Latest Pittsburgh Penguins News

Leafs get McCann from Penguins for prospect, draft pick

Jul. 17, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forward Jared McCann from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday for prospect Filip Hallander and a seventh-round pick in the 2023 NHL entry draft. The trade came shortly before the NHL froze rosters for Wednesday’s...

Penguins re-sign forward Blueger to 2-year deal

Jul. 14, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Teddy Blueger is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team announced Wednesday it signed the 26-year-old forward to a two-year contract with an average salary of $2.2 million. Blueger, who worked on Pittsburgh's fourth line,...

Former NHL defenseman Bryan 'Bugsy' Watson dies at 78

Jul. 09, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

Former NHL defenseman Bryan “Bugsy” Watson, who played for Scotty Bowman, with Doug Harvey and coached Wayne Gretzky during his time in hockey, has died. He was 78. A Washington Capitals spokesman said Friday that Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the...

Semyon Varlamov, Islanders beat Lightning 2-1 in Game 1

Jun. 13, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders are on a roll. The veteran goaltender made 30 saves to outplay Andrei Vasilevskiy, and the Islanders got goals from Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock to hold off defending champion Tampa Bay 2-1 in Game 1 of the...

Wild hire longtime NHL GM Ray Shero as senior advisor

Jun. 09, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild hired longtime NHL general manager Ray Shero on Wednesday as a senior advisor to general manager Bill Guerin, who played for and worked under Shero with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Shero was fired last year by New Jersey, midway...

Jill Ellis to lead NWSL expansion team in San Diego

Jun. 08, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

Former U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis will serve as president of a National Women's Soccer League expansion team in San Diego. The new team, owned by investor Ron Burkle, will be launched next season. The team is expected to announce a name in the coming weeks, and...

Penguins' Malkin out indefinitely after right knee surgery

Jun. 04, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has had surgery on his right knee and will not be available when the team reports for training camp in September. The team made the announcement Friday but did not provide specifics on when Malkin underwent the...

Penguins GM Hextall committed to keeping core together

Jun. 02, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ron Hextall doesn't sound like someone who's ready to hit the reset button. The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager said Wednesday he believes in the team's core of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang and is in no hurry to move on to the...

Pens goalie Jarry intent on learning from playoff woes

May. 28, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tristan Jarry doesn't plan to spend his summer moping about his rocky playoff performance. The Pittsburgh Penguins goalie said Friday he's going to treat the offseason like every other, meaning he will take a few days off and then get back into...

What now? Penguins dealing with another early playoff exit

May. 27, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins felt so confident in Tristan Jarry's ascendancy during the offseason they traded two-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Matt Murray and awarded Jarry with a new contract. So much for that. The steady play...