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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and are the current Stanley Cup champions. They are members of the National Hockey League. Founded in 1967 as one of the 6 expansion teams of the 1967 NHL Expansion, the team has won three Stanley Cups, in 1991, 1992 and 2009. In 2009 they won against the Detroit Red Wings, the team that they had lost to the previous year. 

The team, who was in the past led by superstars Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr, is now led by talented young players like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

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Current squad

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
29 Marc-André Fleury L 2003 Sorel, Quebec
32 Mathieu Garon L 1996 Chandler, Quebec
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
3 Mark Eaton L 2006 Wilmington, Delaware
2 Hal Gill L 2007 Concord, Massachusetts
5 Rob Scuderi L 1998 Syosset, New York
19 Ryan Whitney L 2002 Boston, Massachusetts
44 Brooks Orpik L 2002 San Francisco, California
55 Sergei Gonchar - A L 2005 Chelyabinsk, U.S.S.R.
58 Kris Letang R 2005 Montreal, Quebec
5 Darryl Sydor - A L 2005 Edmonton, Alberta
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
24 Kris Beech C L 2007 Salmon Arm, British Columbia
10 Gary Roberts - A LW L 2006 North York, Ontario
11 Jordan Staal C L 2006 Thunder Bay, Ontario
12 Ryan Malone - A RW L 1999 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Erik Christensen C L 2002 Edmonton, Alberta
18 Dominic Moore C L 2006 Thornhill, Ontario
20 Colby Armstrong RW R 2001 Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
22 Chris Thorburn C R 2006 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
25 Maxime Talbot C L 2002 LeMoyne, Quebec
26 Ronald Petrovický RW R 2006 Žilina, Czechoslovakia
28 Nils Ekman LW L 2006 Stockholm, Sweden
37 Jarkko Ruutu LW L 2006 Helsinki, Finland
71 Evgeni Malkin C L 2004 Magnitogorsk, U.S.S.R.
87 Sidney Crosby - A C L 2005 Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

Team captains

Retired numbers

  • 21 Michel Brière, C, 1969-70, number taken out of circulation following his death (1971) but not officially retired until January 5, 2001
  • 66 Mario Lemieux, C, 1984-97 & 2000-06, number retired November 19, 1997; his jersey number was lowered from Mellon Arena rafters and "unretired" when he began his comeback on December 27, 2000; number re-retired October 5, 2006
  • 99 Wayne Gretzky, number retired league-wide February 6, 2000

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