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2017.18 SEASON

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THIS WEEK’S MATCHUPS

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

Game Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Ron Burkle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Penguins Roster and Headshots . . . . 66

David Morehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Penguins by the Numbers . . . . . . . . . 68

Jim Rutherford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Opponents by the Numbers . . . . . . . . .71

Bill Guerin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Senators Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Jason Karmanos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Mike Sullivan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Sergei Gonchar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Senators Headshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Kings Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Kings Headshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Jacques Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

IN THIS ISSUE

Mark Recchi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Penguins Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Mike Buckley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Promotional Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Travis Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

League Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Terry Kalna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

NHL Standings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Staff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Season Ticket Holder Spotlight . . . . . .19

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UPMC Collaborative Cardiac Care Aids Patient Addressing Cardiac Arrest Concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Around the NHL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Pens Pass: Last Minute Ticket Club . 55 NHL Fan Code of Conduct. . . . . . . . . . 56 Bringing Math and Science to Life Through the Game of Hockey. . . . . . . 59 Get Social with the Penguins. . . . . . . .61 Official Penguins Twitter Handles . . . 63 Penguins Players Social Handles . . . 65 2017.18 Ice Crew Members. . . . . . . . . 81 Ice Crew Member Spotlight: Nicole. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 iPads on Bench a Great Tool for Penguins . . . . . . . . . . 84 Penguins Valentines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 PensTV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Iceburgh Calls the Penalties. . . . . . . 102 Hockey Etiquette 101. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 WBS Penguins Schedule . . . . . . . . . .115 Wheeling Nailers Schedule . . . . . . . . 116

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2017.18 NHL Key Dates . . . . . . . . . . . 135 GNC Student Rush. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Penguins 100 Point Club. . . . . . . . . . 138 Declaration of Principles. . . . . . . . . . . 141 Five Youth Hockey Player Pointers . .142 Aston-Reese Produces his Way to Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Penguins Individual and Collective Effectiveness . . . . . . . . . . 160 Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Awaits Penguins Elite Team . . . . . . . .167 Pittsburgh Penguins Introduce New Try Hockey For Free Initiative . .170 Penguins Professional Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees . . . . . . . . . . . .175 PPG PAINTS ARENA DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office . . .51 Upcoming Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Arena Seat Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Building Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Penguins Honors and Awards . . . . . . 119

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION

Penguins Radio Network . . . . . . . . . .123

50/50 Raffle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Radio Broadcasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

Warm-Up Pucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

2017.18 On and Off-Ice Officials . . . . 131

Silent Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176

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NHL LEAGUE

LEADERS As of 02.06.18

POINTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A PTS +/- PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1 2 3

53 54 49 51 52

27 23 24 21 10

39 40 37 40 51

30 32 38 22 40

179 189 164 166 153

15.1 12.2 14.6 12.7 6.5

3 9 8 4 3

A PTS +/- PIM

Nikita Kucherov, TBL Phil Kessel, PIT Nathan MacKinnon, COL Connor McDavid, EDM Jakub Voracek, PHI

66 63 61 61 61

12 -6 10 14 7

PPP SHG TOI 22 33 18 13 26

0 0 0 0 0

20:08 18:38 19:18 21:26 19:37

GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

1 2 3

52 50 54 52 52

32 24 29 31 27 16 27 18 27 24

Alex Ovechkin, WSH Evgeni Malkin, PIT Anders Lee, NYI William Karlsson, VGK Sean Couturier, PHI

56 60 43 45 51

10 2 -8 28 18

SOG

SPCT

PPG

20 47 28 8 15

216 158 132 110 153

14.8 18.4 20.4 24.5 17.6

9 13 7 3 6

PPP SHG TOI 20 28 13 7 10

0 0 0 2 0

19:56 18:44 17:11 18:24 21:29

ASSISTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A PTS +/- PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Jakub Voracek, PHI

52

10

51

61

7

40

2

John Klingberg, DAL Josh Bailey, NYI Blake Wheeler, WPG Johnny Gaudreau, CGY

54 50 53 52

6 13 14 16

44 44 44 43

50 57 58 59

15 E 7 13

14 13 32 10

153 133 89 152 149

6.5 4.5 14.6 9.2 10.7

3 1 3 4 3

A PTS +/- PIM

5

PPP SHG TOI 26 18 23 25 18

0 0 0 0 0

19:37 23:37 17:54 20:18 19:19

POWER-PLAY GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

1

53 50 53 39 52

24 17 29 31 19 41 16 22 32 24

3 4 5

Patrik Laine, WPG Evgeni Malkin, PIT Steven Stamkos, TBL Filip Forsberg, NSH Alex Ovechkin, WSH

41 60 60 38 56

1 2 17 9 10

SOG

SPCT

PPG

20 47 20 22 20

156 158 150 101 216

15.4 18.4 12.7 15.8 14.8

13 13 12 10 9

PPP SHG TOI 19 28 26 18 20

0 0 0 0 0

16:49 18:44 18:45 17:56 19:56

PLUS/MINUS RNK NAME

GP

G

A PTS +/- PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1 2

William Karlsson, VGK Zdeno Chara, BOS

52 50

27 4

18 10

45 14

28 27

8 33

110 85

24.5 4.7

3 0

7

2

18:24

0

3 4

Reilly Smith, VGK Victor Hedman, TBL Auston Matthews, TOR

52 48 45

16 25 7 27 25 18

41 34 43

25 24 24

20 34 4

123 136 137

13.0 5.1 18.2

6 1 2

9 12 6

0 1 0 0

23:21 17:57 25:30 18:23

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NHL

STANDINGS As of 02.06.18

EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

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TAMPA BAY BOSTON TORONTO FLORIDA DETROIT MONTREAL OTTAWA BUFFALO

53 50 55 50 51 53 51 52

36 31 31 22 21 22 17 14

14 11 19 22 22 25 25 29

3 8 5 6 8 6 9 9

75 70 67 50 50 50 43 37

189 164 179 143 134 139 132 117

140 121 154 163 151 164 176 171

17-5-1 18-6-4 15-8-2 12-8-3 11-10-7 14-10-5 10-11-5 6-15-3

19-9-2 13-5-4 16-11-3 10-14-3 10-12-1 8-15-1 7-14-4 8-14-6

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

METROPOLITAN

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

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WASHINGTON NEW JERSEY PITTSBURGH COLUMBUS NY ISLANDERS PHILADELPHIA CAROLINA NY RANGERS

52 51 54 52 54 52 53 53

30 27 29 27 26 24 24 25

17 16 22 21 22 19 21 23

5 8 3 4 6 9 8 5

65 62 61 58 58 57 56 55

162 154 164 137 181 150 143 156

152 151 162 147 197 154 162 162

19-8-1 15-8-3 19-7-1 16-9-1 14-8-4 13-9-5 12-9-4 17-9-3

11-9-4 12-8-5 10-15-2 11-12-3 12-14-2 11-10-4 12-12-4 8-14-2

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

WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

NASHVILLE WINNIPEG ST. LOUIS DALLAS MINNESOTA COLORADO CHICAGO

51 53 54 54 52 51 52

32 31 32 31 28 28 24

12 13 19 19 19 19 20

7 9 3 4 5 4 8

71 71 67 66 61 60 56

161 172 153 167 153 164 153

131 140 134 140 150 149 145

18-5-3 19-3-2 18-10-0 19-8-1 18-4-4 18-7-1 12-10-3

14-7-4 12-10-7 14-9-3 12-11-3 10-15-1 10-12-3 12-10-5

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

PACIFIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

VEGAS SAN JOSE LOS ANGELES CALGARY ANAHEIM EDMONTON VANCOUVER ARIZONA

52 52 52 52 54 51 52 52

35 28 28 26 25 23 21 12

13 16 19 18 19 24 25 31

4 8 5 8 10 4 6 9

74 64 61 60 60 50 48 33

177 152 148 147 151 144 137 119

140 142 126 149 156 163 168 182

19-3-2 14-7-3 13-9-3 13-13-3 14-9-3 12-13-2 10-14-3 6-16-3

16-10-2 14-9-5 15-10-2 13-5-5 11-10-7 11-11-2 11-11-3 6-15-6

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

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THE SERIES vs. OTTAWA SENATORS The Penguins begin a three-game homestand Feb. 13 against the Ottawa Senators, whom they are facing for the second time this season and first time here in Pittsburgh. The Penguins earned a 3-1 win in Ottawa back on Nov. 16, when Patric Hornqvist and Jake Guentzel broke up a scoreless game with goals 3:41 apart late in the second period. Riley Sheahan added an empty-net goal and Matt Murray made 21 saves in the game, which also included a goal by J.G. Pageau of the Senators. . . The teams’ final meeting of the season is here on

