Longtime NHL stalwart Martin St. Louis is calling it quits after an accomplished career.

Martin St. Louis announces NHL retirement

It was clear veteran Martin St. Louis wouldn’t be back with the Rangers, but other teams likely had interest in him as a free agent.

about 12 hours ago

 "I think they’ll sell that team for between $700 and $800 million in Pittsburgh, and the cupboard will be pretty bare by that time," Carolina owner Peter Karmanos said.

Carolina owner takes shots at Penguins, Rutherford

Carolina owner Peter Karmanos criticizes the Penguins and GM Jim Rutherford, formerly the Hurricanes’ GM, in public comments.

1 day ago

 Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel warms up before the NHL All-Star hockey skills competition in Columbus, Ohio, in January.

Kessel 'excited' to join Penguins and two of hockey's 'best players'

Phil Kessel, the newest Penguin, said he couldn’t care less about personal stats as long as the Penguins win.

about 22 hours ago

 The Penguins snatch up winger Phil Kessel, two other players and a second-round draft pick as part of a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Penguins acquire high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto

Penguins fill a huge hole on roster with acquisition of speedy and high-scoring winger in multi-player deal with the Maple Leafs.

1 day ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford discusses a trade in which the team acquired Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs at a press conference at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Kessel trade will determine Rutherford's legacy as Penguins GM

Phil Kessel is said to have great hands; now they are Jim Rutherford’s legacy as general manager of the Penguins.

1 day ago

 Oskar Sundqvist (center) is congratulated by Blake Comeau and Nick Spaling after scoring against the Wild during a September preseason game at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Hunt for fourth-line center continues

General manager Jim Rutherford believes rookie Oskar Sundqvist will be in the mix for the spot, but free-agent search will continue.

1 day ago

 The Penguins now have 52 percent of their $71.4 million salary cap invested in just five elite talents — Phil Kessel, pictured, and centers Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, defenseman Kris Letang and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

Adam Bittner: For Penguins, Phil Kessel trade invites disasters both near and far

The “win now” mentality continues for the Penguins as they continue to gamble their future away.

about 19 hours ago

 The Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel is headed to Pittsburgh.

Penguins land high-scoring Maple Leafs' winger Phil Kessel in trade

Penguins fill a huge hole on roster with acquisition of speedy and high-scoring winger in multi-player deal with the Maple Leafs.

1 day ago

 Blake Comeau, shown here gathering a loose puck in front of Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard during a December game at Consol Energy Center, is a player the team make look to re-sign.

Penguins' hunt for top-six forward shifts to free-agent market

Spurned in bid to trade for Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks, the Penguins take a crack at free agency.

2 days ago

 Paul Martin figures to command a highly salary and seems unlikely to return to the Penguins.

Penguins still negotiating with prospective free agents

Jim Rutherford says it’s unlikely the team will re-sign any of the nine players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents Wednesday.

3 days ago

 Winger Mark Recchi during his second stint as a player with the Penguins.

Penguins notebook: Hall doesn't call for Recchi

Former Penguins wingger Mark Recchi misses out on a Hall of Fame election for a second consecutive year.

3 days ago

 Ian Cole was acquired from St. Louis last season.

Penguins re-sign Ian Cole to three-year deal

Cole received a three-year deal with a salary-cap hit of $2.1 million, but team won’t use offer sheets to acquire restricted free agents.

4 days ago

 The Penguins could make a play for Capitals winger Joel Ward, left, when free agency begins.

Penguins GM won't rule out some shopping when free-agency signing period starts

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford says what happens between now and noon Wednesday is the key to how likely he is to sign free agents.

4 days ago

 A top Penguins official said reports that they plan to pursue New York Rangers right winger Martin St. Louis are “premature.”

Penguins notebook: No trades made, but Rutherford still pursuing options for wingers

The GM said he will continue to examine trade possibilities for a top-six winger and will consider filling that hole with a free agent.

5 days ago

No trades yet in NHL Draft, but Penguins GM still pushing

The Penguins had known for quite a while they weren’t going to pick up a player in Round 1 of the NHL draft Friday night at BB&T Center.

6 days ago

 Daniel Sprong looks on after being selected 46th overall by the Penguins in the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center Saturday in Sunrise, Fla.

