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Pittsburgh Penguins
2019–20 Pittsburgh Penguins season
Conference Eastern
Division Metropolitan
Founded 1967
History Pittsburgh Penguins
1967–present
Home arena PPG Paints Arena
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Colors Black, Pittsburgh gold, white
                 
Media AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The X (105.9 FM)
ESPN Pittsburgh (970 AM)
Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network
Owner(s) Ronald Burkle
Mario Lemieux
General manager Jim Rutherford
Head coach Mike Sullivan
Captain Sidney Crosby
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)
Official website nhl.com/penguins

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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