April 6, the final regular-season game for the Penguins. . . Pittsburgh is 5-1-1 in its last seven regular season games against the Senators, who fell in seven games to the Penguins in last spring’s Eastern Conference Final. . . This is Ottawa’s first regular season game here since Dec. 5, 2016, an 8-5 Pittsburgh victory. . . The Senators are 6-for-15 (40.0 percent) on the power play in their last four regular season games against the Penguins. . . Pittsburgh has won four straight regular season home games against Ottawa and is 6-0-1 in its last seven. The last time the Senators won here in regulation in the regular season was Jan. 10, 2012 (5-1). continued on page 15

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THE SERIES VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS The Los Angeles Kings make their only Pittsburgh appearance of the season on Feb. 15. The teams met in Los Angeles on Jan. 18, a 3-1 Penguins’ win thanks to two goals from Hornqvist and one from Evgeni Malkin. Malkin’s goal broke a 1-1 tie in the opening minute of the third period, and Casey DeSmith made 28 saves in his first NHL start, allowing only a goal to Adrian Kempe. . . That win snapped a

THE PENGUINS

The Penguins had reeled off nine victories in the span of 11 games before falling, 3-1, at New Jersey on Feb. 3. That pushed them to

four-game losing streak against the Kings (0-1-3). . . The Penguins have lost three of their last four games here against Los Angeles, including two straight. Their last win here came on Oct. 30, 2014 (3-0). . . Pittsburgh has not scored more than three goals in any of its last eight games against the Kings and hasn’t done so in its last five home games against them. . . Six of the last 11 games between these teams have been decided after regulation, with the Kings winning each of the last three.

third in the Metro Division at that point. . . Hornqvist was out with a lower body injury and hoped to return to the lineup soon along with continued on page 16

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Conor Sheary, who was out with an upper body injury. . . Sidney Crosby’s 11-game scoring streak, matching the fifth-longest of his career, ended in the loss to New Jersey. . . Phil Kessel was three points behind NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov of Tampa Bay heading into games on Feb. 5. At that point the Penguins had three of the league’s top nine scorers, as Malkin sat fourth and Crosby tied for eighth. . . Malkin had 20 goals in his last 21 games before facing Vegas here on Feb. 6. . . Kessel, Crosby and Malkin were 1-2-3 in power play points after 54 games. The last NHL

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team to have the top three in that category was the 1995-96 Penguins with Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis. . . Forward Zach Aston-Reese made his NHL debut for the Penguins in the loss to the Devils. . . Ian Cole had three assists in four games before facing the Golden Knights. . . The Pittsburgh power play was at 27.6 percent after 54 games, while the penalty killing had risen all the way to fifth in the league at 82.8 percent. . . DeSmith was returned to the AHL on Feb. 4 as Tristan Jarry returned to the Pittsburgh roster.


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SEASON TICKET HOLDER

SPOTLIGHT

SCOTT ENGELBERG SEASON TICKET HOLDER SINCE

HOMETOWN PITTSBURGH, PA

2006

With whom do you attend Penguins home games? I attend games with my wife or a friend. What is your earliest memory of Pittsburgh Penguins hockey? I remember watching Bugsy Watson hold the opposing goalie behind the net and wondering why he didn’t try to score.

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What is your all-time favorite in-game entertainment feature? I enjoy all of the scoreboard features. However, I haven’t been on the Kiss Cam yet! Offense or Defense? I played defense so of course I like tons of offense. I loved the hockey in the 1980s. I wish we had more goals today. continued on page 20

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Hockey is ___________________.

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How would you describe your game watching style? As someone who grew up playing hockey, I like to watch the plays develop and I try to figure out their strategies. What motivated you to purchase Penguins season tickets? My parents had season tickets from the 1970s through the late 1990s. When we drafted Sidney Crosby, I shared tickets with a friend for a couple of seasons and then converted to my own package. What Penguins-related story do you retell most often? On Oct. 19, 1968 my parents attended the Penguins vs. Bruins game at the Civic Arena. My mother went into labor, left the game for Magee Hospital and I popped out. I can only assume that I wanted to see the end of the game. Have you attended a Penguins away game? Yes, just last spring I met friends from all over the country in Manhattan to see the Penguins defeat the Rangers.

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Scott and his friend Gordon at their alumni hockey game

If you could host three Penguins players for dinner, past or present, who would you invite? Mario Lemieux because he is Lemieux. Kris Letang because of the courage and great attitude he shows. Dave Burrows for being one of the gutsiest players of his era. Blowout or Nail biter? Nail biter! 6-5 OT games. How did you celebrate the Penguins most recent Stanley Cup victory? I celebrated with a giant smile on my face all summer!


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Despite being an active, healthy 23-year-old with no history of heart problems, Tabby Baer had concerns about her heart. Cardiac arrest ran in her family, with one of Tabby’s aunts surviving it in 2015. Sadly, nearly a year later, her father died from it. Tabby knew she needed answers about her own risk. Tabby met with UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Eric Dueweke, MD, to discuss her family history and genetic testing. After reviewing Tabby’s aunts’ medical histories, Dr. Dueweke suggested testing Tabby for a genetic mutation that affects the heart’s electrical system. The results confirmed Tabby had the mutation and a higher risk of cardiac arrest. While considering options for treatment, Dr. Dueweke presented Tabby’s case at the Heart and Vascular Institute’s Collaborative Care Conference. This weekly meeting uses a secure teleconference system to connect cardiologists throughout UPMC, allowing them to discuss cases, review test results, and talk about patient care options. “We debated several options for Tabby’s treatment and came up with a plan based on her history, needs, and lifestyle,” Dr. Dueweke said.

Working with UPMC Passavant Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Sandeep Jain, MD, Dr. Dueweke suggested a loop recorder, an implanted device that takes constant electrocardiograms to measure the heart’s electrical activity. Each month, Tabby uploads her results to her care team for review. If her results show certain changes, Tabby’s team can take action in deciding if she needs other treatments, such as an implanted cardiac defibrillator. “It was so comforting to know that I had all these cardiologists working to find the best solution for me,” Tabby said. Having recently relocated to central Pennsylvania, Tabby remains grateful for the care she receives at UPMC. She urges others with a family history of heart disease to make sure they address their own risks.

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Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask matched his career high when he extended his personal winning streak to seven games with a 4-1 win over Toronto on Feb. 3. Rask earned at least one point for a 20th consecutive decision with his victory over the Leafs (18-0-2) following his last regulation loss on Nov. 26 against Edmonton. Rask became the 15th goalie in NHL history to earn at least a point in 20 consecutive decisions. Five of those streaks have occurred in the past 21 seasons and four have been authored by a Bruins goaltender, including the top two such runs in NHL history. Gerry Cheevers had a 32-game effort in 1971-72 (24-0-8) and Pete Peeters produced a 31game stretch in 1982-83 (26-0-5).

