1970–71 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1970–71 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 6th West
1970–71 record 21–37–20
Goals for 221
Goals against 240
Team information
General Manager Red Kelly
Coach Red Kelly
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Keith McCreary
Duane Rupp
Ken Schinkel
Bob Woytowich
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Average attendance 9,671
Team leaders
Goals Jean Pronovost (21)
Assists Bryan Hextall (32)
Points Bryan Hextall (48)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Hextall (133)
Wins Les Binkley (11)
Goals against average Les Binkley (2.85)
<1969–70 1971–72>

The 1970–71 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's fourth season in the National Hockey League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

West Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Chicago Black Hawks 78 49 20 9 277 184 +93 107
2 St. Louis Blues 78 34 25 19 223 208 +15 87
3 Philadelphia Flyers 78 28 33 17 207 225 -18 −18 73
4 Minnesota North Stars 78 28 34 16 191 223 -32 −32 72
5 Los Angeles Kings 78 25 40 13 239 303 -64 −64 63
6 Pittsburgh Penguins 78 21 37 20 221 240 -19 −19 62
7 California Golden Seals 78 20 53 5 199 320 -121 −121 45


Schedule and results[edit]

1970–71 Game log[2]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[3]
Goaltenders[3]
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SO G A PIM
Smith, AlAl Smith 46 2472 9 22 9 128 3.11 2 0 0 41
Binkley, LesLes Binkley 34 1870 11 9 10 89 2.86 2 0 0 0
Newton, CamCam Newton 5 281 1 3 1 16 3.42 0 0 0 4
Hoganson, PaulPaul Hoganson 2 57 0 1 0 7 7.37 0 0 0 0

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1970–71 season:[4]

Trades[edit]

June 11, 1970 To Philadelphia Flyers:
George Swarbrick
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Terry Ball
June 15, 1970 To Philadelphia Flyers:
cash
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Darryl Edestrand
October 2, 1970 To Montreal Canadiens:
cash
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Robin Burns
January 24, 1971 To Buffalo Sabres:
Terry Ball
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Jean-Guy Lagace
January 26, 1971 To New York Rangers:
Glen Sather
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Syl Apps
Sheldon Kannegiesser
May 1, 1971 To Boston Bruins:
Cash
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Bobby Leiter

Other[edit]

Player Date Details
Roy Edwards June 7, 1971 Claimed off of waivers from Detroit Red Wings
Rod Zaine June 8, 1971 Lost in intra-league draft to Buffalo Sabres
Al Smith June 8, 1971 #2 overall pick in intra-league draft from Detroit Red Wings
Jim Rutherford June 8, 1971 #3 overall pick in intra-league draft from Detroit Red Wings
Dave Burrows June 8, 1971 #5 overall pick in intra-league draft from Chicago Blackhawks
Rene Robert June 8, 1971 #22 overall pick in intra-league draft from Buffalo Sabres
Tim Horton June 8, 1971 Claimed in intra-league draft from New York Rangers

Roster[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins 1970-71 Roster
Goaltenders
Defencemen
Wingers
Centers

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' picks at the 1970 NHL Entry Draft.[5]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 7 Greg Polis Left Wing  Canada Estevan Bruins (WCHL)
2 21 John Stewart Left Wing  Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
3 35 Larry Bignell Defenceman  Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
4 49 Connie Forey Left Wing  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHA)
5 63 Steve Cardwell Left Wing  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
6 77 Bob Fitchner Center  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
7 90 Jim Pearson Defenceman  Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
8 102 Cam Newton Goaltender  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
9 110 Ron Lemieux Defenceman  Canada Dauphin Kings (MJHL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1970–1971 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "1970-71 Pittsburgh Penguins Results and Schedule". hockeyDB. 
  3. ^ a b "1969-70 Pittsburgh Penguins Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hockey Transactions Search Results". Pro Sports Transactions. 
  5. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL.com. Retrieved February 25, 2013.