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1968–69 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division West 5th
1968–69 record 20-45-11
Goals for 189
Goals against 248
General Manager Jack Riley
Coach George "Red" Sullivan
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Lou Angotti
Noel Price
Ken Schinkel
Bob Woytowich
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Average attendance 6,008
Team leaders
Goals Keith McCreary (25)
Assists Charlie Burns (38)
Points Ken Schinkel (52)
Penalties in minutes Dunc McCallum (81)
Wins Les Binkley, Joe Daley (10)
Goals against average Marv Edwards (3.00)

The 1968–69 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's second season in the National Hockey League.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

West Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
St. Louis Blues 76 37 25 14 204 157 88
Oakland Seals 76 29 36 11 219 251 69
Philadelphia Flyers 76 20 35 21 174 225 61
Los Angeles Kings 76 24 42 10 185 260 58
Pittsburgh Penguins 76 20 45 11 189 252 51
Minnesota North Stars 76 18 43 15 189 270 51
[1]

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 12, 19681–1 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 0–0–1
2TOctober 16, 19682–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 0–0–2
3LOctober 17, 19680–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 0–1–2
4LOctober 19, 19681–5 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 0–2–2
5LOctober 23, 19685–8 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 0–3–2
6WOctober 26, 19684–2 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 1–3–2
7LOctober 30, 19683–7 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 1–4–2
8LNovember 2, 19682–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 1–5–2
9WNovember 3, 19683–1 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 2–5–2
10LNovember 6, 19681–3 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 2–6–2
11LNovember 7, 19684–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 2–7–2
12LNovember 9, 19680–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 2–8–2
13LNovember 13, 19685–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 2–9–2
14LNovember 14, 19684–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 2–10–2
15LNovember 16, 19681–2 New York Rangers (1968–69) 2–11–2
16LNovember 20, 19682–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 2–12–2
17WNovember 21, 19683–1 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 3–12–2
18TNovember 23, 19682–2 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 3–12–3
19TNovember 27, 19683–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 3–12–4
20WNovember 28, 19683–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 4–12–4
21WNovember 30, 19684–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 5–12–4
22TDecember 1, 19684–4 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 5–12–5
23LDecember 4, 19682–7 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 5–13–5
24TDecember 7, 19681–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 5–13–6
25LDecember 8, 19681–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 5–14–6
26WDecember 11, 19684–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 6–14–6
27LDecember 14, 19681–2 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 6–15–6
28LDecember 15, 19683–5 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 6–16–6
29LDecember 17, 19682–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 6–17–6
30LDecember 21, 19681–3 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 6–18–6
31LDecember 22, 19681–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 6–19–6
32WDecember 25, 19686–3 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 7–19–6
33LDecember 26, 19682–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 7–20–6
34LDecember 28, 19683–4 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 7–21–6
35LDecember 31, 19683–4 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 7–22–6
36WJanuary 2, 19695–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 8–22–6
37TJanuary 4, 19691–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 8–22–7
38LJanuary 5, 19691–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 8–23–7
39WJanuary 9, 19697–2 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 9–23–7
40LJanuary 11, 19692–4 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 9–24–7
41LJanuary 12, 19694–8 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 9–25–7
42WJanuary 15, 19693–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 10–25–7
43LJanuary 16, 19692–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 10–26–7
44LJanuary 18, 19690–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 10–27–7
45LJanuary 19, 19693–6 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 10–28–7
46LJanuary 23, 19691–3 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 10–29–7
47LJanuary 25, 19690–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 10–30–7
48LJanuary 26, 19693–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 10–31–7
49LJanuary 29, 19691–2 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 10–32–7
50TFebruary 1, 19692–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 10–32–8
51LFebruary 2, 19693–7 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 10–33–8
52WFebruary 5, 19693–2 New York Rangers (1968–69) 11–33–8
53LFebruary 8, 19692–4 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 11–34–8
54LFebruary 9, 19691–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 11–35–8
55LFebruary 12, 19690–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 11–36–8
56TFebruary 15, 19694–4 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 11–36–9
57LFebruary 16, 19690–4 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 11–37–9
58WFebruary 19, 19693–0 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 12–37–9
59LFebruary 20, 19690–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 12–38–9
60WFebruary 22, 19693–2 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 13–38–9
61WFebruary 27, 19694–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 14–38–9
62TMarch 1, 19693–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1968–69) 14–38–10
63LMarch 2, 19690–4 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 14–39–10
64WMarch 5, 19694–2 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 15–39–10
65LMarch 8, 19693–5 New York Rangers (1968–69) 15–40–10
66LMarch 12, 19693–4 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 15–41–10
67LMarch 15, 19691–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 15–42–10
68LMarch 16, 19692–7 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 15–43–10
69LMarch 19, 19692–3 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 15–44–10
70LMarch 20, 19693–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 15–45–10
71WMarch 22, 19692–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 16–45–10
72WMarch 23, 19695–0 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 17–45–10
73WMarch 25, 19693–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 18–45–10
74WMarch 26, 19698–4 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 19–45–10
75TMarch 29, 19693–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 19–45–11
76WMarch 30, 19692–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 20–45–11

