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Devils Headshots . . . . . . . . . . .87

Bill Guerin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

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Jason Karmanos. . . . . . . . . . . .42

Stars Headshots . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Mike Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

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Rick Tocchet . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Jacques Martin . . . . . . . . . . . .47

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2016.17 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . .18

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GAME NOTES

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The Series vs. New Jersey On Nov. 26 the Penguins and New Jersey Devils meet for the first game between the Metropolitan Division rivals this season. The teams split their series last season over the course of four games, each team going 1-1-0 on home ice. Both Pittsburgh losses came via shutouts, as Cory Schneider stopped 21 shots in a 4-0 home win over the Penguins last Nov. 14 and Scott Wedgewood made 39 saves in a 3-0 win here last March 24. . . Each of Pittsburgh’s last three losses to the Devils were shutouts; of the Penguins’ last 20 regular season losses to New Jersey, they were shut out in six, scored one goal in 11 and scored two goals in three. When Pittsburgh scores at least three goals against New Jersey, it has won 75 of 110 games all-time. . . The Penguins are 11-3-0 in their last 14 home games against the Devils and have recorded shutouts against New Jersey in three of their last five home wins over the Devils. . . New Jersey is 1-for-18 on the power play in its last six games here while the Penguins are 4-for-14 (28.5%) on the power play over their last four home games against the Devils. . . Sidney Crosby has 25 goals and 55 points in 52 career regular season games against New Jersey, while Evgeni Malkin has 19 goals and 42 points in 45 career games against the Devils. continued on page 6

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The Series vs. Dallas On Dec. 1, the Penguins host the Dallas Stars, a team that has beaten them four straight times — Pittsburgh’s longest losing streak against Dallas. The last Penguins’ win over the Stars came here on March 18, 2014, a 5-1 victory in which Crosby had two goals and an assist. . . Dallas has scored first in seven of its last nine games against the Penguins. . . Pittsburgh has never won an overtime game against Dallas. In fact, the Penguins have only one OT win against the Dallas franchise (former Minnesota North Stars), that coming in Minnesota on Dec. 19, 1985 by a 4-3 score thanks to a goal by Dan Frawley. . . Pittsburgh has lost two straight home games to the Stars after winning each of the previous six games here. . . The teams will meet again in Dallas on Feb. 28. . . The Penguins are 8-2-1 in their last 11 home games against Western Conference teams. . . Among active players with at least 20 career points against the Penguins, the Stars’ Jason Spezza is averaging 1.175 points per game against them (17 goals and 47 points in 40 games). That is tops among active players. continued on page 8

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Pittsburgh was off to an 11-4-3 start after 18 games, which left them second to the New York Rangers in the Metropolitan Division before meeting New York in a recent home-and-home series. . . Crosby had 12 goals in his first 12 games after scoring the lone goal in Pittsburgh’s 2-1 shootout loss in Buffalo on Nov. 19. Since the start of the 1988-89 season, the only other Pittsburgh players to accomplish that are Mario Lemieux (three times) and Kevin Stevens. . . Crosby’s goal against the Sabres was the 350th of his career. . . Matt Murray’s 11-game regular season winning streak was snapped in a 7-1 road loss in Washington on Nov. 16. . . Patric Hornqvist was out of the Pittsburgh lineup last week with a concussion. . . Kris Letang’s overtime goal on Nov. 18 beat the Islanders on the road, 3-2, giving him more regular season OT goals (four) than any defenseman in team history. . . Chris Kunitz had two goals and six points in his last seven games after setting up Crosby’s goal against Buffalo before being placed on IR with a lower body injury. . . The Dec. 1 game here against Dallas begins a three-game homestand that also brings the Wings and Senators to Pittsburgh on Dec. 3 and 5, respectively.

Kris Letang’s overtime goal on Nov. 18 beat the Islanders on the road, 3-2, giving him more regular season OT goals (four) than any defenseman in team history. 8


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With whom do you attend Penguins home games? My son, Matt and my girlfriend, Marianne What is your earliest memory of Penguins hockey? My 12th birthday in 1969. My dad took me and 10 friends to the Civic Arena. We sat in Section B right behind the opposing players’ bench. I can’t remember who we played or who won, but those were the blue uniform days.

Pearce Miller Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA Season Ticket Location: Section 108

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What motivated you to become a season ticket holder? I love hockey and following the Penguins. The game is the most exciting professional sports event and the Stanley Cup is the most difficult and coveted trophy to win. I had my first set of season tickets in 1981 — the year before my son was born. Michel Dion was the goaltender back in those days. Aside from on-ice action, what do you enjoy most Pearce Miller and his son, Matt, at a playoff game about attending Penguins games? Interacting with the other season ticket holders around me! What lesser known Penguins player (past or present) has left a lasting impression on you? What did he do to make that impression? Troy Loney. My brother and I hung the “Loney Watch” sign when he was on his point scoring streak. We got to know him and his wife, Aafke, and he was always available to talk. I see him at games every so often now and he still remembers my name and never hesitates to say hello. He’s a class individual, as are most of the players. continued on page 15

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What is the most unique keepsake in your person collection of Penguins memorabilia? I have quite a few and it’s hard to limit it to just one, but the signed Troy Loney stick written to me personally is probably the highlight. I spell my name differently and Troy remembered that without having to ask me. What non-Penguins player do you enjoy seeing on PPG Paints Arena ice? Carey Price — Montreal’s goaltender. Henrik Lundqvist would be next, but only because we own him and love to see him lose. What has been your favorite off-ice Penguins event to attend and why? The Wine Tasting Gala. I enjoy the interaction with players and coaches. I have yet to get to the Aces and Ice charity event, but that would be the top of the line. What is your favorite memory from the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff run? Watching Sid show why he is still the best in the world. The HBK line would follow.

Pearce and his girlfriend, Marianne, enjoying the Penguins 2016 Playoff run

Pearce’s grandson, Shai, focused on the Penguins game, while surrounded by his favorite Penguins toys

Pearce and Matt honoring longtime STH, Sy, after he lost his battle with cancer

Pearce’s son, Matt and grandson, Shai attending a game together

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AROUND THE NHL

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Carolina went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill in a 3-2 victory over Winnipeg on Nov. 20, which extended the Hurricanes’ streak to 19 consecutive penalties killed and upped Carolina’s league-leading success rate in that department to 91.3 percent. C

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Flames RW Garnet Hathaway scored his first career goal in his 18th career game, a 3-2 Calgary win at Detroit on Nov. 20. Hathaway, a native of Naples, Fla., became the sixth Florida-born player to score a goal in the NHL. He joined Jakob Chychrun (Boca Raton), Dan Hinote (Leesburg), Blake Geoffrion (Plantation), Jayson Megna (Fort Lauderdale) and Shayne Gostisbehere (Pembroke Pines) in the NHL’s Florida GoalScoring Fraternity. 16

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Minnesota G Devan Dubnyk’s 1-0 shutout of Boston on Nov. 17 was his NHL-leading fourth of the season and his league-leading 14th since making his NHL debut on Jan. 15, 2015. Minnesota had given up the fewest goals in the NHL (29) through the Wild’s first 16 games. VS

FIVE-TIMES-FIVE: Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom’s five-point night in a 7-1 victory over the Penguins on Nov. 16 (2+3) was the fifth fivepoint game of Backstrom’s career and his first since Dec. 10, 2013 against Tampa Bay (1+4). Only the Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin, with six such performances, has more five-point games since Backstrom entered the NHL in 2007-08.

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NHL STANDINGS

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EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC

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MONTREAL TAMPA BAY BOSTON OTTAWA FLORIDA TORONTO BUFFALO DETROIT

19 20 18 18 19 18 19 19

14 12 11 10 10 8 7 8

3 7 7 7 8 7 8 10

2 1 0 1 1 3 4 1

30 25 22 21 21 19 18 17

60 62 45 40 52 57 37 46

42 49 40 46 51 60 48 51

11-0-1 5-2-1 4-3-0 6-4-1 6-3-0 7-2-0 3-4-2 5-6-0

3-3-1 7-5-0 7-4-0 4-3-0 4-5-1 1-5-3 4-4-2 3-4-1

6-3-1 6-3-1 7-3-0 5-4-1 6-4-0 6-4-0 3-5-2 2-7-1

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NY RANGERS PITTSBURGH WASHINGTON COLUMBUS NEW JERSEY PHILADELPHIA CAROLINA NY ISLANDERS

20 19 18 17 18 19 17 17

14 11 11 10 9 8 7 5

5 5 5 4 6 8 6 8

1 3 2 3 3 3 4 4

29 25 24 23 21 19 18 14

81 54 48 56 41 62 45 42

47 55 40 40 42 67 49 54

8-2-1 7-2-1 6-3-0 7-2-1 6-0-1 5-4-2 5-3-0 5-4-3

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

7-2-1 5-3-2 6-3-1 7-1-2 5-4-1 5-3-2 5-3-2 2-4-4

WESTERN CONFERENCE

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CHICAGO ST. LOUIS DALLAS MINNESOTA WINNIPEG NASHVILLE COLORADO

20 19 20 18 21 18 18

13 10 8 9 9 8 9

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53 51 66 35 62 48 49

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

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

7-2-1 5-4-1 4-3-3 4-5-1 5-4-1 6-2-2 5-5-0

PACIFIC

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EDMONTON SAN JOSE ANAHEIM LOS ANGELES CALGARY VANCOUVER ARIZONA

20 19 19 20 21 19 17

11 10 9 10 8 7 6

8 8 7 9 12 10 9

1 1 3 1 1 2 2

23 21 21 21 17 16 14

59 45 50 51 49 41 44

51 42 46 51 69 61 56

5-4-0 5-2-0 6-3-0 7-2-0 3-7-0 6-4-1 4-3-0

6-4-1 5-6-1 3-4-3 3-7-1 5-5-1 1-6-1 2-6-2

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


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NHL LEADERS

As of 11.22.16

POINTS RNK NAME

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G

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20 21 19 20 17

8 11 9 7 9

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G

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G

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Connor McDavid, EDM Tyler Seguin, DAL

