL Cambria Co. Warriors 326 Napoleon St Johnstown, PA 15901 warmemorialarena.com CENTER ICE ARENA Allegheny Badgers 100 Center Ice Dr Delmont, PA 15626 centericearena.com 724-468-1100 COVELLI CENTRE 229 E Front Street Youngstown, OH 44503 covellicentre.com 330-746-5600 NORTH CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER Johnstown Jets 186 Schoolhouse Rd Ebensburg, PA 15931 johnstownjets.net (814) 536-5156 ERIE CIVIC CENTER Erie Lions 809 French St Erie, PA 16501 erieevents.com 814-453-7117 GALACTIC ICE RINK Altoona Trackers 750 Park Ave Altoona, PA 16602 galacticicerink.net 814-942-7500

HESS ICE ARENA Lawrence Co. Lightning 3365 Mitchell Rd. New Castle, PA 16105 neshannock.org 724-658-6332 ICE CASTLE Pittsburgh Predators 990 Castle Shannon Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15234 icecastlearena.com 412.561.9090 ICE CONNECTION OF PITTSBURGH Butler Valley Dawgs 118 Sylvan Spring Lane Valencia, PA 16059 iceconnectionofpittsburgh.com 724-898-2440 ICE GARDEN — ROSTRAVER Route 51 & Gallatin Rd Belle Vernon, PA 15012 therostravericegarden.com 724-379-7100 ICE MINE Ice Miners 5001 W. Crawford Ave Connellsville, PA 15425 theicemine.com 724-626-4423 ICEOPLEX AT SOUTHPOINTE Southpointe Rink Rats 114 Southpointe Blvd Canonsburg, PA 15317 iceoplexatsouthpointe.com 724-745-6666 continued on page 146


Preparing your child for a lifetime of learning

www.EarlyEducationPros.org The Official Child Care Provider of the Pittsburgh Penguins速


continued from page 144 ISLAND SPORTS CENTER Artic Foxes 7600 Grand Ave Neville Island, PA 15225 rmu.edu 412-397-3335 JMC ICE ARENA Erie Lions 1220 W. 38th St Erie, PA 16508 eriezoo.org 814-868-3651 KIRK S NEVIN Westmoreland Eagles 520 New Alexandria Rd Greensburg, PA 15601 city.greensburg.pa.us 724-834-4880 MEADVILLE RECREATION CENTER Crawford Co. Flames 800 Thurston Rd Meadville, PA 16335 marc4fun.com 814-724-6006 MERCYHURST COLLEGE ICE RINK Erie Lions 501 East 38th St Erie, PA 16546 mercyhurst.edu 814-824-2228

MT. LEBANON RECREATION CENTER Mt. Lebanon Hornets 900 Cedar Blvd Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228 mtlebanon.org 412-561-4363

SHADY SIDE ACADEMY– MCKNIGHT HOCKEY CENTER 423 Fox Chapel Road Pittsburgh, PA 15238 shadysideacademy.org 412-968-3128

PEGULA ICE ARENA Construction To Be Completed Soon

THE ICE CENTER OF ERIE Erie Lions 3515 McClelland Ave Erie, PA 16510 erieice.com 814-899-0808

State College Jr. Icers State College, PA

PENN STATE ICE PAVILON State College Jr. Icers Hastings Rd & McKean Rd University Park, PA 16802 pennstateicerink.psu.edu 814-865-4102 PLANET ICE Jr. Chiefs 195 Jari Dr Johnstown, PA 15904 planetice.info 814-262-7465 S&T BANK CENTER Indiana Chiefs 497 East Pike Rd Indiana, PA 15701 whitetownship.org/rec 724-465-2665 SCHENLEY ICE RINK Overlook Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412) 422-6523

VALLEY SPORTS COMPLEX North Hills Vipers and Greater Pittsburgh Huskies 700 Craigdell Rd New Kensington, PA 15068 valleysportscomplex.com 724-334-4423 WHEELING PARK Wheeling Jr. Nailers 1801 National Rd Wheeling, WV 26003 wheeling-park.com (304) 243-4085 WESBANCO ARENA (WHEELING CIVIC CENTER) Wheeling Jr. Nailers 2 14th St Wheeling, WV 26003-2837 wesbancoarena.com 304-233-7000 continued on page 148

146


Safety Never Looked So Good.

At Clark Testing, we work behind the scenes of your most trusted products to CLARKTESTING.com

ensure they surpass their own STANDARDS.

Introducing The Safest Car on the Market1

The 2013 Umbra Paradigm

The all new Umbra Paradigm is now the safest car on the market thanks to a new standard in safety testing. We put each and every single part of this car through the testing ringer ensuring it will continue to keep you and your family safe. Come and see for yourself, test drive this baby and you’ll never want to risk your safety with any other car. 1 This is a fake ad. It is meant to show that Clark Testing is able to keep products safe at all stages of production. Our engineers work diligently to ensure the materials used are durable and exceed all industry standards. Clark Testing is also able to monitor plant/factory conditions to keep these facilities in compliance with industry and government standards for safety. If you are curious about how Clark Testing can improve the quality of your products and work environment, please call us at 888.325.8517 or visit us online at ClarkTesting.com

A NAL Y TI C AL C H E MIS TR Y, CO A L & CO KE , C ON DI T I ON M ON I T OR I N G SERV I C ES, EMC/E MI, E LE CTR ICA L TE S TIN G , EN VI R ON M EN T A L A GI N G / LI FE C Y C LE, FUE LS & LUB R ICA TIO N , H YDR A U L I C S & PN EU M A T I C S, IND U STRI AL HY G IE NE , N A CE , P O W E R TR A IN / GEA R B OX , SEI SM I C , SHOC K & V IB R A TIO N , S TR UCTUR A L, F A T I GU E, L OA D


continued from page 146

DEK/ INLINE HOCKEY RINKS

LATROBE DEK HOCKEY Lincoln Ave & Cedar St Latrobe, PA 15650

PROJECT POWER PLAY RINKS

GREATER PITTSBURGH DEK HOCKEY 517 Twin Oak Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15235

COLLIER PARK 5 Lobaugh St Oakdale, PA 15071

BANKSVILLE PARK

MURRYSVILLE DEK HOCKEY 2989 School Rd S Export, PA 15632 BILL’S DEK HOCKEY 4650 State Route 51 South Belle Vernon, PA 15012 DEKSTAR 531 Mount Nebo Rd Ste A Pittsburgh, PA 15237 HOT SHOTS INDOOR SPORTS ARENA 482 Bessemer Road Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666 BUTLER DEK HOCKEY 468 S. Duffy Road Butler, PA 16001 TEAM PITTSBURGH DEK HOCKEY 1250 Pemberton Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212

148

NEW CASTLE YMCA 20 West Washington Street New Castle, PA 16101 CRANBERRY DEK HOCKEY 8034 Rowan Road Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 SOUTH HILLS DEK HOCKEY 1551 Worthington Avenue

Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 ERIE DEK HOCKEY 6000 West Ridge Road Erie, PA 16505 FAMILY SPORTS CENTER 542 Evans City Road Butler, PA 16001 BRIDGEVILLE ROLLERPLEX 341 Washington Avenue Bridgeville, PA 15017

HAZELWOOD YMCA RICHLAND COMMUNITY PARK RIVERSIDE PARK Coming 2013 HOSANNA HOUSE SHERWOOD FACILITY Coming 2013 BROOKLINE MEMORIAL PARK Coming 2013


2014 P & Paws enguins % 0 10 featu calend of ou ring som ar r ad e anim optable als.

TIME

ANY ARL

Insta

! s U low

Fol

scuelg e r l a anim / : k scuelg on o e o r l b a e c Fa anim nversati @ co r: e e h t t t i n w i T Jo sLives e v a S #ARL uelg c s e r l anima @ : ram g a t s n I •4 .org e u sc alre

m

.ani www

Official animal Shelter Of the

2

-645

61 12-6


©2013 A-B, Bud Light® Beer, St. Louis, MO


PENGUINS COVERAGE ALL DAY EVERY DAY! CATCH PENGUINS LIVE WITH MARK MADDEN 2 PM TO 3 PM STEVE KOLBE 3 PM TO 5 PM BRIAN METZER 5 PM TO 6 PM

NOW HEARD DAILY ON TRIB LIVE RADIO 3 PM TO 6 PM. Penguins Mobile App

iHeart Radio

Saturdays 9 AM on 105.9FM, The X and Trib Live Radio.


