Here I'm hunting for a good faceoff guy and defensive guy, thinking one might be pretty tough to find that gives good career value...but lo and behold, sitting with just 25 forwards having more GP than him in Penguins history is Dave Hannan, C/LW
A surprising amount of games played as a Penguin (I did a double take). 355 GP in 80's for us, part of the Paul Coffey trade (and then re-claimed in the waiver draft the next season).
Estimated PK TOI
Legends of Hockey wrote:Hanner" was an average skater and puckhandler. He liked to play a physical game but because of his size limitations, he wasn't the most effective hitter out there. Yet he played bigger than he actually was. Hannan was a good faceoff man and penalty killer, with a knack for defensive anticipation. Although he had modest tangible skills, Hannan enjoyed a 16 year professional career with more than 900 games under his belt. He lasted that long because of his great attitude, hard work and leadership abilities.
Hannan played a solid role as a penalty killer and defensive specialist in what was essentially his 2nd full NHL season. But Hannan also chipped in with his best offensive season, scoring 17 goals and 35 points.
1986 - 2nd among Pens forwards in PK TOI
1988 - 3rd among Pens forwards in PK TOI
1989 - 2nd among Pens forwards in PK TOI
No forward left has more career GP than Hannan, he's also 1 of only 3 Penguin forwards left in the top-50 in franchise scoring left on the board.