2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 4th Eastern
2009–10 record 47–28–7
Home record 25–12–4
Road record 22–16–3
Goals for 257
Goals against 237
Team information
General Manager Ray Shero
Coach Dan Bylsma
Captain Sidney Crosby
Alternate captains Sergei Gonchar
Evgeni Malkin
Arena Mellon Arena
Team leaders
Goals Sidney Crosby (51)
Assists Sidney Crosby (58)
Points Sidney Crosby (109)
Penalties in minutes Michael Rupp (120)
Plus/minus Jordan Staal (+19)
Wins Marc-Andre Fleury (37)
Goals against average Alexander Pechurski (1.67)

The 2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the 43rd season of the franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Penguins entered the season as defending Stanley Cup champions. It was scheduled to be the last season in which the Penguins' home venue will be Mellon Arena, before they move into their new arena, the Consol Energy Center, which is being constructed adjacent to the Mellon Arena across Centre Avenue.

The regular season began with a home game against the New York Rangers in which the Penguins held a banner-raising ceremony beforehand.

The Penguins qualified for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. They did not become champions of the Atlantic Division, but nonetheless finished in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 101 points. They began the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs on April 14 against the Ottawa Senators. They beat the Senators, but were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals against the Montreal Canadiens.

Pre-season[edit]

Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Regular season[edit]

First half: October to December[edit]

The Penguins began the 2009–10 season on Friday, October 2. Prior to the game the team raised the Stanley Cup banner at Mellon Arena.[1] The ceremonial banner raising was shown on a video board outside Mellon Arena, which displayed highlights from the previous season during the days leading up the game.[2] The Penguins won their opening night game over the New York Rangers and defeated the New York Islanders the following night.[3] After their first loss of the season to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Penguins embarked on a four-game road trip to complete a series of five games in eight days.[4] The Penguins swept the four game road trip, setting a new franchise record for consecutive road wins to start a season.[5] The Penguins extended their overall win-streak to seven games by winning the first three games of their ensuing homestand; the win-streak ended with a loss to the New Jersey Devils on October 24.[6]

The Penguins began November with a three-game road trip in California. After defeating the Anaheim Ducks, the Penguins lost their first back-to-back games of the season to the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks. The team then lost to the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. During the four-game losing streak, the Penguins were outscored 17–3. Against the Bruins, Sidney Crosby did not score a point for the fifth-consecutive game, the longest point-drought of his career.[7] The Penguins ended their skid with a 6–5 overtime victory against Boston on November 14. Bill Guerin tied the game with .04 second left, and Pascal Dupuis scored in overtime.[8]

Extended injuries hindered the team throughout much of the early season. On November 16, the Penguins played without four of the six defenceman that had started with the team. Additionally, they were without forwards Tyler Kennedy, Maxime Talbot and Chris Kunitz. Evgeni Malkin had also missed significant time.[9] Later in the week, it was announced that defenceman Jay McKee would miss two to four weeks, but that Sergei Gonchar and Maxime Talbot, who had surgery during the off-season, would both likely return on November 19.[10]

Team together during a time out

In late December through January 1, rosters for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were announced, and five Penguins were selected. Malkin and Gonchar were selected to play for Russia, Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury for Canada and Brooks Orpik for the United States.

The Penguins concluded the first half of their season with their 41st game on December 30 against the New Jersey Devils. Through the first 41 games, the Penguins earned a 26–14–1 record. While the Penguins won five straight in the middle of the month, they ending losing three in a row, and four of their last five, including shutouts of 0–2 and 0–4 to the Devils. The 0–4 shutout earned Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur his 104th career shutout and the NHL record.