TO POWER TOWARD YOUR

COUNT ON KONICA MINOLTA Drive communications, defend rising costs and control the flow of information at midfield. For all these reasons, you need Konica Minolta’s award-winning bizhub® MFPs, to scan, save and share information with fluidity and precision. Powerful bizhub PRO® and bizhub PRESS® production systems to print in-house and on-demand at a fraction of the cost. All with enhanced security. Exclusive Simitri® HD toner, for spectacular color quality. And energy-saving initiatives, including our Clean Planet Recycling Program. In any league, Konica Minolta gets it done. That’s why, for the sixth straight year, we’ve been recognized by Brand Keys as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MPF Office Copier Market. Visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com today – and find out why professionals count on Konica Minolta. For more information, contact: Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. 661 Andersen Drive, Suite 110 Pittsburgh, PA 15220 Phone: 412-875-4536 KONICA MINOLTA IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS.® KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A., INC., 100 Williams Drive. Ramsey, N.J. 07446 © 2013 KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A., INC. All rights reserved.  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Konica Minolta, Count on Konica Minolta, bizhub, bizhub PRO, bizhub PRESS, and Simitri are trademarks of KONICA MINOLTA, INC. All other brands and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.


PRESENTED BY

EVERY GAME LIVE 36 STATIONS, 4 STATES! FLAGSHIP Pittsburgh, PA

WXDX-FM

105.9 FM

The X at 105.9

Pittsburgh, PA

WBGG AM

970 AM

ESPN Radio 970

Pittsburgh, PA

WXDX-HD2

105.9FM HD2

Penguins Radio 24/7

Beaver Falls, PA

WBVP-AM

1230 AM

Beaver County’s Hometown Station

Ambridge, PA

WMBA-AM

1460 AM

Beaver County’s Hometown Station

Uniontown, PA

WMBS-AM

590 AM

Your Local Station, 590 AM

Johnstown, PA

WKGE-AM

850 AM

The Edge

Johnstown, PA

WNTJ-AM

1490 AM

News/Talk

Somerset, PA

WNTN-AM

990 AM

News/Talk

Central City, PA

WCCL-FM

101.7 FM

Oldies

Erie, PA

WRIE-AM

1260 AM

The Score

Butler, PA

WISR-AM

680 AM

Butler’s Hometown Station

Hermitage, PA

WLLF-FM

96.7 FM

ESPN Radio 96.7

Williamsport, PA

WLYC-AM

1050 AM

ESPN Radio 1050

Dubois, PA

WDSN-FM

106.5 FM

Sunny 106

Indiana, PA

WQMU-FM

92.5 FM

U92.5 FM

Punxsutawney, PA

WKQL-FM

103.3 FM

KOOL 103.3 FM

Clarion, PA

WWCH-AM

1300 AM

Your hometown station

Venango, PA

WKQW-FM

96.3 FM

96.3 KQW FM

New Castle, PA

WJST-AM

1280 AM

Fox Sports Radio 1280

Meadville, PA

WMGW-AM

1490 AM

The Allegheny NewsTalkSports Network

Titusville, PA

WTIV-AM

1230 AM

The Allegheny NewsTalkSports Network

Franklin,PA

WFRA-AM

1450 AM

The Allegheny NewsTalkSports Network

State College, PA

WQWK-AM

1450 AM

ESPN Radio 1450

Connellsville, PA

WLSW-FM

103.9 FM

Music Power 104

Altoona, PA

WFBG-AM

1290 AM

Big News, Big Talk

Port Matilda, PA

WRSC-AM

1390 AM

Moneytalk 1390

Cumberland, MD

WTBO-AM

1450 AM

Fox Sports Radio 1450

Frostburg, MD

WFRB-AM

560 AM

Talk Radio 560

Youngstown, OH

WNIO-AM

1390 AM

SPORTS ANIMAL 1390

Cadiz, OH

WCDK-FM

106.3 FM

106.3 The River

Weirton, WV

WEIR-AM

1430 AM

Sports Radio 1430 WEIR

Clarksburg, WV

WOBG-FM

105.7 FM

ROCK 105.7

Parkersburg, WV

WVNT-AM

1230 AM

The Valley’s News Talk Station

Fairmont, WV

WMMN-AM

920 AM

Fox Sports Radio 920

Wheeling, WV

WKKX-AM

1600AM

The Valley’s Official Watchdawg

AFFILIATES

Penguins on XM Satellite Radio

153


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 39th 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 11th 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 regularseason 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 ROOT SPORTS’ coverage of Penguins hockey.

155


BOB GROVE

STUDIO HOST — PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK

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

STEVE KOLBE PENGUINS RADIO 24/7 HOST— PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK

Steve Kolbe enters his first season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kolbe spent 14 seasons (1997-2011) as the playby-play broadcaster for the Washington Capitals, broadcasting over 1100 games. His voice has been heard internationally on the NHL Network, XM Radio, NHL Radio, and ESPN. Kolbe broadcast the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998 and the NHL Winter Classic in 2011, and he was featured on the NHL Network’s documentary “Voices” in 2008. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Kolbe has over 25 years of broadcasting experience, and most recently has been a co-host of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Report on MASN (Mid Atlantic Sports Network) as well as talk show host for Major League Baseball coverage and NHL insider on CBS Radio 105.7 in Baltimore. Kolbe is a 1989 graduate of Michigan State University and earned a B.A. in telecommunications.

156


NEW MEMBERS!

WIN UP TO $1,000 IN FREE PLAY! Become a member of the INClub™ and swipe your card at a kiosk before 11:59pm that day to win Free Play. Then make a second visit within 7 days of your sign up, swipe your card at a kiosk and we’ll match the Free Play amount you’ve already won!

RT 2 S Newell WV • MOREatMountaineer.com 1-800-80-40-HOT (800-804-0468) Must be 21. Mountaineer reserves all rights to change or cancel this promotion at any time without notice.


NHL REALIGNMENT By: Michelle Crechiolo

Last season, Pittsburgh finished first in the Atlantic Division, ahead of the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders, Philadelphia and New Jersey. This upcoming season, the Penguins will be looking to defend that title against those same teams plus three new ones — Carolina, Columbus and Washington — in the newly created Metropolitan Division. As part of the NHL’s realignment plan that will be implemented for the 2013-14 campaign, the league will be in a more geographically appropriate two-conference, four-division format with 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 teams in the Western Conference. The Eastern Conference divisions (Metropolitan and Atlantic — which will now consist of Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, and Toronto) have eight teams in each while the Western Conference divisions (Central and Pacific) have seven teams in each. CONFERENCE AND DIVISIONAL SNAPSHOT

16TEAMS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

8 TEAMS

Metropolitan Division

8 TEAMS

Atlantic Division

14 TEAMS

WESTERN CONFERENCE

7 TEAMS

Central Division

7 TEAMS

Pacific Division

continued on page 161

159


continued from page 159

HERE’S HOW REALIGNMENT AFFECTS PITTSBURGH’S SCHEDULE…

In total, the Penguins will play regular-season games this season — 30 against their seven fellow Metropolitan Division foes; 24 games against the eight teams from the Atlantic Division; and 28 games against the 14 teams from the Western Conference.

Pittsburgh will play five games against the Philadelphia Flyers (3 home; 2 away) and Columbus Blue Jackets (2 home; 3 away), and four games (2 home; 2 away) against the other five Metropolitan Division teams.

The Penguins will play three games each against the eight teams in the Atlantic division — either two at home and one away or once at home and twice away. Teams that the Penguins will play twice at home and once away are Buffalo, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Pittsburgh will play Boston, Detroit, Florida and Tampa Bay just once at home.

