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APRIL 13, 2014

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APRIL 13, 2014

PENGUINS VS. SENATORS

FRONT OFFICE

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

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

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

Ron Burkle

. . . . . . . . . . 35

Penguins vs . Senators . . . . . . 11

David Morehouse . . . . . . . . 36

Penguins by the Numbers . . . 117

Ray Shero . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Penguins Headshots . . . . . . 118

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

Tonight’s Rosters . . . . . . . 120

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

Senators Headshots . . . . . . 122

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

Senators by the Numbers . . . . 125

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

. . . . . . . . . . 53

Travis Williams . . . . . . . . . 54 David Peart . . . . . . . . . . 54

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

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2013 .14 Promotional Schedule

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2013 .14 Team Awards . . . . . . 25 NHL Code of Conduct . . . . . . 57 Penguins 100 Point Club . . . . . 58 In the Room . . . . . . . . . . 61 American Eagle Student Rush . . . 71 Penguins Social Media . . . . . . 73 pittsburghpenguins .com . . . . . 74 PensTV . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Iceburgh Calls the Penalties . . . . 81 Off-Ice Officials . . . . . . . . . 83 Twitter Q&A: Dan Bylsma continued on page 2

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Frozen in Time

98

Ice Crew

104

2013 14 Ice Crew: Rhiannon

106

Penguins Profile: Paul Martin

108

In The System: Jayson Megna

115

Prospect Report

127

Gymnastics Legends Describe Thrill of Upcoming Nationals

131

UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

141

Radio Network

169

Radio Broadcasters

171

NHL Realignment

175

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Schedule

187

Wheeling Nailers Schedule

188

Iceburgh

208

NCAA Tournament Had a Western Pennsylvania Accent 211 Player Birthdays

227

Penguins All-Time Scoring Champions

228

NHL Critical Dates

231

Crosby Enjoying MVP Season

234

Upcoming Opponents

240

CONSOL Energy Center

108

YOUTH HOCKEY Learn to Play Dek Hockey

101

Penguins Elite

147

Hockey is for Everyone

155

Local Youth Hockey Venues

160

Youth Hockey Pointers from Coach 197

Box Office

68

Building Information

85

Seating Map

92

Concessions

94

Upcoming CONSOL Energy Center Events

25

221

Camps and Clinics

219

YOUR NUMBER

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PENGUINS HISTORY Trib Total Media All-Time Team

192

Honors and Awards

194

This Month in Penguins Hockey History

223

PENGUINS FOUNDATION Heads Up Pittsburgh

152

Project Power Play

159

50/50

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GAME NOTES BY: BOB GROVE

THE SERIES

Tonight the Penguins close out the 2013-14 regular season by hosting the Ottawa Senators, the third meeting of the season between the teams. In Ottawa on Dec. 23, Craig Anderson made 27 saves and Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assists in a 5-0 Ottawa victory, the Senators’ first shutout of the Penguins in almost 11 years. Here at CONSOL Energy Center on Feb. 3, James Neal’s goal at 1:55 of overtime gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 victory over the Senators in a game which saw the Penguins take 48 shots. . . Pittsburgh has won four of the last five games between the teams, allowing the Senators just five total goals in those four victories. . . Ottawa has scored the first goal in six of the last nine games between the teams. . . The Penguins are 5-1-0 in their last six home games against Ottawa, taking 40 or more shots in three of those games. . . The Senators are 1-for-17 on the power play (5.8 percent) in their last five games here in Pittsburgh and 2-for-38 on the power play (5.2 percent) in their last 10 games here. . . Among active players with at least 20 career points against the Penguins, Ottawa center Jason Spezza is third in average points-per-game against continued on page 7

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Pittsburgh (1.228, 16+27 in 35 games). Only Joe Thornton (1.236) and Teemu Selanne (1.478) have better numbers. . . A victory tonight would give the Penguins the season series against Ottawa for the third time in four seasons . . . Of the 10 games between the teams that have been won after regulation (no ties), Pittsburgh has claimed victory in eight of them. . . The Penguins are 46-30-9-2 all-time against Ottawa, including a 24-13-4-2 mark at home. THE PENGUINS

Tonight’s game marks the end of the first threegame homestand ever to close out a Penguins’ season. Previously, the most consecutive home games to end a Pittsburgh season was two in 1980, 1987 and 2012. . . The Stanley Cup playoffs begin Wednesday, and as the final week of the season began it appeared the Penguins were most likely headed to a first-round series against Detroit. The Penguins and Red Wings have met twice previously in the post-season, in the 2008 and 2009 Cup Final. . . Pittsburgh will have home ice through at least the first two rounds if it wins its first-round series. . . Adam Payerl made his NHL debut with the Penguins in their 3-2 shootout win in Colorado one week ago tonight, becoming the 39th player to dress for Pittsburgh this season. . . Tonight also marks the second time in the past four weekends that Pittsburgh played at home on consecutive days. The Penguins beat Tampa Bay on March 22 (4-3 OT) before losing to St. Louis the next day (0-1). . . Pittsburgh has won five straight games when playing its season finale at home, the last loss coming in 1995 to Florida (3-4). This is the third consecutive season the Penguins have been at home for their final game; they beat Carolina last season (8-3) and Philadelphia in continued on page 8

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2011-12 (4-2) . . . The Penguins have also won their season finale in five straight seasons, also earning road wins over Atlanta in 2010-11 (5-2), the NY Islanders in 2009-10 (6-5 OT) and Montreal in 2008-09 (3-1) . Their last loss in the final game of the regular season came in Philadelphia in 2007-08 (0-2) . THE SENATORS

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Ottawa began the final week of the season with a game Tuesday on Long Island, then hosted New Jersey on Thursday and Toronto last night . . . The Senators snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 road win over the New York Rangers on April 5 . That victory also gave them points in six of their last eight games (5-2-1) . . . Bobby Ryan had sports hernia surgery March 27, ending his regular season . He had 23 goals and 48 points in 70 games . . . Karlsson was leading the Senators in scoring with 20 goals and 71 points through his first 78 games . He also led all NHL defensemen in scoring at that point . . . Kyle Turris led the team with a plus-21 rating as the week began . . . Clarke MacArthur has nine goals and 25 points in 26 career games against the Penguins. . . Ottawa will miss the playoffs for the first time in three seasons and second time in four seasons .

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PENGUINS VS. SENATORS All-time scorer vs. Pittsburgh: Daniel Alfredsson (64gp, 22-42-64) All-time Pittsburgh scorer vs. Ottawa: Jaromir Jagr (36gp, 29-28-57) Longest Ottawa win streak vs. Pittsburgh: 7, Jan. 22, 2004-Nov. 10, 2006 Longest Pittsburgh win streak vs. Ottawa: 14, Jan. 3, 1994-Apr. 11, 1996 Longest Ottawa undefeated streak vs. Pittsburgh: 10, Dec. 26, 2003-Mar. 18, 2007 (7-0-3) Longest Pittsburgh undefeated streak vs. Ottawa: 16, Mar. 30, 1993-Apr. 11, 1996 (15-0-1) T:8.5”

B:8.75”

S:7.5”

Last Ottawa win at home: Dec. 23, 2013 (5-0) (0-0-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at home: Feb. 3, 2014 (2-1 OT) (0-0-0 since last win) Last Ottawa win at Pittsburgh: Jan. 10, 2012 (5-1) (0-1-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at Ottawa: Apr. 22, 2013 (3-1) (0-1-0 since last win) Most goals by Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh: 8, Mar. 24, 2012 (O, 8-4) Most goals by Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa: 8, Dec. 23, 2009 (P, 8-2)