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MARIO

LEMIEUX LEMIEUX CO-OWNER/CHAIRMAN

Mario Lemieux is known as one of the greatest players in NHL history, with two Stanley Cups, six league scoring titles, three MVP awards, two Conn Smythe Trophies, a Calder Trophy, a Masterton Trophy — and an Olympic gold medal for good measure. Now, he’s also established himself as one of the league’s greatest owners. Lemieux and co-owner Ron Burkle led the Penguins to another championship in 2016-17, their third in nine years, giving Mario more Cups as an owner than he won as a player. His transition from excellence on the ice to excellence in the front office – with five Cups in all – has been another remarkable achievement in a truly unprecedented pro sports career. “I don’t know that there’s another individual who’s had the impact on a franchise that Mario has had on the Pittsburgh Penguins,” said David Morehouse, the Penguins’ president and CEO. “He saved the team as a player and led it to two Stanley Cups. He bought the team out of bankruptcy, led the effort for a new arena and delivered three more Cups. And that doesn’t even touch on what he’s done for the city as a philanthropist with the Mario Lemieux Foundation. He is one of a kind.” Lemieux and Burkle organized a group of investors that bought the Penguins out of bankruptcy in 1999. The combination of Lemieux’s hockey acumen and Burkle’s business savvy made them a formidable

front office tandem and led to a series of spectacular achievements both on and off the ice. The Penguins, during that time, have become one of the premier franchises in all of sports, leading the way in fan relations, youth marketing, community outreach and innovative technology while consistently putting a winning team on the ice. That includes qualifying for the playoffs for 11 straight seasons — the longest streak in hockey — and reaching the Cup Final four times and the Conference Finals five times in the past 10 years. As a player, “Le Magnifique” was a gifted 6-foot-4 centerman who dominated play for parts of three decades. Although he faced a numbing 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 for the first time 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 December 27, 2000 — becoming the first player-owner of the modern era. He also captained Team Canada to an Olympic gold medal in 2002. In addition to his legendary hockey accomplishments, he continues to oversee the Mario Lemieux Foundation, which has raised more than $25 million for charity. More information is available at mariolemieux.org.

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RON

BURKLE BURKLE CO-OWNER

Ron Burkle, one of the preeminent investors in retail, hospitality, technology and distribution industries, is also now a three-time Stanley Cup champion as co-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Burkle teamed with Mario Lemieux to buy the team out of bankruptcy in September, 1999, and together they have become one of the outstanding ownership duos in professional sports, winning three Cups in the past nine seasons, including rare backto-back championships in 2016 and 2017. Among Burkle’s many significant contributions to the Penguins was his essential role in negotiations for a new arena. PPG Paints Arena is considered one of the finest indoor facilities in North America and has attracted many nationallevel events to Pittsburgh, including NCAA basketball and hockey. But he also helped create a winning mindset for the Penguins organization both on and off the ice. Although Burkle prefers to operate quietly and behind the scenes, Lemieux understands his immense role in the team’s success. “Ron is one of the main reasons we still have hockey in Pittsburgh,” Lemieux told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “If I was not able to buy the Penguins and have Ron as our top investor, I don’t think the Penguins would be here today. He’s a great guy and a very smart businessman. He loves Pittsburgh, he loves the Penguins. I think people should know that.”

Under the leadership of Lemieux and Burkle, the Penguins have sold out every game for 10-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 11 straight playoff berths and reached the conference finals five times in the past 10 years, in addition to the three 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.

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DAVID

MOREHOUSE MOREHOUSE PERM AD CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & PRESIDENT

In 10 seasons as a senior executive with the Penguins, David Morehouse has seen the team win three Stanley Cups, make the Cup finals four times and reach the conference finals five times. Though his expertise is on the team’s business side — especially branding and marketing — Morehouse’s greatest achievement has been creating a corporate culture that has driven the Penguins to consistent excellence both on and off the ice. “It’s no coincidence that we’ve enjoyed this kind of success with David Morehouse as our key senior executive” said co-owner Ron Burkle. “We’ve obviously made a lot of great acquisitions on the player side, but one of the best acquisitions we’ve ever made was David himself.” The Penguins have become one of the NHL’s strongest business entities during Morehouse’s tenure — selling out every game for 10-plus seasons, setting new standards for television ratings and corporate sales and increasing their focus on innovative youth marketing. He 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 team’s new arena was opening in August 2010.

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Under Morehouse’s 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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RUTHERFORD RUTHERFORD PERM AD EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER

Jim Rutherford enters his fourth season with the Penguins as the executive vice president and general manager of the NHL’s first backto-back championship team in almost two decades. Pittsburgh’s six-game defeat of the Nashville Predators in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final not only gave the Penguins a second-straight Cup victory, but it made Rutherford just the seventh GM since the 1967 NHL Expansion to win three Stanley Cups. One year earlier, Rutherford became the first GM since ‘67 to manage multiple teams to Cup victories, having also done so with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. 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. As a reward for his quick, on-thefly re-shaping of the Penguins’ roster, Rutherford won the NHL General Manager of the Year Award for his work in ’15-16. Pittsburgh’s roster didn’t require as much tinkering in 2016-17, but Rutherford once again added key pieces at the right time, including bolstering his defense by trading for veteran Ron Hainsey near the deadline. Hainsey earned top-pair minutes in the absence of Kris Letang. Rutherford spent 20 years as GM of the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers franchise from 1994-2014, where he

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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 23 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.


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ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER Bill Guerin begins his fourth season as assistant general manager fresh off of helping the Penguins capture a second-straight Stanley Cup championship, the fourth Stanley Cup win of his career, and his second as an executive. This season, Guerin’s duties will change slightly, as one of his primary roles will be to serve as the general manager of the Penguins’ minor-league affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins, where he will oversee that team’s staff and also serve as the alternate governor at AHL league meetings. 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 Pens’ back-to-back championship runs. 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 ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

KARMANOS

Jason Karmanos begins his first season as the Penguins’ assistant general manager after receiving a promotion over the summer. Karmanos spent his first three seasons in the Pittsburgh organization as the team’s vice president of hockey operations. As assistant GM, Karmanos will continue to be involved in all facets of hockey operations decision-making, but he will also oversee the Penguins’ amateur scouting staff. Karmanos is a three-time Stanley Cup champion, having also helped build the Carolina Hurricanes’ 2006 championship club in addition to his consecutive titles in Pittsburgh. 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 Jim Rutherford. In addition to winning a Cup together in ’06, Rutherford and Karmanos also built the Hurricanes squad that was a Cup finalist in 2002. Karmanos played four years of college hockey at Harvard University from 1992-96, 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 made history in his first two seasons behind the Penguins’ bench, winning the Stanley Cup both years. By doing so, Sullivan became the first Americanborn coach in NHL history to win multiple Cups, and he joined the legendary Toe Blake of the Montreal Canadiens as the only coaches to win the championship in each of their first two seasons with a team. By winning a second Cup, Sullivan joined the Steelers’ Chuck Noll (four Super Bowls) and the Pirates’ Danny Murtaugh (two World Series) as the only coaches in Pittsburgh’s professional sports history with multiple titles. Despite the burden of being the defending champs, Sullivan’s club finished the 2016-17 regular season with 50 wins and 111 points — the latter the second-most in the history of the franchise — good enough for the second-best record in the entire league. In the playoffs, Sullivan navigated the Penguins to a secondconsecutive title despite missing top blueliner Kris Letang for the duration of the postseason. 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 second-best 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.