And finally, for the first time since the 1997-98 season, the Penguins will play each of the 14 Western Conference teams once at home and once on the road. continued on page 162

161


continued from page 161

METROPOLITAN DIVISION

The pre-realignment Atlantic Division was known for being one of toughest and most competitive divisions in the NHL, as it was not uncommon to see all five teams battling until the end to make the playoffs every year (and usually at least three advancing). Plus, the gap between the first-place team and the last-place team tended to be relatively small, especially compared to the gaps in other divisions. It also had some of the most intense rivalries, starting with the legendary, hate-filled and bitter one between cross-state teams Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. And there was no love lost between the Penguins and any of the other teams in the division, either. It doesn’t look like the new Metropolitan Division will be any friendlier. All of the rivalries from the former Atlantic Division, of course, will stay intact. The Capitals are already a current rival of Pittsburgh with all of the star power and history, and now that they’ll see more of each other we can only speculate as to how much more intense that will become. And there’s also more juicy potential for dislike to build between the Penguins and both the Hurricanes and Blue Jackets. continued on page 164

162


Use Virtual ID Card to send your Highmark card directly to your provider. Explore this and other powerful new tools built to save you time and money.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Subject to the terms of your benefit plan.


ALEX OVECHKIN

© Getty Images

© Getty Images

© Getty Images

R.J. UMBERGER

JORDAN STAAL

continued from page 162

NEW ADDITIONS: COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

The main reason Pittsburgh and Columbus could develop an exciting rivalry is the short distance between them. All seven of the Penguins’ Metropolitan Division opponents are within driving distance, but Columbus is by far the closest at just under three hours away. A lot of Penguins fans made the trip to Columbus the last time Pittsburgh played there on Dec. 4, 2010, with an influx of black and gold jerseys in the stands at the game. And with five games between the teams (three in Columbus, two in Pittsburgh) this season — including a home-and-home series on Nov. 1-2 — fans from both teams will venture into enemy territory to support their clubs. Call them destination rivals, if you will, with the added element of fan travel. WASHINGTON CAPITALS

The Penguins and the Capitals already have one of the NHL’s marquee rivalries. They clashed in the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field, on a few Super Bowl Sundays and had an epic playoff battle in 2009 when Pittsburgh defeated Washington in seven games during the conference semifinals on its way to winning the Stanley Cup. Now that the two 164


teams (just a four-hour drive apart) are in the same division and will play each other four times this season — including a home-and-home series on March 10-11 — it could become even more intense. Pittsburgh and Washington developed such a strong rivalry because of star power. The Penguins have Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin while the Capitals have Alex Ovechkin. They are the three biggest superstars in the league and have been battling for individual honors (in addition to team glory in their playoff series) since Ovechkin broke into the NHL during the 2005-06 season. It’s always exciting to watch when they all go head-to-head. The Penguins-Capitals rivalry flared up in the 90s when the two teams met seven times in 11 years — with the Penguins winning in six of those series. That hatred has been carried over during the Ovechkin-Crosby/Malkin era. And it should only get hotter as the teams enter the same division.

METROPOLITAN DIVISION

ATLANTIC DIVISION

CENTRAL DIVISION

PACIFIC DIVISION

continued on page 167

165


ALWAYS A WINNER!

OFFICIAL BREAD OF THE

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS® Find Us On Facebook! Schwebel’s Bread Fan Page


© Getty Images

continued from page 165

CAROLINA HURRICANES

Pittsburgh’s rivalry with Carolina may not be as developed as it is with Washington, but it could get there. If it does, we’d bet it’s because of the Jordan Staal — Brandon Sutter trade. Staal, who played his first six NHL seasons with Pittsburgh, was a key member of the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup championship team and was part of the successful three-center model with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. But Staal wanted to play with his brother Eric, so the Penguins traded Jordan to Carolina at the 2012 NHL Draft for Sutter and prospects Brian Dumoulin and Derrick Pouliot. Staal signed a 10-year, $60-million deal with the Hurricanes a few days later. Staal came to Pittsburgh just once in his first season with Carolina, in the final game of the regular season. The sellout crowd at CONSOL Energy Center gave him an extended standing ovation as a tribute played on the video board, and Staal was emotional as he stood up and acknowledged the fans he had played in front of for his first six seasons. But now that that’s over and done with, don’t expect things to remain as friendly and cordial as they are now. Staal is an important part of Penguins history, but not their present or future. He’s a competitive guy, and the Hurricanes expect a lot from him. He’ll want to do everything he can to lead his team to success in the future, including beating his former team whenever possible. continued on page 168

167


continued from page 167

PLAYOFFS

Realignment doesn’t just affect the regular season; it affects the postseason as well. The playoffs are now division-based and with an added wild-card system. The number of total playoff spots, 16, remains the same — eight for each conference. That means the Western Conference will have 14 teams competing for eight playoff spots, while the Eastern Conference will have 16 teams competing for eight playoff spots. It will likely end up being a tighter race for Pittsburgh and the rest of the Eastern Conference. The top three teams in the Metropolitan Division and the top three teams from the Atlantic Division will fill the first six spots. The remaining two spots (Nos. 7 and 8) will be filled by the wild-card teams, who are the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference based on regular-season points and regardless of division. That means the Metropolitan Division could send five teams to the playoffs while the Atlantic sends three; or vice versa. Or they could each send four. Regardless, the playoffs are now heavily based on divisional standings while before, only the division winner got a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. EASTERN CONFERENCE TOP

3

Metropolitan Division

TOP

3

TOP

Atlantic Division

WILD-CARD TEAMS

WESTERN CONFERENCE

7& 8

3

Central Division

TOP

3

Pacific Division

WILD-CARD TEAMS

7& 8

NHL.com explained the seeding best… “The seeding of the wild-card teams within each divisional playoff will be determined on the basis of regular-season points. The division winner with the most points in the conference will be matched against the wild-card team with the fewest points; the division winner with the second-most points in the conference will play the wild-card team with the second fewest points. The teams finishing second and third in each division will play in the first round of the playoffs. The winners of each series will play for berths in the conference championship series.” So while the wildcard system makes it possible to play a team in the opening round of the playoffs outside of the division, it’s more likely that teams will be playing the first two rounds against divisional foes. And we’ve seen first-hand the last few years just how intense that can be.

168


Free!

BUY ONE ITEM, GET THE 2ND FREE

Not valid with any other offer. Free item of equal or lesser value. Not valid on quarts, gallons, party buckets, bottled water or novelty items. Limit one offer per guest. Not valid at cart and theme park venues. Not for resale. Redeemable at 401 E. Ohio St. Store ONLY. Expires 6/13/14. ©2013 RITA’S FRANCHISE COMPANY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