Penguins happy to land touted prospect Sprong in draft's second round

The Penguins weren’t sure why exactly right winger Daniel Sprong fell, but as team scout Randy Sexton said, “We were delighted to get him.”

5 days ago

NHL Notebook: Free-agent Reilly will join Wild

The Penguins, as expected, lost out Friday on free-agent defenseman Mike Reilly,who announced he will sign with Minnesota.

6 days ago

 Unless Jim Rutherford is able to trade for an earlier choice, which seems unlikely, the Penguins’ first selection in the draft will come in the second round.

Penguins scouts, executives will have ringside seats for draft, but won't often take part in it

Penguins scouts, executives won’t have many decisions to make in NHL draft tonight and tomorrow.

1 week ago

 Carolina Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner, left, might be a target acquisition for Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford, who worked for the Hurricanes when they drafted Skinner in 2010.

Despite concussions, Carolina's Jeff Skinner is appealing to Penguins

Penguins notebook: GM Jim Rutherford drafted LW Jeff Skinner when he was with Carolina in 2010, and now he might try to bring him here.

1 week ago

 The Penguins and Flyers will end the 2015-16 regular season in Philadelphia

Penguins' full 2015-16 schedule released

The NHL released full schedules of all teams this morning; the Pens close the regular season at the Flyers.

1 week ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.

Penguins feel there's no rush to find new winger

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said he isn’t tied to any artificial deadline to find a top-six winger.

1 week ago

 Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who won the world championship with Canada in May, was named an NHL second-team all-star.

Top awards prove elusive for Penguins

Penguins notebook: Sidney Crosby named an NHL second-team All-Star; Kris Letang fails to earn Masterton Award.

1 week ago

 Sidney Crosby and the Penguins will host Montreal on Oct. 13.

Penguins to open 2015-16 regular season at Dallas

The home opener against Montreal is set for Oct. 13 at Consol Energy Center.

1 week ago

Penguins set sights on Russian free agents

The Pens are expected to finalize a deal with Sergei Plotnikov on July 1 and would like to do the same with Viktor Tikhonov.

1 week ago

 Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins attends the 2015 NHL Awards nominee media availability at MGM Grand Arena on June 23, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Letang learns Masterton fate tonight at NHL awards ceremony

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is the team’s only finalist for one of the NHL’s season-ending awards.

1 week ago

NHL announces $71.4 million salary cap for 2015-16 season

The league, in conjunction with the NHL Players' Association, also announced that the salary-cap floor will be $52.8 million.

1 week ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford's search for wingers hasn't been an easy one so far.

Penguins' Rutherford finds few top-six wingers in marketplace, and price is high

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford’s search for a top-six winger is compounded by scarcity of available players and their price tags.

1 week ago

 David Perron will likely work on one of the first two lines next season, but the Penguins could still be in the market for another top-six winger.

Penguins GM Rutherford hopes, thinks trade talks will heat up before NHL draft

The Penguins aren’t the only team seeking a winger who can produce on the top two lines, and few such players are available at the moment.

1 week ago

 Mike Sullivan, then an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning, argues a call with officials during a 2009 game.

Former Bruins coach Mike Sullivan to lead Baby Pens

Mike Sullivan, 47, played in the NHL for 11 seasons before embarking on his coaching career.

2 weeks ago

 The Penguins still have the players who make up their core — such as goalie Marc-Andre Fleury — but can they pull off what the Chicago Blackhawks just did?

Gene Collier: Penguins need wingers and good health to thrive in postseason

To the degree they’re attainable, more speed, more skill and better health are most of what the Penguins need to be parade capable.

2 weeks ago

 After working as the Penguins' scout last year, Jacques Martin will be a special assistant to coach Mike Johnston for the upcoming season.

Swedish defenseman Niclas Andersen eager to crack NHL, Penguins

Niclas Andersen says he is ready, at last, to test himself in NHL and with Penguins.

2 weeks ago

Penguins name Jacques Martin special assistant to head coach

In the new role, Martin will now analyze games from the press box for coach Mike Johnston.

2 weeks ago

Penguins beef up defensive depth, sign Swedish free agent

The Penguins signed Swedish free-agent defenseman Niclas Andersen to a one-year entry-level contract.