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GONCHAR GONCHAR ASSISTANT COACH

Sergei Gonchar enters his first season behind the bench as an assistant coach after spending his first two seasons in the Penguins organization as the club’s defensemen development coach. Gonchar earned plenty of praise from the Penguins’ defensemen in his previous role as defenesemen development coach. He did some of his best teaching with Justin Schultz, who finshed 2016-17 as one of the NHL’s highest-scoring blueliners. One of the top power-play quarterbacks of his era, Gonchar produced 811 career

points in 20 NHL seasons, the most of any Russian-born defenseman. He ranks in the top-20 all-time among NHL defensemen in both games played and points. During his five-year run in Pittsburgh from 2005-10, Gonchar tallied 259 points (54G-205A). Gonchar is a three-time Stanley Cup champion, winning all three crowns with Pittsburgh. He was an alternate captain on the Penguins’ ’09 team, and an executive in 2016 and ’17. Gonchar also helped the Penguins’ advance to the Cup Final in 2008.

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MARTIN ASSISTANT COACH

Jacques Martin presided over a defensive group that overcame numerous injury woes to help the Penguins capture a second-straight Stanley Cup in 2017, the second championship of Martin’s lengthy NHL career. One of the most respected coaches in NHL history, Martin performed some of his best work in the 2017 playoffs, as Pittsburgh had to spread its minutes out evenly on the back end with All-Star blueliner Kris Letang sidelined for the duration of the postseason. Martin, who will be entering his fifth season with the Pittsburgh organization in 2017-18, 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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MARK

RECCHI RECCHI PERM AD ASSISTANT COACH

Mark Recchi moves behind the Penguins’ bench as an assistant coach after spending the previous three seasons as the team’s player development coach. As player development coach, Recchi worked with Pittsburgh’s prospects throughout the organization from WilkesBarre/Scranton to the junior and college ranks. Two of the players Recchi worked with at WB/S, Jake Guentzel and Carter Rowney, played huge roles in Pittsburgh’s 2017 title run. Recchi enjoyed a 22-year NHL playing career that began with the Penguins in

1988-89 and wrapped up with the Boston Bruins in 2010-11. In that span, Recchi accumulated 577 goals and 1,533 points in 1,652 contests, numbers that earned him enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017. A seven-time NHL All-Star, Recchi won three Stanley Cup championships as a player: 1991 with Pittsburgh; 2006 as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes; and 2011 with Boston. He added his name to the Cup two more times as a Penguins executive in 2016 and ’17.

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BUCKLEY BUCKLEY GOALTENDING COACH

Mike Buckley enters his first season as the Penguins goaltending coach after spending the previous four seasons as Pittsburgh’s goaltending development coach. Buckley played a crucial role in Pittsburgh’s back-to-back Stanley Cup championship runs, serving as an eye in the sky and traveling with the club both years. His finest work thus far has been guiding the development of Matt Murray from top prospect to the first goalie in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup-clinching game twice as a rookie. Before Murray became a star at the NHL level, Buckley worked with him as a

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first-year pro in 2014-15, when Murray was the AHL’s Rookie of the Year and Goaltender of the Year. In Buckley’s four seasons as goaltending development coach, the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins finished with the lowest goals-against average in the league three times. Following a four-year college career at UMass-Amherst that ended in 2000, Buckley played five seasons of professional hockey from 2000-05, including parts of three campaigns with the Mississippi Sea Wolves and Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL.


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WILLIAMS WILLIAMS PERM AD CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Travis Williams is in his 10th 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 team’s new arena – bringing the project to completion on time and under budget for the start of the 2010-11 season. He now serves as

the team’s liaison with building manager AEG Facilities, working closely with AEG on all arenarelated 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. During his 12 years at Reed Smith, Williams also represented several sports franchises, regional sports networks and other sports-related businesses. A native of Indianapolis, he graduated from Penn State University and received a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University, summa cum laude. While at Duquesne, he was a member of the Duquesne Law Review and the Duquesne Business Law Journal.

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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND BROADCASTING

Terry Kalna is in his third 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 AT&T SportsNet, 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 —

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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.


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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Headshots and Roster As of 02.06.18