PENGUINS SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Time

Date

Opponent

Time

Oct. 5

at Bridgeport

7:00 pm EDT

Jan. 18

at Portland

7:00 pm EST

Oct. 12

Hershey

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 19

at Providence

3:05 pm EST

Oct. 13

at Syracuse

5:00 pm EDT

Jan. 24

at Norfolk

7:30 pm EST

Oct. 18

Adirondack

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 25

at Norfolk

7:15 pm EST

Oct. 19

at Worcester

7:00 pm EDT

Jan. 26

at Hershey

5:00 pm EST

Oct. 20

at Manchester

3:00 pm EDT

Jan. 29

Syracuse

7:05 pm EST

Oct. 25

at Binghamton

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 31

Norfolk

7:05 pm EST

Oct. 26

Norfolk

7:05 pm EDT

Feb. 1

Rochester

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 1

Hershey

7:05 pm EDT

Feb. 7

Portland

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 2

at Hershey

7:00 pm EDT

Feb. 8

Adirondack

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 6

Syracuse

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 9

at Hershey

5:00 pm EST

Nov. 8

Albany

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 14

at Binghamton

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 10

at Springfield

3:00 pm EST

Feb. 15

at Hershey

7:00 pm EST

Nov. 15

at Syracuse

7:00 pm EST

Feb. 16

Hershey

4:05 pm EST

Nov. 16

Hershey

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 19

Binghamton

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 20

at Rochester

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 22

Providence

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 22

St. John’s

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 25

Hershey

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 23

St. John’s

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 28

at Syracuse

7:00 pm EST

Nov. 27

at Adirondack

7:00 pm EST

Mar. 1

at Albany

7:00 pm EST*

Nov. 29

Binghamton

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 7

at Utica

7:00 pm EST

Nov. 30

at Hershey

7:00 pm EST

Mar. 8

at Hamilton

7:00 pm EST

Dec. 6

at St. John’s

7:30 pm NST

Mar. 9

at Toronto

3:00 pm EDT

Dec. 7

at St. John’s

7:30 pm NST

Mar. 14

Hamilton

7:05 pm EDT

Dec. 11

Springfield

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 15

Norfolk

7:05 pm EDT

Dec. 13

Hershey

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 21

at Syracuse

7:00 pm EDT

Dec. 14

Utica

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 22

Utica

7:05 pm EDT

Dec. 20

Worcester

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 23

at Albany

4:00 pm EDT*

Dec. 21

Syracuse

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 26

Providence

7:05 pm EDT

Dec. 27

Norfolk

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 28

at Norfolk

7:30 pm EDT

Dec. 28

at Hershey

7:00 pm EST

Mar. 29

at Norfolk

7:15 pm EDT

Dec. 31

Syracuse

5:05 pm EST

Apr. 4

Bridgeport

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 3

at Hartford

7:00 pm EST

Apr. 5

Albany

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 4

Manchester

7:05 pm EST

Apr. 6

at Binghamton

3:05 pm EDT

Jan. 5

Binghamton

4:05 pm EST

Apr. 11

at Syracuse

7:00 pm EDT

Jan. 8

Syracuse

7:05 pm EST

Apr. 12

Binghamton

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 10

at Adirondack

7:00 pm EST

Apr. 13

Toronto

4:05 pm EDT

Jan. 11

Hartford

7:05 pm EST

Apr. 18

at Binghamton

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 17

at Providence

7:05 pm EST

Apr. 19

at Utica

7:00 pm EDT

* = at Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ

171


WHEELING

NAILERS SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Time

Date

Opponent

Oct. 18

Elmira

7:00 PM

Jan. 18

at Greenville

7:00 PM

Oct. 19

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

Jan. 20

at Gwinnett

12:30 PM

Oct. 26

at Toledo

7:15 PM

Jan. 24

at Toledo

7:15 PM

Nov. 1

Reading

7:00 PM

Jan. 25

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

Nov. 2

Greenville

7:00 PM

Jan. 26

Cincinnati

3:00 PM

Nov. 6

at Kalamazoo*

10:30 AM

Jan. 29

Ft Wayne

7:00 PM

Nov. 8

at Ft Wayne

8:00 PM

Jan. 31

Kalamazoo

7:00 PM

Nov. 9

Reading

7:00 PM

Feb. 1

Kalamazoo

8:00 PM

Nov. 10

at Reading

5:05 PM

Feb. 8

at Reading

7:05 PM

Nov. 14

Elmira

7:00 PM

Feb. 9

at Reading

4:05 PM

Nov. 15

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Feb. 12

Toledo

7:00 PM

Nov. 16

Elmira

7:00 PM

Feb. 14

Reading

7:00 PM

Nov. 20

at Reading

7:05 PM

Feb. 15

Elmira

7:00 PM

Nov. 23

at Ft Wayne

7:35 PM

Feb. 16

at Ft Wayne

5:05 PM

Nov. 24

at Cincinnati

3:00 PM

Feb. 19

at Reading

7:05 PM

Nov. 27

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

Feb. 21

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Nov. 29

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Feb. 22

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Nov. 30

Toledo

7:00 PM

Feb. 23

at Elmira

4:05 PM

Dec. 1

Cincinnati

3:00 PM

Feb. 28

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Dec. 6

Reading

7:00 PM

Mar. 1

Reading

7:00 PM

Dec. 7

Cincinnati

7:00 PM

Mar. 2

Cincinnati

3:00 PM

Dec. 12

Elmira

7:00 PM

Mar. 7

at Reading

7:05 PM

Dec. 14

Florida

7:00 PM

Mar. 8

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Dec. 15

Florida

3:00 PM

Mar. 12

Toledo

7:00 PM

Dec. 20

Evansville

7:00 PM

Mar. 14

Reading

7:00 PM

Dec. 21

Evansville

7:00 PM

Mar. 15

Cincinnati

7:00 PM

Dec. 27

at Gwinnett

6:05 PM

Mar. 16

at Reading

4:05 PM

Dec. 28

at South Carolina 7:00 PM

Mar. 19

at Toledo

7:15 PM

Dec. 31

Reading

6:00 PM

Mar. 21

at Evansville

8:15 PM

Jan. 3

Elmira

7:00 PM

Mar. 28

Toledo

7:00 PM

Jan. 4

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Mar. 30

Elmira

3:00 PM

Jan. 8

at Reading

7:05 PM

Apr. 2

Toledo

7:00 PM

Jan. 9

Cincinnati

7:00 PM

Apr. 4

Evansville

7:00 PM

Jan. 11

Toledo

7:00 PM

Apr. 5

Orlando

7:00 PM

Jan. 12

at Toledo

5:15 PM

Apr. 11

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

Jan. 17

at Greenville

7:00 PM

Apr. 12

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

172

Time


Simone Biles

2013 National Champion

Sam Mikulak

2013 National Champion

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Groups: 412.804.7904 PGChamps.com


012 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS


HOSPITALITY & VIP PACKAGES

EXECUTIVE FIRST STAR EXPERIENCE • Ten (10) seats together on the FedEx Level (lower bowl) close to the action • Pre-game event held in the California University of Pennsylvania Conference Center • First Star collectible gift for each guest

CANADIAN CLUB PARTY SUITES • 40 – 160 people • Includes buffet meal and soft drinks • Special Penguins gift for all guests

LINE CHANGE VIP EXPERIENCE • Four (4) seats directly next to the visiting team bench • Pre-game meal in the Lexus Club • Each guest receives a collectible gift

SUITE 66 • Twenty-two (22) tickets together near the Penguins bench • Access to private lounge featuring Mario Lemieux memorabilia • Upscale meal and open bar FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT THE PREMIUM SEATING DEPARTMENT: 412.642.PENS | premiumseating@pittsburghpenguins.com


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

66 MARIO LEMIEUX

Center, 1984-97, 2000-06

25 KEVIN STEVENS

Left Wing, 1987-95, 2001

5 ULF SAMUELSSON Defense, 1991-95

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

176

10 RON FRANCIS Center, 1991-98

19 JEAN PRONOVOST Right Wing, 1968-78

35 TOM BARRASSO Goaltender, 1988-2000

30 LES BINKLEY

Goaltender, 1967-72

68 JAROMIR JAGR

Right Wing, 1990-2001

77 PAUL COFFEY Defense, 1987-92

26 SYL APPS

Center, 1970-77

10 PIERRE LAROUCHE Center, 1974-77

17 RICK KEHOE

Right Wing, 1974-85

55 LARRY MURPHY Defense, 1990-95

7 JOE MULLEN

Right Wing, 1990-95, 1996-97

18/8 MARK RECCHI

Right Wing, 1988-92, 2005-07


POWERED BY

Catch Penguins Radio 24/7 online at SportsTalk.TribLIVE.com weekdays from 3-6 PM! Get game previews, exclusive player and coach interviews, Coach Bylsma’s Daily Press Conference, contributions from Penguins Beat writers, input from opposing teams and so much more!

LISTEN NOW!

Scan code to download app. instantly!


© Getty Images

HONORS AND AWARDS ART ROSS TROPHY

CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY

Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux

1985

Evgeni Malkin

2007

1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997

Jaromir Jagr

1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY

Sidney Crosby

2007

Ron Francis

Evgeni Malkin

2009, 2012

HART MEMORIAL TROPHY Mario Lemieux

1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999

Sidney Crosby

2007

Evgeni Malkin

2012

ROCKET RICHARD TROPHY Sidney Crosby

2010

LADY BYNG TROPHY Rick Kehoe

1981

Ron Francis

1995, 1998

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY Mario Lemieux

1991, 1992

Evgeni Malkin

2009

1995

BILL MASTERTON TROPHY Lowell MacDonald

1973

Mario Lemieux

1993

TED LINDSAY/LESTER B. PEARSON AWARD Mario Lemieux

1986, 1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999, 2000

Sidney Crosby

2007, 2013

Evgeni Malkin

2012

MARK MESSIER LEADERSHIP AWARD Sidney Crosby

2010

JACK ADAMS AWARD Dan Bylsma

2011

GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

NHL PLUS/MINUS AWARD Mario Lemieux

1993

Ray Shero

Ron Francis

1995

Pascal Dupuis

2013

2013

JAMES NORRIS TROPHY Randy Carlyle

178

1981


Proud Partner

for another great season! Proud partner of the Pittsburgh Penguins and presenting sponsor of the ®

Party Suites at CONSOL Energy Center.