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24

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Duncan Keith, CHI Nikita Kucherov, TBL Ryan Getzlaf, ANA

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7 0 9 1

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Connor McDavid, EDM Mark Scheifele, WPG Nikita Kucherov, TBL Tyler Seguin, DAL Steven Stamkos, TBL

24 23 23 22 20

5 6 10 -7 3

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PPG

55 54 51 71 58

14.5 20.4 17.6 9.9 15.5

0 3 2 4 3

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SPCT

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14.6 14.9 21.1 17.4 26.7

6 6 5 5 5

8 20 8 6 14

PPP SHG TOI 6 5 7 10 7

0 0 0 0 0

21:06 20:47 18:09 18:51 17:52

GOALS

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Patrik Laine, WPG Michael Grabner, NYR Sidney Crosby, PIT Marian Hossa, CHI Mark Scheifele, WPG

18 16 16 17 23

-1 19 -1 5 6

8 2 4 6 20

PPP SHG TOI 7 0 6 6 5

0 0 0 0 0

18:48 12:58 18:54 17:10 20:47

ASSISTS PPP SHG TOI

POWER-PLAY GOALS

3

Matt Moulson, BUF Shea Weber, MTL Patrik Laine, WPG Ryan Kesler, ANA Sidney Crosby, PIT

9 15 18 14 16

-2 16 -1 9 -1

2 10 8 22 4

PPP SHG TOI 8 8 7 7 6

0 0 0 0 0

14:34 25:29 18:48 21:16 18:54

PLUS/MINUS

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RNK NAME

GP

G

A PTS +/- PIM

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Michael Grabner, NYR Kevin Hayes, NYR Shea Weber, MTL Ryan McDonagh, NYR

20 20 19 20

12 9 7 0

4 9 8 13

16 18 15 13

19 17 16 14

SOG

SPCT

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2 6 10

46 33 47

26.1 27.3 14.9

0 0 6

Dan Girardi, NYR

16

3

3

6

14

PPP SHG TOI 0 1 8

0 1 0

12:58 16:17 25:29

4 6

36 17

0.0 17.6

0 0

3 0

0 0

24:05 18:15


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MARIO LEMIEUX Co-Owner/Chairman

Mario Lemieux, one of the most respected figures in the National Hockey League, added a new line to his Hall of Fame career last season: Two-time champion owner. The Penguins claimed the Cup for the second time since Lemieux and partner Ron Burkle bought the team out of bankruptcy in 1999. It gave him four Stanley Cups overall, including two as a player in 1991 and 1992. 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 10 straight playoff appearances and four conference final appearances in the past nine seasons, in addition to the two Cups. The Penguins entered the 2016-17 season having sold out every game for nineplus seasons while setting new standards for television ratings, corporate sales and social media. Lemieux and Burkle were driving forces in the quest for a new multi-purpose arena for Pittsburgh and were proud to open the arena in August, 2010. The facility is rated one of the top facilities in North America. 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 celebrity golf tournament, which has raised more than $9 million for charity. More information is available at mariolemieux.org. The Penguins ownership group, local labor organizations and members of the Pittsburgh business community honored Lemieux in 2012 with a statue to commemorate his career and contributions to the city and the region. Appropriately named “Le Magnifique,” the statue, by nationally-acclaimed sculptor Bruce Wolfe, can be seen outside the arena. For full bio, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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RON BURKLE Co-Owner

Ron Burkle, one of the preeminent investors in retail, manufacturing, technology and distribution industries, is in his 18th 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, leading the team to Stanley Cup championships in 2009 and 2016. Among Burkle’s many significant contributions to the Penguins was his essential role in negotiations for a new arena. It is considered one of the finest indoor facilities in North America and has attracted many national-level events to Pittsburgh, including NCAA basketball and hockey. Under the leadership of Lemieux and Burkle, the Penguins have sold out every game for nine-plus seasons and consistently ranked among the most fan-friendly and community-minded teams in the NHL and all of pro sports. The Penguins have earned 10 straight playoff berths and reached the conference finals four times in the past nine years, in addition to the two Stanley Cups. The team’s solid foundation of ownership has enabled hockey management to spend to the salary cap, sign many of the team’s core players to long-term contracts and put a competitive team on the ice year after year. 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 bio, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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DAVID MOREHOUSE Chief Executive Officer & President

David Morehouse is Chief Executive Officer and President of the Stanley Cupchampion Penguins, overseeing all aspects of the team’s operation. The Penguins have become one of the NHL’s strongest business entities during his tenure– selling out every game for nine-plus seasons, setting new standards for television ratings and corporate sales and increasing their focus on innovative youth marketing. Morehouse joined the team as consultant on the new arena project in 2004 and was named team president in April 2007. He was given the additional responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer just as the new arena was opening in August 2010. Under his leadership, the Penguins have reshaped their strategic vision with an emphasis on branding, fan relations, community interaction, corporate outreach and cutting-edge technology, while maintaining a high level of performance on the ice. A strong commitment to fan outreach includes an annual event where players personally deliver season tickets to fans’ homes and a special preseason game were all 18,000 tickets are distributed free to local youth. Morehouse also was a driving force behind the new UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, which opened in August 2015. It is the first facility to combine hockey with a world-class medical center and sports performance complex. Morehouse joined the Penguins 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 attended the Community College of Allegheny County and Duquesne University and received a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a native of the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Beechview.

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Jim Rutherford enters his third year as Penguins executive vice president and general manager fresh off the greatest season of his managerial career. During the course of the 2015-16 campaign, Rutherford transformed the Penguins into Stanley Cup champions, thanks in large part to his acquisitions of Phil Kessel, Nick Bonino, Trevor Daley and Carl Hagelin, plus the promotion of Mike Sullivan to head coach in December of 2015. When the Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup on June 12, 2016, Rutherford became the first GM in the post-1967 Expansion Era to manage multiple teams to Cup victories, having also done so with Carolina in 2006. As a reward for quick, on-the-fly re-shaping of the Penguins’ roster, Rutherford won the NHL General Manager of the Year Award for his work in ’15-16. Rutherford spent the previous 20 years as GM of the Carolina Hurricanes/ Hartford Whalers franchise from 1994-2014, where he was a key architect of the Hurricanes’ 2006 Stanley Cup championship squad and their 2002 Stanley Cup finalist team. In addition to his general manager duties, he also served 20 years as president of Carolina/Hartford, taking the post in 1994. In his role as president/GM, Rutherford oversaw operations on both the hockey and business sides of the organization. Over the course of his executive career, Rutherford has won multiple awards, including The Hockey News‘ Executive of the Year in 2002 and ’06. Additionally, he was voted by his NHL general management peers as Sporting News ‘Executive of the Year’ in 2006. Before his 22 years in the NHL, Rutherford was recognized as the 1987 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Executive of the Year, and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Executive of the Year in back-to-back years with the Windsor Spitfires in 1987 and ’88. He oversaw a Spitfires team that won the OHL championship in 1988 and earned a berth in the Memorial Cup. Rutherford played 13 years as a goaltender in the NHL, appearing in 457 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, Toronto, Los Angeles and Detroit. He was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round (10th overall) of the 1969 NHL Draft. For full bio, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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JASON BOTTERILL Associate General Manager

Jason Botterill enters this third season as associate general manager having assisted GM Jim Rutherford in making numerous personnel moves over the last year that resulted in the Penguins winning the Stanley Cup in 2016, the second championship Botterill has helped build during his tenure in Pittsburgh. As associate GM, Botterill advises Rutherford on all hockey-related matters, including scouting, player development and contract negotiations. During the summer of 2015, Botterill played a leading role in hiring Mike Sullivan as head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. Following a hot start to the season with WB/S, Sullivan was eventually promoted to Pittsburgh and helped guide the Penguins to the Stanley Cup victory. In addition to his duties in Pittsburgh, Botterill serves as the GM of WB/S, which has made the playoffs all seven years he has overseen the team, including back-to-back berths in the Eastern Conference Final in 2013 and ‘14. Prior to his promotion, Botterill spent the previous five years as the Penguins assistant GM from 2009-14, and the two years prior to that as the team’s director of hockey administration beginning in 2007-08 where he was a key architect of the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup championship team. Botterill was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the first round (20th overall) in 1994 NHL Draft and played in 88 NHL games for Dallas, Atlanta, Calgary and Buffalo before his career was cut short due to injury. He also suited up for 393 career minor-league games in the American and International Hockey Leagues, tallying 257 career points. A native of Edmonton who grew up in Winnipeg, Botterill played four years of college hockey at the University of Michigan and helped lead the Wolverines to an NCAA title in 1996. Botterill represented Canada in three straight World Junior Championships from 1994-96, winning gold medals all three years. Following his playing career, he received his MBA from his alma mater, the University of Michigan.