3

2

4

6

CHAD

OLLI

JUSTIN

JAMIE

POS: D HT: 5-11 WT: 191

POS: D HT: 6-2 WT: 206

POS: D HT: 6-2 WT: 193

POS: D HT: 6-7 WT: 255

MAATTA

RUHWEDEL

8

SCHULTZ

12

OLEKSIAK

15

17

BRIAN

DOMINIK

RILEY

BRYAN

POS: D HT: 6-4 WT: 207

POS: C HT: 5-11 WT: 176

POS: C HT: 6-3 WT: 214

POS: RW HT: 5-11 WT: 192

DUMOULIN

SIMON

22

SHEAHAN

28

RUST

30

34

MATT

IAN

MATT

TOM

POS: D HT: 5-11 WT: 200

POS: D HT: 6-1 WT: 219

POS: G HT: 6-4 WT: 178

POS: RW HT: 6-2 WT: 196

HUNWICK

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POS: G HT: 6-2 WT: 194

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58

ZACH

KRIS

POS: C HT: 6-0 WT: 204

POS: D HT: 6-0 WT: 201

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71

72

JAKE

CARL

EVGENI

PATRIC

POS: C HT: 5-11 WT: 180

POS: LW HT: 5-11 WT: 186

POS: C HT: 6-3 WT: 195

POS: RW HT: 5-11 WT: 189

GUENTZEL

HAGELIN

MALKIN

75

HORNQVIST

81

87

RYAN

PHIL

SIDNEY

POS: RW HT: 6-1 WT: 225

POS: RW HT: 6-0 WT: 202

POS: C HT: 5-11 WT: 200

REAVES

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CROSBY

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BY THE NUMBERS

PENGUINS As of 02.06.18

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS +/-

PIM

PPG

PPP

SHG

SH

SPCT

TOI

Phil Kessel

54

23

40

63

32

9

33

0

189

12.2

18:38

Evgeni Malkin

50

29

31

60

2

47

13

28

0

158

18.4

18:44

Sidney Crosby

54

17

41

58

-11

44

7

30

0

151

11.3

20:47

Patric Hornqvist

49

16

15

31

-3

34

9

15

0

156

10.3

17:11

-6

Kris Letang

51

3

27

30

-14

48

2

15

0

151

2.0

25:23

Jake Guentzel

54

15

12

27

-15

32

6

10

0

120

12.5

16:31

Bryan Rust

43

7

16

23

-5

18

2

4

2

72

9.7

15:46

Conor Sheary

52

12

7

19

-8

6

2

2

0

96

12.5

14:40

Olli Maatta

54

3

16

19

-4

14

0

5

0

113

2.6

19:05

Riley Sheahan

45

4

14

18

-2

0

0

1

0

59

6.8

15:36

Carl Hagelin

53

5

11

16

2

22

0

0

0

102

4.9

15:35

Justin Schultz

37

2

12

14

4

10

0

6

0

61

3.3

19:02

Ian Cole

40

2

8

10

-6

41

0

1

0

54

3.7

17:34

Dominik Simon

19

4

5

9

-2

8

0

0

0

28

14.3

12:45

Tom Kuhnhackl

49

2

6

8

-1

6

0

1

0

47

4.3

10:34

Brian Dumoulin

52

3

3

6

-12

12

0

0

0

68

4.4

20:25

Ryan Reaves

51

2

3

5

-7

80

0

0

0

27

7.4

06:43

Matt Hunwick

33

3

2

5

-3

14

0

0

1

45

6.7

18:08

Carter Rowney

29

2

2

4

-7

4

0

0

1

16

12.5

10:21

Greg McKegg

26

2

2

4

-4

8

0

0

1

21

9.5

09:40

Jamie Oleksiak

19

2

2

4

4

32

1

1

0

27

7.4

17:51

Chad Ruhwedel

30

1

2

3

-7

10

0

0

0

48

2.1

15:51

Daniel Sprong

8

2

1

3

2

0

0

0

0

22

9.1

13:58

Jean-Sebastien Dea

5

1

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

1

100.0

05:29

Zach Trotman

3

0

0

0

-3

0

0

0

0

6

0.0

12:47

Zachary Aston-Reese

1

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

06:24

0

-1

Frank Corrado

5

0

0

GOALIES

GP

W

L

Matt Murray

33

17

12

Tristan Jarry

18

9

Casey DeSmith

7

3

68

OTL GAA

2

0

0

0

6

0.0

11:30

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

1

88

922

2

3

1

2.93

834 0.904

4

2

2.44

434

0.919

2

38

472

2

2

3

0

2.24

174

0.925

0

14

188

2

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BY THE NUMBERS

OPPONENTS As of 02.06.18

OTTAWA SENATORS PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS +/-

PIM

PPG

PPP

SHG

SH

SPCT

TOI

Mark Stone

44

18

26

44

10

6

1

8

1

103

17.5

20:50

Erik Karlsson

46

5

29

34

-25

26

3

11

0

126

4.0

26:25

Mike Hoffman

51

13

21

34

-13

16

4

14

0

167

7.8

18:08

Derick Brassard

51

13

16

29

-1

28

3

4

0

137

9.5

18:15

Ryan Dzingel

51

14

8

22

-12

27

3

4

0

84

16.7

16:06

Bobby Ryan

39

7

13

20

-2

10

1

2

0

68

10.3

16:32

Matt Duchene

37

8

9

17

-11

4

2

4

0

86

9.3

18:10

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

47

7

9

16

-8

22

0

0

1

75

9.3

15:58

Tom Pyatt

51

6

10

16

-7

6

0

0

1

66

9.1

14:23

Dion Phaneuf

49

3

12

15

-5

29

1

4

0

82

3.6

20:28

OTL GAA

SV

SV%

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Craig Anderson

37

13

17

5

3.16

1026 0.903

2

110

1136

2

7

Mike Condon

19

4

8

4

3.31

497

0

54

551

0

0

0.902

LOS ANGELES KINGS PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS +/-

PIM

PPG

PPP

SHG

SH

SPCT

TOI

Dustin Brown Drew Doughty Jake Muzzin Tyler Toffoli Tanner Pearson Adrian Kempe Trevor Lewis Alex Iafallo Alec Martinez

52 52 49 52 52 51 52 50 48

16 8 6 18 10 15 13 5 5

21 29 26 13 18 10 9 12 10

37 37 32 31 28 25 22 17 15

37 36 30 8 19 35 21 4 18

5 3 4 5 1 1 1 0 1

7 14 10 8 3 1 2 2 7

0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

138 137 106 159 115 78 106 95 77

11.6 5.8 5.7 11.3 8.7 19.2 12.3 5.3 6.5

19:29 27:04 22:34 16:10 16:18 13:23 15:42 15:47 23:23

OTL GAA

22 15 11 9 9 12 E 6 2

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Jonathan Quick

40

20

18

2

2.51

1101

0.919

3

97

1198

8

3

Darcy Kuemper

15

8

1

3

1.76

397

0.943

3

24

421

0

2

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1 2 5 10 14 15 17 18 19 29 33 36 41 44 49 56 65 68 72 74 95

PLAYER

Mike Condon Dion Phaneuf Cody Ceci Tom Pyatt Alexandre Burrows Zack Smith Nate Thompson Ryan Dzingel Derick Brassard Johnny Oduya Fredrik Claesson Colin White Craig Anderson Jean-Gabriel Pageau Christopher DiDomenico Magnus Paajarvi Erik Karlsson Mike Hoffman Thomas Chabot Mark Borowiecki Matt Duchene

POS

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

HT

6-2 6-4 6-2 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-2 5-10 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-11

WT

195 225 209 185 197 208 214 190 202 191 200 183 185 184 174 206 191 181 196 207 195

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Ottawa’s 4-1 loss at Montreal on Feb. 4 dropped its record to 17-25-9, just six points ahead of last-place Buffalo in the Eastern Conference. Mike Hoffman scored his 13th goal in that game and tied defenseman Erik Karlsson for second place in Senators’ scoring with 34 points, 10 behind leader Mark Stone. . . The Senators, who played in Toronto last Saturday, return home to face Buffalo on Thursday and are in a stretch which sees them play

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SENATORS

HEADSHOTS As of 02.06.18

Mike Condon 1

Dion Phaneuf 2

Cody Ceci 5

Tom Pyatt 10

Alexandre Burrows 14

Zack Smith 15

Nate Thompson 17

Ryan Dzingel 18

Derick Brassard 19

Johnny Oduya 29

Fredrik Claesson 33

Colin White 36

Craig Anderson 41

Jean-Gabriel Pageau 44

Christopher DiDomenico 49

Magnus Paajarvi 56

Erik Karlsson 65

Mike Hoffman 68

Thomas Chabot 72

Mark Borowiecki 74

Matt Duchene 95

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ROSTER As of 02.06.18

5 6 8 9 11 12 13 15 17 19 21 22 23 24 27 32 35 38 52 53 70 71 73

PLAYER

Christian Folin Jake Muzzin Drew Doughty Adrian Kempe Anze Kopitar Marian Gaborik Kyle Clifford Andy Andreoff Jonny Brodzinski Alex Iafallo Nick Shore Trevor Lewis Dustin Brown Derek Forbort Alec Martinez Jonathan Quick Darcy Kuemper Paul LaDue Michael Amadio Kevin Gravel Tanner Pearson Torrey Mitchell Tyler Toffoli

POS

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

HT

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

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WT

204 213 200 195 224 200 211 203 217 185 195 205 216 215 208 218 215 198 204 212 201 186 197

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KINGS

HEADSHOTS As of 02.06.18

Christian Folin 5

Jake Muzzin 6

Drew Doughty 8

Adrian Kempe 9

Anze Kopitar 11

Marian Gaborik 12

Kyle Clifford 13

Andy Andreoff 15

Jonny Brodzinski 17

Alex Iafallo 19

Nick Shore 21

Trevor Lewis 22

Dustin Brown 23

Derek Forbort 24

Alec Martinez 27

Jonathan Quick 32

Darcy Kuemper 35

Paul LaDue 38

Michael Amadio 52

Kevin Gravel 53

Tanner Pearson 70

Torrey Mitchell 71

Tyler Toffoli 73

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iPADS ON THE BENCH A GREAT TOOL FOR PENGUINS BY: MICHELLE CRECHIOLO

During the Penguins’ 6-5 overtime win over Boston on Jan. 7, Sidney Crosby carried the puck up the ice on a 2-on-1 rush with Daniel Sprong. Crosby tried to thread a pass over, but the play was broken up by Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk. When they returned to the bench, Crosby pulled out an iPad and talked through what had happened with Sprong. “Just on the 2-on-1, he wanted me to slow down a bit,” Sprong said. “I asked him at what point he wants me to slow down. I was kind of behind him so I didn’t have the chance to go all the way to the back, so that’s when I’ve just got to pull

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up a little bit and make it easier for him.” Having a teaching moment like that, during a game, in real time, wasn’t possible before the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, which is when the NHL made a deal with Apple to deliver video and data to the bench on a tablet. They decided to use a system called iBench, which is powered by a company called XOS Digital. Many teams, including the Penguins, were already using XOS Digital’s video platform called Thunder Hockey to capture ingame feeds for hockey operations use, so it made sense to use the same company to stream video on the iPads. The buildings of all 16 playoff teams were outfitted, which was a process considering the iPads have to operate on the same WiFi as the fans in the arena. As teams were eliminated, they were able to narrow their focus. It worked so well that they decided to expand


