Pittsburgh Penguins facts for kids
|Home arena||PPG Paints Arena|
|Colors||Black, Pittsburgh gold, white
|Media||AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The X (105.9 FM)
ESPN Pittsburgh (970 AM)
Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network
|General manager||Jim Rutherford|
|Head coach||Mike Sullivan|
|Minor league affiliates||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
|Stanley Cups||5 (1990–91, 1991–92, 2008–09, 2015–16, 2016–17)|
|Conference championships||6 (1990–91, 1991–92, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2015–16, 2016–17)|
|Presidents' Trophies||1 (1992–93)|
|Division championships||8 (1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1997–98, 2007–08, 2012–13, 2013–14)|
The Pittsburgh Penguins (colloquially known as the Pens) are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Penguins are one of two NHL franchises in Pennsylvania, the other being the Philadelphia Flyers. The cities' proximity has led to a rivalry known as the "Battle of Pennsylvania". The club is owned by Mario Lemieux and Ronald Burkle, who purchased the Penguins in 1999 and brought the club out of bankruptcy.
The franchise was founded in 1967 as one of the first expansion teams during the league's original expansion from six to twelve teams. The Penguins played in the Civic Arena, also known as The Igloo, from the time of their inception through the end of the 2009–10 season, when they moved to the Consol Energy Center, which was later renamed PPG Paints Arena. The 1992–93 Penguins won the franchise's first-ever Presidents' Trophy for being the team with the most points at the end of the regular season. In addition to their eight division titles, they have qualified for six Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Stanley Cup five times – in 1991, 1992, 2009, 2016, and 2017. Along with the Edmonton Oilers, the Penguins are tied for the most Stanley Cup championships among non-Original Six teams and sixth overall. With their Stanley Cup wins in 2016 and 2017, the Penguins became the first back-to-back champions in 19 years (since the 1997–98 Detroit Red Wings) and the first team to do so since the introduction of the NHL salary cap. They also became the fifth team to accomplish this feat multiple times.
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Mario Lemieux played for the Penguins in three stints (1984–94, 1995–97, 2000–06).
Penguins star Evgeni Malkin, drafted second overall in 2004, would make an immediate impact in his rookie season, driving the Penguins to their first playoff appearance in six years
Jordan Staal, drafted second overall in 2006, scored 29 goals in his first NHL season
The PPG Paints Arena, the Penguins' home arena since 2010
Current Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, drafted first overall in 2005
Sidney Crosby with Marc-Andre Fleury (left) and the Stanley Cup during the Penguins' victory parade.
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