Left wing Troy Josephs battles defenseman Ryan Segalla for the puck Saturday in a scrimmage played by Penguins prospects at Consol Energy Center.

Trio of forward prospects impressive in Penguins scrimmage

Troy Josephs, Matia Marcantuoni and Adam Payerl combined size, speed and offense to stand out at the Penguins development camp scrimmage.

2 days ago

 Penguins' Oskar Sundqvist participates in the team's development camp at Consol Energy Center on Friday morning.

Big, versatile Penguins prospect Sundqvist searching for right fit

Penguins 2012 third-rounder Oskar Sundqvist has put his versatility on display in Sweden. But when and where will he fit with the Penguins?

3 days ago

 The Penguins' Simon Despres fights for the puck against the Islanders' Casey Cizikas.

Penguins re-sign Simon Despres

The contract is for two years and $1.8 million.

4 days ago

 As a winger, Mark Recchi played in 1,652 games over 22 years in the NHL.

Penguins hire Mark Recchi as player development coach

Recchi, 46, played on the Pens’‍ first Stanley Cup team in 1991.

4 days ago

 Penguins winger prospect Josh Archibald skates up ice during the the first day of the development camp at Consol Energy Center.

Hobey Baker finalist Josh Archibald adjusting to pros

Winger Josh Archibald, a Hobey Baker finalist, is the latest player who is part of a connection between the Penguins and Nebraska-Omaha.

4 days ago

 John Hynes of Team USA poses for a portrait during the 2007 USA Hockey National Junior Camp in Lake Placid, New York.

Hynes sees changes taking hold at Penguins camp

At Penguins development camp, Hynes overseeing the first signs of change after the club brought in new coach, GM.

5 days ago

 Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry makes two saves at once during the second day of the Penguins development camp at the Consol Energy Center.

After two seasons as backup, prospect Tristan Jarry had superb year

Penguins goaltending prospect Jarry is coming off of a championship year in his first season as a starter at the junior level.

6 days ago

 NHL first-round draft pick Kasperi Kapanen watches a scrimmage with members of the Brookline Youth Hockey League at Brookline Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Kids ages 4-15 got the chance to run drills with six Pens prospects along with playing with them during a scrimmage.

Penguins prospects turn from trainee to trainer, help encourage young players

Clinics at some local dek hockey rinks helped Pittsburgh hockey enthusiasts 12 and younger hone their skills.

6 days ago

Penguins' defensive prospects can see openings

Defensemen Brian Dumoulin and Scott Harrington are hoping to impress new Penguins brass this week at the annual development camp.

6 days ago

 The  Penguins' Sidney Crosby has decided against wrist surgery.

Penguins' Sidney Crosby decides against wrist surgery

After exploring other options, Sidney Crosby will treat his wrist with injections in lieu of surgery. But an operation might still loom.

1 week ago

Forward Farnham re-signs with Penguins

With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League last season, he had seven goals, seven assists and 166 penalty minutes in 64 games.

1 week ago

 Kasperi Kapanen is selected 22nd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft on June 27.

Penguins sign top pick to three-year deal

Forward Kasperi Kapanen, 17, agrees to entry-level contract days before he arrives for development camp.

1 week ago

 New Penguins' coach Mike Johnston hired assistant Gary Agnew from St. Louis to complete the staff, but his offseason work is far from done.

New Penguins coach Johnston brings in versatile assistant

Agnew, 54, joins former Penguins winger Rick Tocchet and holdover goaltending coach Mike Bales on Johnston’s staff.

1 week ago

 Jayson Megna of the Penguins skates against the Boston Bruins during a game at the Consol Energy Center on October 30, 2013.

Penguins sign Megna to two-way deal

Jason Megna had five goals, four assists in his first 36 NHL games last season, and also dressed for two playoff games.

1 week ago

Penguins hire Gary Agnew as assistant coach

Gary Agnew joins former Penguins winger Rick Tocchet on the staff of new coach Mike Johnston.

1 week ago

 Sidney Crosby carries the puck against the New York Rangers during a playoff game at the Consol Energy Center in May.

Penguins notebook: Decision on surgery for Crosby still up in the air

Penguins general manager says a determination on arthroscopic surgery for Sidney Crosby’s injured wrist will be made by early next week.

1 week ago

Arbitration hearing set for new Penguin Spaling

Nick Spaling, acquired by the Penguins last month in the James Neal trade, made $1.5 million with Nashville last season.

