2004 NHL Draft selections (28-Jun-2004)
The Penguins selected highly touted prospect C Evgeni Malkin with the second pick in the 2004 NHL Draft. The rest of the picks were as follows: 31st overall C Johannes Salmonsson; 61st overall D Alex Goligoski; 67th pick RW Nick Johnson; 85th C Brian Gifford; 99th C Tyler Kennedy; 130th D Michal Sersen; 164th RW Moises Gutierrez; 194th D Chris Peluso; 222nd C Jordan Morrison; 228th G David Brown; 259th C Brian Ihnacak.
Lemieux Press Conference (10-Jun-2004)
Mario Lemieux held a press conference today before the start of his charity golf tournament. Lemieux said that he had received offers in regards to selling the team but currently the team is not for sale. He stated that the upcoming slots bill in Pennsylvania is the only way a new arena will be built in Pittsburgh. He also said that he would play in this summer's World Cup for Canada and for the Penguins next season even if there is a lockout. The press conference can be heard at http://pittsburghpenguins.com/team/features/arts/834.0.php.
Coffey and Murphy to be inducted into the Hall of Fame (9-Jun-2004)
Ex-Pens Paul Coffey and Larry Murphy have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player Category. Ray Bourque will also be inducted on Monday, November 8th, at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.