®

Official wine & spirits headquarters of the Pittsburgh Penguins®. ©2011 Beam Global Spirits and Wine, Inc. Deerfield, IL

IceTime_halfPg_Ad.indd 1

9/13/2011 11:54:06 AM

Who is protecting your net? At Henderson Brothers, you can expect an expert who knows how to use insurance creatively to manage risk – in your business, family and life. hendersonbrothers.com


YOUTH HOCKEY POINTERS FROM COACH 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 straightahead 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-totape pass. A good passing team is able to maintain possession of the puck for long stretches, putting itself in position continued on page 184

181


Parent by Day Iron Worker by Trade

BECOME OUR NEXT PARTNER

IWEA

Ironworker Employers Association

www.iwea.org • 412.922.6855

Teaching tools of the trade Iron Workers Local Union No.3 International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Ironworkers - AFL-CIO

www.iwlocal3.com 800.927.3198 F: 412.261.3536

Office Locations

Clearfield - Erie - Pittsburgh


We’re good on the ice. (And snow and rain too!)

No doubt, a Subaru is built to handle the elements with ease. And Baierl Subaru makes your buying experience the same ... easy. Because we’re driven to be better, just like the Penguins ! ®

BAIERL BAIERLSUBARU.com • 9545 Perry Highway, North Hills, PA 15237 • 724-741-1295


continued from page 181

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.”

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.

DID I MENTION HOW IMPORTANT SKATING IS? 184


Exceptional Performance. Ultimate Style. Breakaway from the norm with our CB DryTec™ Mason Jacket. Aim to shock and awe with this striking outerwear, designed for a modern lifestyle! Found exclusively at The Club at PensGear Stores.

 

    




NHL STADIUM SERIES The Penguins will once again take it to the great outdoors, playing in Chicago’s Soldier Field as part of the new NHL Stadium Series on March 1, 2014. The Stadium Series will consist of four outdoor games: two in New York’s Yankee Stadium, one at Dodger Stadium in L.A., and the Penguins vs Blackhawks in Chicago. This will be the third outdoor game in Penguins franchise history. Orpik, Letang, Malkin and Crosby have played in all three.

186

DODGER STADIUM

YANKEE STADIUM

Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:30 PM

Sunday, Jan. 26, 12:30 PM

YANKEE STADIUM

SOLDIER FIELD

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 1, 8:00 PM


Available in Sections 119, 217 & 234

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT OUR

BURGERS ARE UP TO

Planning a BIG EVENT?

Scan the code and book your party at CONSOL Energy Center TGI Fridays!

5 25

$ Off $ in Robinson, Monroeville, Bethel Park, North Hills, Waterfront, Greensburg, Washington, PA and CONSOL Energy Center TGI Fridays.

TGIFridaysPittsburgh.com

Expires 1/15/14. Must present coupon at time of ordering. Dine-in only. Not valid at Pittsburgh Airport. One coupon per table, per visit. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon, promotion or discount, including any Pick 2 for $10/$12/$15.99, Bar & Late Night Specials, or Pair It Up Lunch. No cash value. Alcohol, tax and gratuity not included. Not for resale. © 2013 TGI Friday’s Inc. PENS


YOU’RE MAKING A LIVING. WE’RE MAKING IT EASIER.

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A GREAT RATE AND NO PAYMENTS. Caterpillar helps your business succeed every day – by ensuring you’ve got the right machine for the job, making parts readily available, giving you the work tools you need and providing expert service.

BUY A NEW CAT® MACHINE FOR 0% FOR 48 MONTHS, ZERO DOWN, AND SKIP THREE PAYMENTS.* 4565 William Penn Hwy. Murrysville (724) 327-1300 11 Progress Ave. Cranberry Twp (724) 776-7660 309 Foothills Ln. Mt. Pleasant (724) 696-4080 5541 Benedum Dr. Shinnston, WV (304) 592-5855 www.clevelandbrothers.com *Offer valid from October 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 on select new models of machines manufactured by Caterpillar Building Construction Products Division. Flexible payment terms available. Offer excludes Caterpillar Telehandlers. Offer is available to customers in the USA and Canada only and cannot be combined with any other offers. Financing and published rate are subject to credit approval through Cat Financial. Offer subject to machine availability. Offer may change without prior notice and additional terms and conditions may apply. CAT, CATERPILLAR, their respective logos, “Caterpillar Yellow,” the “Power Edge” trade dress, as well as corporate and product identity used herein, are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission. © 2012 Caterpillar. All Rights Reserved.


BADBOYBUGGIES.COM

SILENCE MEANS EVERYTHING.

VISIT YOUR LOCAL BAD BOY BUGGIES DEALER: Golf Carts Unlimited 4493 Harlansburg Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-530-2100 golfcartsunltd@aol.com www.golfcartsunltd.com

Kneppco Equipment 465 Log House Road Berlin, PA 15530 814-483-0108 sales@kneppco.com www.kneppco.com

Š 2013 BB Buggies Inc. All rights reserved.


It’s time for a great save! Visit fes.com for savings on your electric bill.

Official energy provider of the Pittsburgh Penguins ÂŽ


PARTY WITH THE

PENGUINS

ENJOY FIRST CLASS AMENITIES WITH YOUR GROUP OF 40 TO 160 IN THE CANADIAN CLUB PARTY SUITES. YOUR GAME EVENT INCLUDES:

Delicious Buffet Dinner • Special Penguins Gift for All Guests Flat Screen Televisions • Great View of the Action

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EXCITING CLUB: 412.642.PENS | premiumseating@pittsburghpenguins.com


ICEBURGH A delight for children of all ages, Iceburgh — the official mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins not only provides fans with exciting game entertainment but this large, energetic bird can also be seen at a multitude of community events and elementary schools throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Iceburgh arrived on the scene in 1992 and is a staple at all team events.  During Penguins’ home games, fans most definitely notice the antics of Iceburgh leading sections of fans in cheers, greeting young children on the concourse or displaying his athleticism on-ice between periods. In 1995, Iceburgh made his Hollywood debut, starring alongside Jean Claude Van Damme in the motion picture “Sudden Death.” He has gained both national and international exposure through film, TV and a variety of personal appearances. Iceburgh wasted no time getting acquainted with his new home at CONSOL Energy Center in September of 2010. You can find Iceburgh sliding down stair banisters, dancing in the stands and tossing t-shirts to fans. Iceburgh has performed in Russia and Japan, was featured in the opening of ESPN’s SportsCenter and recently performed in front of a record crowd of over 68,000 at Heinz Field for the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. He is also regularly featured on in-game videos and has appeared in advertisements and television promos on ROOT Sports. In addition to his annual trek to the NHL All-Star Game, Iceburgh makes annual appearances at the Mascot Olympics held in Orlando, FL. If you would like to request an Iceburgh appearance at your next event, please complete the online form by visiting the community section of pittsburghpenguins.com. 192


With Care Cost Estimator you can compare your out-of-pocket health costs, before you get care. Explore this and other powerful new tools built to save you time and money.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Subject to the terms of your benefit plan.