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BILL GUERIN Assistant General Manager

Bill Guerin capped his second season as the Penguins assistant general manager by earning the first Stanley Cup championship of his executive career in 2015-16. Guerin’s responsibilities as assistant general manager include serving as a liaison between the players and management. Guerin was Pittsburgh’s player development coach from 2011-14, where he was instrumental in helping develop the Penguins’ minor league, junior and college prospects, including Tom Kuhnhackl, Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary, who all played huge roles in the 2016 championship run. Originally drafted by New Jersey in the first round (5th overall) of the 1989 NHL Draft, Guerin won two Stanley Cups (Pittsburgh, 2009; New Jersey, 1995) and spent 18 seasons in the NHL — including his final two with the Penguins. Guerin’s leadership and on-ice performance after being acquired at the NHL trade deadline was a key in Pittsburgh’s ’09 title. Guerin, a four-time NHL All-Star, tallied 429 career goals and 856 points in 1,263 career NHL games, including five 30-goal and two 40-goal seasons. He was elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.

JASON KARMANOS Vice President Of Hockey Operations

Jason Karmanos begins his third season as the Penguins vice president of hockey operations having won the Stanley Cup for the second time in his executive career, after originally winning a championship with Carolina in 2006. Karmanos assists GM Jim Rutherford in all aspects of hockey operations as one of the leaders in the Penguins’ implementation of advance statistics and analysis. Before joining Pittsburgh, Karmanos spent 15 years as an executive for the Carolina Hurricanes from 1998-2013, serving various roles with Carolina, including executive director of hockey operations and vice president/assistant general manager under Rutherford. Karmanos played four years of college hockey at Harvard University from 199296, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors. In 1994, Karmanos represented Team USA at the World Junior Championships, compiling three points (1G-2A) in seven games. After graduating, Karmanos attended training camp with the Penguins in 1996 and played pro hockey for two seasons before his career was cut short due to an eye injury.

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MIKE SULLIVAN Head Coach

Mike Sullivan led the Penguins to one of the greatest in-season turnarounds in franchise history during his first year as head coach in 2015-16, a journey that resulted in a Stanley Cup victory against the San Jose Sharks on June 12, 2016. Adhering to Sullivan’s advice to ‘Just Play’, the Penguins ended the regular season with the secondbest record in the Eastern Conference and fourth-best mark in the league, in large part because of a 14-2 run to conclude the regular season. By leading the Penguins to the franchise’s fourth Cup, Sullivan became just the sixth American-born head coach to win the Stanley Cup. Prior to being promoted to Pittsburgh, Sullivan spent the first two-plus months of the 2015-16 season as the head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins. During his 23-game tenure in WB/S, his club went 18-5, which was good enough for first place in the Atlantic Division. Sullivan’s club also had a franchise-best 11-game winning streak. A native of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Sullivan began his coaching career in 2002-03, starting the season as head coach of the AHL’s Providence Bruins before joining the NHL’s Bruins as an assistant coach late in the year. He was promoted to head coach of the NHL Bruins at age 35 in 2003-04, winning a Northeast Division crown in the first of his two years at the helm. Sullivan served as an NHL assistant coach for seven-consecutive years from 2007-14 with Tampa Bay, the NY Rangers and Vancouver. In addition to his professional coaching experience, Sullivan has coached the United States three times internationally, including the 2016 World Cup of Hockey when he was an assistant coach. He was the head coach at the 2007 World Championship and an assistant coach at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turino, Italy. During the 2014-15 season, Sullivan was a member of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks player development staff. Sullivan’s 11-year NHL career began with the expansion San Jose Sharks in 1991-92 and included stops in Calgary, Boston and Arizona. Sullivan played four years of collegiate hockey at Boston University from 1986-90, serving as the Terriers captain as a senior. Sullivan represented the U.S. as a player at the 1988 World Junior Championship. For full bio, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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RICK TOCCHET Assistant Coach

Rick Tocchet is in his third season as an assistant coach of the Penguins. In his current role, Tocchet works closely with the team’s speedy and dynamic forward group, which had eight players reach double figures in points during the 2016 playoffs, a key reason Pittsburgh was able to win the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup, the first Cup win of Tocchet’s coaching career. Tocchet was hired as an assistant coach by Tampa Bay in July, 2008 and was elevated to interim head coach on Nov. 14 of that year. He was named head coach following the ‘08-09 season, where he remained in that position until 2010. Tocchet began his coaching career as an assistant with the Colorado Avalanche for two years (2002-04) before spending one season (‘05-06) with the Phoenix Coyotes. A veteran of 18 NHL seasons, including parts of three seasons with the Penguins from 1992-94, Tocchet won a Stanley Cup championship with Pittsburgh in 1992. The four-time NHL All-Star (1989, ‘90, ‘91, ‘93) played 1,144 career NHL games and totaled 440 goals, 952 points and 2,972 penalty minutes in his NHL career. Tocchet was originally drafted by Philadelphia in the sixth round (125th overall) of the 1983 NHL Draft.

JACQUES MARTIN Assistant Coach

Jacques Martin stepped back behind the Penguins’ bench for a second tour of duty as an assistant coach in December 2015, playing a crucial role in the team’s Stanley Cup win, the first championship of Martin’s lengthy NHL career. Martin, who enters his fourth season in the Pittsburgh organization, presides over the Penguins’ defensemen and penalty killing unit in his current role. He was instrumental in Kris Letang hitting career highs in all offensive categories in 2015-16. Martin’s PK unit finished with the fifth-best success rate in the NHL. Martin has over 25 years of NHL experience as a general manager, head coach and assistant coach with Pittsburgh, Montreal, Florida, Ottawa, Colorado/Quebec, Chicago and St. Louis. He won 613 games and made 12 playoff appearances in 17 seasons as an NHL head coach. He won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s ‘most outstanding coach’ with Ottawa in 1999 and was a finalist for the award on three other occasions. Martin won gold medals as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2002 Olympics and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. He was also an assistant coach on the 2006 Canadian Olympic Team.

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MIKE BALES Goaltending Coach Mike Bales has established himself as one of the NHL’s top goaltending coaches during his first three seasons with the team. During the Penguins’ 2016 Stanley Cup championship drive, Pittsburgh used three goaltenders who thrived under his tutelage, including rookie Matt Murray, whose 15 playoff wins equaled the NHL rookie record. Under Bales’ guidance, Marc-Andre Fleury has compiled two of the finest seasons of his career. During the 2014-15 campaign, Fleury established a franchise record with 10 shutouts, a figure that led the entire NHL. Bales began his Penguins’ career as the team’s goaltending development coach from 2011-13. Bales, a native of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, spent 18 seasons playing professionally from 1992-2010, including stints in the NHL with Boston and Ottawa. Bales also saw action with teams in the AHL, IHL, Germany, Sweden and Northern Ireland. He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fifth round (105th overall) of the 1990 NHL Draft. Before turning pro, Bales played three collegiate seasons with Ohio State University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) from 1989-92. For full bio, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.


TRAVIS WILLIAMS Chief Operating Officer Travis Williams is in his ninth season as a senior executive with the Penguins, currently serving as Chief Operating Officer and overseeing finance, legal affairs, technology, business development and arena operations. He also assists CEO David Morehouse in the day-to-day management of the business. In addition, Williams serves as the Penguins’ point man on the development of the former Civic Arena site and oversaw the construction of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry. Williams joined the Penguins in 2008 as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs/ General Counsel. One of his first responsibilities was to guide the construction and development of the new arena — bringing the project to completion on time and under budget. He now serves as the team’s liaison with building manager AEG Facilities, working closely with AEG on all arena-related events, including major concerts and national-level sporting events. Previously, Williams had been a partner at Reed Smith LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, investment management, commercial lending and general corporate matters. A native of Indianapolis, he graduated from Penn State University and received a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University, summa cum laude. For full bio, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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Terry Kalna is in his second season as senior vice president of sales and broadcasting following an 18-year career in motorsports management. Kalna, a native of Greensburg, oversees corporate sales, partnership activation, ticket sales and premium sales in addition to the Penguins Radio Network. He is also the primary contact with ROOT SPORTS, the Penguins’ local television rightsholder. Kalna spent the previous eight years as managing director of international speedway corporation, a sister company to NASCAR that operates 13 racetracks across the country — including Daytona, Talladega, Darlington and Richmond. Kalna also has deep connections to hockey. He has been a member of USA Hockey’s Marketing Council since 2011 and recently earned his USA Hockey Level 5 coaching certification. He played youth hockey in Greensburg and for the Amateur Penguins before moving on to prep school hockey at Tabor Academy and Cranbrook Kingswood School. He graduated from Hobart College in 1998 with degrees in economics and history. For full bio, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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POWER PLAY CRUCIAL TO

PENGUINS’

SUCCESS Jason Seidling

This is my eighth year working for the Pittsburgh Penguins in two different capacities, both of which have involved attending the head coach’s daily media conference with reporters. Whether it’s been Mike Sullivan or Dan Bylsma or Mike Johnston speaking behind the podium, it’s been hard not to notice how often special teams, especially the power play, dictates the conversation. For sure, the amount of time spent discussing the power play is way too often. Except, it might not be discussed enough. That’s right, I definitely contradicted myself, but it’s true. Through the first 18 games of the regular season, the Penguins had scored at least once on the power play 12 times. The team’s record in those 12 games: 9-1-2. When the Penguins don’t score on the man-advantage, they are just 2-3-1. Any team that features a top power-play unit with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel and Kris Letang masterfully moving the puck along the perimeter and through the opposition’s PK box should be expected to produce at a high rate. Pittsburgh’s numbers have been great, as the team went into action on Nov. 21 with the league’s fourth-highest success rate at 24.2 percent.

