We’re still in the Playoffs (barely), so it’s time for a little hockey trivia. Here are some interesting facts about our Pittsburgh Penguins:
The only symbol in the Penguins logo that has stayed the same throughout all of the years the Penguins have been around (since 1967), is the golden triangle. This is a symbol of the city, because it represents the meeting of the three major rivers, and is the center of the City of Bridges.
Did you know, the official name of the Penguins was inspired by the Igloo?
Only two jerseys have been retired in the Penguins franchise. The first was Michael Briere, #21, and, of course, Mario Lemieux’s #66.
Mario Lemieux debuted on the team on October 11, 1984, and made a goal on his first shift against the Boston Bruins. Later that year, he played in the NHL’s All-Star Game, and became the first rookie to be named the All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player.
In 1998–1999, the average attendance to a Pens game was 14,825 at home games.
Before the Pens, there was a team named the Hornets, founded in 1936, who played in the International-American Hockey League (IAHL). In 2000, Lemieux became the first player-owner of the team in this era of Pens history.
In 2009, Crosby became the youngest captain in the NHL history to win the Stanley Cup.
And my last piece of trivia is a question for you: When did Evgeni Malkin join the Pens, and how old was he at the time?
LET’S GO, PENS!!