SENATORS

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General Manager: Bryan Murray Assistant General Manager: Pierre Dorion Randy Lee Head Coach: Paul MacLean Assistant Coaches: Dave Cameron Mark Reeds Goaltending Coach: Rick Wamsley

Most goals by both teams: 12, Mar. 24, 2012 (O, 8-4) Last Ottawa shutout vs. Pittsburgh: Dec. 23, 2013 (5-0) – Craig Anderson Last Pittsburgh shutout vs. Ottawa: Oct. 18, 2001 (3-0) – Johan Hedberg Last Ottawa hat trick vs. Pittsburgh: Dec. 6, 2008 – Jason Spezza Last Pittsburgh hat trick vs. Ottawa: Dec. 23, 2009 – Evgeni Malkin Last Pittsburgh trade with Ottawa: Feb. 24, 2011 – Alex Kovalev to Pittsburgh in exchange for a conditional 2011 seventhround draft pick Pittsburgh’s Overtime/Shootout Record vs. Ottawa: 7-1-10

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NHL STANDINGS NHL STANDINGS AS OF 04.09.14

EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

Z -BOSTON

79

53

18

8

114

254

171

30-7-3

23-11-5

6-1-3

X -MONTREAL

79

45

27

7

97

212

199

22-12-5

23-15-2

8-2-0

X -TAMPA BAY

79

43

27

9

95

232

211

23-10-6

20-17-3

5-3-2

METROPOLITAN

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

Y -PITTSBURGH

79

50

24

5

105

240

197

27-9-2

23-15-3

5-5-0

X -NY RANGERS

80

44

31

5

93

216

191

19-17-4

25-14-1

7-2-1

X -PHILADELPHIA

79

41

29

9

91

225

222

24-14-2

17-15-7

6-1-5

WILD CARD

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

DETROIT

79

38

27

14

90

215

224

18-12-10

20-15-4

6-3-1

COLUMBUS

79

41

31

7

89

223

210

22-15-4

19-16-3

5-4-1

WASHINGTON

79

36

30

13

85

226

237

20-13-6

16-17-7

4-3-3

NEW JERSEY

79

34

29

16

84

191

201

20-11-8

14-18-8

5-2-3

TORONTO

80

38

34

8

84

229

251

24-16-1

14-18-7

2-8-0

OTTAWA

79

34

31

14

82

230

262

16-17-6

18-14-8

6-3-1

CAROLINA

79

34

34

11

79

197

219

18-16-6

16-18-5

4-4-2

NY ISLANDERS

79

31

37

11

73

216

262

13-19-9

18-18-2

5-3-2

FLORIDA

80

28

44

8

64

190

263

15-19-5

13-25-3

2-8-0

BUFFALO

79

21

49

9

51

152

238

13-21-6

37861

2-7-1

WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

X -ST. LOUIS

79

52

20

7

111

246

181

28-8-4

24-12-3

5-5-0

X -COLORADO

79

51

21

7

109

243

210

26-11-4

25-10-3

7-1-2

X -CHICAGO

79

45

19

15

105

259

207

26-7-7

19-12-8

6-4-0

PACIFIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

X -ANAHEIM

79

51

20

8

110

254

202

27-8-4

24-12-4

6-3-1

X -SAN JOSE

79

49

21

9

107

239

192

28-7-5

21-14-4

4-4-2

X -LOS ANGELES

79

45

28

6

96

197

166

23-14-3

22-14-3

7-3-0

WILD CARD

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

MINNESOTA

80

42

26

12

96

200

197

25-9-5

17-17-7

6-3-1

DALLAS

79

39

29

11

89

230

223

22-10-7

17-19-4

7-3-0

PHOENIX

79

36

28

15

87

212

225

21-13-5

15-15-10

3-3-4

NASHVILLE

79

35

32

12

82

200

234

17-17-5

18-15-7

6-2-2

VANCOUVER

79

35

33

11

81

187

213

19-14-6

16-19-5

5-4-1

WINNIPEG

80

35

35

10

80

220

233

17-17-6

18-18-4

4-5-1

CALGARY

79

34

38

7

75

201

228

18-18-3

16-20-4

6-4-0

EDMONTON

80

28

43

9

65

198

265

15-21-3

13-22-6

3-7-0

X - CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT

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Y - CLINCHED DIVISION

Z - CLINCHED CONFERENCE


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LEAGUE LEADERS NHL STATS AS OF 04.09.14

POINTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

PPA SHG SHA

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

78

36

66

102

16

46

253

14.2

11

26

0

0

2

Ryan Getzlaf, ANA

75

31

55

86

28

29

200

15.5

5

18

0

0

3

Tyler Seguin, DAL

77

36

46

82

17

16

270

13.3

10

13

0

0

4

Claude Giroux, PHI

79

27

54

81

6

46

209

12.9

7

27

0

0

5

Corey Perry, ANA

79

42

38

80

31

65

275

15.3

8

10

0

0

GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Alex Ovechkin, WSH

75

50

27

77

-34

46

380

13.2

23

15

0

1

2

Corey Perry, ANA

79

42

38

80

31

65

275

15.3

8

10

0

0

3

Joe Pavelski, SJS

79

39

37

76

22

30

213

18.3

15

15

1

1

Max Pacioretty, MTL

70

39

21

60

8

35

258

15.1

10

7

1

0

Phil Kessel, TOR

80

37

43

80

-2

25

296

12.5

8

12

0

0

5

PPA SHG SHA

ASSISTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

78

36

66

102

16

46

253

14.2

11

PPA SHG SHA 26

0

2

Joe Thorton, SJS

79

11

63

74

18

32

115

9.6

2

17

0

1

3

Nicklas Backstrom, WSH

79

17

60

77

-19

52

188

9.0

6

37

1

0

4

Ryan Getzlaf, ANA

75

31

55

86

28

29

200

15.5

5

18

0

0

5

Duncan Keith, CHI

78

6

54

60

21

28

194

3.1

3

18

0

1

0

POWER-PLAY GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Alex Ovechkin, WSH

75

50

27

77

-34

46

380

13.2

23

PPA SHG SHA 15

0

2

Joe Pavelski, SJS

79

39

37

76

22

30

213

18.3

15

15

1

1

3

Wayne Simmonds, PHI

79

26

31

57

-5

106

193

13.5

14

9

0

0

4

Chris Kunitz, PIT

76

35

32

67

27

64

211

16.6

13

8

0

0

Zach Parise, MIN

65

28

27

55

14

30

241

11.6

13

6

1

0

1

PLUS/MINUS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

David Krejci, BOS

78

17

49

66

39

28

167

10.2

2

16

0

0

2

Patrice Bergeron, BOS

79

29

32

61

37

43

241

12.0

7

4

1

3

3

Brad Marchand, BOS

79

23

26

49

34

64

143

16.1

0

0

5

0

Jarome Iginla, BOS

76

30

31

61

34

47

199

15.1

4

10

0

0

Johnny Boychuk, BOS

72

5

18

23

32

45

139

3.6

0

0

0

3

5

14

PPA SHG SHA


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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT: Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist beat the Flyers, 3-1, on March 26 for his 30th win of the season . That made Lundqvist the first goaltender in NHL history to register at least 30 wins in eight of his first nine NHL campaigns . Lundqvist entered the final week of the regular season No . 24 in all-time victories with 307 . Next on the list is Miikka Kiprusoff at No . 23 with 319 .