1 week ago

 Sidney Crosby is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist within the next few days.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby to have wrist surgery

According to a source close to the NHL MVP, a "terrible wrist" hindered Penguins captain Sidney Crosby's performance in the postseason.

1 week ago

 Kasperi Kapanen, the No. 22 overall pick in the NHL draft last month, is slated to be at the Penguins' prospect camp.

Penguins expect top prospects at development camp

The Penguins‘‍ annual prospect camp will feature this year’‍s first-round draft pick and a free scrimmage July 19 at Consol Energy Center.

1 week ago

 Don Zadach, of Jefferson Hill, and his wife, Remy, cheer on the Penguins during the postseason rally in May.

Fans can see Penguins' prospects play free scrimmage July 19

The 3 p.m. scrimmage at Consol Energy Center that wraps up the camp will be free, as will parking in arena surface lots.

2 weeks ago

 Nick Spaling

Penguins' forward Spaling files for salary arbitration

Three other forwards who are restricted free agents – Sutter, Megna and Farnham – were eligible for arbitration, but did not request it.

2 weeks ago

 Several vintage ticket stubs on display under the illuminated magnifying glass in Dean Means’ store, Sports World Specialties.

Paper ticket stubs bow to digital age

The movement to digital ticketing has the unintended consequence of eliminating a cheap memento for fans and a collector's item for others.

2 weeks ago

 New Penguins GM Jim Rutherford says he is pleased with the events that have transpired since his May 6 hiring.

Rutherford's holiday: Rest and reflection

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is pleased with the team's offseason so far, but that doesn't mean he is done making moves.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford talks about the Penguins signingfree agents Christian Ehrhoff, Blake Comeau and Thomas Greiss.

Next set of tasks looms for Penguins GM Jim Rutherford

Signing his restricted free agents, especially center Brandon Sutter, is next thing on Penguins GM Jim Rutherford's to-do list.

2 weeks ago

 The Penguins' Zach Sill, right, gets possession of the puck beside Sidney Crosby and the Flames' Sean Monahan.

Penguins sign center Sill to two-way contract

Zach Sill, 26, made his NHL debut last season; He didn‘‍t score in 20 games, but killed penalties, and averaged nearly three hits per game.

2 weeks ago

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 7.2.14

Penguins making major moves, the Pirates continue to surge and World Cup fever all in today‘‍s chat.

2 weeks ago

 The Pens' Evgeni Malkin fights for the puck against former Flyer and new Penguin Steve Downie.

Nothing soft about new Penguins right winger Steve Downie

Downie signs with Penguins as free agent, will be reunited with former mentor and coach Rick Tocchet, now an assistant coach here.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford talks about the team signing free agents Christian Ehrhoff, Blake Comeau and Thomas Greiss on July 01, 2014.

Ron Cook: Penguins general manager deals with salary-cap mess

It’s not new GM Jim Rutherford’s fault, but the Penguins are not as good a team now as they were when he took over.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford talks about the Penguins' newest additions, Christian Ehrhoff, Blake Comeau and Thomas Greiss.

Major moves for Penguins on first day of NHL free agency

Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff leads signings for team; Orpik, Niskanen and Jokinen depart.

3 weeks ago

 Could the Rangers' Dominic Moore (a former Penguin), shown here battling for the puck against Jussi Jokinen during a playoff game in May at Madison Square Garden in New York City, return to Pittsburgh via free-agency?

Penguins look to reconstruct third, fourth lines

NHL free agency kicks off at noon today, and Penguins likely to get involved though not necessarily in a big way.

3 weeks ago

 Brandon Sutter is one of six restricted free agents to whom the Penguins have extended qualifying offers.

Penguins extend qualifying offers to all six restricted free agents

They are forwards Brandon Sutter, Nick Spaling, Jayson Megna and Bobby Farnham and defensemen Simon Despres and Philip Samuelsson.

3 weeks ago

 Jim Rutherford takes questions from the media at his introduction at CONSOL Energy Center June 6. Rutherford said there are "three or four" holes in the lineup he might plug with free agents.

Rutherford sees 'three or four' spots to patch up with free agents

Now that the draft is over, the Penguins and GM Jim Rutherford must look ahead to the NHL free-agent signing period, which starts Tuesday.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins' Matt Niskanen checks Rangers' Mats Zuccarello into the boards in the second period of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Consol Energy Center May 9.

Penguins notebook: Unrestricted free agents to hit market

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford doesn't expect to re-sign any of the team's 11 unrestricted-free-agents-to-be before they hit the open market.

