2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
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General Manager Ray Shero
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The 2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins season is the 43rd season of the franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). They will start the season in their new CONSOL Energy Center, adjacent from the old Mellon Arena, the 3rd smallest and oldest arena in the NHL. The Penguins will also host the 2011 NHL Winter Classic against the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field, home of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.


On June 16, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they will play a 6-game pre-season, including the first ever game at the new CONSOL Energy Center on September 22 against the Detroit Red Wings.[1]

Regular seasonEdit

The Penguins will inaugurate their new arena with a home opener against their in-state rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, whom they will play three times in the first month of the season.


The Pittsburgh Penguins will attempt to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 5th consecutive season.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Regular seasonEdit

2010-11 Game Log: 0-0-0, 0 Points (Home: 0-0-0; Road: 0-0-0)

Player statsEdit


Updated May 13, 2010.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Flag of Canada.svg Adams, CraigCraig Adams

C/RW R 43 2009 Seria, Brunei
18 Flag of the United States Conner, ChrisChris Conner

RW L 36 2009 Westland, Michigan
24 Flag of Canada.svg Cooke, MattMatt Cooke

LW L 41 2008 Belleville, Ontario
87 Flag of Canada.svg Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby


C L 32 2005 Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
36 Flag of the United States Curry, JohnJohn Curry

G L 36 2007 Shorewood, Minnesota
9 Flag of Canada.svg Dupuis, PascalPascal Dupuis

LW L 41 2008 Laval, Quebec
7 Flag of the United States Eaton, MarkMark Eaton

D L 43 2006 Wilmington, Delaware
5 Flag of Canada.svg Engelland, DerykDeryk Engelland

D L 38 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
26 Flag of Ukraine Fedotenko, RuslanRuslan Fedotenko

LW L 41 2008 Kiev, Soviet Union
29 Flag of Canada.svg Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury

G L 35 2003 Sorel, Quebec
28 Flag of Canada.svg Godard, EricEric Godard

RW R 40 2008 Vernon, British Columbia
3 Flag of the United States Goligoski, AlexAlex Goligoski

D L 34 2004 Grand Rapids, Minnesota
55 Flag of Russia Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar


D L 46 2005 Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
13 Flag of the United States Guerin, BillBill Guerin

RW R 49 2009 Worcester, Massachusetts
15 Flag of Canada.svg Jeffrey, DustinDustin Jeffrey

C L 32 2007 Sarnia, Ontario
1 Flag of the United States Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson

G L 43 2009 Farmington, Michigan
42 Flag of Canada.svg Johnson, NickNick Johnson

RW R 34 2004 Calgary, Alberta
38 Flag of Canada.svg Letestu, MarkMark Letestu

C R 35 2007 Elk Point, Alberta
48 Flag of Canada.svg Kennedy, TylerTyler Kennedy

RW R 33 2007 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
14 Flag of Canada.svg Kunitz, ChrisChris Kunitz

LW L 40 2009 Regina, Saskatchewan
4 Flag of the United States Leopold, JordanJordan Leopold

D L 39 2010 Golden Valley, Minnesota
58 Flag of Canada.svg Letang, KristopherKristopher Letang

D R 33 2005 Montreal, Quebec
6 Flag of the United States Lovejoy, BenBen Lovejoy

D R 36 2008 Concord, New Hampshire
71 Flag of Russia Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin


C/RW L 33 2004 Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union
74 Flag of Canada.svg McKee, JayJay McKee

D L 42 2009 Kingston, Ontario
44 Flag of the United States Orpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik

D L 39 2000 San Francisco, California
23 Flag of Ukraine Ponikarovsky, AlexeiAlexei Ponikarovsky

LW L 40 2010 Kiev, Soviet Union
17 Flag of the United States Rupp, MichaelMichael Rupp

C/LW L 40 2009 Cleveland, Ohio
11 Flag of Canada.svg Staal, JordanJordan Staal

C L 31 2006 Thunder Bay, Ontario
25 Flag of Canada.svg Talbot, MaximeMaxime Talbot

C/RW L 36 2002 LeMoyne, Quebec
56 Flag of the United States Tangradi, EricEric Tangradi

LW L 31 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
49 Flag of Canada.svg Thiessen, BradBrad Thiessen

G L 34 2009 Aldergrove, British Columbia
20 Flag of the United States Wagner, SteveSteve Wagner

D L 36 2010 Grand Rapids, Michigan
22 Flag of the United States Wallace, TimTim Wallace

LW R 35 2006 Anchorage, Alaska

Transactions Edit

The Penguins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.


