Full Rosters Released For Winter Classic Alumni Game
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – New Year’s Eve is a day spent reflecting on the past year and celebrating the one that’s to come.
For Pittsburgh Penguins fans, the morning of New year’s Eve will be a time to celebrate the history of the franchise.
Former Penguins legends will take the ice for an alumni game against former Washington Capital greats at Heinz Field.
According to the Penguins’ official website, the full rosters for both teams were released Thursday morning.
Suiting up for the Penguins will be: Hockey Hall of Famers Mario Lemieux, Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Larry Murphy and Bryan Trottier, in addition to Rod Buskas, Gary Roberts, Greg Malone, Bob Errey, Billy Guerin, Jay Caufield, Craig Simpson, Francois Leroux, Gary Rissling, Troy Loney, Kevin Stevens, Gilles Meloche, Phil Bourque, Dave Hannan, Peter Taglianetti, Warren Young, Frank Pietrangelo, Rob Brown and Rick Tocchet. Coaches will be Eddie Johnston, Randy Hillier and Pierre Larouche. The honorary GM is Jack Riley.
For Washington: 500-goal scorer Peter Bondra leads the Caps’ alumni roster, which also includes Dino Ciccarelli, Michal Pivonka, Sylvain Cote, Don Beaupre, Pat Ribble, Ken Sabourin, Yvon Labre, Mark Lofthouse, Nick Kypreos, Alan Hanglesben, Dean Evason, Errol Rausse, Alan May, Craig Laughlin, John Druce, Dennis Maruk, Greg Adams, Blair Stewart, Gord Lane, Robert Picard, Paul Mulvey and J.R. Reich. Coaches will be Granny Grant, Joe Reekie and Bucky Gallagher.
While the game is sold out, fans can watch it online at PittsburghPenguins.com.