3 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins James Neal celebrates in front of Rangers Marc Staal after goal by Jussi Jokinen the Rangers at Madison Square Garden May 7 in New York.

Ron Cook: James Neal's talent, not character, will be a loss

It should be easy to say goodbye to Neal and his character issues after he was traded Friday, but it's hard to see his skills leave,

3 weeks ago

 Reporters question Rick Tocchet about his new position as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Photo shot June 25, 2014.

There's no place like home for resilient Rick Tocchet

There's no place new assistant Rick Tocchet would rather be than behind the Penguins bench, lending expertise on being a gritty player.

3 weeks ago

 Kasperi Kapanen stands with Pittsburgh Penguins officials after being chosen 22nd overall in the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Penguins' draft focus remains thinking forward

Day 2 of the Penguins' draft was filled with more forward thinking.

3 weeks ago

 Tim Murray, general manager of the Buffalo Sabres, with Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford (right) at the NHL Draft Saturday at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.

Penguins select Lafferty, Angello, Lindo and Taylor in NHL draft Saturday

Lafferty is 6 feet, 187 pounds and had 21 goals and 34 assists in 25 games with Deerfield (Mass.) Academy last season.

3 weeks ago

 James Neal is stopped by Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky in the first period at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus in April.

Penguins deal James Neal for two wingers

The Penguins got forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling from Nashville. The Pens drafted a Finnish forward in the NHL draft‘‍s first

3 weeks ago

 Kasperi Kapanen is selected twenty-second overall by the Penguins in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Penguins claim Finnish right winger

The Penguins claimed right winger Kasperi Kapanen with the No. 22 selection in the NHL draft tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.

3 weeks ago

 The Penguins have the No. 22 pick in today's 2014 NHL draft.

Uncertainty clouds what Penguins will do in first round of NHL draft

Pens general manager Jim Rutherford has not ruled out making a trade that would include his team's first-round pick during the NHL draft.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen, left, plans to test free agency.

Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen plans to test free agency

Niskanen, 27, is eligible for unrestricted free agency and is likely to command a contract that the Pens would have a hard time matching.

3 weeks ago

 Sidney Crosby speaks after winning the Ted Lindsay Award during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Crosby hopes the Penguins' chaotic offseason will lead to stability

Sidney Crosby craves stability like most people crave air.

3 weeks ago

 New Penguins head coach Mike Johnston, is shown here talking to one of his former players, Keegan Iverson, during practice with the Portland Winterhawks on Sept. 3, 2013.

Penguins new coach Mike Johnston’s to-do list is a long one

Analysis: Putting Crosby, Malkin in best position to succeed is at the top

3 weeks ago

Gene Collier: Mike Johnston’s ideas well-suited to his task

New coach Mike Johnston’s center-centric, puck-possession offense should suit the center-rich Penguins quite well.

3 weeks ago

Ex-Penguins assistant takes job with Capitals

Todd Reirden, an assistant coach with the Penguins the past four seasons, has accepted the same job with the Washington Capitals.

3 weeks ago

 New Penguins head coach Mike Johnston, center, poses for a picture with new assistant coach Rick Tocchet, left, and Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.

Penguins reach far to fill head coaching position

Team names Mike Johnston, who has been an assistant and associate coach but never an NHL head coach, as the 21st coach in franchise history.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins president David Morehouse, right, and new general manager Jim Rutherford continue their search for the next coach.

Mike Johnston moves to top of Penguins coaching list

Mike Johnston, coach/GM of Portland in Canada's Western Junior Hockey League, is now the top candidate to replace Dan Bylsma.

3 weeks ago

 Sidney Crosby poses with the Ted Lindsay Award, the Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Art Ross Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Penguins' Crosby wins NHL MVP award

Sidney Crosby led the NHL with 104 points, including 36 goals and a league-leading 68 assists.

3 weeks ago

 David Morehouse introduces new Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford to  the media at  at CONSOL Energy Center earlier this month.

Penguins' GM Rutherford keeping busy

Jim Rutherford is in the thick of the busy season, reaching out to new coaching candidates and preparing for free agency and the draft.

4 weeks ago

 New general manager Jim Rutherford has yet to find the Penguins a new coach after firing Dan Bylsma.

Ron Cook: Penguins coaching search in shambles

The Penguins' front office and its hunt for a new coach is a mess that casts serious doubts about new general manager Jim Rutherford.

1 month ago


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