KEEPING IT CLEAN: Carolina had just two penalty minutes in a game against New Jersey on April 5, the eighth time this season that the Hurricanes had two or fewer penalty minutes in a game . Carolina entered the final week of the regular season tied with New Jersey for fewest average penalty minutes per game in the NHL at 8 .1 .

RECORDS FALLING: The Blues’ 52 wins in their first 78 games topped the franchise record of 51 established in St . Louis’ Presidents’ Trophywinning season of 1999-2000 . Along the way to that standard

the Blues set a franchise record for victories in one-goal games at 24 (24-5-7) . That success in one-goal affairs might come in handy . Last postseason, 57 percent of the games (49 of 86) were decided by one goal .

FINDING THE NET: The Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin entered the final week of the regular season with an NHL-best 49 goals, one shy of becoming the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more in a season five times . Ovechkin was seeking to tie for sixth all-time in that category, behind Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky (nine times each), and Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux (six times each) . Pavel Bure, Phil Espositio, Bobby Hull, Brett Hull and Steve Yzerman previously registered five 50-goal seasons . Ovechkin also entered the final regular-season week tied for third all-time in goals per game at 0 .62 (along with Bure), trailing only Bossy (0 .76) and Lemieux (0 .75) .

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MATT NISKANEN Presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association to the player who the local media of the PHWA want to acknowledge for his cooperation throughout the year . The award is presented in memory of the late Aldege “Baz” Bastien, Penguins’ general manager from 1976-83 .

NHL MASTERTON NOMINEE Sponsored by Trib Total Media Presenter: Lindsay Berdell

KRIS LETANG The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association votes for the Penguins’ Masterton nominee . Each NHL team selects a Masterton candidate from which the overall winner is chosen . The Masterton candidate is nominated as the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey . continued on page 26

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EDWARD J. DEBARTOLO COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD Sponsored by Verizon Presenter: Donna Latsko

MARC-ANDRE FLEURY The award recognizes the player who has donated a tremendous amount of time and effort during the season working on community and charity projects .

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MATT NISKANEN This award honors the defensive skills of an individual player on the team .

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SIDNEY CROSBY AND MARC-ANDRE FLEURY Presented in memory of A .T . Caggiano, long-time Penguins’ locker room attendant and Booster Club supporter, the award is presented by Penguins Booster Club members, who vote for the three stars after every home game and tally votes at the end of the regular season . continued on page 30

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PLAYER’S PLAYER AWARD Presenter: Brian White

BROOKS ORPIK The players hold a vote at the end of the season for the player they feel exemplifies leadership for the team, both on and off the ice, a player dedicated to teamwork.

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SIDNEY CROSBY Based on the overall contribution the player makes to the team.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Whether it’s providing exclusive behind-the-scenes access to a pre-season trip to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point or audio from the team bench during an Evgeni Malkin hat trick, In The Room gives fans a unique perspective on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Emmy-nominated, all-access television show, which debuted during the 2011-12 season, can be seen on ROOT SPORTS in Pittsburgh and the NHL Network, in addition to pittsburghpenguins.com. New episodes air on or around the 15th of each month. “The idea of doing our own show developed because of the success of HBO’s 24/7, Road to the Winter Classic,’” said Penguins CEO David Morehouse. “We got a lot of positive feedback from our fans about the unbelievable access to players and coaches. Now, with In The Room, we can continue to show fans a side of the team and the sport that they’ve never seen before.” continued on page 62

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The first-ever episode of In The Room in 2011 chronicled Sidney Crosby’s return to the lineup after missing more than 60 games due to injury. The show’s staff followed Evgeni Malkin to Russia to witness his off-season workouts in his home country, and documented a unique oneon-one workout session between coach Bylsma and Kris Letang. Season Two showcased the dedication and human side of a hockey player. Joe Vitale said goodbye to his wife and kids before a road trip, and two former NHL captains, Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow, said goodbye to their old teams as Ray Shero acquired them prior to the trade deadline. Chatter on the bench between James Neal and Malkin during a game highlighted their unique relationship, and the highs and lows of a long postseason run were revealed. The current season began with a trip to West Point. Lessons in leadership, teamwork and sacrifice were stressed — ideals that the 2013-14 Penguins would build upon. The players carried a rock to the top of a mountain — and that rock is handed out after continued on page 66

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each win to the player who has best exemplified those traits. Tanner Glass was mic’d up during a fight, as was Pascal Dupuis — when he pulled out his own tooth! “We’re able to do this because of the tremendous cooperation of the Penguins players, coaches and hockey operations staff,” said Leo McCafferty, executive producer of In The Room. “Obviously, at times, you have to get lucky. We had a microphone on Geno when he scored a hat trick. We had a mic on Pascal when he pulled out his tooth. But it’s given us an opportunity to take fans where they’ve never been before. The best part is, we never know what we’re going to come across next.”

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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 

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PENGUINS MOBILE AND SOCIAL MEDIA MOBILE WEB Visit pittsburghpenguins.com on your mobile device for an experience catered to your particular phone, including recent headlines, upcoming schedule information, and recent game results. APPS You can download the official Pittsburgh Penguins app in iTunes and Android Market for a full multimedia experience in the palm of your hand. Watch video on demand, use GameTracker, read articles and more with one of the most advanced apps in sports. 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:

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

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

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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.

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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. continued on page 78

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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. C

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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

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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.

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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 . . . . . .

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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 . . .

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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

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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

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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


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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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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

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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


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programs will begin in May with four (4) sessions that are all priced the same ($149) at each dek rink (please see below to view the details of each program). Each participant will receive a program t-shirt along with a full set of equipment from Mylec that will include a helmet, stick, gloves, elbow pads and shin pads. The program will be a fun introduction to ball hockey giving kids the opportunity to learn and build on existing skills of the game. From recreational to professional hockey players, dek hockey is the starting point for many. Please do not miss out on this great opportunity and sign up today!  Although dek hockey is not as mainstream as ice hockey, it is just as beneficial to those who participate. For younger children who are developing their game, this allows them to play hockey all year around, including the summer, at a much more economical rate. Another benefit for all participants regardless of age is the physical exercise that dek hockey helps promote. Dek hockey requires all players to play on foot forcing players to run, run, and run some more. There is no gliding like traditional hockey settings so every change in direction and possession the players are forced to change position with quick explosive movements. Similarly to those traditional hockey settings, hand eye coordination is greatly enhanced through regular hockey play.

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“He didn’t miss a beat,” said Brooks Orpik, Martin’s usual partner on defense. Martin’s goal was an exquisite first-time finish. James Neal drove to the bottom of the left circle, then fed Martin breaking into the high slot. After playing 36 games this season, Martin had three goals and 10 assists. Martin’s broken hand was his second major injury this season. He missed nearly two months after suffering a fractured tibia in late November. Martin is likely the Penguins’ best power-play quarterback. He’s a quality defender. He moves the puck to the Penguins’ forwards with the speed and precision they need. When Martin has been healthy, he’s played a lot. As of April 6, he led the Penguins in average ice time with a mark of 24:20. He’s indispensable. After returning from his broken hand, Martin will have played six regular-season games before the Penguins plunge into the maelstrom of the post-season.