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But the power play isn’t just about the raw numbers, as the impactful timing of clutch goals can help win a game just as easily as a huge night on the power play. Take the weekend of Nov. 18-19 for example, when the Penguins played back-to-back road games against the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres immediately after a dismal 7-1 loss to the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh’s worst defeat since 2011. Heading into that weekend, Pittsburgh had been held without a power-play goal in four of six games, with two of those games representing half of the team’s four regulation losses to that point. During both games that weekend, the Islanders and Sabres both went about challenging the Penguins’ power play, rather than sitting back as a lot of teams had done. As a result, neither the break-in entries nor the in-zone execution was anywhere near as crisp as head coach Mike Sullivan would have liked. But Crosby scored from an improbable angle to open the scoring against the Islanders, then one-timed another goal the next night to send Pittsburgh to overtime. Yes, not necessarily how the Penguins drew it up, but those goals went a long way to Pittsburgh netting three of four points in the standings on the weekend, and preventing a losing stretch from beginning. “Our power play still has to be a little more consistent,” Crosby said following the overtime win in Brooklyn. “I don’t think that we have created enough, and I don’t think we have been sharp enough in different aspects. That is up to us as a group to make sure we are executing and working another team’s PK. You have to be ready to work against another team’s PK.” That’s why fans should feel good about the Penguins continuing both their success on the power play, and putting wins in the win column. Because their players demand excellence, even in times when the numbers suggest things are going okay.

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ELITE

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

The players of the 2016 National Champions Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U18 squad have been very lucky since they won the championship. Since then, there have been 12 players that have moved on in their hockey careers to participate in junior hockey leagues across North America. Each one of these players made a significant contribution to the championship winning team. This talent filled squad was captained by Logan Stork, who was a twoyear member of the Midget Majors. Stork was the lone representative for the Penguins at the T1EHL All-Star Showcase in Minnesota last season. He was drafted into the USHL by the Des Moines Buccaneers and is currently playing for the Minnesota Wilderness. Stork played a major role for the team at Nationals, finishing with nine points in six games and scoring the double-OT game winner in the Semifinals. Jordan Timmons was the team’s leading scorer with a season total of 91 points, which happened to be the most points accumulated for a Penguins Elite player at the Midget Major level. He was drafted in the first round (15th overall) by the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL. The USHL is the only Tier 1 Junior Hockey League in the United States. With that said, he is going to get the opportunity to develop with some of the best up and coming players. Another key piece to last year’s national championship team is veteran goalie Chad Veltri. Veltri was an integral part of solidifying the team’s first national championship. His calm demeanor and work ethic has allowed him to excel at the major midget level giving him many looks from scouts across the nation. His strong start to the season with the Penguins Elite gave him the opportunity to be called up to the Corpus Christi Ice Rays of the NAHL in late October. During his stint with the Ice Rays, Veltri recorded a 41 save shutout in his debut. He has since been called up to Cedar Rapids of the USHL. Other players participating around North America: Luke Edgerton and Eric Cooley (Amarillo Bulls) — USHL, Connor Quinn and Austin Tonkovich (Trenton Golden Hawks) — Tier II, Ontario Junior Hockey League, Nick Long (Elliot Lake Wildcats) and Will Casey (Soo Eagles) — Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, and Ian Houk-Graves (Carolina Eagles) — U.S. Premier Hockey League. 70


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Penguins Profile:

SIDNEY CROSBY

Mark Madden

Two Stanley Cups. Two Olympic gold medals. A World Cup of Hockey. Two NHL MVPs. Stanley Cup playoff MVP. World Cup MVP. Two NHL scoring titles. NHL leader in goals. Four-time first-team NHL All-Star. All sorts of ancillary honors. There isn’t much Sidney Crosby hasn’t done, or won. Except… Crosby missed the first six games of the current season, and then came out firing. He got 12 goals in his first 12 games. Is 50 goals in 50 games a possibility? Only five players have done it in their team’s first 50 games, including Mario Lemieux in 1988-89. Three others have done in in their first 50 games, but after their team’s first 50 games. The feat hasn’t been done in any fashion since 1995-96, when Lemieux netted No. 50 in his 50th game (the Penguins’ 59th). It’s a tough ask. Unlikely. A longshot. But the simplicity of Crosby’s scoring gives rise to a degree of optimism. Ten of Crosby’s 12 goals came from below the hash marks. His touch around the net is incomparable. That’s where the goals are. Crosby had 12 goals and four assists in his first 12 games. His goal at Buffalo on Nov. 19 was No. 350 of his career. That goal mirrored his tally the previous night at Brooklyn against the New York Islanders: A quick finish near the bottom of the right circle. Both came on the power play. Chris Kunitz fed Crosby in Buffalo. The goal at Brooklyn came on the rebound of a Kris Letang shot. “In that situation, I think [Kunitz] knew I was over there,” Crosby said after scoring at Buffalo. “We kind of play different spots. [Evgeni Malkin is] there sometimes, and sometimes I end up in front. We just try to fill areas, and usually somebody’s in that area when there’s a loose puck. “Kuny made a good, heads-up play to put it in that area, and I had a good look.” It’s not like scoring a lot of goals made Crosby forget how to pass. Crosby set up Letang for the overtime game-winner in the Penguins’ 3-2 victory at Brooklyn, darting by Islanders forward Brock Nelson before feeding Letang near the left post. Crosby opened up the Islanders defense by faking a shot, then dishing. “They were tired, and just trying to stay close together to protect the net,” Crosby said. “So I just tried to beat my guy, and saw Tanger coming around. He was able to hide behind the net, so I was just trying to get it over in that area, and he buried it.” It’s been an interesting season for Crosby to date. continued on page 79

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He faced two of hockey’s up-and-coming young stars in much-hyped games at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena: a 4-3 win over Edmonton and Connor McDavid on Nov. 8, and a 4-1 victory over Toronto and Auston Matthews on Nov. 12. Crosby had a goal and assist against the Leafs. Crosby, 29, spent much of both games playing head-to-head against the two 19-year-old phenoms. “That’s probably the two best players in the world right now,” Penguins goalie Matt Murray said after Crosby and McDavid faced off. “Both of them are fun to watch. I’m glad I’m on Sid’s team and I don’t have to play Connor too much.” McDavid got three assists in Edmonton’s loss, and readily admitted his buzz:  “There definitely was a little bit of a level of excitement to play against a guy like him, someone that I grew up watching. It definitely wasn’t hard to get up for this one.” “It was a good chance for me to measure myself against the best player in the world. Going head-to-head with him was a good test.” The Penguins got off to an 11-4-3 start, helped greatly by Crosby’s pyrotechnics. But Crosby, ever the perfectionist, wants better. “I don’t think we’ve created enough or been sharp enough in different aspects,” Crosby said after winning at Brooklyn. Mark Madden hosts a radio show 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WXDX-FM (105.9).

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By the Numbers

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

As of 11.22.16 PLAYER

GP

G

A

Phil Kessel

19

4

14

18

Evgeni Malkin

19

8

9

Sidney Crosby

13

12

Patric Hornqvist

16

Chris Kunitz

PTS +/-

PIM

PPG

PPP

SHG

SH

SPCT

TOI

-4

8

3

9

0

44

9.1

18:23

17

E

34

1

7

0

51

15.7

18:48

4

16

-1

4

5

6

0

45

26.7

18:54

5

8

13

2

2

4

7

0

62

8.1

15:57

18

2

9

11

5

18

0

2

0

36

5.6

16:13

Kris Letang

14

2

9

11

-7

12

1

6

0

45

4.4

25:56

Matt Cullen

19

3

6

9

-1

4

0

1

0

23

13.0

14:08

Conor Sheary

12

3

5

8

5

4

0

0

0

21

14.3

14:04

Trevor Daley

19

2

5

7

2

12

1

2

0

25

8.0

21:10

Carl Hagelin

19

2

4

6

-1

2

0

0

0

39

5.1

16:40

Nick Bonino

19

1

4

5

-5

4

0

1

1

28

3.6

17:12

Scott Wilson

17

2

2

4

-5

2

0

0

0

31

6.5

12:55

Bryan Rust

16

2

2

4

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Opponent Analysis

T:1.875”

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

S:1.625”

As of 11.22.16

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VS

Headshots

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

As of 11.22.16

Keith Kinkaid 1

John Moore 2

Andy Greene 6

Jon Merrill 7

Beau Bennett 8

PA Parenteau 11

Ben Lovejoy 12

Michael Cammalleri 13

Adam Henrique 14

Reid Boucher 15

Jacob Josefson 16

Travis Zajac 19

Kyle Palmieri 21

Kyle Quincey 22

Devante Smith-Pelly 25

Damon Severson 28

Yohann Auvitu 33

Cory Schneider 35

Nick Lappin 36

Pavel Zacha 37

Vernon Fiddler 38

Sergey Kalinin 51

Blake Pietila 56

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Opponent Analysis

T:1.875”

