Paul Coffey to be inducted into Penguins' Hall of Fame
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Paul Coffey, a lightning-quick offensive defenseman who helped the Penguins become Stanley Cup champions, will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame before a Nov. 15 home game against the New York Islanders.
Locker room assistant Frank Sciulli, who worked for the club from its inception in 1967 until he died last summer, will be inducted in the builder's category.
Coffey, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, had 108 goals and 440 points in 331 games with the team between 1987-92 and is the only Penguins defenseman to rank in the top 10 in points all-time. He also had 26 points in 22 Penguins playoff games. He is the only defenseman in club history to top 100 points, something he did twice.
He holds the Penguins' season records for defenseman in goals (30), assists (83), points (113), shots (342), power-play assists (53) and power-play points (64).
The other players in the team's Hall are Mario Lemieux, Rick Kehoe, Jean Pronovost, Syl Apps, Dave Burrows, Joe Mullen, Les Binkley and Ulf Samuelsson.
Sciulli, who also worked for the Steelers, joins owner Edward J. DeBartolo, broadcaster Mike Lange, organist Vince Lascheid, long-time locker room assistant A.T. Caggiano and long-time executive assistant Elaine Heufelder in the builder's category. Additional off-ice personnel in the Hall are general managers Craig Patrick and Jack Riley and coach Bob Johnson.
First Published November 1, 2007 3:42 pm