Pens re-sign Orpik to 2 year deal (23-Jul-2006)
The Penguins have re-signed D Brooks Orpik to a 2 year, $2.075M deal ($1M in 06-07, $1.075M in 07-08) and avoid an arbitration hearing. For more visit, http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06205/708159-61.stm.
Armstrong accepts qualifying offer (21-Jul-2006)
The Tribune-Review is reporting that Colby Armstrong has accepted the team's qualifying offer. The two-way contract calls for Armstrong to make a salary of approximately $817,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the minors.
Pens pick up Ekman and Ehelechner for draft pick (21-Jul-2006)
The Penguins have acquired LW Nils Ekman and G Patrick Ehelechner [http://www.ehelechner.com/] from San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2007 second round draft choice. The second round draft choice was previously acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes on March 9, 2006 in exchange for Mark Recchi. For more, visit http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06202/707498-61.stm.
Pens pick up Moore and Pivko for 3rd round pick (20-Jul-2006)
The Penguins acquired C Dominic Moore and F Libor Pivko from Nashville in exchange for a third round draft choice in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. For more on the deal, visit http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06201/707176-61.stm.
Chuck Fletcher hired as Assistant GM (14-Jul-2006)
The Penguins have hired Chuck Fletcher as Assistant General Manager. GM Ray Shero also announced that Ed Johnston will remain with the organization as Senior Advisor/Hockey Operations. For more on Fletcher, visit http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/team/press/arts/1940.0.php.
Breakout by Month:
Home: Oct - 6, Nov - 7, Dec - 7, Jan - 5, Feb - 6, Mar - 8, Apr - 2
Away: Oct - 3, Nov - 7, Dec - 7, Jan - 7, Feb - 7, Mar - 9, Apr - 1
Total: Oct - 9, Nov - 14, Dec - 14, Jan - 12, Feb - 13, Mar - 17, Apr - 3
Breakout by Day:
Home: Sun - 5, Mon - 1, Tue - 11, Wed - 6, Thu - 3, Fri - 4, Sat - 11
Away: Sun - 2, Mon - 5, Tue - 4, Wed - 3, Thu - 11, Fri - 7, Sat - 9
Total: Sun - 7, Mon - 6, Tue - 15, Wed - 9, Thu - 14, Fri - 11, Sat - 20
Head scout Greg Malone joins Coyotes staff (12-Jul-2006)
Greg Malone has been hired by Phoenix as the team's head eastern pro scout. Malone had been the Pens' head scout for the last 16 seasons.