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“Part of the reason I wanted to push to get some games in was to shake off some rust,” Martin said just before returning. “Get back my timing. Make sure I’m in good game shape come playoffs. I felt good the last couple days practicing with the team. “In these six games, I want to get back in the shape I was before the injury and play my game. It might take a couple games to get back in the flow of everything. To get everything to where your instincts take over. It’s good that we have six games before the playoffs.” Coach Dan Bylsma was glad to get Martin back: “It’s a good chance for him to play some games before the playoffs come around. It’s going to be good to get him back in there and get him in a lot of different situations.” Things certainly went well at Winnipeg. “I wanted that one. I did,” said Martin, referring to his goal. “I’ve missed time twice this year. That’s enough.” Mark Madden hosts a radio show 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WXDX-FM (105.9).

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POSITION: C SHOOTS: Right HT: 6-1 WT: 195 DOB: 02/01/90 BIRTHPLACE: Plantation, FL ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent August 1, 2012.

IN THE SYSTEM:

JAYSON MEGNA 2012-13 SEASON • Finished first season of professional hockey with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

• Appeared in 56 games with WB/S, notching 12 points (5G-7A). • Recorded five points (2G-3A) in 12 postseason contests. • Attended Penguins’ shortened training camp in January.

CAREER/PERSONAL • Played one season with the University of Nebraska-Omaha of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).

• Led all UNO freshmen in scoring and ranked third overall on the team with 31 points (13G-18A). Member of the WCHA All-Rookie Team

• Played two seasons with Cedar Rapids of the United States Hockey League from 2009-11. Named USHL All-Star and All-USHL First-Team in 2010-11.

• Teammates at Nebraska-Omaha with Penguins prospect Josh Archibald and younger brother, Jaycob.

• Father, Jay, played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints.

• Signed through 2013-14 season.

REGULAR SEASON CAREER STATISTICS 2010-14 YEAR

TEAM

LEAGUE

GP

PTS

PIM

+/-

PP

SH

GW

S

2009-10

Cedar Rapids

USHL

56 11 15 26

G

A

62

2

--

--

--

--

USHL

60 30 28 58

45

11

--

--

--

--

WCHA 38 13 18 31

27

--

--

--

--

--

2010-11

Cedar Rapids

2011-12

Nebraska-Omaha

2012-13

Wilkes-Barre

AHL

56

5

7

12

28

-12

1

0

--

104

2013-14

Wilkes-Barre

AHL

22

9

5

14

4

13

0

2

2

44

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

BY THE NUMBERS STATS AS OF 04.08.14

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG

PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT 14.2

Sidney Crosby

78

36

66

102

16

46

11

26

0

0

253

Evgeni Malkin

60

23

49

72

10

62

7

23

0

0

191

12.0

Chris Kunitz

76

35

32

67

27

64

13

8

0

0

211

16.6

James Neal

56

24

32

56

12

53

9

15

0

0

221

10.9

Jussi Jokinen

78

18

36

54

9

16

5

15

0

0

166

10.8

Matt Niskanen

79

10

33

43

32

51

3

11

0

0

160

6.3

Olli Maatta

75

9

20

29

9

14

3

3

1

0

116

7.8

Brandon Sutter

79

13

13

26

-5

12

2

3

3

0

140

9.3

Pascal Dupuis

39

7

13

20

6

8

0

0

0

0

97

7.2

Kris Letang

34

10

8

18

-6

14

6

5

0

0

100

10.0

Brian Gibbons

38

5

10

15

4

4

1

0

0

1

29

17.2

Joe Vitale

53

1

13

14

-1

29

0

1

0

0

42

2.4

Brooks Orpik

70

2

11

13

-3

46

0

0

0

0

49

4.1 6.1

Paul Martin

36

3

10

13

-4

10

1

6

0

0

49

Tanner Glass

64

4

9

13

-8

83

0

0

0

0

54

7.4

Deryk Engelland

55

6

6

12

-5

58

0

1

0

0

59

10.2

Craig Adams

79

5

6

11

-14

44

0

0

0

0

71

7.0

Lee Stempniak

18

3

7

10

4

4

0

0

0

0

28

10.7

Robert Bortuzzo

53

0

10

10

-4

74

0

0

0

1

49

0.0

Jayson Megna

34

5

4

9

1

4

0

0

0

0

34

14.7

Beau Bennett

18

3

3

6

-1

0

0

0

0

0

23

13.0

Chris Conner

19

4

1

5

-3

2

0

0

0

0

17

23.5

Simon Despres

33

0

5

5

4

24

0

1

0

0

40

0.0

Taylor Pyatt

32

4

0

4

-14

10

1

0

0

0

29

13.8

Rob Scuderi

50

0

4

4

-8

2

0

0

0

0

25

0.0

Chuck Kobasew

32

2

0

2

1

15

0

0

0

0

34

5.9

Marcel Goc

12

0

2

2

E

4

0

0

0

0

12

0.0

Harry Zolnierczyk

11

2

0

2

E

8

0

0

0

0

9

22.2

Andrew Ebbett

9

0

1

1

-4

0

0

0

0

0

9

0.0

Brian Dumoulin

6

0

1

1

1

4

0

0

0

0

3

0.0 0.0

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond 1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

1

Nick Drazenovic

1

0

0

0

-1

2

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

Zach Sill

20

0

0

0

-4

12

0

0

0

0

14

0.0

Philip Samuelsson

5

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

0

0

5

0.0

Adam Payerl

1

0

0

0

E

2

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

48

783

62

118

4

2

2355

7.3

SV

SV%

ENG

TEAM TOTALS

79

234 406 640

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

Marc Andre Fleury

62

38

18

4

2.34

1573 0.917

5

143

1716

4

2

Jeff Zatkoff

19

12

6

1

2.66

500

0.911

1

49

549

0

1

TOTALS

81

50

24

5

2.50 2073 0.914

6

192

2265

4

3

OTL GAA

117


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

HEADSHOTS ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 04.08.14

MATT

OLLI

ROB

DERYK

PAUL

NISKANEN

MAATTA

SCUDERI

ENGELLAND

MARTIN

CHRIS

TANNER

BRANDON

TAYLOR

JAMES

14

15

16

17

18

2

KUNITZ

BEAU

BENNETT

19

118

3

GLASS

LEE

STEMPNIAK

22

4

SUTTER

5

PYATT

CRAIG

MARC-ANDRE

27

29

ADAMS

FLEURY

7

NEAL

JUSSI

JOKINEN

36


JEFF

ZATKOFF

37

ROBERT

BORTUZZO

41

BRIAN

MARCEL

49

57

GIBBONS

GOC

BROOKS

ORPIK

44

KRIS

LETANG

58

ADAM

PAYERL

45

JAYSON

MEGNA

59

SIMON

DESPRES

47

EVGENI

MALKIN

71

SIDNEY

CROSBY

87

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ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 04.09.14

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PLAYER

POS

2 3 4 5 7 14 15 16 17 18 19 22 27

Matt Niskanen Olli Maatta Rob Scuderi Deryk Engelland Paul Martin Chris Kunitz Tanner Glass Brandon Sutter Taylor Pyatt James Neal Beau Bennett Lee Stempniak Craig Adams

D 6-0 D 6-2 D 6-1 D 6-2 D 6-1 LW 6-0 LW 6-1 C 6-3 LW 6-4 LW 6-2 RW 6-2 RW 5-11 RW 6-0

120

HT

WT

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

209 206 212 215 200 195 210 190 230 208 195 196 200

29 36 37 41 44 45 47 49 57 58 59 71 87

Marc-Andre Fleury Jussi Jokinen Jeff Zatkoff Robert Bortuzzo Brooks Orpik Adam Payerl Simon Despres Brian Gibbons Marcel Goc Kris Letang Jayson Megna Evgeni Malkin Sidney Crosby

G LW G D D C D C C D C C C

6-2 5-11 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-4 5-8 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3 5-11