Second half: January to April[edit]

The Penguins began the second half of their season with their 42nd game on January 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Penguins went on to lose both of their first two games of the second half of the season with the second coming against the Florida Panthers. The Penguins then returned home for a two-game home stand in which they split by first defeating the Atlanta Thrashers and then losing in a high scoring 7–4 contest to the Philadelphia Flyers. After the home stand, the Penguins embarked on a five-game road trip of Canada and Minnesota, in which they finished the trip with a decent 3–2 record with wins coming against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers. They battled with a struggling New Jersey Devils team for the Atlantic Division title, but ultimately fell short due in large part to having lost all six divisional games against the Devils. The Penguins had a 21–14–6 record in the second half of the season, placing them in fourth place in the Eastern Conference (despite having the third-best points total). It would be the third time in four years that the Penguins had over 100 points in a season (having missed out by a single point the previous year) and the fourth-straight year with 45 wins or more.

Game log[edit]

2009–2010 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
Atlantic Division[11]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – New Jersey Devils 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
4 New York Rangers 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
5 New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
Eastern Conference
Eastern Conference[12]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals SE 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 y – New Jersey Devils AT 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
3 y – Buffalo Sabres NE 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
5 Ottawa Senators NE 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
6 Boston Bruins NE 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
7 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
8 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
8.5
9 New York Rangers AT 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
10 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
12 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
13 New York Islanders AT 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
14 Florida Panthers SE 82 32 37 13 208 244 77
15 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 30 38 14 214 267 74

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy (and division)

AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division

Detailed records[edit]

Final[13]

Eastern Conference
Atlantic GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
New Jersey Devils 6 0 6 0 187–165 5 22 0–21 3–17 155–144
New York Islanders 6 5 1 0 192–211 28 19 7–28 5–30 228–169
New York Rangers 6 5 0 1 207–168 27 16 7–21 3–20 176–167
Philadelphia Flyers 6 5 1 0 182–180 24 16 7–28 7–31 179–190
Pittsburgh Penguins
Division Total 24 15 8 1 768–724 84 73 21–98 18–98 738–670
Northeast GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Boston Bruins 4 3 1 0 124–101 11 9 0–10 2–13 95–127
Buffalo Sabres 4 3 1 0 121–118 13 11 2–11 3–21 107–103
Montreal Canadiens 4 3 1 0 129–96 15 9 2–15 3–13 97–123
Ottawa Senators 4 2 2 0 122–137 15 13 4–20 1–17 122–120
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 3 1 0 141–119 17 11 5–13 3–15 130–107
Division Total 20 14 6 0 637–571 71 53 13–69 12–79 551–580
Southeast GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Atlanta Thrashers 4 3 1 0 139–112 12 8 4–17 1–15 104–138
Carolina Hurricanes 4 1 1 2 135–100 10 12 2–12 2–17 100–114
Florida Panthers 4 3 1 0 176–116 11 12 3–20 2–13 131–118
Tampa Bay Lightning 4 2 2 0 125–99 7 7 2–20 2–18 105–106
Washington Capitals 4 0 2 2 144–128 13 21 3–19 4–8 121–127
Division Total 20 9 7 4 719–555 53 60 14–88 11–71 561–603
Conference Total 64 38 21 5 2124–1850 208 186 48–255 41–248 1850–1853
Western Conference
Central GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Chicago Blackhawks 1 0 0 1 33–31 1 2 0–1 0–3 30–44
Columbus Blue Jackets 1 1 0 0 32–32 4 3 0–5 1–7 29–34
Detroit Red Wings 2 1 1 0 74–57 3 4 0–4 0–9 46–73
Nashville Predators 1 0 0 1 33–26 3 4 1–4 1–7 33–24
St. Louis Blues 1 1 0 0 43–23 5 1 2–4 0–2 21–30
Division Total 6 3 1 2 215–169 16 14 3–18 2–28 159–205
Northwest GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Calgary Flames 1 1 0 0 27–38 3 1 1–5 1–5 27–30
Colorado Avalanche 1 1 0 0 33–16 4 1 1–4 1–3 30–29
Edmonton Oilers 1 1 0 0 31–35 3 2 1–2 2–4 25–36
Minnesota Wild 2 0 2 0 73–39 4 6 0–9 0–4 54–58
Vancouver Canucks 1 0 1 0 24–27 2 6 0–3 1–6 25–29
Division Total 6 3 3 0 188–155 16 16 3–23 5–22 161–182
Pacific GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Anaheim Ducks 2 2 0 0 53–54 9 5 1–13 0–5 55–47
Dallas Stars 1 1 0 0 34–30 6 3 1–5 0–6 38–35
Los Angeles Kings 1 0 1 0 23–32 2 5 0–3 0–3 23–35
Phoenix Coyotes 1 0 1 0 24–25 0 3 0–5 2–9 26–27
San Jose Sharks 1 0 1 0 27–35 0 5 0–4 2–6 30–28
Division Total 6 3 3 0 161–176 17 21 2–30 4–29 172–172
Conference Total 18 9 7 2 564–500 49 51 8–71 11–79 492–559
NHL Total 82 47 28 7 2688–2350 257 237 56–326 52–327 2342–2412