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Ron Snell 4 3 1 4 6
George Swarbrick 19 1 6 7 28
Paul Andrea 25 7 6 13 2
Lou Angotti 71 17 20 37 36
Jean Pronovost 76 16 25 41 41
Ken Schinkel 76 18 34 52 18
Bill LeCaine 4 0 0 0 0
Gene Ubriaco 49 15 11 26 14
Val Fonteyne 74 12 17 29 2
Keith McCreary 70 25 23 48 42
Bob Dillabough 14 0 0 0 2
Garry Swain 9 1 1 2 0
Billy Dea 66 10 8 18 4
Billy Harris 54 7 13 20 8
Earl Ingarfield 40 8 15 23 4
Wally Boyer 62 10 19 29 17
Charlie Burns 76 13 38 51 22

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Jean-Guy Lagace 17 0 1 1 14
John Arbour 17 0 2 2 35
Dick Mattiussi 12 0 2 2 14
Doug Barrie 8 1 1 2 8
Bryan Watson 18 0 4 4 35
Tracy Pratt 18 0 5 5 34
Bill Speer 34 1 4 5 27
Duane Rupp 30 3 10 13 24
Dunc McCallum 62 5 13 18 81
Leo Boivin 41 5 13 18 26
Noel Price 73 2 18 20 61
Bob Woytowich 71 9 20 29 62

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Les Binkley 50 10 31 8 0 3.29
Joe Daley 29 10 13 3 2 3.23
Marv Edwards 1 0 1 0 0 3.00

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1968–69 season:

TradesEdit

May 21, 1968 To Pittsburgh Penguins
John Arbour
Jean Pronovost
To Boston Bruins
cash
June 11, 1968 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Lou Angotti
To St. Louis Blues
Ab McDonald
June 12, 1968 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Wally Boyer
To Montreal Canadiens
Al MacNeil
October, 1968 To Pittsburgh Penguins
future considerations
To Vancouver Canucks (WHL)
loan of Andy Bathgate
October, 1968 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Doug Barrie
To Detroit Red Wings
cash
October 1, 1968 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bob Woytowich
To Minnesota North Stars
1st round pick in 1972 Draft (traded to Montreal CanadiensDave Gardner)
November 24, 1968 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Guy Lagace
To Montreal Canadiens
Larry Hillman
November 29, 1968 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Billy Harris
To Oakland Seals
Bob Dillabough
January 24, 1968 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Duane Rupp
To Minnesota North Stars
Leo Boivin
January 30, 1968 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Tracy Pratt
George Swarbrick
Bryan Watson
To Oakland Seals
Earl Ingarfield
Dick Mattiussi
Gene Ubriaco

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Charlie Burns Oakland Seals Intra-League Draft (1968–06–12)
Larry Hillman Minnesota North Stars waivers (1968–11–22)
Subtractions
Player New team Via

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

See also: 1968 NHL Amateur Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality Position
1 4 Garry Swain Flag of Canada.svg Canada Center
2 14 Ron Snell Flag of Canada.svg Canada Right wing
3 21 Dave Simpson Flag of Canada.svg Canada Defense

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.162, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5

External linksEdit


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