WITH WYDO SEEING IS BELIEVING BY: MIKE PRISUTA

When he arrived at Robert Morris three seasons ago Cody Wydo did so with the reputation and resume of a goal scorer, with a potential the Colonials were curious and eager to see if Wydo could realize. “We knew he had the ability to score,” head coach Derek Schooley remembered. “It was a question of whether his game would translate at the college level.” Wydo spent his first two seasons at RMU answering in the affirmative. He opened this season by adding an exclamation point. Wydo, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound winger from Southgate, Mich. found the net 10 times in Robert Morris’ first eight games. His early-season explosiveness included a four-goal game on Nov. 1 against Penn State and a three-goal follow-up effort on Nov. 8 against Canisius. “I just have the hot stick,” Wydo explained at the time. “The puck’s just finding me.” The back-to-back hat tricks helped position Wydo at No. 2 in the nation in goals per game through his first eight games at 1.25, trailing only Ryan Haggerty of RPI (13 goals in 10 games, 1.30 per). “They’re not always the prettiest, they’re not always the flashiest but he’s effective at putting the puck in the net,” Schooley continued on page 196

195


continued from page 195

assessed. “He just figures ways to put the puck in the net. “Around the net he knows where to go. He puts himself in the right position, lurking and finding seams. He’s making it look fairly easy.” Wydo’s goalscoring prowess will be on display on Dec. 27-28 at CONSOL Energy Center during the secondannual Three Rivers Classic. Wydo came to Robert Morris fresh off a 2010-11 season with the Motor City Metal Jackets that saw him lead the North American Hockey League in goals (40), tie for the league lead in assists (51) and lead the league in points (91). Not surprisingly Wydo was named NAHL Forward of the Year. He followed that up with a representative 13 goals as a freshman at Robert Morris and then broke through with an attention-getting 21 goals a season ago. The 21 goals Wydo scored in 2012-13 tied for No.2 on the RMU all-time single-season goal-scoring list, one behind Ryan Cruthers’ 22 in 2006-07. The 34 goals Wydo took into this season ranked second nationally among players entering their junior seasons, trailing only Johnny Gaudreau of Boston College (41). Gaudreau and BC will also participate in this season’s Three Rivers Classic, along with Penn State and Bowling Green. Boston College and Bowling Green will face off in the first game on Dec. 27, followed by the second meeting this season between Robert Morris and Penn State. The two losers will meet in the first game the following day followed by the title bout between the two winners and, eventually, the awarding of the Confluence Cup. The 10 goals Wydo scored in RMU’s first eight games this season vaulted him into third place on the school’s all-time goalcontinued on page 199

196


GET EVEN CLOSER TO YOUR PENGUINS® FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @ROOTSPORTSPIT

BE SOCIAL Like us on Facebook facebook.com/ROOTSPORTSPIT

RED ALERTS

TEXT “ALERTS” TO 412412 MSG & DATA RATES MAY APPLY

ROOTSPORTS.com

VISIT FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE


Pittsburgh Grill • Downtown $3.00 Labatt drafts during all Penguins games

Stack’d • Shadyside $3.00 Labatt 20oz drafts during all Penguins games

Westwood Golf Course • West Mifflin $1.50 Labatt 20oz drafts during Penguins games

Smokin Joes Saloon • Southside $2.95 Labatt Blue drafts during all away Penguins games

North Park Lounge $2.00 Labatt Blue drafts and $3.00 bottles during all Penguins games

Penn Monroe • Monroeville $2.50 Labatt 20oz drafts during all Penguins games


continued from page 196

scoring list with 44, trailing Nathan Longpre (47 from 2007-10) and Chris Margott (64 from 2005-08). Wydo’s four-goal game was the second in RMU’s 10-season NCAA Division I history, and first since Longpre did it on Oct. 31, 2009 against Quinnipiac. Wydo scored on the power play, at even strength, on a penalty shot and with the goaltender pulled and an extra attacker deployed against Penn State, coming within a short-handed goal of pulling a Mario Lemieux. The seven in two games almost defied description. “I don’t know if you see that at too many levels,” Schooley said. With Wydo seeing is believing. But at 5-9 you have to find him first, and that can sometimes prove to be a challenge. “I seem to get lost behind the ‘D’ sometimes, they don’t know I’m there,” Wydo said. “I find a little open space and the puck comes to me and I put it in.” That’s something that might happen with less and less frequency as the season progresses, assuming opponents begin to defend Wydo the way Schooley suspects they might. “People are going to focus on him,” Schooley predicted. “People are going to pay a lot more attention to him. “He’s going to have to find different ways to score goals.” That hasn’t been a problem for Wydo so far.

199


Shearer Perfection in Every Bag® of Award Winning Snacks!

Follow Shearer’s Potato Chips and Snacks on:

www.shearers.com


Building Local Partnerships for Success

Baker Hughes is proud to support the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team for another great year.

Š 2013 Baker Hughes Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. 39300 09/2013

ÂŽ

bakerhughes.com/us-land


General Engineering Aerospace & Defense

Earthworks

Transportation Energy

That’s Different Thinking. That’s Kennametal. That’s You. For more than 70 years, our operational excellence has made Kennametal a powerful global leader in the design and manufacture of engineered components, advanced materials, and cutting tools used to deliver productivity in the most demanding environments. To maintain this excellence, we are always looking for the most talented people in a wide range of disciplines, from technical to sales to corporate support. We are a recognized employer of choice and with you as an integral part of our global workforce, we will continue our ongoing success and growth. Discover the power to perfectly shape your future at www.kennametal.com or call 724.539.5000.

©2012 Kennametal Inc. l All rights reserved.

www.kennametal.com


Foundation FLEX PENGUINS FOUNDATION

50/50

During all Penguins home games, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will host a 50/50 RAFFLE. From the raffle, one lucky fan will go home with TICKET PRICES 50% of the night’s collection. The remainder of the proceeds will be 3 FOR $5 distributed to local 501c3 charities through a grant process. 7 FOR $10 The grant application 15 FOR $20 is available online at pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org. All of the 501c3 charities share the Foundation’s vision to promote physical well-being, encourage teamwork, stress the value of education, and provide essential life skills to young people in our community through hockey and other activities. Find mobile ticket sellers in green aprons on any concourse or stop by one of our seven 50/50 kiosks for your chance to win BIG! Tickets are sold from the time the gates open until the end of the second intermission. The winner is randomly selected and announced during the third period.

KIOSK LOCATIONS Trib Total Media Lobby (All Time Team trophies)

Trib Total Media Lobby

(DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office)

Section 105

Section 201

Section 118

Section 215

Lexus Club

203


INTRODUCING

A UNIQUE SETTING FOR EVENTS OF ALL SIZES Available spaces inside CONSOL Energy Center: Arena Floor • Lexus Club • First Niagara Club • Captain Morgan Club California University of Pennsylvania Conference Center Trib Total Media Lobby • Canadian Club Party Suites Highmark Kids Zone • Miller Lite Brewhouse

For more information, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com 412.642.PENS | premiumseating@pittsburghpenguins.com


PENGUINS

BRAIN TEASER Find the names of the following NHL hockey teams below in the wordsearch.

C

S

F

I

S

L

A

N

D

E

R

S

S

S

S

H

O

B

L

K

I

N

G

S

E

Y

K

R

T

S

U

O

Y

L

Y

S

N

K

Z

K

C

E

E

L

Z

R

E

C

O

A

E

C

G

G

U

L

K

I

P

S

R

H

A

I

T

C

R

E

D

I

C

V

W

A

N

I

C

P

I

N

E

K

S

O

A

E

R

I

N

E

C

N

I

S

G

Q

S

H

J

D

A

D

L

T

I

A

A

T

T

J

Q

T

E

A

N

X

G

D

H

D

N

L

A

E

P

S

U

S

G

W

S

A

A

E

A

E

A

L

J

K

L

K

E

S

S

K

E

F

R

N

S

V

S

R

B

C

R

M

D

A

N

S

U

S

A

J

A

A

J

U

S

H

G

A

P

B

I

O

L

C

A

H

Q

N

S

T

A

R

S

S

F

R

U

L

B

S

J

A

G

N

I

N

T

H

G

I

L

E

R

P

K

C

B

S

F

A

E

L

E

L

P

A

M

S

B

AVALANCHE AVALANCHE BLACKHAWKS BLUEJACKETS BLACKHAWKS BLUES BLUE JACKETS BRUINS CANADIENSBLUES CANUCKS BRUINS CAPITALS COYOTES

DEVILS CANADIENS DUCKS FLYERS CANUCKS HURRICANES CAPITALS ISLANDERS COYOTES JETS DEVILS KINGS LIGHTNING MAPLELEAFS

OILERS

DUCKS PANTHERS KINGS RANGERS LIGHTNING FLYERS SABRES MAPLE LEAFS HURRICANES SHARKS OILERS ISLANDERS STARS PANTHERS JETS WILD

RANGERS SABRES SHARKS STARS WILD

205


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 5 5 Hot Metal Street Southside, Pittsburgh, PA

For all your electrical & telecommunication needs, using qualified contractors with highly-trained electrical workers, contact

(412) 432-1400 Michael R. Dunleavy Business Manager

Thomas H. Higgins

GO PENS! For the 2013-14 Season!