DALLAS STARS

S:1.625”

As of 11.22.16

Stars Roster # 2 3 5 6 10 11 12 14 15 17 18 20 21 23 24 25 27 28 31 32 38 90 91

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POS D D D D LW LW C LW D C RW C LW D D RW RW D G G LW C C

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WT 200 180 255 195 200 205 210 210 215 205 200 190 200 215 200 215 220 230 215 190 193 210 200

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VS

Headshots

DALLAS STARS

As of 11.22.16

Dan Hamhuis 2

John Klingberg 3

Jamie Oleksiak 5

Julius Honka 6

Patrick Sharp 10

Curtis McKenzie 11

Radek Faksa 12

Jamie Benn 14

Patrik Nemeth 15

Devin Shore 17

Patrick Eaves 18

Cody Eakin 20

Antoine Roussel 21

Esa Lindell 23

Jordie Benn 24

Brett Ritchie 25

Adam Cracknell 27

Stephen Johns 28

Antti Niemi 31

Kari Lehtonen 32

Lauri Korpikoski 38

Jason Spezza 90

Tyler Seguin 91

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Penguins Alumnus:

DAVE BURROWS

Height: 6-1

18 NS T

132

SISTS

POINTS

GH

NHL All-Star (1974, ‘76, ‘80)

ULAR-SEASO

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A.T. Caggiano Memorial Booster Club Award (1976)

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Penguins Team MVP (1973)

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GO A 24 LS 1

AS 08

573

Weight: 190

CA

Pos: D

Years Played for Penguins:

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Burrows came to Pittsburgh in the NHL’s 1971 intra-league draft, and would become one of the best defensive defensemen of his generation. The Toronto native got to play alongside his childhood hero Tim Horton his first season, where he would claim the team’s Michel Briere Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year. In just his third season as a Penguin, the eventual three-time NHL All-Star would win the team’s MVP honors. Burrows’ tremendous career landed him a spot on Trib Total Media’s All-Time Team, a list of the greatest players in Penguins history. He is also currently ranked third all-time in games played among Pittsburgh blueliners (573).

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VS

By the Numbers

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

PLAYER

GP

G

A

Taylor Hall

14

5

7

Damon Severson

18

3

Travis Zajac

18

4

PA Parenteau

18

Adam Henrique

PTS +/-

PIM

PPG

PPP

SHG

SH

SPCT

TOI

60

8.3

20:41

12

3

4

3

4

0

9

12

-4

10

0

5

0

31

9.7

20:47

6

10

-2

8

2

3

0

38

10.5

19:10

5

3

8

-5

10

1

1

0

35

14.3

15:08

18

3

5

8

7

10

0

0

0

29

10.3

17:46

John Moore

18

3

4

7

3

10

0

0

0

29

10.3

18:48

Kyle Palmieri

17

3

4

7

6

8

1

3

0

37

8.1

15:50

Michael Cammalleri

12

3

3

6

2

10

0

1

0

28

10.7

15:32

Nick Lappin

12

3

2

5

-1

2

0

0

0

20

15.0

12:32

Devante Smith-Pelly

16

2

3

5

-2

2

0

1

0

32

6.3

13:55

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Cory Schneider Keith Kinkaid

14 4

7 2

5 1

385 121

0.923 0.931

0 0

32 9

417 130

0 0

1 0

DAL

VS

OTL GAA 2 1

2.27 2.24

By the Numbers

DALLAS STARS

PLAYER

GP

G

A

Tyler Seguin

20

7

15

22

Patrick Eaves

19

9

7

PTS +/-

PIM

PPG

PPP

SHG

SH

SPCT

TOI

-7

6

4

10

0

71

9.9

18:51

16

-4

4

5

8

0

48

18.8

17:02

Jamie Benn

20

6

10

16

-6

25

4

6

0

52

11.5

20:02

Antoine Roussel

20

4

8

12

1

56

0

3

0

26

15.4

15:28

John Klingberg

19

2

8

10

-9

8

0

5

0

25

8.0

22:53

Jason Spezza

13

4

4

8

-8

2

1

3

0

32

12.5

17:06

Devin Shore

20

1

7

8

-7

4

0

3

0

22

4.5

14:01

Lauri Korpikoski

20

4

3

7

E

4

0

0

0

33

12.1

14:28

Brett Ritchie

20

5

1

6

-2

13

1

1

0

38

13.2

11:59

Radek Faksa

20

1

5

6

2

15

0

0

0

33

3.0

16:22

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Kari Lehtonen Antti Niemi

12 11

4 4

5 2

281 279

0.889 0.903

0 0

35 30

316 309

0 0

1 0

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The following standards have been established with respect to fan conduct: n Fans are entitled to enjoy the hockey experience free from disruptive or inconsiderate behaviors or unruly actions. n Fans may not interfere with the event and/or athletes in any manner. n Fans shall refrain from using abusive language or obscene gestures. n 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. n Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to arena staff. n Fans who choose to consume alcohol must do so in a legal and responsible manner. n Intervention with an intoxicated or impaired fan will be handled in a prompt and safe manner. n Fans shall comply with requests from arena staff regarding arena operational and emergency procedures. n Fans may not engage in unauthorized commercial activity while on arena property. n Violation of the Fan Code of Conduct may result in eviction from the arena without a ticket refund. The NHL and its Member Clubs thank you for adhering to the provisions of the NHL Fan Code of Conduct.

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One of the most unique broadcasters in professional sports, Mike Lange is calling games in his 42nd 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 14th season on the Penguins broadcast team, serving as color commentator alongside Mike Lange. A gritty winger/defenseman, Bourque was signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent in 1982, and went on to record 164 points (75G-89A) in 344 regular-season games with the Penguins between 1983 and 1992. For his career he totaled 199 points (88G-111A) in 477 games with the Penguins, New York Rangers and Ottawa. Since retiring from professional hockey in 2000, Bourque has co-hosted Penguins pre- and post-game shows on the Penguins Radio Network and worked as a contributor for ROOT SPORTS’ coverage of Penguins hockey. 111


JOSH GETZOFF Radio Broadcast Host and PensTV Host

Josh Getzoff is in his second season as a radio broadcast host and PensTV host with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He joins the Penguins after spending the previous two years as the sports director for FOX Champaign in Champaign, Illinois. While in Champaign, Getzoff covered the University of Illinois and Big Ten athletics, local high school athletics, and various professional teams in the region. In June of 2015, he was named the Television Sportscaster of the Year by the Illinois Broadcasters Association. In addition to his time in Illinois, Getzoff has also worked as a sports anchor/reporter at WENY-TV and radio update anchor at 1410 WELM ESPN Radio in Elmira, New York, and served as a member of the on-site production team during NBC’s coverage of Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a graduate of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications in Ithaca, New York.

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HOCKEY ETIQUETTE 101 Our goal? To create an awesome game experience for all fans! Help make that happen by remembering the following: 1.

DO NOT ENTER OR EXIT THE SEATING AREA DURING PLAY! Hockey is fast — and goals can be missed in an instant. Fans moving through rows and up aisles can block the view of an entire seating area. Wait until the whistle blows to make your move. HINT #1: The red light above the penalty boxes is lit for TV timeouts. TV timeouts occur at the first whistle stops inside the 14:00, 10:00, and 6:00 minute mark of each period, EXCEPT following an icing call or goal. When the light comes on, this is your chance to make a dash to the restroom or your seats! HINT #2: The concourse TVs feature a countdown clock during the intermissions. Smart, huh? Thank the season ticket holders for recommending this awesome idea!

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2.

NO LEANING! We know you are into the game, but leaning creates a ripple effect, affecting the view of the fans in the rows behind you. Sit back so all can enjoy the game!

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Keep your eyes on the puck! Pucks can hurt when they enter the seating area!

4.

The arena is a non-smoking facility; smoking of any kind, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited.

5.

It’s hard to like fans of the opposing team, we get it. However, we think it is pretty cool that they chose to come to our building. Be aware of children sitting around you and let the guys on the ice do the talking!

