Penguins Sign Dumoulin to Six-Year Deal

The Penguins avoided an arbitration hearing today by signing Brian Dumoulin to a six-year contract worth $4.1M per year. There’s no arguing that Dumoulin was a key part of both of the Penguins last two Cup runs. In the absence of Kris Letang, Dumoulin stepped up and provided the Penguins with quality top pairing minutes. Brian Dumoulin: PIT offer $1.95M. Player ask is $4.35M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 22, 2017 Dumoulin originally had asked for $4.35M entering arbitration, and

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Coyotes Hire Rick Tocchet

Last offseason, the Penguins practically lost no one. They kept their roster almost completely intact and kept on rolling. This offseason has been the complete opposite. The Penguins have already lost a number of players such as Bonino, Kunitz, Daley, Fleury, and Hainsey. Today, they lost a key member of Mike Sullivan’s coaching staff, Rick Tocchet. Tocchet was rumored to be heading to Arizona a couple weeks ago, but today the Coyotes made it official. They’ve signed the three-time Stanley

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Penguins Sign Adam Johnson

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed another talented but undrafted NCAA free agent. Like Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel, Johnson was overlooked because of his size. Adding another talented young forward with a chip on his shoulder is a continuation of the formula that has brought the Penguins the best scoring depth in the league and in turn, back to back Stanley Cups. If you don’t know by now, Pittsburgh is the unofficial home of college hockey in the NHL. The

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Penguins Sign Zach Aston-Reese

Conor Sheary, Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Jake Guentzel, Teddy Blueger and now you can add Zach Aston-Reese to the list of young NCAA forwards in the Penguins system. The Penguins pitch to young college studs can’t be too hard and it probably goes something like this: “Hey, nice to meet you. Do you want to play with the two best centers in the world in front of sellout crowds, while competing for a Stanley Cup each and every year?” I’m sure

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The Future of the Flower

I’m just going to come right out and say it. At this moment, I don’t think anyone knows what’s going to happen with Marc Andre Fleury. On Friday, it was widely reported the general manager Jim Rutherford preferred to keep the 32 year old net minder in Pittsburgh for the ensuing playoff run. Of course, this could just mean that there’s not a deal out there to be made, at least not yet. Later on in the day, Rutherford appeared

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Penguins Acquire Ron Hainsey

The Pens have acquired defenseman Ron Hainsey from the Hurricanes in exchange for a 2017 2nd-rounder & Danny Kristo.https://t.co/fZeTqZl7tR pic.twitter.com/c3x6XzUJ21 — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 23, 2017 Thursday morning started off with a nice little depth trade to prime Penguins fans for the trade deadline. The Penguins gave up a second round pick and an insignificant AHL contract in Danny Kristo in exchange for 35 year old veteran blueliner Ron Hainsey. Carolina also retains 50% of Hainsey’s salary. There’s nothing

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Penguins to Host LGBTQ Pride Night

The culture surrounding hockey could certainly use some changing, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are taking a huge step in doing so on February 7th. The Penguins have partnered with the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh and the You Can Play Initiative to celebrate LGBT inclusion and equality in the sport of hockey during their game against the Calgary Flames. In many sports, especially one with such macho stereotypes like hockey, gay players and fans do not always feel comfortable or welcome. It

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