List of Pittsburgh Penguins general managers

The Pittsburgh Penguins are a franchise in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded as part of the league's expansion prior to the 1967–68 season. The franchise has had nine general managers in its history, with Jack Riley serving two terms. Eight games in March and April 1983 went without a general manager due to Aldege "Baz" Bastien's death in a car crash.

KeyEdit

# Number of general managers[1]
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
W – L % Win – Loss percentage
* Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame
* Spent entire NHL career as Penguins General Manager

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General ManagersEdit

# Name Tenure Games Record (W–L–T / OTL)[2] Points Win percentage
1 Jack Riley June 6, 1967–May 1, 1970 226 73–117–36 182 .403
2 Red Kelly May 1, 1970–January 29, 1972 126 33–64–29 95 .377
Jack Riley January 29, 1972–January 13, 1974 149 57–73–19 133 .446
3 Jack Button January 13, 1974–July 1, 1975 117 54–44–19 127 .543
4 Wren Blair July 1, 1975–December 3, 1976 105 44–44–17 105 .500
5 Baz Bastien December 3, 1976–March 15, 1983 527 193–248–86 472 .447
March 16, 1983–April 3, 1983 8 2–5–1 5 .313
6 Eddie Johnston May 27, 1983–April 14, 1988 400 140–220–40 320 .400
7 Tony Esposito April 14, 1988–December 5, 1989 106 50–47–9 109 .514
8 Craig Patrick December 5, 1989–May 20, 2006 1250 575–511–127–37 1314 .526
9 Ray Shero May 20, 2006–May 16, 2014 653 388–216–49 723 .594
Jason Botterill May 16, 2014–June 6, 2014
10 Jim Rutherford June 6, 2014–Present (2018-2019) 476 271-156-49 513 .569

ReferencesEdit

  • "General Managers". General Managers & Coaches. PittsburghPenguins.com. Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
  • "Pittsburgh Penguins 2008–09 Media Guide" (PDF). Page 221. Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 2008-10-09.[dead link]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ A running total of the number of general managers of the Penguins. Thus anyone who has two separate terms as general manager is only counted once.
  2. ^ Per the 2004–05 NHL lockout no games result in a tie, instead teams receive one point for a loss in overtime. Craig Patrick served before and after the rule change, and his record is presented as W–L–T–OTL.