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ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 04.09.14

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

2

Jared Cowen

D

6-5

228

24 Stephane Da Costa

3

Marc Methot

D

6-3

230

4

Chris Phillips

D

6-3

220

5

Cody Ceci

6

Bobby Ryan

7

Kyle Turris

9

Milan Michalek

14 Colin Greening 15 Zack Smith 16 Clarke MacArthur 19 Jason Spezza 22 Erik Condra

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

C

5-11

180

25 Chris Neil

RW

6-1

215

28 Matt Kassian

LW

6-4

240

D

6-3

209

40 Robin Lehner

G

6-5

225

RW

6-2

207

41 Craig Anderson

G

6-2

184

C

6-1

191

46 Patrick Wiercioch

D

6-5

206

LW

6-2

216

62 Eric Gryba

D

6-4

225

LW

6-3

210

65 Erik Karlsson

D

6-0

180

C

6-2

210

77 Joe Corvo

D

6-0

204

LW

6-0

195

89 Cory Conacher

LW

5-8

180

C

6-3

220

93 Mika Zibanejad

C

6-2

211

RW

6-0

190

121


OTTAWA SENATORS

HEADSHOTS ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 04.09.14

JARED

COWEN

2

KYLE

TURRIS

7

CLARKE

MACARTHUR

16

122

MARC

METHOT

3

MILAN

MICHALEK

9

JASON

SPEZZA

19

CHRIS

CODY

4

5

PHILLIPS

COLIN

GREENING

14

CECI

ZACK

SMITH

15

ERIK

CHRIS

22

25

CONDRA

NEIL


MATT

ROBIN

KASSIAN

LEHNER

28

40

PATRICK

MARK

WIERCIOCH

MIKE

68

41

44

PAGEAU

ERIK

GRYBA

61

HOFFMAN

JEAN-GABRIEL

ERIC

STONE

46

CRAIG

ANDERSON

KARLSSON

62

ALES

HEMSKY

93

65

MIKA

ZIBANEJAD

93

123


OTTAWA SENATORS

BY THE NUMBERS STATS AS OF 04.09.14

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG

PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

Erik Karlsson

79

20

52

72

-15

36

Jason Spezza

72

22

43

65

-24

44

Kyle Turris

79

25

31

56

22

Clarke MacArthur

76

24

31

55

12

SPCT

9

9

0

1

248

8.1

5

24

0

0

216

10.2

39

8

13

0

0

208

12.0

78

5

7

2

1

149

16.1

Bobby Ryan

70

23

25

48

7

45

8

7

1

2

190

12.1

Milan Michalek

79

17

22

39

-23

37

6

3

0

0

164

10.4

Mika Zibanejad

68

16

16

32

-16

18

4

4

0

0

152

10.5

Marc Methot

72

6

17

23

E

28

3

5

0

0

111

5.4

Zack Smith

79

13

9

22

-9

109

0

3

0

0

152

8.6

Patrick Wiercioch

50

4

18

22

1

18

0

1

1

1

93

4.3

Cory Conacher

60

4

16

20

8

34

3

8

0

0

73

5.5

Colin Greening

73

6

11

17

-15

39

0

0

0

0

104

5.8

Ales Hemsky

17

4

12

16

E

2

2

1

0

0

39

10.3

Erik Condra

73

6

10

16

E

26

0

3

0

0

84

7.1

Chris Phillips

67

1

14

15

-13

30

0

0

1

1

85

1.2

Jared Cowen

68

6

9

15

E

45

1

7

0

0

68

8.8

Chris Neil

73

8

6

14

-11

204

0

1

0

0

94

8.5

Eric Gryba

54

2

9

11

11

64

0

1

0

0

52

3.8

Joe Corvo

25

3

7

10

-7

10

0

0

0

1

54

5.6

Cody Ceci

46

3

5

8

-6

14

0

2

0

0

80

3.8 10.3

Mark Stone

16

3

4

7

5

4

0

0

0

0

29

Mike Hoffman

22

2

2

4

-3

2

0

0

0

0

49

4.1

Stephane Da Costa

12

3

1

4

2

2

1

1

0

0

20

15.0

Matt Kassian

33

1

1

2

-1

63

1

0

0

0

12

8.3

Derek Grant

20

0

2

2

-3

4

0

0

0

0

31

0.0

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

26

2

0

2

-5

12

0

0

0

0

26

7.7

Mark Borowiecki

13

1

0

1

-2

48

0

0

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0

6

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56

100

5

7

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8.2

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SV

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PIM

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Craig Anderson

52

24

16

8

3.06

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3

150

1652

0

2

Robin Lehner

34

10

15

6

3.18

978

0.911

1

96

1074

0

5

Nathan Lawson

1

0

0

0

10.11

8

0.800

0

2

10

0

0

Andrew Hammond

1

0

0

0

0.00

11

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0

11

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34

31

14

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4

248

2747

0

7

225 373 598

OTL GAA

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WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS SKATERS Tom Kostopoulos Nick Drazenovic Andrew Ebbett Brendan Mikkelson Harry Zolnierczyk Spencer Machacek Brian Gibbons Dominik Uher Simon Despres Scott Harrington Philip Samuelsson Brian Dumoulin Anton Zlobin Jayson Megna Mike Carman Bobby Farnham Chris Conner Denver Manderson Tom Kuhnhackl Chuck Kobasew Adam Payerl Nick D'Agostino Zack Torquato Zach Sill Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond Barry Goers Reid McNeill Carter Rowney Cody Sylvester Josh Archibald Beau Bennett Peter Merth Conor Sheary Harrison Ruopp GOALTENDERS Jeff Deslauriers Eric Hartzell Peter Mannino

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PTS 45 41 37 37 36 32 30 22 22 22 22 19 16 14 14 13 11 11 10 9 9 8 7 6

PIM 62 26 28 57 71 39 43 50 37 53 66 21 14 4 30 152 8 4 22 16 35 15 22 29

+/3 3 10 9 10 10 9 8 18 9 17 3 13 12 2 -1 3 1 -4 5 E -3 1 5

250

PPG 13 2 4 3 0 4 4 1 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 1 1 1 0

SHG 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GW 5 3 2 3 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 0

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62

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6

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0

0

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38

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4 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

E 7 -2 -4 1 E 1 E -2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 15 8 3

5 8 5 114 3 4 2 18 1 6 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 34 SOL MIN 3 2139 1 1233 1 917

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PTS PIM 44 19 42 44 25 6 16 24 12 8 11 4 10 30 3 0 3 42 SOL MIN

+/23 19 9 3 10 -1 -4 -9 5

GA 92 51 21

SO 1 3 4

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GP 39 49 25 21 14 10 24 7 19 GP

