Pittsburgh Penguins franchise joins the National Hockey League
Penguins first NHL game played at the Civic Arena vs Montreal. Penguins lose to Montreal, 2-1, with 9,307 fans on hand. Andy Bathgate scores the first Penguins goal.
Penguins first victory as they defeat St. Louis, 3-1, on the road.
Andy Bathgate records first hat trick in club history vs Minnesota
Les Binkley records the club's first shutout, 1-0, vs California
Penguins first sellout at Civic Arena vs Toronto (12,563)
Donald Parsons heads a Michigan group which purchases 80% of the franchise
Penguins defeat Philadelphia, 4-1, to clinch second place in the Western Diision, putting them in the playoffs for the first time
Penguins defeat Oakland, 2-1, in the club's first playoff game
Jack Riley, club's general manager for first three years is promoted to President and Coach Red Kelly is promoted to General Manager/Coach
Les Binkley records his 11th career shutout with Penguins which is still a club record
Michel Briere dies from injuries suffered in an auto accident on May 15, 1970
Thayer Potter heads a Pittsburgh group which buys team
Red Kelly steps down as general manager, but remains coach, and Jack Riley regains general manager duties.
Greg Polis wins MVP honors at NHL All-Star Game in Montreal after scoring two goals.
Jack Button named general manager of the Penguins
Syl Apps named MVP in NHL All-Star game in Montreal after scoring two goals
Pens defeat St. Louis, 3-2, to establish a 20-game home unbeaten streak whicih is still a club record
Penguins declare bankruptcy
Albert Savill, Otto Frenzel, and Wren Blair buy Penguins
Marc Boileau retired as coach
Jean Pronovost becomes the first Penguin to score 50 goals in a season and Perre Larouche becomes first Penguin to record 100 points in one season
Aldrege "Baz" Bastien named club's general manager
Bob Prince debuts as the club's television play-by-play announcer
Edward J. DeBartolo takes control of the club, having purchased one-third of the franchise the year before
George Ferguson scores in OT to eliminate Buffalo in preliminary round of playoffs
Penguins defeat NYI, 4-3, to gain first place in the Norris Division for the first time in club history
Black & Gold Uniform worn for first time vs St. Louis
Paul Gardner becomes first player to score four goals in one game in a 6-5 loss to Philadelphia
Mike Crombeen scores at 5:16 of second OT period to lead St. Louis to 4-3 win in the deciding game of the first round of the playoffs
Randy Carlyle named to NHL First All-Star Team
Randy Carlyle wins the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman and Rick Kehoe wins the Lady Byng Trophy as player who combined sportsmanship with a high standard of play
Edward J. DeBartolo takes over the Civic Arena
Penguins defeat the NY Islanders, 4-3, to break their then NHL-record 15-game winning streak
John Tonelli scores at 6:10 of OT to give the NY Islanders a 4-3 win in the final game of the first round of the playoffs
General Manager Baz Bastien dies as a result of an auto accident
Ed Johnston is promoted to general manager
Penguins draft Mario Lemieux, Doug Bodger, and Roger Belanger in first round of Entry Draft marking the only time in club history that Pittsburgh selected more than one player in the first round. It is also the only time that the Penguins have chosen first overall.
Mario Lemieux signs a contract with the Penguins
Mario Lemieux is named MVP in NHL All-Star Game in Calgary after scoring two goals and one assist
Mario Lemieux scored his 100th point to become third rookie in NHL history to score 100 points or more points in a season.
Mario Lemieux wins the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie
Mario Lemieux wins the Lester B. Pearson Award presented by Players' Association to the Outstanding Player in NHL
Penguins defeat Buffalo, 5-4, in OT to extend their club record beginning of the season winning streak to seven games
Civic Arena hosts its first AHL Game since 1966 as Baltimore defeats Sherbrooke, 4-3.
Penguins and Baltimore Skipjacks agree to terminate their working agreement
Penguins and Muskegon Lumberjacks of IHL sign a working agreement
Mario Lemieux is named MVP of NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis after scoring three goals, including the game winner in OT, and three assists.
Tony Esposito is hired by the Penguins and assumes duties of VP and General Manager
Mario Lemieux wins the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer and Hart Memorial Trophy , as the league's MVP, thus becoming the first Penguin to win either award
Mario Lemieux wins the Lester B. Pearson Award for the second time in his career
Mario Lemieux becomes the first player in NHL history to score a goal at even strength, on the power play, short-handed, on a penalty shot and into an empty net in one game
Mario Lemieux ties two NHL playoff Records with five goals and eight poits in one playoff game vs Philadelphia in the Penguins' 10-7 win
Mario Lemieux wins his second consecutive Art Ross Trophy as the league's top scorer with 199 points.