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2016.17

WB/S PENGUINS SCHEDULE Sat., Oct. 15 Hartford WolfPack

7:05PM

Wed., Jan. 18 @ Hershey Bears

Fri., Oct. 21

Springfield Thuderbirds

7:00PM

7:05PM

Fri., Jan. 20 @ Lehigh Valley Phantoms 7:05PM

Sat., Oct. 22 Syracuse Crunch

7:05PM

Sat., Jan. 21 Hershey Bears

Sun., Oct. 23 @ Hershey Bears

5:00PM

Wed., Jan. 25 Syracuse Crunch

7:05PM

Wed., Oct. 26 Albany Devils

7:05PM

Fri., Jan. 27

7:00PM

@ Utica Comets

7:05PM

Sat., Oct. 29 @ Springfield Thunderbirds 7:05PM

Sat., Jan. 28 @ Binghamton Senators

7:05PM

Sun., Oct. 30 Syracuse Crunch

3:05PM

Fri., Feb. 3

St. John’s IceCaps

7:05PM

Fri., Nov. 4

Binghamton Senators

7:05PM

Sat., Feb. 4

Lehigh Valley Phantoms

7:05PM

Sat., Nov. 5

@ Bridgeport Sound Tigers 7:00PM

Wed., Feb. 8 St. John’s IceCaps

7:05PM 7:05PM

Sun., Nov. 6 @ Providence Bruins

3:05PM

Fri., Feb. 10

Fri., Nov. 11

7:05PM

Sat., Feb. 11 Binghamton Senators

7:05PM

7:05PM

Tues., Feb. 14 Lehigh Valley Phantoms

7:05PM

Wed., Nov. 16 @ Lehigh Valley Phantoms 7:05PM

Fri., Feb. 17

7:00PM

Fri., Nov. 18 Bridgeport Sound Tigers

7:05PM

Sat., Feb. 18 @ Springfield Thunderbirds 7:05PM

Sat., Nov. 19 @ Hershey Bears

7:00PM

Sun., Feb. 19 @ Providence Bruins

3:05PM

Wed., Nov. 23 @ Hershey Bears

7:00PM

Fri., Feb. 24

7:00PM

Toronto Marlies

Sat., Nov. 12 Providence Bruins

Hershey Bears

@ Albany Devils

@ Utica Comets

Fri., Nov. 25 @ Bridgeport Sound Tigers 7:00PM

Sat., Feb. 25 @ Lehigh Valley Phantoms 7:05PM

Sat., Nov. 26 Bridgeport Sound Tigers

7:05PM

Sat., Mar. 4

Sat., Dec. 3

@ St. John’s IceCaps

2:30PM

Sun., Mar. 5 @ Hartford WolfPack

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Sun., Dec. 4 @ St. John’s IceCaps

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7:05PM

Fri., Dec. 9

Hershey Bears

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Fri., Mar. 10

Hartford WolfPack

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7:05PM

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Fri., Mar. 17

Wed., Dec. 14 @ Hartford WolfPack

7:00PM

Sat., Mar. 18 Lehigh Valley Phantoms

7:05PM

Fri., Dec. 16

7:05PM

Tues., Mar. 21 Hartford WolfPack

7:05PM

Sat., Dec. 17 Springfield Thunderbirds

7:05PM

Fri., Mar. 24 @ Syracuse Crunch

7:00PM

Mon., Dec. 26 @ Binghamton Senators

7:05PM

Sat., Mar. 25 @ Lehigh Valley Phantoms 7:05PM

Tues., Dec. 27Springfield Thunderbirds

7:05PM

Sun., Mar. 26 Utica Comets

Fri., Dec. 30 Providence Bruins

7:05PM

Fri., Mar. 31

@ Springfield Thunderbirds 7:05PM

Sat., Dec. 31 @ Binghamton Senators

6:05PM

Sat., Apr. 1

Lehigh Valley Phantoms

7:05PM

Tues., Jan. 3 Hartford WolfPack

7:05PM

Sun., Apr. 2

Utica Comets

3:05PM

Fri., Jan. 6

Hershey Bears

7:05PM

Fri., Apr. 7

@ Lehigh Valley Phantoms 7:05PM

Sat., Jan. 7

Binghamton Senators

Rochester Americans

@ Lehigh Valley Phantoms 7:05PM

3:05PM

7:05PM

Sat., Apr. 8

@ Hartford WolfPack

7:00PM

Sun., Jan. 8 @ Hershey Bears

5:00PM

Sun., Apr. 9

@ Providence Bruins

3:05PM

Wed., Jan. 11 @ Toronto Marlies

7:00PM

Wed., Apr. 12 Lehigh Valley Phantoms

7:05PM

Fri., Jan. 13

7:05PM

Fri., Apr. 14

7:05PM

Sat., Jan. 14 @ Syracuse Crunch

7:00PM

Sat., Apr. 15 Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Mon., Jan. 16 @ Syracuse Crunch

1:00PM

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Hershey Bears

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ON-ICE OFFICIALS REFEREES NAME

Brenk, Jacob* . . . . . . Charron, Francis . . . . . Chmielewski, Tom* . . . Dwyer, Gord . . . . . . . Furlatt, Eric . . . . . . . . Hanson, Trevor . . . . . . Hebert, Ghislain . . . . . Hebert, Jean . . . . . . . Jackson, Dave . . . . . . Joannette, Marc . . . . . Kowal, Tom . . . . . . . . Kozari, Steve . . . . . . . L’Ecuyer, Frederick. . . . Lambert, Pierre* . . . . . Lee, Chris. . . . . . . . . Leggo, Mike . . . . . . . Lewis, Dave* . . . . . . . Luxmore, Thomas John . MacDougall, Peter* . . . McCauley, Wes. . . . . . McIsaac, Jon . . . . . . . Meier, Brad . . . . . . . . Morton, Dean. . . . . . . Nicholson, Kendrick . . . O’Halloran, Dan . . . . . O’Rourke, Dan . . . . . . Peel, Tim . . . . . . . . . Pochmara, Brian . . . . . Pollock, Kevin . . . . . . Rank, Garrett . . . . . . . Rehman, Kyle . . . . . . Romasko, Evgeny*. . . . Rooney, Chris. . . . . . . Schlenker, Chris*. . . . . Skilliter, Graham . . . . . South, Furman* . . . . . St. Pierre, Justin . . . . . St-Laurent, Francois. . . Sutherland, Kelly. . . . . Voss, Cameron* . . . . . Walsh, Ian . . . . . . . . Watson, Brad . . . . . .

NUMBER

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2016.17

LINESMEN NAME

Alphonso, Shandor Amell, Derek . . . . Barton, Steve . . . Berg, Devin . . . . . Brisebois, David . . Cameron, Lonnie. . Cherrey, Scott . . . Cormier, Michel . . Daisy, Ryan* . . . . Devorski, Greg . . . Driscoll, Scott . . . Galloway, Ryan . . . Gawryletz, Brandon Gibbons, Ryan . . . Gibbs, Darren . . . Grandt, John* . . . Henderson, Don . . Heyer, Shane . . . . Knorr, Trent. . . . . Kovachik, Brad . . . Mach, Brian . . . . MacPherson, Matt . Miller, Steve . . . . Murchison, Kiel. . . Murphy, Brian . . . Murray, Jonny . . . Nagy, Kory*. . . . . Nansen, Derek . . . Nowak, Tim. . . . . Pancich, Bryan . . . Racicot, Pierre . . . Rody, Vaughan . . . Sericolo, Anthony . Sharrers, Jay . . . . Shewchyk, Mark . . Wheler, Mark . . . .

NUMBER

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Iceburgh Calls

THE PENALTIES

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SPEARING

SLASHING

ROUGHING

Using the stick like a spear

Swinging the stick at an opponent

Engaging in fisticuffs or shoving

ELBOWING

KNEEING

HOOKING

Using the elbow to impede an opponent

Using the knee to impede an opponent

Using the stick or blade to hook an opponent

BOARDING

HOLDING

TRIPPING

Driving the opponent into the boards

Using hands on an opponent or his equipment

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


CHARGING

HIGH STICKING

MISCONDUCT

Taking three or more strides before checking an opponent

Carrying the stick above the shoulder against an opponent

Called for various forms of unsportsmanlike conduct

WASHOUT

ICING

CROSS CHECKING

Disallowing of a goal when signaled by a referee. No offside or icing when used by a linesman

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

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

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

INTERFERENCE

Challenging or disputing the ruling of an official and abusing the line of respect

Having contact with an opponent not in possession of the puck

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PENGUINS HONORS AND AWARDS Mario Lemieux

1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997

Jaromir Jagr

1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Sidney Crosby

2007, 2014

Evgeni Malkin

2009, 2012

Hart Memorial Trophy

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Art Ross Trophy

Mario Lemieux

1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999

General Manager Of The Year Award

Sidney Crosby

2007, 2013

Ray Shero

2013

2012

Jim Rutherford

2016

Evgeni Malkin

Rocket Richard Trophy

Frank J. Selke Trophy

Sidney Crosby

Ron Francis

2010

1995

Rick Kehoe

1981

Ted Lindsay/Lester B. Pearson Award

Ron Francis

1995, 1998

Mario Lemieux

Lady Byng Trophy

1986, 1988, 1993, 1996

Conn Smythe Trophy

Jaromir Jagr

1999, 2000

Mario Lemieux

1991, 1992

Sidney Crosby

2007, 2013, 2014

Evgeni Malkin

2009

Evgeni Malkin

2012

Sidney Crosby

2016

James Norris Trophy

Mark Messier Leadership Award

Randy Carlyle

Sidney Crosby

1981

2010

Calder Memorial Trophy

Jack Adams Award

Mario Lemieux

1985

Dan Bylsma

Evgeni Malkin

2007

Bill Masterton Trophy

2011

NHL Plus/Minus Award Mario Lemieux

1993

Lowell MacDonald

1973

Ron Francis

1995

Mario Lemieux

1993

Pascal Dupuis

2013

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HOSPITALITY & VIP PACKAGES Executive Suite Rental

• Sixteen (16) tickets in an Executive Suite • Penguins hat for each guest • Three (3) garage parking passes

Jim Beam® Make History® Party Suites • 40 – 160 people • Includes buffet meal and soft drinks • Penguins hat for each guest

Suite 66 • Twenty-two (22) tickets together near the Penguins bench • Access to private lounge featuring Mario Lemieux memorabilia • Upscale meal and open bar

Penalty Box Experience • Four (4) tickets beside the Penalty Box while watching the Penguins pregame warmup • $25 in Aramark credit placed on each ticket • Penguins autographed glove for each guest • One (1) arena lot parking pass

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BUILDING INFORMATION ATM Machines For the convenience of our fans, ATMs are available in the arena: KeyBank - 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

Banners and Signs Banners and signs are permitted for most events, providing they are appropriate, as deemed by building management.