G 13 24 10 11 6 5 5 0 0 W

A 31 18 15 5 6 6 5 3 3 L

Eric Hartzell

13

8

4

1

783

PPG 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 GA 38

SHG GW S 0 3 81 4 7 155 4 0 92 0 3 52 0 0 44 0 1 30 0 0 39 0 0 15 0 0 9 SO GAA SA% 1

2.91

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A

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GP

G

A

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29

14

43

62

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0

6

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-

-

-

-

-

40

4

22

26

55

+2

2

0

1

85

-

-

-

-

-

32

8

8

16

4

E

2

0

1

56

-

-

-

-

-

65

49

26

75

53

+4

17

6

8

249

7

4

3

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6

37

7

27

34

16

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0

1

84

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-

-

-

-

33

2

3

5

60

-6

0

0

1

56

-

-

-

-

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54

15

17

32

29

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6

1

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

40

17

16

33

12

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4

2

3

133

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-

-

-

-

51

6

10

16

16

+6

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0

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1

1

2

16

31

7

12

19

24

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1

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-

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-

GP

G

A

S

GP

G

A

50

4

17

21

57

-

2

0

0

-

1

0

0

0

0

58

17

53

70

74

+40

10

0

0

-

6

4

8

12

0

34

1

13

14

47

-3

0

0

1

35

-

-

-

-

-

58

6

16

22

83

-6

4

0

0

9

1

3

4

19

GP

W

L SOL MIN GA

26

9

14

0

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1

3.50 0.911

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63

44 14

3

3703 138

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2.24 0.914

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16

3

12

0

867

42

0

2.90 0.919

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49

32 11

6

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6

2.57 0.921

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0

272

0

2.42 0.913

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Josh Archibald

Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)

Teddy Blueger

Minnesota St. (WCHA)

Blaine Byron Maine (HE)

Jean-Sebastien Dea

Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

Jake Guentzel

Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)

Troy Josephs

Clarkson (ECAC)

Matia Marcantuoni Kitchener (OHL)

Bryan Rust

Notre Dame (HE)

Oskar Sundqvist Skelleftea AIK (SHL)

Scott Wilson

Umass-Lowell (HE)

DEFENSEMAN Dane Birks

Merritt (BCHL)

Derrick Pouliot Portland (WHL)

Ryan Segalla

UConn (Atlantic)

Clark Seymour

Peterborough (OHL)

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Tristan Jarry

Edmonton (WHL)

Sean Maguire

Boston University (HE)

Matt Murray

Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

Alexander Pechurskiy Magnitogorsk (KHL)

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PTS PIM +/- PPG SHG GW

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When the 2014 P&G Gymnastics SPONSORED LOCALLY BY Championships come to Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center in August, there will be two special fans cheering on competitors in the four-day event. Bela Karolyi, one of the world’s most successful gymnastics coaches, and Carly Patterson, 2004 All-Around Olympic Gold medalist, visited Pittsburgh to check out the venue and to talk about the significance of this event which is being held for the first time in Pittsburgh. The 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships, USA Gymnastics’ national championships, showcase the country’s best male and female gymnasts. It also will determine the U.S. champions and the U.S. national team for the junior and senior elite levels. BELA KAROLYI The nationals also traditionally serve as part of the selection process for the U.S. Team for the World Championships. Simone Biles and Sam Mikulak are the reigning women’s and men’s U.S. all-around champions, respectively. The 2014 schedule will be: • Thursday, Aug. 21 – women’s gymnastics, juniors and seniors • Friday, Aug. 22 – men’s gymnastics, juniors and seniors • Saturday, Aug. 23 – women’s gymnastics, juniors and seniors • Sunday, Aug. 24 – men’s gymnastics, juniors and seniors. continued on page 133

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“Wow! What a beautiful arena,” Karolyi says of CONSOL Energy Center on his first visit to the venue. “What an excellent place to perform.” Patterson agrees, “CONSOL Energy Center looks like a great place. I’m excited to be here.” Karolyi says, “I’ll be here rooting and encouraging all of the participants to do their best.” The long-time coach and influential figure in gymnastics, Karolyi now has snowy white hair, and his passion for gymnastics and his signature mustache are as vibrant as ever. Making a round of Pittsburgh media to promote the upcoming P&G Gymnastics Championships, Karolyi talked about the significance of the championships, his career and the future, as well as the rich history of gymnastics. “We could have a world changer here in Pittsburgh with the world medalists who will be here,” Karolyi says. The standards of gymnastics are higher than ever before, according to Karolyi who says that people will not be able to imagine the spectacular athletic CARLY PATTERSON performances that they will see at the 2014 championships. “It will be a great moment in Pittsburgh gymnastics,” he says, adding, “Who knows who will make history? There could be another Nadia [Comaneci] or Gabby [Douglas].” “It will be inspiring,” he says. “The P&G Gymnastics Championships are a unique opportunity to see the best in the world,” Karolyi says. Patterson, who has experienced some great moments in gymnastics history herself, shares this view. “It’s an exciting time for the sport,” she says, pointing out that the 2014 championship will draw the likes of 2012 Olympic Team Gold Medalists Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney, and Biles. “It is the biggest competition of the year,” says Carly pointing out that the best gymnasts in the nation, juniors and seniors will come to Pittsburgh to compete for the country’s highest honors in the sport. For local gymnasts and fans of the sport, Patterson says, “You’re lucky when it comes to your city. We will have the best in the United States, boys and girls, competing. It’s the chance to enjoy your sport firsthand and to see world class athletes in your backyard.” continued on page 134

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She recalls watching championship performances when she was a young gymnast herself and says that it was inspiring and motivational to her to see high caliber gymnasts vying for top honors. Besides designating gymnastics new national champions and recognizing the individuals’ years of work to hone their performances, Karolyi says, it is “the moment” that is the dream of many young athletes. “Kids are working 8-10 years to get to the national championships.” Karolyi says that for young gymnasts who dream of being champions, the JAKE DALTON impact of witnessing a live competition for national honors can impress and motivate them. “It is the life-time chance to see athletes perform at this level,” he says. “Thousands of kids will come and go home dreaming,” Karolyi says. “Let’s embrace this competition and give kids the opportunity to get inspired. People will be glad that they did,” he says. What attracts Karolyi to the sport of gymnastics? “It’s unique and beautiful,” he says. Floor exercise is his favorite part of gymnastic competition. He calls it a showcase of athletic ability and strength combined with music, dance and expression. “It’s a beautiful combination” he says. When she was competing, Patterson says, “Yes, beam was always my favorite event and to have a dismount named after me that is still one of the hardest dismounts you can do makes me really proud of that. My favorite part of competition now is just watching all the young talent getting better and better and doing so well. It is so nice to sit back and relax and enjoy my sport in a different light, especially knowing that I achieved my ultimate goal in gymnastics.” Discussing what it takes to make a champion, Karolyi says, “The element of performance is needed in addition to the mental element, the drive, soul and feelings.” Mental strength, high difficulty performance and attitude are all necessary to success, he says. Patterson says that excellence in gymnastics teaches and exacts “dedication, commitment and lots of hard work.” Its lessons have relevance for her now as she pursues a college degree from Texas Women’s University and a career in public speaking. On her rise to the top of the world of women’s gymnastics, Patterson laughs and says, “Looking at early videos, no one would have expected it.” continued on page 137

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Known as one of the world’s most successful gymnastics coaches and a leader in the sport, Karolyi had a somewhat ironic career as a gymnast. He has produced 28 Olympians, nine Olympic champions, 15 world champions, 12 European champions and six U.S. national champions and says that he struggled in the sport as an athlete in college. “I thought who in the world created this crazy sport.” It was a required study in his physical education training. He says that he was almost “kicked out” of the university over the gymnastics test. His wife Marta, herself a world renowned gymnastics coach, played a crucial role in his gymnastics career. “I met a young lady. She was a great gymnast. We shared a dream together,” he says. Of her gymnastics career, Patterson says, “It was just one of those things that was meant to be.” She confirms that when she attended her cousin’s gymnastics-themed birthday party, “I fell in love with it. My cousin was not a gymnast. She just had her party there.” Laughing, Patterson adds, “She says that I owe her.” Entering the sport at age six, Patterson became the top gymnast in the world in a decade. As a Level 10 gymnast in 2000, she watched Elite gymnasts at a competition and says, “I knew then that I wanted to be like those girls. I knew that I had four SHAWN JOHNSON years to work my butt off to be ready.” “In 2000 a lot happened. I went Elite from Level 10,” Patterson says. She also remembers dealing with her family’s move to another city and having to change gym’s which she says turned out to be a blessing. “I had to keep an eye on the end goal, stay healthy and keep working,” she says. In the 2003 World Championships, she won 2nd in the All-Around competition, and a year later, she became the U.S. National Co-Champion, and went on to be the first American woman to take the Olympic Gold for the All-Around in 20 years. continued on page 138