Stanley Cup playoffs[edit]

The Penguins advanced to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. They earned the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and home-ice advantage in the opening round match-up with the Ottawa Senators. The Penguins defeated the Senators 4–2 and advanced to face the eighth-seeded Montreal Canadiens.

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals[edit]

The Penguins lost Game 1 of the series 5–4. The Penguins took an early 1–0 lead when Evgeni Malkin scored at 3:03 into the first period on the power play, but finished the first period trailing the Senators 2–1 after Peter Regin and Chris Neil both scored on rebounds. The Senators extended their lead to 3–1 early in the second period on the power play when Marc-Andre Fleury was caught out of the net on an odd bounce off of the end board in which Chris Kelly put into the open net. Malkin managed to decrease the deficit to 3–2 with his second power play goal of the night near the midway point of the second period. The Senators' lead was then re-extended the lead 3 minutes later when Erik Karlsson scored on the power play. Five minutes into the third period, Craig Adams scored on a backhand shot to decrease the Senators' lead back to one goal, but almost five minutes later, ex-Penguin Jarkko Ruutu scored what would be the game-winning goal. Alex Goligoski scored to make the score 5–4 with about a minute and a half off of a no-look feed from Sidney Crosby behind the net.

Looking to tie the series at 1–1 in Game 2, things did not get off on the right foot, with the Senators' Peter Regin scoring 18 seconds into the game to take an early 1–0 lead. Sidney Crosby leveled the game 8 minutes later, knocking in a rebound off of a Chris Kunitz shot. After a scoreless second period, Kris Letang scored the game-winner at 16:48 in the third period on a slap shot with the assist from Crosby, who passed to Letang after falling to his knees. The Penguins were able to fend off the Senators for the remainder of the game and leveled the series at 1–1.

The series then turned to Scotiabank Place, the home of the Senators, for Game 3. The Penguins started the scoring 1:17 into the first when Alexei Ponikarovsky beat Senators goalie Brian Elliott to give the Penguins a 1–0 lead. Peter Regin then scored late in the first period, but the goal was eventually disallowed due to the fact that the puck was scored by a clear kicking motion. Early in the second period, Mike Fisher scored on a power play to knot things up at 1–1. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby both went on to score goals in the second, with Crosby's coming on a power play to give the Penguins a 3–1 advantage after 2 periods. Bill Guerin extended the lead to 4–1 when he slotted home a shot on a breakaway. The Senators put on the pressure late and managed to put another behind Marc-Andre Fleury, where Matt Cullen, on the power play, lifted a shot over Fleury's glove from a wide angle. The Senators pulled their goalie on a late power play to extend their man advantage to two, but failed to convert any shots to goals. The final score was 4–2 to give the Penguins a 2–1 series lead.