May 28, 2010[2] To Anaheim Ducks:
6th-round pick in 2010
To Pittsburgh:
Mattias Modig
June 25, 2010[3] To Philadelphia Flyers:
3rd-round pick in 2011
To Pittsburgh:
Rights to sign Dan Hamhuis
June 26, 2010[4] To San Jose Sharks:
7th-round pick (#200 overall) in 2010
To Pittsburgh:
7th-round pick in 2011

Free agents acquiredEdit

Player Former team Contract terms
Zbynek Michalek Phoenix Coyotes 5 years/$20 million[5]
Paul Martin New Jersey Devils 5 years/$25 million[6]
Ryan Craig Tampa Bay Lightning 1 year/$500,000 (two-way)[7]
Brett Sterling San Jose Sharks 1 year/$500,000 (two-way)[8]
Andrew Hutchinson Dallas Stars 1 year/$500,000 (two-way)[9]
Corey Potter New York Rangers 1 year/$500,000 (two-way)[10]
Arron Asham Philadelphia Flyers 1 year/$700,000[11]

Free agents lostEdit

Player New team Contract terms
Sergei Gonchar Ottawa Senators 3 years/$16.5 million[12]
Jordan Leopold Buffalo Sabres 3 years/$9 million[13]
Mark Eaton New York Islanders 2 years/$5 million[14]
Dan Hamhuis Vancouver Canucks 6 years/$27 million[15]
Alexei Ponikarovsky Los Angeles Kings 1 year/$3 million[16]

Claimed via WaiversEdit

Date Player Previous team

Lost via WaiversEdit

Date Player New team

Lost via retirementEdit


Player signingsEdit

Player Contract terms
Deryk Engelland[17] 1 year/$500,000 (two-way)
Nick Petersen[18] 3 years/$1.7 million (entry-level)
Mattias Modig[19] 2 years/$1.2 million (entry-level)
Nick Johnson[20] 1 year/$500,000 (two-way)
Steve Wagner[21] 1 year/$500,000 (two-way)
Ben Lovejoy[22] 3 years/$1.575 million (two-way first year)
Matt Cooke[23] 3 years/$5.4 million
Chris Conner[24] 1 year/$550,000 (two-way)

Notable achievements Edit

Awards Edit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded

Draft picks Edit

The 2010 NHL Entry Draft was the 48th NHL Entry Draft. It was held June 25–26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Round Pick # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 20 Beau Bennett RW Flag of the United States United States Penticton Vees (British Columbia Hockey League)
3 80 Bryan Rust RW Flag of the United States United States USA Hockey National Team Development Program (USHL)
4 110 Tom Kuhnhackl RW Flag of Germany Germany Landshut Cannibals (2nd Bundesliga)
5 140 Kenneth Agostino LW Flag of the United States United States Delbarton School
6 152 (from Toronto) Joe Rogalski D Flag of the United States United States Sarnia Sting (Ontario Hockey League)
6 170 Reid McNeill D Flag of Canada.svg Canada London Knights (Ontario Hockey League)

References Edit

  2. Penguins Trade, Agree to Terms with G Mattias Modig to a Two-Year Entry Level Contract
  3. Penguins Acquire The Rights To Defenseman Dan Hamhuis
  4. Day 2 provides more wheeling and dealing
  5. Molinari, Dave. "Penguins sign Phoenix defenseman Michalek", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1 July 2010. Retrieved on 1 July 2010. 
  6. Molinari, Dave. "Penguins sign defenseman Martin", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1 July 2010. Retrieved on 1 July 2010. 
  7. "Penguins sign Tampa forward", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2 July 2010. Retrieved on 2 July 2010. 
  8. Molinari, Dave. "Pens sign left winger from Thrashers", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3 July 2010. Retrieved on 3 July 2010. 
  9. Anderson, Shelly. "Penguins sign defenseman", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7 July 2010. Retrieved on 7 July 2010. 
  10. Penguins Sign Defenseman Potter. Pittsburgh Penguins (16 July 2010). Retrieved on 17 July 2010.
  11. Penguins Sign Forward Arron Asham. Pittsburgh Penguins (20 August 2010). Retrieved on 21 August 2010.
  12. Molinari, Dave. "Gonchar goes to Ottawa", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1 July 2010. Retrieved on 1 July 2010. 
  13. SABRES AGREE TO TERMS WITH DEFENSEMAN JORDAN LEOPOLD. Buffalo Sabres (2 July 2010). Retrieved on 3 July 2010.
  14. EATON AND JURCINA AGREE TO TERMS. New York Islanders (2 July 2010). Retrieved on 3 July 2010.
  15. Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Dan Hamhuis to six-year deal. Vancouver Canucks (2 July 2010). Retrieved on 3 July 2010.
  16. Ponikarovsky signs with Kings. (27 July 2010). Retrieved on 27 July 2010.
  17. Penguins Sign Defenseman Deryk Engelland to One-Year Contract Extension
  18. Penguins Sign RW Nick Petersen to Three-Year Contract
  19. Penguins Trade, Agree to Terms with G Mattias Modig to a Two-Year Entry Level Contract
  20. Penguins Sign RW Nick Johnson to One-Year Contract
  21. Penguins Sign Defenseman Wagner to One-Year Deal
  22. Penguins Sign Defenseman Ben Lovejoy to Three-Year Contract
  23. Penguins Sign Forward Matt Cooke To A Three-Year Contract
  24. Penguins Re-Sign Forward Chris Conner

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