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it to all 31 buildings this summer, which was a big undertaking, but a big success. Basically, this is how they work: Penguins video coach Andy Saucier captures the feed from the TV production truck on one of the computers in his office. The signal that he gets is then streamed out to those access points that are set up right behind the bench, and the iPads grab their feeds from there. The iPads are set up like DVRs with controls at the bottom. Whoever’s using it can simply take their finger and just buffer through the timeline. It’s not quite immediately available, but there’s only about a 5-10 second delay. In addition, during a game, Saucier is tagging everything and making a bunch of clips. For example, when the Penguins score a goal, he presses a button and the play rolls back a certain number of seconds

and forward a certain number of seconds. Since the iPads are tied into the program Saucier is using, that will be displayed on the tablet on the bench as a ticker mark in the timeline. Last spring, Rick Tocchet was the coach in charge of using the iPads. This year, it’s Mark Recchi. “They’re great for the coaching staff because we can go back and look at teaching points with the guys,” Recchi said. “Sometimes we get caught up talking to guys and something happens, or Sully might see something and he says, ‘take a look at that and I’ll take a look at it and I’ll show the guys.’ It’s great, it really is. It really benefits teaching right on the bench, even if you miss something.” Though it’s not just the coaching staff using them — more and more players have started taking the iPads into their own hands. continued on page 91

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“... they all watch their shifts, they want to get better and having it immediately on the bench is huge.” ANDI SAUCIER

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“They watch a lot of video, really just on their own, it’s not mandated at all,” Saucier said. “But they all watch their shifts, they want to get better and having it immediately on the bench is huge. I think it’s helped a lot for especially our guys, the types of personalities and types of learners we have.” That starts with Crosby, who’s known for his incredible work ethic. He thinks the game on another level, so he usually knows exactly when everything happened on the ice, and it doesn’t take him long for him to find what he’s looking for. At that point, he can look at the play and make his own adjustments, or have a visual tool to help explain to his teammates how to handle a certain situation. “I think before, you’d have to wait till the end of the period,” Crosby said. “You’d go over the

power play, you might not adjust or you might not see something because you don’t get a chance to really sit down and look at it for a period or so. So it’s nice to not necessarily waste time, but that you can look at it quickly and maybe adjust a little bit more on the fly than you typically would.” But Crosby pointed out that it’s important not to get overly reliant on the iPads. “I think sometimes it can be too much, too,” he said. “You don’t want to get caught. The game’s not static where you can just lay everything out the way you want to. But it’s nice to be able to look at that stuff sometimes. I think just knowing that the game is pretty free-flowing, a lot of things happen out there, but it’s a nice tool to have when you need it.”

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Using the stick like a spear

Swinging the stick at an opponent

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PENALTIES CHARGING

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ICING

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

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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.

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For the convenience of our fans, ATMs are available in the arena: KeyBank - Outside section 119 and 230, and across from the DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office PNC Bank on PNC Legends Level - Outside of party suite 44 and suite 13

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.

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

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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.

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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.

Smoking is not permitted inside the arena.

BUILDING PERM AD INFO 2

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 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.

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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.

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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 stop 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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Cheer, clap and let the players know you are here! Hockey is the best sport to watch live — have fun!

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HONORS & AWARDS 2017

PENGUINS

HONORS AWARDS AND

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PRESIDENTS’ TROPHY 5

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2009

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2016

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1988, 1993, 1996

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1999

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2007, 2013

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2012

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1985

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2007

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1986, 1988, 1993, 1996

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1999, 2000

2

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2007, 2013, 2014

3

Evgeni Malkin

2012

1

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1995

1

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1981

1

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2007

1

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2

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1993

1

Ron Francis

1995

1

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2013

1

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1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997

6

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1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

5

Sidney Crosby

2007, 2014

2

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2009, 2012

2

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2011

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Rick Kehoe

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1973

1

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1993

1

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One of the most unique broadcasters in professional sports, Mike Lange is calling games in his 43rd 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.

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Anderson, Reid*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Brenk, Jacob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Charron, Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Chmielewski, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Dwyer, Gord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Furlatt, Eric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hanson, Trevor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Hebert, Ghislain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Hebert, Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Jackson, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Joannette, Marc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Kowal, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Kozari, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Lambert, Pierre* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 L’Ecuyer, Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Lee, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Leggo, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Luxmore, Thomas John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 MacDougall, Peter* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 McCauley, Wes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 McIsaac, Jon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Meier, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Morton, Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Nicholson, Kendrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 O’Halloran, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 O’Rourke, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Peel, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Pochmara, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Pollock, Kevin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Rank, Garrett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Rehman, Kyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Romasko, Evgeny* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Rooney, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Schlenker, Chris* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Skilliter, Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 South, Furman* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 St-Laurent, Francois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 St. Pierre, Justin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Sutherland, Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Voss, Cameron* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Walsh, Ian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Watson, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

NHL OFF-ICE OFFICIALS

Dan Aubele Read Connolly Danielle DiBacco Jim Duss Joe Ferraro Todd Gally

Alphonso, Shandor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Amell, Derek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Barton, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Berg, Devin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Brisebois, David. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Cameron, Lonnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Cherrey, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Cormier, Michel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Daisy, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Devorski, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Driscoll, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Galloway, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Gawryletz, Brandon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Gibbons, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Gibbs, Darren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Henderson, Don. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Heyer, Shane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Knorr, Trent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Kovachik, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Mach, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 MacPherson, Matt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Miller, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Mills, Bevan* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Murchison, Kiel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Murphy, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Murray, Jonny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Nagy, Kory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Nansen, Derek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Nowak, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Pancich, Bryan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Racicot, Pierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Rody, Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Sericolo, Anthony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Smith, Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Shewchyk, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Suchanek, Libor* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Wheler, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 * Minor League Officials Jim Gricar Zack Haney DJ Johnson Chris Keller Bob Maitland Mike McGuire

Bob Moretti Leo Rudzki Keith Schreiber Phil Spano Eugene Susi Dan Wagner

Jim Weaver Jeff Stuart Andy Tumas Dennis Lohr

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10 13 17 24 26

Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month 2017 SAP NHL Global Series™: Colorado Avalanche & Ottawa Senators (Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden) Hockey Hall of Fame Game: Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs  Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Toronto, Ont.)  NHL General Managers’ Meeting 2017 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown™: Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins  NHL Founders Day (1917) 

DECEMBER 1 13 16

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19-21 23-25

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MAY 4-20

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We believe every leader of the sport has the responsibility to inspire stakeholders in an effort to deliver a positive family hockey experience. Hockey participation offers families value beyond making an individual a better player or even a better athlete. The game of hockey is a powerful platform for participants to build character, foster positive values and develop important life skills. These benefits are available to all players, desirable to every family and transcend the game. Today, guided by our common values, we jointly pledge to the following Principles.

WE BELIEVE: • Hockey should be an enjoyable family experience; all stakeholders — organizations, players, parents, siblings, coaches, referees, volunteers and rink operators — play a role in this effort. • Hockey’s greatest value is the role it plays in the development of character and life skills. • All hockey organizations — regardless of size or level of competition — bring value to players and families in their ability to deliver a positive family experience. • Physical activity is important for a healthy body, mind and spirit. • There are significant benefits of youth participation in multiple sports. • Hockey programs should be age-appropriate for all players, accounting for each individual’s physical, emotional and cognitive development. • There is great value in all forms of hockey, both on and off the ice. • All hockey programs should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. Simply put, hockey is for everyone. We believe in our ability to improve lives and strengthen communities globally through hockey. We believe that living by these Principles will provide a healthy, balanced and enjoyable experience for all and inspire impactful service beyond the rink.

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5 PLAYER YOUTH HOCKEY

POINTERS

1.