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Patterson says that gymnasts have a “special connection” whether they are Olympians or beginners in their first year. To all of the gymnasts who share the dream of being the best, Patterson says, “Gymnastics is such a great sport. Even if you don’t go to the Olympics or get a scholarship, it’s a great foundation, develops motor skills and teaches a lot about your body.” She adds, “Be proud just to be a gymnast. You are doing something that not everyone can do.” Asked about the future of the sport of gymnastics, Karolyi says, “There have been crucial moments in the history of gymnastics when I’ve thought ‘This is the most intense and highest performance of human capacity’.” He cites as examples performances by Nadia Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton. Comaneci is the only gymnast to ever score perfect 10 in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. In 1984 at the Olympics in Los Angeles, the energetic and physical performance of Mary Lou Retton earned her the all-around gymnastics championship. “The sport is ever developing in difficulty, the components, dance and music. I don’t believe there is a limit now,” Karolyi says. JOHN OROZCO On this topic, Patterson says, “I have already seen the sport of gymnastics rise so much after the 2004 Olympics and it has been great to watch. I only see good things for the future and for our country to keep dominating like we have been!” Citing Retton’s “lovely personality” and “fiery performance,” Karolyi says, “Mary Lou turned the page on gymnastics toward making it the nation’s number one sport.” He points out that women’s gymnastics is the most watched sport in the country. Karolyi calls Retton, “Mary Lou, my sunshine of my coaching career.” He says that unlike some youngsters who were quiet and perhaps intimidated by his coaching style, Retton was bubbly and enthusiastic and enjoyed every second of training and competing. Looking ahead to the next Olympic Games in 2016, Karolyi says, “We are going to try to make it. We will probably retire after 2016,” he says noting that he and his wife have been involved in the sport for some 50 years. “We deserve to retire,” he says, and then after a moment’s pause he adds, “We will never stop contributing as much as we can.”

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The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, scheduled to open in Cranberry in the summer of 2015, will feature two sheets of ice and serve as the Penguins’ official practice rink — but, as Penguins CEO David Morehouse said, “it will be much more than a hockey rink.” The complex will be the first medical facility in the country to focus specifically on hockey-relating training, rehab and injury prevention. “It will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class facility right here in Cranberry,” Morehouse said. UPMC will build the 180,000 square foot facility at an estimated cost of $70 million. The complex will offer expert care in orthopaedics, concussion management, physical and occupational therapy, imaging and sports-performance training. “The facility that we are planning here will comprise almost 50,000 square feet of clinical space for world-class orthopaedic and therapy programs,” said Liz Condordia, UPMC executive vice president. continued on page 143

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Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux and UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff were on hand for a ground-breaking ceremony at the Cranberry site on October 2. They were joined by Morehouse, UPMC Vice President of Operations Albert Wright, Penguins General Manager Ray Shero, Penguins Head Coach Dan Bylsma, Penguins COO Travis Williams, Cranberry Supervisors Chairman Bruce Mazzoni and property owner Gary Sippel. The Penguins will have an NHL-style locker room and weight room, as well as other facilities for players and coaches. continued on page 144

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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 132 148

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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.

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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 . 152 136


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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. 140 156


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MIKE LANGE

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One of the most unique broadcasters in professional sports, Mike Lange is calling games in his 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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 164 181

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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 164 180


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.

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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 168 184

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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

66 MARIO LEMIEUX

Center, 1984-97, 2000-06

25 KEVIN STEVENS

Left Wing, 1987-95, 2001

5 ULF SAMUELSSON Defense, 1991-95

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

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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

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CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY

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2007

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2007

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Jaromir Jagr

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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

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2010

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2011

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1993

Ray Shero

Ron Francis

1995

Pascal Dupuis

2013

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The Robert Morris Colonials’ participation in the NCAA Tournament swelled by four the ranks of Western Pennsylvania products who have skated on college hockey’s biggest stage. Colonials with local ties who took part in RMU’s 7-3 loss to No. 1-seed Minnesota in the NCAA West Regional semifinals on March 29 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. included defenseman Andrew Blazek (Upper St. Clair), forward Zac Lynch (Shaler), center David Rigatti (Peters Township) and left winger Colin South (Sewickley), RMU’s captain in 2013-14. “A lot of fun,” said Lynch, who had a goal and an assist against Minnesota. “And there were other guys on other teams, too.” Lynch was referencing Denver junior right winger Ty Loney (Valencia; former Penguins Stanley Cup winner Troy Loney’s son), Notre Dame senior defenseman Stephen Johns (Wampum) and Minnesota State sophomore canter Dylan Margonari (Greensburg). “Definitely a lot of Pittsburgh presence in the tournament,” Lynch said. continued on page 212

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The players representing Pittsburgh’s college team kept up with the ones from Minnesota, those representing the selfanointed “State of Hockey.” “I’d have to say we did,” Lynch said. “We expected a lot from them and we got it. We showed we could compete with them.” Their presence highlighted the continued growth of hockey in ANDREW BLAZEK Western Pennsylvania. RMU’s appearance confirmed that the 10th-year Division I program has grown dramatically in recent seasons in all aspects of the operation. “It’s really not even comparable to where we were when I came in here as a freshman,” South insisted. “Every year we’ve gotten better, more competitive, nicer equipment. The way we get treated now, we don’t want for anything.” Added Blazek, a fifth-year senior: “Each year that I’ve been here we’ve taken major steps in just respecting our program ourselves. When I first got here guys, they were just enjoying playing college hockey. They were playing D1 but they weren’t as proud of the program as we are now. “Each year we’ve taken strides in that direction.” Blazek didn’t stop taking strides on the ice after the Colonials’ season ended. He joined the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones days after RMU’s loss to Minnesota. Fellow RMU defenseman Evan Renwick, another senior, signed with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears. RMU had yet to produce an NHL player entering April, but that time may be coming sooner rather than later. Five former Colonials have dressed for games in the American Hockey League this season: Defenseman Denny Urban (Pittsburgh) with the San Antonio Rampage and Springfield Falcons, winger Nathan Longpre with the Chicago Wolves, winger Adam Brace with the Charlotte Checkers and Bridgeport Sound Tigers, winger Trevor Lewis with San Antonio and goaltender Eric Levine with Syracuse. continued on page 215

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 The Penguins have inked three of their former draft choices who played in the NCAA this season, including two underclassmen. Signed after their college seasons concluded were Nebraska-Omaha junior right winger Josh Archibald, Notre Dame senior right winger Bryan Rust and MassachusettsLowell junior left winger Scott Wilson. Archibald was a sixthJOSH ARCHIBALD round pick in 2011, Wilson a seventh-round selection in ’11 and Rust a third-round choice in 2010. Archibald was also one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award (college hockey’s version of the Heisman Trophy) after a 29-goal season at Nebraska-Omaha. He had one goal and one point in five games with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins through April 5.

