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Monday, August 23, 2010

Pittsburgh Penguins - Franchise, Team, Arena and Uniform History

Almost all of the actual original watercolor paintings used in this poster are available for sale – see Section 5 of this blog.

Fall 2022: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Penguins poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

1. Pittsburgh Penguins – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1967. The franchise has always been known as the Pittsburgh Penguins.

2. Pittsburgh Penguins – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Five Stanley Cup Championships:
1990-91 defeated Minnesota North Stars 4 games to 2
1991-92 defeated Chicago Blackhawks 4 games to 0
2008-09 defeated Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3
2015-16 defeated San Jose Sharks 4 games to 2
2016-17 defeated Nashville Predators 4 games to 2

Eight Division Championships:
1990-91 Patrick Division Champions 41-33-6: 88 pts
1992-93 Patrick Division Champions 56-21-7: 119 pts
1993-94 Northeast Division Champions 44-27-13: 101 pts
1995-96 Northeast Division Champions 49-29-4: 102 pts
1997-98 Northeast Division Champions 40-24-18: 98 pts
2007-08 Atlantic Division Champions 47-27-8: 102 pts
2012-13 Atlantic Division Champions 36-12-0; 72 pts
2013-14 Metropolitan Division Champions 51-24-7; 109 pts

3. Pittsburgh Penguins – Home Arena History
The Penguins have played in the following home arenas:
1. Pittsburgh Civic Arena / Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh
1967 – 2010

2. Consol Energy Center / PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
2010 – Present

4. For more information on the Penguins, you should visit/bookmark these great websites:

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Penguins Wikipedia site:

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Penguins season:

C. These guys do a great job of team (and player) stats for all active and defunct franchises

D. For some good info about arenas past, present and future, visit this site (and don’t be fooled by the their name – even though it’s ballparks dot com, they do a good job on hockey arenas too):

E. For great stats on past and present players and prospects, these guys do an amazing job:

5. Celebrate the Penguins' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Pittsburgh Penguins and the history of the Penguins franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic jerseys as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 16 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 16 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Pittsburgh Penguins YouTube video at or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.comPittsburgh-Penguins-c187/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel .

6. The original pen and ink drawings of the arenas shown above are also for sale.
Please note that the actual original, highly detailed, hand-drawn pen and ink sketches used for the 2 arena images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Penguins fan (the Consol Energy Center image will be completed soon). If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of Pittsburgh Penguins arena images, please contact me by email and I can explain how they can all be framed in one beautiful piece.

This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 23, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at !

Many thanks!!!


  1. Where can I buy the actual poster featuring all of the watercolors?

    1. Send me a note at ssillcox at rogers dot com and I can explain how and where.

  2. Typo:

    3. Pittsburgh Penguins – Home Arena History
    The Flyers have played in the following home arenas:
    1. Pittsburgh Civic Arena / Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh
    1967 – 2010

    Should be the "Penguins" not the "Flyers"


Thank you for taking the time to add a comment - all input is welcome, especially the constructive kind! All the best - Scott