SKATE, SKATE, SKATE

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

2.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PASSING

Pay attention to your passing. Nothing moves the puck up ice quicker than a tape-to-tape pass. A good passing team is able to maintain possession of the puck for long stretches, putting itself in position to generate more offense. What separates the great passers from the good ones is not only are they able to deliver the puck to a teammate when he or she is wide open, but they

are able to use the boards and make area passes to teammates in traffic. Practice perfect passing.

3.

GET TO THE NET

Everybody has probably heard the saying ‘good things happen when you go to the net.’ There is a good reason for that — everything happens there. When you have a chance to shoot, get the puck on net. You also have to make sure that you physically go to the net so that way you are there for tips, rebounds and screens — all plays that lead directly to goals. continued on page 144

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WORK HARD AND HAVE FUN

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

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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 Director, Events and Hospitality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kat Smerdel Executive Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Carper, Nicole Schaaf, Molly Trunzo Coordinator, Shipping and Receiving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Hart Receptionist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Hart

KEVIN HART

Senior Vice President, Finance

TOM MCMILLAN

Vice President, Communications

HOCKEY OPERATIONS Assistant General Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Guerin, Jason Karmanos Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Sullivan Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin, Mark Recchi Goaltending Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Buckley Video Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Saucier Director, Player Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Young Player Development Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jarrod Skalde Goaltending Development Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brendan Sullivan Director, Team Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Britt Director of Hockey Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam Ventura Hockey Operations Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erik Heasley Executive Assistant to EVP/GM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michele Colaianni

SCOUTS Director, Professional Scouting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Clancey Professional Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Bowness, Al Santilli Director of Amateur Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrik Allvin Amateur Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Alexander, Brian Fitzgerald, Luc Gauthier, Frank Golden, Jay Heinbuck, Jamie Huffman, Dan McLean, Casey Torres, Warren Young European Scouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petri Pakaslanti, Tommy Westlund Special Assignment Scouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gilles Meloche, Kevin Stevens

EQUIPMENT/TRAINING STAFF Head Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Heinze Assistant Equipment Managers . . . . . . . . . . .JC Ihrig, Danny Kroll, Jon Taglianetti Head Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Stewart Director of Sports Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Bell Assistant Athletic Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andy O’Brien Strength and Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Trinca Assistant Strength Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexi Pianosi

JAMES SANTILLI

Vice President, Marketing

CHAD SLENCAK

Vice President, Ticketing

DAVE SOLTESZ President, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

RICH HIXON

President, UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

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COMMUNICATIONS

GAME ENTERTAINMENT AND PRODUCTION

Senior Director, Communications . . . .Jennifer Bullano Ridgley Director, Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Seidling

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

Producer, Penguins Radio Network . . . . . . . . . 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

Communications Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Steigerwald

Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meghan McManimon Manager, Motion Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aaron Spiegel

PARTNERSHIP SALES/MARKETING Senior Director, Partnership Sales and Media . . . .Mark Turley Senior Director, Partnership Marketing . . . . . . . . . . Ross Miller Director, Partnership Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jack Tipton Manager, Partnership Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brett Baur Director, Partnership Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lori Wineland

Producers, Motion Graphics Design . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Distilli, Ethan Mansberger Producer/Host, PensTV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celina Pompeani Public Address Announcer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Mill

FINANCE

Managers, Partnership Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . .Devin Beahm, Matt Dentinger, Paige Hancher, Erin Lockwood, Jim Meyer

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

Liaison, Partnership Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pierre Larouche

Financial Analyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Bacon

Senior Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Ussack Payroll Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrea Winschel

MARKETING

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

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

TICKETING

Senior Director, Digital Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . Leo McCafferty

Senior Director, Premium Seating. . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Magness

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

Senior Director, Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Murphy

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

Managers, Premium Seating . . . . . . . . Kyle Lux, Jon Seelnacht

Director, Fan Development and Special Events . . . Jill Shipley

Manager, Premium Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Julia Ivery

Manager, Fan Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Spencer Coordinator, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine King Manager, Youth Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Chiasson Local Manager, Learn to Play Program. . . . . . .Rocky Saganiuk

NEW MEDIA

Managers, Group Sales . . . . . . . . . Mike Zatchey, Ashley Smith Manager, Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Rudy Senior Ticket Sales Account Executives . . . . . George Birman, Jeff Blizman, Bonnie Golinski Ticket Sales Account Executive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Fischer Inside Sales Representatives . . . . . .Kevin Devine, Paige Wise

Director, Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam Kasan

Managers, Box Office . . . . . . . . . . Carol Coulson, Kelly Gabany

Manager, Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Crechiolo

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

Director, New Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andi Perelman

Director, Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Davis

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

Customer Service Representative . . . . . . . . . . . .Holly Bandish

Graphics Coordinator, New Media . . . . . . . . . Jourdan Gottlieb

TECHNOLOGY Senior Director, Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Erik Watts Building Audio/Video Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Miller, Drew Warren Systems Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Henry Junior Systems Administrators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Lange, Justin Mellor, Alex Navarette Manager, CRM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Walczak

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Senior Director, Database Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Exley Manager, Database Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Danny Gardner

PENGUINS FOUNDATION President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Soltesz Director, Foundation Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Amanda Susko Program Coordinators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abbey Braddock, Madison Connelly Director, Community/Alumni Relations . . . . . . . . .Cindy Himes Liaison, Community Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ed Johnston


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PITTSBURGH BY: JASON SEIDLING When the Penguins signed highlycoveted undrafted college free agent Zach Aston-Reese last March, general manager Jim Rutherford offered the following description of his game to the Post-Gazette’s Jason Mackey: “He’s a player with a lot of character and determination,” Rutherford said. “He brings it to the room and on the ice. The shortest way I can describe him he’s a ‘(Patric) Hornqvist-type player.’” It was only fitting that when Hornqvist was knocked from the Penguins’ lineup due to a lowerbody injury he suffered following a collision with Washington’s Brooks Orpik on Feb. 2, that Aston-Reese

was the next man up to be recalled from Pittsburgh’s minor-league affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. “Well, Clarkie said that essentially, he has been his best player,” Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan described of the report WBS bench boss Clark Donatelli gave him prior to Aston-Reese making his NHL debut on Feb. 3 against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. As Sullivan continued to elaborate on Aston-Reese, he invoked those same comparisons Rutherford made less than 11 months earlier. “He is a really gritty kid. He plays a hard game. He plays a similar game to a Patric Hornqvist.” continued on page 152

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Aston-Reese’s promotion came with an added bonus — getting to make his NHL debut just 20 minutes from where he grew up in Staten Island, New York, meaning his parents and close family could be in attendance. He was also quite familiar with his surroundings at the Prudential Center, since he played two years of his youth hockey career with the New Jersey Rockets at the Devils’ practice rink, which is attached to the game rink. “It is exciting,” Aston-Reese told reporters before the game. “I think for me, I have to keep doing what I’ve been doing in Wilkes, not play (on the perimeter) and not be afraid to get my nose dirty and go to the net, those dirty areas.”

While the 3-1 loss to the Devils later that evening was disappointing for Aston-Reese and the Penguins, he did enjoy the experience. His first NHL shift actually came as a member of the second power-play unit. He nearly scored when Dominik Simon found him alone on the top of the crease — one of those dirty areas — but Devils’ netminder Keith Kinkaid stoned him from point-blank range. As the game progressed, AstonReese found himself taking shifts alongside the Penguins’ future Hall of Fame-bound centers, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. “You try to make the most of that opportunity,” Aston-Reese said of logging action with two of the best players of this generation. continued on page 155

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In the six weeks leading up to his promotion, Aston-Reese was playing his best hockey of the season skating next to Ryan Haggerty and JeanSebastien Dea. Saying that he has been “playing simple hockey,” Aston-Reese rung up 15 points (6G-9A) in the 14 games leading up to his recall. Pittsburgh native Nick Hart is one of the broadcasters for the WBS Penguins. Hart said that the uptick in Aston-Reese’s personal numbers after Christmas was a reward after being somewhat snakebit at the outset of the campaign. “Zach’s slow start to the year

was due to a lot of errors when it came to handling pucks, and it was a frustrating time for him,” Hart said. “However, because his mistakes were so 101-level, he was bound to bounce back. For a while, he wasn’t being rewarded on the scoresheet for his hard work. This recent run is a bit of karmic payback from the hockey Gods.” According to Hart, Aston-Reese’s growth coincides with becoming more consistent at getting under the skin of his opponents. “Zach’s learned how to consistently play mean this season. He’s a really nice and easygoing kid off the ice.