Two days later, the two clubs met again in Ottawa for Game 4. The first goal of the game came 11:50 into the first period when Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play slap shot to take a 1–0 lead into the first intermission. In the second period, Ottawa turned the puck over near their blue line and Sergei Gonchar fed Chris Kunitz who then tapped the puck into the offensive zone where Sidney Crosby uncovered gathered the puck and slotted it home past Elliott to take a 2–0 lead. 12 seconds later, Maxime Talbot fed Matt Cooke from the corner boards to the front of the goal to increase the scoreline to 3–0. Things got ugly for Ottawa 13 seconds later, when Crosby came into the offensive zone virtually untouched and put a wrist shot top far corner to extend the lead to 4. Senators goaltender Brian Elliott was then pulled and replaced by Pascal Leclaire. After the change, Ottawa managed to score two goals from Chris Neil and Daniel Alfredsson to decrease the Penguin lead to 4–2. The goal scoring then continued in the period when Maxime Talbot scored a short handed goal. Matt Cullen for Ottawa then scored on a 5-on-3 power play and finally Chris Kunitz scored for Pittsburgh with around two minutes left in the period to go into the intermission with a 6–3 lead. In the final period, the Senators scored on another 5-on-3 power play, with Jordan Staal scoring the last goal of the game on a backhand shot to end any hopes of a Senators comeback. The final score was 7–4 and Pittsburgh took a 3–1 series lead back to Pittsburgh.

In game five the Penguins looked to wrap up the series on home ice. In the first period, the Senators took an early 2–0 lead with Mike Fisher scoring at 10:25 on a power play and Jarkko Ruutu put another one past Marc-Andre Fleury a little over a minute later. Kris Letang scored on a slap shot during a power play at 18:05 in the period to decrease the Senators lead to 2–1 going into the first intermission. In the second period, neither sides could manage to score until Chris Kunitz put a wrist shot past Pascal Leclaire to knot things up a 2–2 with about a minute and a half left in the second period. In the third period, Sidney Crosby scored at 9:01 on a beautiful wrist shot goal sitting on his backside in front of goal that looked like it could be the series clincher. The Senators quickly responded though at 10:24 when Peter Regin put a slap shot past Fleury to tie the game back up at 3–3. The game then went into overtime and a winner wasn't found until 7:06 into the third overtime when Matt Carkner's slap shot hit Fleury and trickled past the goal line to give the Senators a 4–3 win and decrease the Penguins advantage in the series to 3–2.

Eastern Conference Semi-finals[edit]

In the second round of the playoffs, the Penguins faced the Montreal Canadiens. Games 1 & 2 began in Pittsburgh. In game 1, the Penguins won 6-3. However, in game 2, Montreal stormed back victorious by a score of 3-1. Games 3 & 4 shifted to Montreal. Game 3 was in the Penguins' favor 2-0. The 2-1 series lead for the Penguins would be short lived as Montreal won game 4 3-2. Game 5 went back to Pittsburgh where the Penguins won 2-1. Unfortunately, in game 6, Montreal would win at home 4-3. Back in Pittsburgh, Montreal won game 7 5-2 and won the series 4-3.

Playoff log[edit]

2010 Stanley Cup playoffs
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss           = Playoff series win
  • Scorer of game-winning goal in italics.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[29]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury 67 66 3,798:17 37 21 6 168 2.65 1,772 0.905 1 0 1 10
Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson 23 15 1,108:08 10 6 1 51 2.76 541 0.906 0 0 1 0
Pechurskiy, AlexanderAlexander Pechurskiy 1 0 35:31 0 0 0 1 1.69 13 0.923 0 0 0 0
Curry, JohnJohn Curry 1 1 24:29 0 1 0 5 12.25 14 0.643 0 0 0 0
Totals 82 4,966:25 47 28 7 225 2.72 2,340 0.904 1 0 2 10
Playoffs[30]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury 13 13 798:12 7 6 1 37 2.78 339 0.891 1 0 0 2
Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson 1 0 31:29 0 0 0 1 1.91 7 0.857 0 0 0 0
Totals 13 829:41 7 6 1 38 2.75 346 0.890 1 0 0 2

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Team. Stats reflect time with the Team only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Roster[edit]