President

Michael W. Varholla Vice-President

Thomas R. McIntyre Recording Secretary

Richard A. Dunkel Treasurer


NOVEMBER 11, 2000

THIS MONTH IN PENGUINS

HOCKEY HISTORY NOVEMBER 26, 1991 Bob Johnson passes away at his home in Colorado Springs, CO at the age of 60.

NOVEMBER 17, 1997 The Hockey Hall of Fame waives its usual three-year waiting period and inducts Mario Lemieux into the hallowed halls.

NOVEMBER 19, 1997 Mario Lemieux’s No. 66 is retired and raised to the Civic Arena rafters in a pregame ceremony before a standing-room-only crowd of 17,145.

NOVEMBER 11, 2000 USA Hockey announces that Penguins general manager Craig Patrick will take on the same capacity for the 2002 U.S. Olympic team, and former Penguins head coach and scout Herb Brooks will coach the team.

NOVEMBER 13, 2000 Joe Mullen is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

NOVEMBER 1, 2006 Evgeni Malkin becomes the first player in 89 years to tally goals in each of his first six NHL games. Malkin tallies the milestone goal at 8:29 of the first period and added the game-winner at 2:45 of overtime in the Penguins’ 4-3 victory at Los Angeles. Before Malkin, only three players in NHL history had scored at least one goal in each of their first six (or continued on page 209

207


BUILDING STRONG TEAMS AND COMMUNITIES

At Bombardier Transportation, we are committed to investing in communities. We know that when a community thrives, everyone wins. Bombardier, a sponsor of the Pittsburgh Penguins, wishes the team success throughout the 2013/14 season.

www.bombardier.com INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover system. Team-built in your local community. Bombardier Transportation, Pittsburgh

1501 Lebanon Church Road Pittsburgh, PA

FA LL 2013

N o B ra n d Pro mo tes Yo ur Brand, B ette r Th a n O ur Bra n d s

S P E C I AL MAR K E TS

W W W. S G B S P E C I A L M A R K E T S . CO M


continued from page 207

more) games and all did so in 1917-18, the NHL’s inaugural season: Montreal’s Joe Malone (14 games), Ottawa’s Cy Denneny (12); and Montreal’s Newsy Lalonde (8).

NOVEMBER 19, 2009 Captain Sidney Crosby becomes one of 12,000 Canadians to carry the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch when he marches with the torch for three miles through downtown Halifax in his native province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

NOVEMBER 17, 2010 The Penguins’ consecutive sellout streak tops the three-million fan mark (3,018,894).

NOVEMBER 21, 2011 Sidney Crosby tallies two goals and two assists in his return from a 61game absence due to a concussion in a 5-0 defeat of the New York Islanders at CONSOL Energy Center.

Pittsburgh at 5958 Baum Blvd. | 412.661.7550 Upper St. Clair at Norman Centre II | 412.835.2300 Canonsburg at 2335 Washington Rd. | 724.916.0100 Service Toll-Free | 866.544.1711 www.donsappliances.com

Cranberry Twp. at 310 Commerce Park Dr. | 724.779.9393 www.hillmonappliance.com


Get Your Career on Track! Ansaldo STS proudly supports the Pittsburgh Penguins® as they stay on track on their quest for another championship! Ansaldo STS also supports the greater Pittsburgh region. We’re putting our 130 years of growth and experience in Pittsburgh to the test as we develop the next generation of safe and efficient technology to move the world’s people and goods on rails.

www.ansaldo-sts.com

|

1.800.652.7276


PENGUINS PLAYER

BIRTHDAYS NOVEMBER 19 29 15

Beau Bennett Marc-Andre Fleury Tanner Glass

Nov 27, 1991 Nov 28, 1984 Nov 29, 1983

DECEMBER 2 4

Matt Niskanen Rob Scuderi

Dec 6, 1986 Dec 30, 1978

MARC-ANDRE FLEURY Nov. 28,1984

Wish the Pittsburgh Penguins fan in your life a happy birthday or anniversary this season with a special greeting during an upcoming home game! Visit the Fan Zone section of pittsburghpenguins.com for details.

211


PENGUINS

DRIVES, COLLECTIONS, AND EVENTS TOYS-FOR-TOTS COLLECTIONS December 5 and December 9 SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE COLLECTION December 21 CHECK YOUR HEART presented by UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

February 27 CHILDREN’S LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH BOOK COLLECTION March 18 PET SUPPLIES COLLECTION presented by Walgreens

April 12


© 2013 Enterprise Rent-A-Car. © NHL 2013. All Rights Reserved.


With NHL GameCenter™ Premium,

NEVER BE WITHOUT HOCKEY. NHL GameCenter™ Premium on Verizon gives you access to exclusive Verizon content like Live NBC National Games with extra camera angles, NBC’s Inside the Glass, and NHL On The Fly™ wherever you are. Never being without hockey. That’s Powerful.

Get a Free Premium upgrade on all Verizon tablets and 4G LTE smartphones. Only on Verizon. NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks and NHL GameCenter and NHL On The Fly are trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. © NHL 2013.  All Rights Reserved. © 2013 Verizon.


NHL CRITICAL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE – AS OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

SEPTEMBER 11 14

26 30

Training camps open Preseason schedule begins Kraft Hockeyville: Washington Capitals at Winnipeg Jets (Belleville, Ont.) CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Opening day playing rosters set (3:00 p.m. ET)

OCTOBER 1

Opening night – 96th NHL regular season begins Molson Canadian NHL Face-OffTM (Montreal, Que.) Blackhawks raise Stanley Cup banner: Washington Capitals at Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month begins

NOVEMBER T:8.5”

B:8.75”

S:7.5”

8 11

29

Hockey Hall of Fame Game: New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony (Toronto, Ont.) Inductees: Chris Chelios, Geraldine Heaney, Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan (Player category); Fred Shero (Builder category) 2013 Discover NHL Thanksgiving ShowdownTM: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins

DECEMBER 1 2

23 19-27

24-26 26 – Jan.5

Signing deadline for Group 2 free agents (5:00 p.m. ET) U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction and a celebration of Lester Patrick (Detroit, Mich.) U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees: Cindy Curley, Bill Guerin, Peter Karmanos Jr., Ron Mason, Doug Weight Busiest day of NHL season — 14 games Holiday roster freeze in effect: For all players on an NHL active roster, injured reserve, or with non-roster and injured non-roster status as of midnight (local time) Dec. 19, a roster freeze shall apply through midnight (local time) Dec. 27, with respect to waivers, trades and loans, subject to the exceptions provided for in CBA Article 16.5 (d). Holiday break (no scheduled practices – dressing rooms closed) IIHF World Junior Championship (Malmo, Sweden)

JANUARY 1 15 18 25

2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®: Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings (Michigan Stadium) CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Calgary, Alta.) Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada (Host: Lloydminster, Alta./Sask.) Coors Light NHL Stadium SeriesTM: Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings (Dodger Stadium) continued on page 216

215


continued from page 215

JANUARY CONT. 26 29

Coors Light NHL Stadium SeriesTM: New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils (Yankee Stadium) Coors Light NHL Stadium SeriesTM: New York Rangers at New York Islanders (Yankee Stadium)

FEBRUARY 1 6, 7, 8 11-12 12 22 23 24 26 28 – March 2

Hockey is for Everyone Month begins Olympic break begins (at the conclusion of each Club’s final game) AHL All-Star Classic (Location: TBA) Olympic men’s hockey tournament begins (Sochi, Russia) Men’s hockey bronze-medal game (Sochi, Russia) Men’s hockey gold-medal game (Sochi, Russia) Olympic break ends (12:01 a.m. ET) NHL regular season resumes Hockey Weekend Across America presented by CCM (USA Hockey)

MARCH 1 2

5 10-12

Coors Light NHL Stadium SeriesTM: Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks (Soldier Field) 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage ClassicTM: Ottawa Senators at Vancouver Canucks (BC Place) Hockey Day in America (NBC) Trade deadline (3:00 p.m. ET) NHL General Managers Meeting (Boca Raton, Fla.)

