The History of the Pens Jersey, 1967-2018

Via the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft, the Pittsburgh Penguins made their National Hockey League debut on October 11, 1967, losing to the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, in the expansion franchise’s home opener.

A slow start was followed by a tumultuous stretch of uncertainty throughout the 70s and into the early 80s, but a major turning point came in ‘84 that would ensure the future of hockey in Pittsburgh, as the Penguins drafted superstar Mario Lemieux #1 overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Supported by an All-Star cast and crew full of future HOFers, the Penguins became first-time Stanley Cup Champions in 1991, repeated the feat as Cup defenders in 1992, and with Super Mario leading the way, winning quickly became tradition in the Steel City.

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