Cameras Cameras are permitted into the arena for Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games and most events. If allowed, 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.

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 the arena, the designated driver will receive a coupon redeemable for a complimentary soft drink during the game.

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

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guests from bringing unauthorized and prohibited items into the arena.

Lost and Found

Smoking Policy

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.

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

Questions For general questions, please call 412.642.1800.

Re-Entry Policy Exit and re-entry is not permitted at the arena.

Security

Smoking is not permitted inside the arena.

TAG-A-KID In the event a parent and child might be separated at an arena 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.

Video Cameras Use of video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. The arena 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 the arena. Please see an arena employee to assist with wheelchair transportation.

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Mike Prisuta

The game of “What’s My Line?” is played out with regularity in arenas throughout the National Hockey League, often on a game-by-game basis. But it sometimes has more to do with circumstance than strategy. And the successful juggling of lines can sometimes be attributed more to happenstance than coaching acumen. “Sometimes, when we hit the injury bug or we go through stretches where we get a little stale, sometimes we try to mix the lines up to see if we can generate a spark,” Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan explained. “There’s 148


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been a fair amount of juggling of the lines the first part of the season for a couple of those reasons.” Sometimes it’s worked well, and sometimes not as well as the staff had initially envisioned. And that’s usually the way it goes when lines are juggled. You never know until you know, and sometimes not even then. “I think those things, they’re hard to figure out sometimes,” Sullivan continued. “Sometimes you put combinations together for whatever reason, you think they’re going to work and they don’t so you get away from it. And then you try it again, and they do. That’s the chemistry, sometimes that’s really hard to figure out.” And sometimes hard to keep track of from game to game. On Nov. 5 at San Jose, Sidney Crosby found himself between Carl Hagelin and Patrick Hornqvist. On Nov. 12 against Toronto, Conor Sheary and Hornqvist were Crosby’s wingers. On Nov. 18 at the Islanders, it was Crosby centering Hagelin and Sheary. And that was just the Crosby line. “Sometimes, as coaches, we stumble upon things that we like,” Sullivan said. “It’s trial and error until it becomes trial and success.” One of the constants the Penguins try to rely upon no matter the configuration of their lines is the pairing of duos as two-thirds of a given threesome. Crosby and Hornqvist play together with regularity when both are healthy, as do Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz.

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And on the fourth line Matt Cullen often has Eric Fehr on the right wing. But the versatility of players such as Sheary and Bryan Rust, who are effective in a number of roles, allows for mixing and matching out of r necessity or when the mood strikes. We can search foy “ ll Crosby is well aware of the solutions tactica is importance of the Penguins’ lines but sometimes thl working in conjunction with one another, no matter their game’s about wil individual composition. more than skill.” When they’re all playing well, ~ Mike Sullivan who’s playing where is much less of a concern. “I think we can all help one another,” Crosby said. “When each line is getting pucks deep, holding onto pucks, that’s wearing down other teams. “It makes it harder to match up. (An opponent) might keep a defensive pair out, might keep another line out because of a really good shift from the line before. That’s when you start to open the game up. Generally, I think that happens when you’re able to kind of roll lines over and get momentum that way.” Sullivan’s long-term goal is to establish continuity and consistency. “Eventually, our hope is we can settle into some lines that will give them a chance to develop a little chemistry,” he said. But even achieving that, the Penguins will still need the proper preparation and approach no matter how the forwards are deployed. They were reminded of as much on Nov. 16 at Washington. The fabled “H-B-K” line of Hagelin, center Nick Bonino and right wing Phil Kessel was together that night, as it has been much of the season. The Caps still won, 7-1. “We played a team that was more competitive than us,” Sullivan acknowledged. “I’m a strong believer that your mindset going into games is critically important to your ability to have success. We can search for solutions tactically but sometimes this game’s about will more than skill. It’s a competitive league and if you’re not ready to play you’re going to get beat. “We’ve talked all year about consistency, consistency of play and determination. We’ve had stretches where we’ve been pretty good. We’ve had stretches where we’ve gotten away from it. When we get away from it, we’re ordinary.” No matter who’s playing where. 151


Pittsburgh Penguins

STAFF DIRECTORY

OWNERSHIP

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

EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS Co-owner/Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mario Lemieux Co-owner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Burkle CEO/President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Morehouse Executive Vice President and General Manager . . . . . Jim Rutherford COO/General Counsel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis Williams Senior Vice President, Sales and Broadcasting . . . . . . . . .Terry Kalna Senior Vice President, Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Hart Vice President, Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom McMillan Vice President, Marketing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Santilli Vice President,Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Slencak Executive Administrator/ Director, Events and Hospitality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kat Smerdel Executive Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Carper, Jessica Kearns Coordinator, Shipping and Receiving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Hart Receptionist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Hart

KEVIN HART

Senior Vice President, Finance

TOM MCMILLAN

Vice President, Communications

HOCKEY OPERATIONS Associate General Manager . . . . Assistant General Manager. . . . . Vice President, Hockey Operations. Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coaches. . . . . . . . . . Goaltending Coach . . . . . . . . . Defensemen Coach . . . . . . . . . Video Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . Player Development Coach . . . . . Goaltender Development Coach . . Director, Team Operations . . . . . Hockey Operations Assistant . . . . Executive Assistant to EVP/GM . .

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. . . . . . . . .Jason Botterill . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Guerin . . . . . . . Jason Karmanos . . . . . . . . . Mike Sullivan Jacques Martin, Rick Tocchet . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Bales . . . . . . . . Sergei Gonchar . . . . . . . . . Andy Saucier . . . . . . . . . . Mark Recchi . . . . . . . . . Mike Buckley . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Britt . . . . . . . . . . Erik Heasley . . . . . . . Michele Colaianni

JAMES SANTILLI

Vice President, Marketing

CHAD SLENCAK

Vice President, Ticketing

SCOUTS Director, Amateur Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randy Sexton Director, Professional Scouting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Clancey Professional Scout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ryan Bowness, Al Santilli Amateur Scouts . . . . . . . Colin Alexander, Scott Bell, Brian Fitzgerald, Luc Gauthier, Frank Golden, Jay Heinbuck, Wayne Meier, Ron Pyette, Casey Torres, Warren Young Head European Scout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrik Allvin European Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . .Petri Pakaslanti, Tommy Westlund Special Assignment Scout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gilles Meloche

DAVE SOLTESZ

President, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

EQUIPMENT/TRAINING STAFF Head Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Heinze Assistant Equipment Managers . . JC Ihrig, Danny Kroll, Jon Taglianetti Head Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Stewart Assistant Athletic Trainers . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Bell, Patrick Steidle Physical Therapist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Joreitz Head Team Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, M.D. Assistant Team Physician. . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Melissa McLane, D.O. Director, Sport Science and Performance . . . . . . . . . . .Andy O’Brien Strength and Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Trinca

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RICH HIXON

President, UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

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COMMUNICATIONS Senior Director, Communications . . . . . . . . . .Jennifer Bullano Ridgley

GAME ENTERTAINMENT AND PRODUCTION

Manager, Communications. . . . . . . . . . Jason Seidling

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

Executive Director, Penguins Radio. . David Reynolds

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

Producer, Penguins Radio. . . . . . . . . Wayne Anderson

Director, Production Operations. . . . . Mike Davenport

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

Producer, New Media Video . . . . . . . .Mark Cottington

Radio Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh Getzoff

Producers, In The Room . Andrew McIntyre, Jon Otte

TECHNOLOGY Senior Director, Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . .Erik Watts Building Audio/ Video Specialist . . . . . . . . . Aaron Miller, Drew Warren

Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meghan McManimon Senior Designer, Motion Graphics . . . . .Aaron Spiegel Producers, Motion Graphics Design . . . . Dave Distilli Ethan Mansberger Producer/Host, PensTV. . . . . . . . . . . Celina Pompeani

Systems Administrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Henry Chris LaFronte

Public Address Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Mill

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

FINANCE

Manager, CRM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Walczak

Director, Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark R. Kuczinski

NEW MEDIA

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

Director, Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Kasan Manager, Content. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Crechiolo Manager, New Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andi Perelman

Financial Analyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Derek Bacon Payroll Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrea Winschel Accounts Payable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tawni Love

Coordinator, New Media Design. . . . . . . . . Dave Geier

TICKETING

Coordinators, New Media . . . . . . . . Jonathan Kabana Evan Schall

Senior Director, Premium Seating . . . .Brian Magness

MARKETING Senior Director, Creative Services and Publications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barb Pilarski

Senior Director, Ticket Sales . . . . . . . George Murphy Managers, Premium Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Lux Jon Seelnacht Manager, Premium Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Ivery

Director, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leo McCafferty

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

Manager, Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Halley

Manager, Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Rudy

Graphic Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave Scheponik

Ticket Sales Account Executives. . . . .George Birman Jeff Blizman, Bonnie Golinski, Chuck Pukansky