APRIL 10, 12 13 16 17-27

NCAA Frozen Four (Philadelphia, Pa.) Last day of regular season Stanley Cup Playoffs begin IIHF Under-18 World Championship (Lappeenranta and Imatra, Finland)

MAY 9-25 16-25 25-31

IIHF World Championship (Minsk, Belarus) CHL Memorial Cup (London, Ont.) NHL Combine (Toronto, Ont.)

JUNE 18 TBA 25 27-28

Last possible day for 2014 Stanley Cup Final Deadline for first club-elected salary arbitration (later of June 15 or 48 hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final, 5:00 p.m. ET) NHL Awards (Las Vegas, Nev.) NHL Draft (Philadelphia, Pa.)

JULY 1 5 6 20 – Aug. 6

Free agency begins (12:00 p.m. ET) Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification (5:00 p.m. ET) Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification (5:00 p.m. ET) Salary arbitration hearings held

AUGUST 8

216

Deadline for salary arbitration decisions to be rendered


wyatt_icetime2011_crops.pdf

1

9/7/11

4:48 PM

Commercial Interior Construction and Exterior Wall Systems

PITTSBURGH 412-787-5800 PHILADELPHIA 215-492-5800

www.wyattinc.com


ORPIK LEADS OFF THE ICE WITH NUTRITION BY: MICHELLE CRECHIOLO

Brooks Orpik is an exemplary hockey player in so many ways — the way he plays, the way he competes, the way he leads. But there is a less obvious area of being a professional athlete where Orpik is the example, and that is what he eats, how he trains and how he takes care of himself to keep excelling at the highest level of hockey at age 32. “He is extremely cognizant of what he eats, and how he works out,” said strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar. “He knows and understands the importance of eating healthy and clean. He also understands the importance of keeping his body in the best shape possible to be at the top of his game.” The most impressive part of Orpik’s commitment to fitness is his diet. When asked what his favorite dessert is last year for a videoboard segment, Orpik responded, “Greek yogurt and berries.” Greek yogurt and berries as an indulgence?! That sounds more like punishment. But that’s just one example of how seriously Orpik takes nutrition, health and fitness. “Brooks is a leader in that regard,” Kadar said. “It isn't always easy to eat clean and healthy, but his willpower certainly allows him to stick to it. His professionalism and work ethic can't help, but wear off on younger players.” 

218


Orpik wasn’t always this way. When he was attending Boston College his goal — like most teenaged athletes trying to physically mature as fast as possible — was to gain weight and get as much strength as possible. “By no means am I perfect. I remember my college days, it was pizza, chicken wings and beer all the time,” said Orpik, who weighed around 230-240 pounds during that time and is now down to a trim 219. “I haven’t always been this way, it’s definitely something I kind of learned on the go.” Orpik’s approach drastically changed six years ago when Gary Roberts came to Pittsburgh at the 2007 trade deadline. Roberts is a noted health nut who has built his passion into a post-playing career out of training NHL athletes, with James Neal being one of his clients. Roberts implemented a lot of healthy habits in the Penguins locker room and helped educate the team on clean living. His teachings changed Orpik’s life. “As soon as he got here, he continued on page 220

219


continued from page 219

wasn’t worried about stepping on anyone’s toes,” Orpik said. “All the [unhealthy food] we had on the plane, he got rid of. All the [unhealthy food] at the pregame meals, he got rid of. And some guys didn’t like it at first. But then I think once BROOKS ORPIK they started seeing the difference in how they felt, they were like wow, this really is a huge difference and guys kind of buy into it. “Gary Roberts taught me a lot about it and I’ve learned from a couple other guys and then obviously you can educate yourself if you want to read about stuff. Gary got me into it and I think you kind of learn as you go that if you want to keep playing and you want to play longer, you’ve got to pay more attention to that stuff.” Orpik certainly bought in. And for him, the teachings and what he’s learned have become a way of life, not just something he follows during the season. In fact, Orpik said it’s actually easier for him to maintain his lifestyle during the offseason, as he and his wife Erin live on an organic farm 20 miles south of Boston at Holly Hill Farm. “We’re lucky in the summer,” he said. “We get kind of spoiled there. We get produce and eggs and meat all the time. So we get spoiled in the summer and then we come back [to Pittsburgh] and we try to find different places we can go here and get stuff.” Orpik takes his health and training seriously. And just like Roberts did for him, Orpik hopes his teammates will learn from his example. “There’s some guys, like Olli [Maatta], if I can get through to him early, maybe it helps him out,” Orpik said. “I wish someone had told me that earlier. “It’s a little extreme for some people, but there’s some people who I know like Tanner [Glass] and Joey Vitale, there’s lot of guys who are really interested in it and you just try to share some of the knowledge that you learn and I think it’s almost your duty to do it because somebody else did it for you.”

“THERE’S SOME GUYS, LIKE OLLI [MAATTA], IF I CAN GET THROUGH TO HIM EARLY, MAYBE IT HELPS HIM OUT”

220


WITHOUT COAL AND NATURAL GAS, THE GAME WOULD LACK ELECTRICITY.

Proud to power the Pens and the nation. consolenergy.com


PREMIUM SEATING & HOSPITALITY OPTIONS AVAILABLE For Most CONSOL Energy Center Events!

Contact the Pittsburgh Penguins today for pricing & availability! 412.642.PENS premiumseating@pittsburghpenguins.com


SKATE/SKILLS CLINIC: WINTER 2013 LOCATION MT. LEBANON ICE RINK

COST EACH SET OF 5 SESSIONS Sunday or Wednesday Sessions $200 AGE GROUPS Mite/Squirt (ages 5-10) Squirt/Pee Wee (ages 9-12)

PROGRAM  Low player/instructor ratio  Individualized instruction within group setting  Smaller ice surface of studio rink increases puck touches and helps hone greater hockey sense  Reinforcement of essential skating, shooting, passing and stick handling skills

SCHEDULE SUNDAY

WEEKLY SESSIONS

MITE/SQUIRT 7PM – 8PM SQUIRT/PEE WEE 8PM - 9PM JANUARY/FEBRUARY (1/5, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23) MARCH (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30)

WEDNESDAY

WEEKLY SESSIONS

SQUIRT/PEE WEE 8PM - 9PM JANUARY/FEBRUARY (1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5) FEBRUARY/MARCH (2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: MARK SHUTTLEWORTH Pittsburgh Penguins Director of Amateur Hockey 412.255.1885 / mshuttleworth@pittsburghpenguins.com OR CLIFF LOYA Program Head Instructor / cloya@pittsburghpenguins.com

223


UPCOMING OPPONENTS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, 2013 @ 7:30

SAN JOSE SHARKS THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013 @ 7:00

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS MONDAY, DEC. 9, 2013 @ 7:30 Penguins Knit Cap presented by Highmark

NEW JERSEY DEVILS FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013 @ 7:00

224


POWER UP YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT. Vote for a Chance to Win $10,000.

CONSOL Energy presents the CONSOL Energy Power Up Contest. Show your spirit by casting a vote for your school. The school with the most votes wins. It’s that simple. To vote, visit consolpowerup.com. Like us on Facebook for a chance to win great prizes including PenguinsŽ tickets and merchandise, concert tickets, and more.


THE OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM OF THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ®

OCTOBER 3, 2013

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS • 10.03.13 • GAME 01

OFFICIAL SPORTING GOODS RETAILER OF THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS® AND FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE CONSOL Energy Center® DicksSportingGoods.com

01

GAME

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS


IceTime - Game 13 vs. New York Islanders 11/22/13