Final

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Canada Adams, CraigCraig Adams C/RW R 33 2009 Seria, Brunei
18 United States Conner, ChrisChris Conner RW L 26 2009 Westland, Michigan
24 Canada Cooke, MattMatt Cooke LW L 31 2008 Belleville, Ontario
87 Canada Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby (C) C L 22 2005 Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
36 United States Curry, JohnJohn Curry G L 26 2007 Shorewood, Minnesota
9 Canada Dupuis, PascalPascal Dupuis LW L 31 2008 Laval, Quebec
7 United States Eaton, MarkMark Eaton D L 33 2006 Wilmington, Delaware
5 Canada Engelland, DerykDeryk Engelland D L 28 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
26 Ukraine Fedotenko, RuslanRuslan Fedotenko LW L 31 2008 Kiev, Soviet Union
29 Canada Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury G L 25 2003 Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
28 Canada Godard, EricEric Godard RW R 30 2008 Vernon, British Columbia
3 United States Goligoski, AlexAlex Goligoski D L 24 2004 Grand Rapids, Minnesota
55 Russia Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar (A) D L 36 2005 Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
13 United States Guerin, BillBill Guerin RW R 39 2009 Worcester, Massachusetts
15 Canada Jeffrey, DustinDustin Jeffrey C L 22 2007 Sarnia, Ontario
1 United States Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson G L 33 2009 Farmington, Michigan
42 Canada Johnson, NickNick Johnson RW R 24 2004 Calgary, Alberta
48 Canada Kennedy, TylerTyler Kennedy RW R 23 2007 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
14 Canada Kunitz, ChrisChris Kunitz LW L 30 2009 Regina, Saskatchewan
4 United States Leopold, JordanJordan Leopold D L 29 2010 Golden Valley, Minnesota
58 Canada Letang, KrisKris Letang D R 23 2005 Montreal
38 Canada Letestu, MarkMark Letestu C R 25 2007 Elk Point, Alberta
6 United States Lovejoy, BenBen Lovejoy D R 26 2008 Canaan, New Hampshire
71 Russia Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin (A) C/RW L 23 2004 Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union
74 Canada McKee, JayJay McKee D L 32 2009 Kingston, Ontario
44 United States Orpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik D L 29 2000 San Francisco, California
23 Ukraine Ponikarovsky, AlexeiAlexei Ponikarovsky LW L 30 2010 Kiev, Soviet Union
17 United States Rupp, MichaelMichael Rupp C/LW L 30 2009 Cleveland, Ohio
11 Canada Staal, JordanJordan Staal C L 21 2006 Thunder Bay, Ontario
25 Canada Talbot, MaximeMaxime Talbot C/RW L 26 2002 LeMoyne, Quebec
56 United States Tangradi, EricEric Tangradi LW L 21 2009 Philadelphia
49 Canada Thiessen, BradBrad Thiessen G L 24 2009 Aldergrove, British Columbia
20 United States Wagner, SteveSteve Wagner D L 26 2010 Grand Rapids, Michigan
22 United States Wallace, TimTim Wallace LW R 25 2006 Anchorage, Alaska

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Trades[edit]

February 11, 2010 To St. Louis Blues

Nate Guenin

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Steve Wagner

March 1, 2010 To Florida Panthers

2010 2nd round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Jordan Leopold

March 2, 2010 To Toronto Maple Leafs

Luca Caputi
Martin Skoula

To Pittsburgh Penguins

Alexei Ponikarovsky

March 3, 2010 To Toronto Maple Leafs

Chris Peluso

To Pittsburgh Penguins

2010 6th round pick

May 28, 2010 To Anaheim Ducks

2010 6th round pick

To Pittsburgh Penguins

rights to Mattias Modig

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Team awards[edit]

Player Award Notes
Sidney Crosby
Marc-Andre Fleury
Baz Bastien Memorial Award Presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association to the player who the local media of the PHWA want to acknowledge for his cooperation throughout the year. The award is presented in memory of the late Aldege "Baz" Bastien, Penguins general manager from 1976–83.
Sponsor: UPMC Sports Medicine
Bill Guerin Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association votes for the Penguins’ Masterton nominee. Each NHL team selects a Masterton candidate from which the overall winner is chosen. The Masterton candidate is nominated as the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Sponsor: Trib Total Media
Sidney Crosby A. T. Caggiano Memorial Booster Club Cup Presented in memory of A.T. Caggiano, long-time Penguins’ locker room attendant & Booster Club supporter, the award is presented by Penguins Booster Club members, who vote for the three stars after every home game and tally votes at the end of the regular season.
Jordan Staal Player's Player Award The players hold a vote at the end of the season for the player they feel exemplifies leadership for the team, both on and off the ice, a player dedicated to teamwork.
Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Sidney Crosby Edward J. DeBartolo Award The award recognizes the player who has donated a tremendous amount of time and effort during the season working on community and charity projects.
Sponsor: Verizon Wireless
Brooks Orpik Defensive Player of the Year This award honors the defensive skills of an individual player on the team.
Sponsor: PNC Wealth Management
Sidney Crosby Most Valuable Player Based on the overall contribution the player makes to the team.
Sponsor: CONSOL Energy

