PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The rosters have been announced for the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals alumni game at the end of this month.
Several Hall of Famers along with a number of old favorites are set to join Mario Lemieux on the ice at Heinz Field on Dec. 31, one day before the current Penguins take on the current Capitals in the NHL’s annual Winter Classic game.
The alumni game will precede the only practices for both teams on the outdoor rink.
Attendance for the alumni game and Penguins practice will be limited to 10,000. However, Washington’s practice will be closed.
Lemieux will be joined by Hall of Famers Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Bryan Trottier and Larry Murphy on the Penguins’ roster.
According to the team’s website, the list of other Pens’ alumni taking part in the game includes Bill Guerin, Gary Roberts, Phil Bourque, Rob Brown, Rod Buskas, Jay Caufield, Bob Errey, Dave Hannan, Francois Leroux, Troy Loney, Greg Malone, Gilles Meloche, Craig Simpson, Frank Pietrangelo, Gary Rissling, Rick Tocchet, Kevin Stevens, Peter Taglianetti and Warren Young.
The Capitals’ alumni team will be led by 500-goal scorer Peter Bondra.
The rest of their roster includes Michal Pivonka, Scott Walker, Sylvain Cote, Greg Adams, Don Beaupre, Alan Hanglesben, Nick Kypreos, Yvon Labre, Gord Lane, Craig Laughlin, Mark Lofthouse, Denis Maruk, Alan May, Paul Mulvey, Robert Picard, Errol Rausse, Pat Ribble, Ken Sabourin and Blair Stewart.
Officials say others may be added in the coming days.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. For more information: PittsburghPenguins.com