Craig Patrick is named General Manager/Head Coach replacing Tony Esposito and Gene Ubriaco
Pittsburgh's Civic Arena plays host to the NHL All-Star Game for the first time and Penguins' Center Mario Lemieux wins the MVP Award. Lemieux scores four goals on his way to his third All-Star MVP Award.
Mario Lemieux's 46-game point scoring streak halted at the NY Rangers as he leaves the game midway in second period with a back injury. Lemieux would miss the next 21 games before returning for the final game of the year.
Bob Johnson is hired as the head coach and Scott Bowman is named as director of development and recruitment
Penguins win their first division title, capturing the Patrick division title with a 7-4 win at Detroit
With a 4-1 win vs Washington, the Penguins win their first Patrick Division Playoff Championship
The Penguins earn the right to play in their first Stanley Cup championship series, beating the Boston Bruins to capture their first ever Wales Conference Championship
With an 8-0 victory over the Minnesota North Stars, the Penguins become Stanley Cup Champions for the first time in their 24-year history
The Penguins visit the White House and meet President George Bush, the first NHL team invited the the White House
Penguins head coach Bob Johnson is diagnosed with brain tumors, and has emergency surgery that night
Scott Bowman is named interim head coach
Stanley Cup Championship banners are raised at the Civic Arena in a pre-game ceremony
The National Hockey League confirms Howard Baldwin, Morris Belzberg, and Thomas Ruta as new Penguins ownership
Bob Johnson passes away at his home in Colorado Springs, CO, at the age of 60.
Pittsburgh has a record five players in the NHL All-Star Game at Philadelphia. Mario Lemieux, Kevin Stevens, Jaromir Jagr, and Paul Coffey are named to the starting Wales Conference lineup while Bryan Trottier is added to the team in the veteran's category
Craig Patrick is signed to a five-year contract as the general manager and executive vice president
NHL players go on strike
NHL players' strike ends
NHL games resume after conclusion of players' strike.
Penguins defeat NY Rangers in six games to capture the Patrick Division title
Penguins defeat the Boston Bruins in four games to win the Wales Conference Championship for the second consecutive season
Penguins defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in four games to win back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships
Paul Martha joins a Pittsburgh law firm but remains Penguins' general counsel
Penguins unveil new team logo at a press conference
Bob Johnson, Rick Kehoe, and Jean Pronovost are named charter members of Penguins Hall of Fame
Mario Lemieux signs a multi-year contract
Stanley Cup Banners are raised in a pre-game ceremony at the Civic Arena
Formal inductions of the Charter members of the Penguins Hall of Fame are held in a pre-game ceremony
The Penguins announce that Mario Lemieux has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease
Mario Lemieux returns to the Penguins lineup in Philadelphia after missing the previous 23 games.
The Penguins win their second Patrick Division Title with a 4-1 victory at Washington
Penguins win their first ever Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's best team with a 5-3 win at Quebec
Penguins set NHL record for the longest winning streak in NHL history, with their 16th consecutive win, a 10-4 victory at NY Rangers. The Penguins extend the record to 17 games with a 4-2 win vs the Rangers on April 10
David Volek scores at 5:16 of OT to give the NY Islanders a 4-3 win in the deciding game of the Patrick Division Finals
Jack Kelley named Penguins President
Mario Lemieux wins the Hart Memorial Trophy, the Art Ross Trophy, the Masterton Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson Award
Mario Lemieux is named to the NHL first All-Star Team while Tom Barrasso, Larry Murphy, and Kevin Stevens are named to the second All-Star team.
The Penguins and the Russian Central Red Army Team announce working agreement
Syl Apps is named to the Penguins Hall of Fame
The Penguins win their first Northeast Division title with a 4-0 win at Ottawa
Roy Mlakar is named Chief Operating Officer of Pittsburgh Sports Associates Holding Company
The Penguins announce plans to build a practice and training facility located in the Southpointe development project in Washington County
Disney Sports Enterprises, Inc., joins in a three-way working agreement with the Penguins and Central Red Army Hockey Team
Penguins announce an advisory board to consist of Connecticut Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., actor Michael Keaton, KBL General Manager Bill Craig, Pittsburgh attorney Paul Martha, and businessmen Mike Farrell, Tony Liberati, Bernard S. Mars, and Bruce Robbins