Milestones[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

The 2009 NHL Entry Draft was the 47th NHL Entry Draft. It was held June 26–27 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, the first NHL draft to be held in Montreal since 1992.[66] At the Entry Draft, the Penguins made two trades to increase their number of overall picks, as several of their picks had been traded previously. With their first-round pick, the Penguins chose Simon Despres, 30th overall.

Round Pick # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 030 Simon Despres D  Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
2 061 Philip Samuelsson D  Canada Chicago Steel (USHL)
3 063[a] Ben Hanowski RW USA Little Falls High School (MSHSL)
4 121 Nick Petersen RW  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
5 123[b] Alex Velischek D  Canada Delbarton School (New Jersey Prep School)
5 151[c] Andy Bathgate C  Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)
6 181 Viktor Ekbom D  Sweden IK Oskarshamn (HockeyAllsvenskan)
Notes on draft picks
  • a The Tampa Bay Lightning's third-round pick went to the Penguins as the result of a trade on June 28, 2008, that sent Gary Roberts and Ryan Malone to Tampa Bay in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[67] The condition – Ryan Malone is signed by Tampa Bay prior to the 2008–09 season – was converted on June 29, 2008.[68]
  • b The Tampa Bay Lightning's fifth-round pick went to the Penguins as the result of a trade on October 1, 2008, that sent Michal Sersen to Tampa Bay for this pick.[69]
  • c The Penguins' fifth-round pick (151st overall) was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 26, 2008, along with a second-round pick in 2008 in exchange for Hal Gill.[70] The New York Rangers then acquired the pick from the Maple Leafs in July 2008, then the Penguins re-claimed their pick in a June 2009 trade that sent Chad Johnson to the Rangers.
  • The Penguins' third-round pick was traded to the New York Islanders as a result of the conditional trade in which the Penguins acquired Bill Guerin on March 4, 2009. The trade sent the New York Islanders a conditional 2009 draft pick that became the third-round pick, because the Penguins advanced beyond the first round in the 2009 playoffs.[71][72]


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  35. ^ Pens Sign Goaltender Brent Johnson
  36. ^ a b Penguins Sign Forwards Brookbank, Smith
  37. ^ Penguins Sign Forward Ryan Bayda to One-Year Contract
  38. ^ Skoula Eager to Help Penguins
  39. ^ Hal Gill heading to Montreal
  40. ^ Garon Signed to a Two-Year Deal
  41. ^ KINGS SIGN SCUDERI FOR FOUR YEARS
  42. ^ Florida Panthers Sign C Jeff Taffe
  43. ^ Oilers sign pair
  44. ^ Wild Signs F Petr Sykora
  45. ^ BRUINS SIGN MIROSLAV SATAN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON
  46. ^ Penguins Claim Forward Chris Bourque Off Waivers
  47. ^ Coyotes Claim Bissonnette Off Waivers
  48. ^ Capitals Claim Chris Bourque off Waivers from Pittsburgh
  49. ^ Sidney Crosby named first star of the week, Brodeur and Hagman second and third
  50. ^ Huet, Fleury, Hornqvist named NHL Three Stars
  51. ^ Brian Elliott, Craig Anderson and Sidney Crosby are NHL's 3 stars of week
  52. ^ Pens' Crosby Ties For NHL Goal-Scoring Title, Earns Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy
  53. ^ Crosby, Staal, Backstrom are NHL's Stars of the Week
  54. ^ Crosby Adds Richard, Messier Awards to Trophy Case
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