1968–69 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1968–69 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 5th West
1968–69 record 20–45–11
Goals for 189
Goals against 248
Team information
General Manager Jack Riley
Coach George "Red" Sullivan
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Lou Angotti
Noel Price
Ken Schinkel
Bob Woytowich
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Average attendance 6,008
Team leaders
Goals Keith McCreary (25)
Assists Charlie Burns (38)
Points Ken Schinkel (52)
Penalties in minutes Dunc McCallum (81)
Wins Les Binkley, Joe Daley (10)
Goals against average Marv Edwards (3.00)

The 1968–69 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's second 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 St. Louis Blues 76 37 25 14 204 157 +47 88
2 Oakland Seals 76 29 36 11 219 251 −32 69
3 Philadelphia Flyers 76 20 35 21 174 225 −51 61
4 Los Angeles Kings 76 24 42 10 185 260 −75 58
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 76 20 45 11 189 252 −63 51
6 Minnesota North Stars 76 18 43 15 189 270 −81 51


Schedule and results[edit]

1968–69 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie

Playoffs[edit]

The Penguins were unable to make the playoffs for the second straight year.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[3]
Player GP W L T GA SO
Binkley, LesLes Binkley 50 10 31 8 158 0
Daley, ThomasThomas Daley 29 10 13 3 87 2
Edwards, MarvMarv Edwards 1 0 1 0 3 0
Total 20 45 11 248 2

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Penguins. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only.

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1968–69 season:

Trades[edit]

July 4, 1968 To Oakland Seals

George Konik

To Pittsburgh Penguins

cash

September 1, 1968 To Philadelphia Flyers

loan of Bob Rivard

To Pittsburgh Penguins

cash

October 1, 1968 To Minnesota North Stars

1972 1st round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Bob Woytowich

October 1, 1968 To Detroit Red Wings

cash

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Doug Barrie

November 22, 1968 To Montreal Canadiens

Larry Hillman

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Jean-Guy Lagace
cash

November 29, 1968 To Oakland Seals

Bob Dillabough

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Billy Harris

January 24, 1969 To Minnesota North Stars

Leo Boivin

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Duane Rupp

January 30, 1969 To Oakland Seals

Earl Ingarfield Sr.
Dick Mattiussi
Gene Ubriaco

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Tracy Pratt
George Swarbrick
Bryan Watson

May 30, 1969 To Toronto Maple Leafs

cash

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Forbes Kennedy

June 6, 1969 To St. Louis Blues

Lou Angotti
1971 1st round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Craig Cameron
Ron Schock
1972 2nd round pick

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Charlie Burns Oakland Seals Intra-League Draft (1968–06–12)
Larry Hillman Minnesota North Stars waivers (1968–11–22)
Subtractions
Player New team Via

Roster[edit]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age NHL Draft Birthplace
22 Canada Andrea, PaulPaul Andrea RW L 27 Undrafted North Sydney, Nova Scotia
7 Canada Angotti, LouLou Angotti (A) C R 31 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
3 Canada Arbour, JohnJohn Arbour D L 23 Undrafted Niagara Falls, Ontario
23 Canada Barrie, DougDoug Barrie D R 22 Undrafted Edmonton, Alberta
30 Canada Binkley, LesLes Binkley G R 34 Undrafted Owen Sound, Ontario
18 Canada Boyer, WallyWally Boyer C L 31 Undrafted Cowan, Manitoba
9 United States Burns, CharlieCharlie Burns C L 33 Undrafted Detroit, Michigan
1 Canada Daley, ThomasThomas Daley G L 26 Undrafted Winnipeg, Manitoba
14 Canada Dea, BillyBilly Dea LW L 36 Undrafted Edmonton, Alberta
30 Canada Edwards, MarvMarv Edwards G L 33 Undrafted St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Canada Fonteyne, ValVal Fonteyne LW L 35 Undrafted Wetaskiwin, Alberta
15 Canada Harris, BillyBilly Harris C L 33 Undrafted Toronto, Ontario
23 Canada Lagace, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Lagace D R 24 Undrafted L'Abord-a-Plouffe, Quebec
17 Canada Lecaine, BillBill Lecaine LW R 29 Undrafted Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
6 Canada McCallum, DuncDunc McCallum D R 29 Undrafted Flin Flon, Manitoba
21 Canada McCreary, KeithKeith McCreary RW L 28 Undrafted Sundridge, Ontario
11 United States Pratt, TracyTracy Pratt D L 26 Undrafted New York City, New York
4 Canada Price, NoelNoel Price (A) D L 33 Undrafted Brockville, Ontario
19 Canada Pronovost, JeanJean Pronovost RW 0 23 Undrafted Shawinigan Falls, Quebec
2 Canada Rupp, DuaneDuane Rupp D L 31 Undrafted MacNutt, Saskatchewan
12 Canada Schinkel, KenKen Schinkel (A) RW R 36 Undrafted Jansen, Saskatchewan
16 Canada Snell, RonRon Snell RW R 20 1968 Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Canada Speer, BillBill Speer D L 27 Undrafted Lindsay, Ontario
24 Canada Swain, GarryGarry Swain C L 21 1968 Welland, Ontario
10 Canada Swarbrick, GeorgeGeorge Swarbrick RW R 27 Undrafted Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
5 Canada Watson, BryanBryan Watson D R 26 Undrafted Bancroft, Ontario
20 Canada Woytowich, BobBob Woytowich (A) D R 27 Undrafted Winnipeg, Manitoba

Draft picks[edit]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 4 Garry Swain Center  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
2 14 Ron Snell Right Wing  Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
3 21 Dave Simpson Defense  Canada

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