The Pens have fired head coach Ivan Hlinka (just one day before "Boss' day") and hired former Penguin player Rick Kehoe as his replacement.
New this season to the team
Kris Beech-C (trade from Washington - part of Jagr trade)
Robert Dome-C (returning - free Agency)
Michael Sivek-C (trade from Washington)
Ross Lupaschuk-D (trade from Washington)
Peter Ratchuck-D (free agent-Florida)
Rob Tallas-G (free agent-Chicago)
Mike Wilson-D (free agent-Florida)
Stephan Richer-RW (made the team on a tryout and is on the #1 line with Mario and Kris Beech)
John Jakopin-D (picked up on waivers)
GONE from last years team
Jaromir Jagr-RW (traded to Washington)
Frantisek Kucera-D (traded to Washington)
Bob Boughner-D (signed with Calgary)
Trent Cull-D (signed with Minnesota)
Garth Snow-G (signed with NY Islanders)
Steve McKenna-LW (signed with NY Rangers)
Hans Jonsson will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken ankle.
Janne Laukkanen was playing floor hockey during the off-season and injured his knee. He is expected out till at least November. I will pass on info as I hear it.
Mario Lemieux has announced that he will sit out all of the away game halves of back-to-back games (2 nights in a row) This is the equivalent of a little less than one quarter of the season.
Ron Francis scored his 400th career goal! Read about it Here
Read about Mullen's 500th goalhere
Read about Lemieux's 600th goal Here