Pittsburgh Penguins

Founded: 1967
Team Owner: Mario Lemieux & Ronald Burkle
Head Coach: Mike Johnston
Captain: Sidney Crosby
Team Icon: Mario Lemieux
Overall Record: 1609-1570-383
Minor League Affiliate: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
Stanley Cup Championships: 3 (1990–91, 1991–92, 2008–09)
Arena: Consol Energy Center
Arena Capacity: 18,387
City: Pittsburgh, PA
Website: www.penguins.nhl.com
Pittsburgh Penguins

The new Pittsburgh hockey franchise was slated to play in the civic arena commonly referred to as the Big Igloo, so people already had ice on their minds when they took part in a name-the-team contest for the club. Over 700 of the entries suggested Penguins partly because of the alliteration and partly because the igloo-penguin connection.


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