Director, Fan Development and Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Shipley Manager, Fan Development . . . . . . . . . Laura Spencer Coordinator, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . .Christine Ourlicht

PARTNERSHIP SALES/MARKETING Senior Director, Partnership Sales and Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Turley

Managers, Box Office . . .Carol Coulson, Kelly Gabany Manager, Box Office Operations . . . . . . Jason Onufer Director, Customer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Davis Manager, Customer Serivce . . . . . . . . .Danny Gardner Customer Service Representative. . . . . Holly Bandish Senior Director, Database Marketing . . . . . Erin Exley

Senior Director, Partnership Marketing . . Ross Miller

Manager, Database Marketing . . . . . . . . .Dana DiCello

Senior Director, Partnership Sales. . . .George Manias

PENGUINS FOUNDATION

Managers, Partnership Sales . . . . . . . . . . . .Brett Baur Ashley Smith

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

Directors, Partnership Marketing. . . . . . . .Jack Tipton Lori Wineland Liaison, Partnership Sales . . . . . . . . . Pierre Larouche Managers, Partnership Marketing . . . . . Devin Beahm Paige Hancher, Jim Meyer

Director, Foundation Programs. . . . . . .Amanda Susko Program Coordinators . . . . . . . . . . . . .Abbey Braddock Emily Nicholson Director, Community/Alumni Relations. . Cindy Himes Liaison, Community Relations . . . . . . . . . Ed Johnston

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Pittsburgh Penguins raise Stanley Cup banner Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins 22 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ Alumni Game: Investors Group Field (Winnipeg, Man.) 23 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets Investors Group Field (Winnipeg, Man.) 24 – Nov. 18 Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month

NOVEMBER 11 14 15 25 26 30

Hockey Hall of Fame Game: Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony NHL General Managers Meeting (Toronto, Ont.) 2016 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown™ New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Founders Day (1917) U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction (Philadelphia, Pa.)

DECEMBER 1 19-27 24-26 26 – Jan. 5 31

Signing deadline for Group 2 free agents Holiday roster freeze in effect Holiday break (no scheduled practices) * IIHF World Junior Championship (Montreal, Que. & Toronto, Ont.) 2017 NHL Winter Classic ® Alumni Game Busch Stadium (St. Louis, Mo.)

JANUARY 1

NHL Centennial Classic™ Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs BMO Field (Toronto, Ont.) 2 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic ® Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues Busch Stadium (St. Louis, Mo.) 10 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Wk of 16th NHL Central Scouting Mid-Season Rankings release 27-30 NHL All-Star Break (no games played) 27-29 No scheduled practices * 28 – 30 AHL All-Star Classic (Allentown, Pa.) 28 NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.) 29 2017 NHL All-Star Game STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.) 30 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Quebec City, Que.) 31 NHL regular season resumes

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Hockey is for Everyone Month 17th Annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada (Host: Kenora, Ont.) 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Hockey Week Across America (USA Hockey)

MARCH 1 6-8

Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET) NHL General Managers Meeting (Boca Raton, Fla.)

APRIL 6-8 9

NCAA Frozen Four (United Center, Chicago, Ill.) Last day of regular season Final regular season game at Joe Louis Arena (5 p.m.) Wk of 10th NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings release 12 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin 13-23 IIHF Under-18 World Championship (Poprad & Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia) TBA 2017 NHL Draft Lottery

MAY 5-21

IIHF World Championship (Cologne, Germany & Paris, France) 18-28 CHL Memorial Cup (Windsor, Ont.) 28-June 3 2017 NHL Combine (Buffalo, N.Y.)

JUNE 14 23-24 TBA

Last possible day for 2017 Stanley Cup Final 2017 NHL Draft (United Center, Chicago, Ill.) 2017 NHL Awards

JULY 1 5

Free agency begins (12 p.m. ET) Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification (5 p.m. ET) 6 Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification (5 p.m. ET) 20–Aug. 4 Salary arbitration hearings held

AUGUST 6

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Sept. 6, 1991 Sept. 7, 1985 Sept. 26, 1979 Sep 28, 1987

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Phil Kessel Trevor Daley

Oct. 2, 1987 Oct 9, 1983

NOVEMBER

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Nov. 2, 1976 Nov 28, 1984

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Chartiers Valley Middle School’s STEAM classroom kicked off the school year with the Penguin’s Future Goals — Hockey Scholar program for a unit on how math intersects with the real world.  Students greatly enjoyed the interactive simulations and game-like environment in which these lessons are taught.  One student said, “I enjoy math.  I enjoy hockey.  It’s nice to see them used together in real life!” Many of the students are avid Penguins fans and this program has built off of that passion to make learning fun. Teachers enjoy the fact that lessons can be self-paced, allowing students who are advanced to go at a faster pace and students who need more time to move without being rushed.  The review exams at the end of each section also give students immediate feedback on their learning progress. “I love how Future Goals makes real life connections to show us how math is used in real life settings all over the world,” said another STEAM class student. Hockey Scholar is a digital resource that provides students an opportunity to experience different aspects of hockey while immersing themselves in problem solving situations involving engineering, math and science. If you’re a 5th-8th grade teacher, learn how to bring Future Goals to your classroom by visiting futuregoals.nhl.com/penguins!

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THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT

NICK BONINO Michelle Crechiolo

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With the HBK Line’s success, the Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi goal calls and everything else that happened in the playoffs, Nick Bonino became somewhat of a cult figure in Pittsburgh during the Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship run. What people may not know about Bonino is that he is one of the most intelligent, quick-witted guys in the locker room and has a fantastic dry sense of humor. Get to know more about the 28-year-old Connecticut native here.

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His grandparents are his biggest fans.

Bonino is incredibly close with his maternal grandparents, Jim and Nina Orsini. His most cherished memory from the playoff run is cooking their famous tuna fish and angel hair pasta for them to eat out of the Stanley Cup.

3. 

Bonino says Lauren is a much better skater than him.

“She’s from Alberta, Canada, and definitely tells me when I do stuff that isn’t right on the ice,” Bonino said. “She’ll tell me things and she knows what she’s talking about. I listen to her.”

4. 

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The two of them used Google to pick a name for their daughter, Maisie.

2. 

His wife Lauren is also a hockey player, and the two of them met when they were both freshmen athletes at Boston University.

“We lived in the same dorm, three floors away,” Bonino said. “I walked her to class the first day of classes. We met in the dining room and we started dating November of that year. She’s great.”

“It stuck out right away,” he said. “It was a nickname for Margaret back in the day, and we just thought it was a really pretty name. Once we had that one, nothing else really compared to it.”

5. 

The thing he loves the most about being a father is all the love that comes with it. “She’s past that stage where you can hold her and she’s still for you,” Bonino said. “When she was in that stage, I wanted her to be moving and active. Now that that’s passed, I miss it. It’s fun when she’s up in the morning to go grab her from her crib and change the diaper, do all those little things. It’s the best.” continued on page 175

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He listens to three radio stations.

“Country, Hits 1 and hip hop,” he laughed. “Pretty much any of them. I just listen to the radio; I don’t have any music on my iPhone. I just listen to it when I’m in the car.”

7. 

He thinks Curb Your Enthusiam is pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

“It’s my favorite show of all time,” Bonino said. “I think it’s so well written and put together, and Larry David is unbelievable.”

8. 

He claims he only watches The Bachelor and The Bachelorette because Lauren does.

“My wife watches it and I just watch sometimes. And laugh along, because it’s silly to me,” Bonino said. “Actually, you know what show’s awesome that’s a guilty pleasure is UnReal. It’s a spoof of The Bachelor but it’s really good.”

9. 

If anyone wants to play cards with him, Phil Kessel and Chris Kunitz on the team plane, there’s an open spot. It was left vacant by former Penguins goaltender Jeff Zatkoff, who signed with Los Angeles during the offseason. “I don’t know who’s going to fill that spot,” Bonino said. “There’s an open tryout. We’ll come to terms with somebody.”

10. 

HBK = BFFs.

When I asked Bonino who his closest friends in the league were, he immediately replied, “Phil and Haggy” with a big grin on his face. However, while Bonino does love those guys, it’s actually St. Louis defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk who was the best man at his wedding. “Cam Atkinson and Cam Fowler were also in my wedding.”

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Bonino had a scholarship to play lacrosse in college after starring in high school. “That’s what I really miss, is lacrosse,” he said. “It was a lot of fun. There’s some alumni games in the summers, but I try to stay away. Just the injury risk is too much. Maybe when I’m done with hockey I’ll play a little bit.”

12. 

He would love to get a golf lesson from Rory McIlroy. “I really like Rory a lot,” Bonino said. “Any of those top guys are great. I know I’d love to be able to do what they do. Be a lot less injuries and a lot less pucks hitting me. If any of them want to give me a lesson, I’d love for a lesson from any of those guys.”

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Bonino feels humbled by what happened during the playoffs. Especially when it comes to HBK. “It’s something I never expected to happen,” he said. “It was like a tale of two teams, two seasons last year and just waited for an opportunity. I felt that all three of us kind of ran with it. It was a lot of fun with those two and the city and the fans were obviously the reason that took off and I’ll always be thankful for that, because they were very supportive, very loud and made the playoffs a lot more fun.”


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