Full Rosters Released For Winter Classic Alumni Game

By: Casey Shea

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.

  • Denise

    KDKA announced this morning on the news that more tickets had been released for the Alumni Game…..WRONG…..They were released yesterday (Wednesday) and the are all gone as of yesterday.

    • Mike

      Actually, I got mine this morning around 11 through TicketMaster

  • M

    Anyone know anything about the logistics for the game (parking, concessions, how long the game will be, etc.)?

  • Ye Olde Igloo

    Where’s Ron Stackhouse?

  • Johnny Upton

    These guys are a f-ing disgrace!

  • h

    Does this game seem likes it’s a little one sided or what in the penguins favor.

  • Olde Tyme Hockey

    They spent their own dough to get here, and they came here to see us! All right, let’s show ’em what we got, guys! Get out there on the ice and let ’em know you’re there. Get that f-ing stick in their side. Let ’em know you’re there! Get that lumber in his teeth. Let ’em know you’re there!

  • Mike

    Why was James Harrison omitted?

    • Mike

      I would like to know James Harrison was not in the poll of MVP

  • Jack

    Why isn’t FSN Pittsburgh siring this game? FSN is a freakin joke.

    • ROn

      I agree, this game should be on TV.

  • Mike

    how come jaromir jagr isnt playing?

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  • PapPap

    What is the latest on the game for tonight? Ice condition and outside temp?

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