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 The Blackhawks signed Johns to a two-year contract upon the conclusion of Notre Dame’s season. The Irish were beaten by St. Cloud State in the NCAA West Regional semifinals. A second-round pick of Chicago (60th overall) in the 2010 Entry Draft, Johns played four seasons at Notre Dame. Johns, 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, was assigned to Rockford in the American Hockey League and scored his first professional goal on April 5 in a 5-3 loss to Abbotsford.  Mercyhurst senior captain Nick Jones (Cranberry Township) was a first-team All-Atlantic Hockey Association defenseman and also received the AHA’s Best Defenseman award. Freshman center Alec Shields (Moon Township) was one of Jones’ teammates at Mercyhurst this season.  Penn State won its first Big Ten Tournament game in the program’s two-year Division I history, which also happened to be the first game in Big Ten Tournament history, 2-1 over Michigan in double overtime on March 20. Nittany Lions goaltender Matthew Skoff (McKees Rocks) made 52 saves in 92:47 while recording the victory. 215


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APRIL

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THIS MONTH IN PENGUINS

HOCKEY HISTORY APRIL 1, 1970 The Penguins

defeat Philadelphia, 4-1, to clinch second place in the Western Division, putting them in the playoffs for the first time.

APRIL 8, 1970 The Penguins

defeat Oakland, 2-1, in the club’s first playoff game.

APRIL 7, 1985 Mario Lemieux

scores his 100th point to become the third rookie in NHL history to score 100 or more points in a season.

APRIL 25, 1989 Mario Lemieux ties two NHL playoff records with five goals and eight points in one playoff game vs. Philadelphia in the Penguins’ 10-7 win. APRIL 25, 1991 With a 4-1 win vs. Washington, the Penguins win their first Patrick Division playoff championship. APRIL 3, 1993 The Penguins win

their first Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s best team with a win at Quebec.

APRIL 9, 1993 The Penguins set an NHL record for the longest winning streak in league history, with their 16th consecutive win, a 10-4

victory at the New York Rangers. The Penguins extend the record to 17 games with a 4-2 win vs. the Rangers on April 10.

APRIL 17, 2006 Sidney Crosby

becomes the youngest player in NHL history to reach 100 points with three assists in a 6-1 win over the New York Islanders.

APRIL 7, 2007 Sidney Crosby

records two assists to wrap up the Art Ross Trophy with 120 points in 79 games. At 19 years, eight months, Crosby becomes the youngest player in NHL history to win the Art Ross Trophy. Crosby is the youngest scoring champion in any major professional sport.  He is the only teenager to win the Art Ross Trophy in league history.

APRIL 11, 2009 Pittsburgh finishes the season with a 3-1 victory at Montreal. The Penguins went 18-3-4 for 40 points after Dan Bylsma was named interim head coach. Bylsma ties a record for the best 25-game start in NHL history for a coach hired during a season, joining Bep Guidolin (20-5-0, 40 points) with Boston in 1972-73. continued on page 225

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APRIL 8, 2010 The Penguins defeat the New York Islanders, 7-3, in the final regular-season contest at Mellon Arena. Prior to the game the Penguins hold a ceremony honoring more than 50 alumni, including Hall of Famers Mario Lemieux, Paul Coffey, Bryan Trottier, Craig Patrick and Larry Murphy. Sidney Crosby becomes the thirdyoungest player (22 years, 244 days) in NHL history to reach 500 points with an assist.

Arena when he tallies 1:46 into the third period.

APRIL 11, 2010 Sidney Crosby scores his 50th and 51st goals of the season to win his first-ever Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL goalscoring leader. APRIL 7, 2012 Evgeni Malkin captures his second Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion with his 50th goal and 109th point in a 4-2 win vs. Philadelphia.

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

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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.)

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CROSBY ENJOYING MVP SEASON BY: SAM KASAN

The Penguins have suffered an extraordinary amount of man-games lost due to injury this year. That number exceeded 500 on April 6 against Colorado, a week before the 2013-14 season is scheduled to end. Yet, despite the enormous amount of injuries — including losses of key players Evgeni Malkin, Rob Scuderi, Paul Martin, Pascal Dupuis, James Neal, Chris Kunitz, Beau Bennett, Brooks Orpik and Kris Letang — Pittsburgh easily locked up a playoff spot and claimed its first-ever Metropolitan Division title. There have been several factors in the Penguins’ resilient success. But the greatest factor has been the play of their captain. Sidney Crosby, 26, is widely regarded as the best player in the world. His dominant performance on the ice this season leaves no doubt that he is the Penguins — and arguably the NHL’s — most valuable player. Crosby is already the runaway winner of his second-career NHL scoring race. It isn’t even close. As of April 7, Crosby had posted a league-best 102 points on 36 goals and 66 assists. The next closest player was Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf — whose 85 points were 17 behind Crosby. “He’s 17 points ahead of the next guy. That’s pretty amazing,” head coach Dan Bylsma said. “You can make a fair amount of money in this league getting 20 points, let alone 20 more points than the second most.” continued on page 236

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Crosby reached the 100-point mark on the season with an assist in the Penguins’ 4-1 loss to Carolina on April 1. It is the fifth time in his NHL career that Crosby has hit the 100-point plateau. “It’s a number, it’s nice,” Crosby said of reaching 100. “I don’t think you go into seasons thinking about that. It’s nice when you get the opportunity to do it.” To underscore Crosby’s importance to the Penguins this season, note that as of April 7, Pittsburgh was 46-8-4 whenever Crosby scored a point and 3-16-1 when he is held scoreless. Also, the Penguins are 28-0-2 when Crosby records multiple points and 25-2-3 when he records a goal. “There’s a reason he’s our leader and the best player in the world,” center Brandon Sutter said. “He’s been great. He’s been so consistent. It seems like every night he’s got a goal and an assist or a couple points. He’s been such a threat with the puck. He’s been great all year.” “Even when we haven’t played well as a group he’s found a way to produce,” defenseman Matt Niskanen added. “He’s so consistent. He’s had games where he just absolutely dominates the game and has the puck all the time. “No matter what angle you look at, he’s our best player.” And this offensive production has come with Crosby going headto-head against every opposing team’s best defensive players. As of April 7, Crosby hadn’t gone more than two consecutive games without a point. continued on page 239

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“It’s pretty easy for teams to get matchups against him,” Niskanen said. “He’s still found a way to produce.” “He’s depended upon playing against other team’s good players and defensively in those situations for our team,” Bylsma said. “Some people would like to have a better matchup. I wouldn’t. That’s what we count on him to do for our team.” But Crosby’s offensive dominance accounts for only half of his importance to the Penguins. He’s also one of their key defensive players — called upon in critical defensive situations, winning faceoffs and even killing penalties. “The part [people don’t see] is the defensive responsibilities and faceoffs in his own end in key moments of the game,” longtime linemate Chris Kunitz said. “He’s out there on penalty kills. He’s really grown into a more mature version of himself, if that’s possible. He accepts all responsibility when our team doesn’t play well. And doesn’t get enough credit when our team is playing well and winning.” But there is no doubt that the other players inside the Penguins’ locker room are aware of Crosby’s importance to the team. “He’s a special player, fun to play with and fun to watch every night,” Sutter said. “He’s great in the locker room. The way he is and handles himself, there’s a reason why he’s the best player in the world.” And no doubt the most valuable player in the world. “We need him. The game deserves to have him,” Niskanen said. “It’s not easy to maintain as high of a level as he has being out for extended periods of time [with various injuries]. That just shows the character and work ethic that he has. He’s so driven. “When he does anything great anymore, I’m not really surprised.”

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