2 weeks ago

 Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, left, celebrates with left winger Brandon Saad after scoring in the second period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final Monday against the Lightning in Chicago.

Chicago Blackhawks win 3rd Stanley Cup title in past six seasons

The Blackhawks captured the best-of-seven series, four games to two, and claimed the Stanley Cup at home for the first time since 1938.

2 weeks ago

Penguins sign Swedish defenseman Niclas Andersen

Andersen has spent his entire professional career in either the SHL or Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.

2 weeks ago

 Meghan Klingenberg has gone from Pine-Richland Ram to North Carolina Tar Heel to starter for the U.S. women's national soccer team.

Ron Cook: Pine-Richland High School in national spotlight

Former Rams athletes Neil Walker, Brandon Saad and Meghan Klingenberg are playing prominent roles around the sports world.

3 weeks ago

 League MVP Stephen Curry and his effort to take down Matthew Dellavedova's' Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals has drawn big ratings all over.

Local ratings for NBA Finals trump Stanley Cup

The first three games of the NBA Finals drew better ratings nationally and in Pittsburgh than the first four games of the Stanley Cup.

3 weeks ago

 Pascal Dupuis listens to a reporter's question during the press conference where his diagnosis of a blood clot in his lung was announced in November.

Medication to help Pens' Dupuis prepare for next season

Pascal Dupuis who was diagnosed with a serious blood clot condition last fall,

3 weeks ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is carrying on his usual tasks this offseason, including NHL draft preparation.

Rutherford: Business as usual for Penguins, even with possible sale

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is conducting business as usual while team owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle explore a sale.

3 weeks ago

 Thanks in part to stars like Sidney Crosby, Forbes valuates the Penguins as the NHL’s 10th-most valuable franchise.

Penguins fans flock to tweet in light of sale

Twitter explodes with Penguins fans reacting to the potential sale of the the team. Will fans affect the teams decision to sell?

3 weeks ago

 The Penguins have enjoyed relative success during the past six years, including a 2009 Stanley Cup, but the franchise is still on the market.

It's rare for a team of the Penguins' caliber to be on the market

Though NHL teams have changed ownership often in the past five years, none have been as successful as the Penguins.

4 weeks ago

 Mario Lemieux got to celebrate one Stanley Cup title in 2009 with Sergei Gonchar, left, and Evgeni Malkin, but he likely expected a few more chances to toast with the Cup as an owner.

Ron Cook: Lemieux, Burkle never got full return for Penguins' investment on the ice

Though the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009, the team has mostly underachieved under Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle’s ownership.

4 weeks ago

 Aerial photo of the location of the Penguins' former home, the Civic Arena, with its replacement, the Consol Energy Center, in the foreground.

Much has changed since the Penguins were last put up for sale

The last time the Penguins were put up for sale, there was no new arena and no development rights to 28 acres of prime real estate.

4 weeks ago

 Mayor Peduto said the 30-year lease the Penguins signed in 2007 to build Consol Energy Center binds the team to Pittsburgh and also "guarantees that there are no options to break it."

Mayor Peduto says moving Penguins 'not an option' even if team is sold

"Pittsburgh is one of the strongest hockey markets in the country right now," the mayor said.

4 weeks ago

 Chicago’s Antoine Vermette celebrates what proved to be the winning goal in Game 1 Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.

Stanley Cup Game 1: Blackhawks two late goals put a jolt in Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. — After 53 minutes of scoreless frustration, the Chicago Blackhawks needed less than two minutes more to roar back on top in

4 weeks ago

 Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux, left, and Ron Burkle ride in the team's Stanley Cup victory parade through Downtown Pittsburgh.

Penguins owners exploring sale of franchise

They have retained Morgan Stanley to explore their options, which include selling all, some or none of their interest in the franchise.

4 weeks ago

 A general view as the Tampa Bay Lightning work out during media day, Jun 2, 2015, the day before the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena.

Gene Collier: Long and short of hockey season is that it is extremely long

Hockey season remains longest of the long seasons, but some unique measurements reveal just how long it really is.

1 month ago

 Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville stands behind players Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Marcus Kruger in the third period of game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks Saturday at Honda Center.

2015 Stanley Cup final preview

Cup showdown shapes up as a classic matchup between the team of decade (Blackhawks) and a team on the rise (Lightning) with a bright future.

1 month ago