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Being a jerk isn’t in his DNA. But he’s at his best when he’s playing heavy and in the face of his opponents, and he’s starting to do that every night now.” Once again, you see a description that matches one people would use to describe No. 72. Hart agrees that Aston-Reese’s play bears a lot of resemblance to Hornqvist. Hart also sees a lot of another former Penguin as well. “People latched onto Jim Rutherford’s comparison to Patric Hornqvist when the Penguins first signed Aston-Reese, and it’s easy to understand why,” Hart said. “They both do a lot of thankless jobs that create scoring chances and boast underrated shooting ability on the rush. Aston-Reese isn’t quite as good at setting screens as Hornqvist, and few are, but he

always seems to be in the right place to find a tip or rebound much like a player veteran Penguins fans will remember, German Titov.” The logjam of NHL-capable wingers on Pittsburgh’s roster means that once the injured Hornqvist and Conor Sheary return to active duty, chances are high that Aston-Reese will return to northeastern Pennsylvania to continue honing his game in an effort to one day make the Steel City his permanent hockey home. “His feet are still his greatest weakness,” Hart said. “He’s made great strides already in improving his explosiveness and north-south speed, but he’ll need to continue to improve in those areas and add to his agility if he wants to play regularly in today’s NHL.”

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Want to take a piece of today’s game home with you? The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation can make that happen! Visit the Foundation outside of the Key Bank Club to purchase an exclusive warm-up puck used prior to today’s game! Each puck is game-dated and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity inside a special acrylic case. Supplies are limited and will go fast, so make sure you visit us after the 1st Period. Collect one from every game and start your collection! Pucks are available every home game of the 2017.18 season, so make sure you visit us before it’s too late! All proceeds benefit the youth initiatives of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. To learn more, visit pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org.

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EFFECTIVENESS

The Penguins’ power play entered February performing at a leagueleading clip and threatening to eclipse the franchise’s all-time record for efficiency.

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Mike Sullivan maintained he and his coaching staff have appreciated what the power play has been able to achieve this season much more than they’ve orchestrated what’s


been taking place seemingly on a nightly basis. “I haven’t been around one as dynamic as this one,” Sullivan said of the Penguins’ man-advantage attack. “What makes them unique is their instinctive play. We try hard to stay out of the way, and I mean that sincerely. Coaching power plays, I’ve always found in my experiences if you’re not careful you can overcoach a little bit and you get in the way of that instinctive play. “That first unit that we have, they certainly have a framework and we prepare them with some structure. But I think what makes them unique is their ability to move out of that structure and just create the way they do through their instinctive play. “We have some dynamic players. They’ve been together now for quite some time so they’re somewhat evolved as a power-play group.” The five-man unit of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, Patric Hornqvist, and Kris Letang absolutely qualifies as dynamic and instinctive. But Sullivan maintains there’s more to their individual and collective effectiveness. “I also think they go to school on penalty kills,” he said. “We joke in our coaches’ room sometimes because we have a special teams meeting in the morning and we’ll show the prescout of the other team’s penalty

kill. But the real meeting takes place after the meeting when the players get together and they start talking about what they saw, what the coaches might have said, what we can exploit. And that’s what I love about these guys, they’re really engaged in the process themselves, and so because of that I think they’re an evolved group. “In my experience, in all the years I’ve been coaching in the league I haven’t been around a group as dynamic as them.” The Penguins’ power play took the ice on Feb. 3 at New Jersey leading the NHL with a success rate of 27.7 percent (51-for-184). That was north of the franchise all-time record for power play prowess in a season (26.0 percent in 1995-96). “I think what we like about the group right now is they’re doing the little things,” Sullivan said. “They’re winning face-offs, they’re retrieving loose pucks and they’re hunting loose pucks down so they’re winning puck battles and then they’re just taking what the game gives them. “They’re not forcing things that aren’t there. If the shot is there, they take it. If it’s not, they keep their patience and they look for that next play.” Another attribute the Penguins’ power play has demonstrated is awareness. continued on page 163

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The unit’s had a knack for coming up big when necessary, as the Penguins’ 3-for-4 performance on the power play illustrated in a 7-4 victory over Washington on Feb. 2. “We know how their power play is very good,” Malkin said. “It’s a challenge, who’s better?” The Caps went 0-for-3 with the man-advantage. The Pens have also endured 0-fers this season. As is sometimes the case at even strength, trying to be a little too creative or a little too dynamic can prove to be counterproductive. “I think when we struggle, that tends to be part of our issues,” Sullivan said. “I think that’s where the coaching staff tries to use its influence when we need to. We’re trying to stay out of the way and let

these guys act on their instincts and be creative. But sometimes when we struggle, just my experience of being around this particular group, is when we want to pass it in the net. We’re always looking for that next play and sometimes that play doesn’t materialize. “Sometimes the best play is simply to get a point shot or shoot the puck off the flank and then create your offense off of that.” Malkin understands what works and what doesn’t. “We’re playing quick, we’re using our legs and we understand each other,” he said. “We’re having fun right now. “Stick on stick, give good passes and be creative. We have amazing players here.”

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OPPORTUNITY AWAITS PENGUINS ELITE TEAM AT THE QUEBEC PEE-WEE TOURNAMENT BY: ALEX ROESSLER On Jan. 29, the 2005 Pittsburgh Penguins Elite team went to PPG Paints Arena to pick up some new gear and practice on the ice. The next night, the team gathered at the Penguins game and were shown on the scoreboard in front of a sold out crowd. All of this excitement is due to the fact that the team will be heading to the annual Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament in Quebec City. The Quebec International PeeWee Tournament is known as one of the most prestigious minor hockey tournaments in the world for Pee-Wee aged players (11 and 12-year-olds). The tournament spans 12 days in February and dates all the way back to 1960. Some of the greatest names in hockey have played in this tournament including Penguins owner and Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux as well as Wayne Gretzky, Guy Lafleur, Marcel Dionne, and many more. The members of the team will have the opportunity to play against PeeWee teams from around the world, and they will also enjoy the cultural experience. The tournament is held

during Quebec’s Winter Carnival and players will be staying with local families. Experiencing Canadian culture will be another highlight of attending this tournament. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has contributed to making this trip a possibility for the Penguins Elite players. “We’re very excited. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity” said Cameron Herr, a grateful member of the 2005 team. The Penguins Elite team will have their first game of the tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10 against the North Shore Winter Club, a team from North Vancouver, British Columbia. We all wish the Penguins Elite team the best of luck as they head north of the border!

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of the Learn to Play Dek program build the bridge to get more kids on the ice and playing hockey. The Try Hockey For Free program will provide the opportunity for kids to try the sport and eventually transition into ice hockey. Mar. 3 will mark the second of four Try Hockey For Free dates of the season for USA Hockey. This year, for the first time, the Pittsburgh Penguins and ice hockey rinks in Western Pennsylvania will be hosting four total Try Hockey For Free dates in the 2017-18 season. The initiative is projected to introduce over 3,500 youth to the sport of hockey this season.

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