PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins honored Steelers chairman and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney during Friday’s game against the Blue Jackets.
The Penguins asked for a moment of silence before the beginning of the game.
Additionally, a video tribute was played during the first period. The piece included footage of Mr. Rooney cheering at a Penguins game, and at the end, many rose to their feet and applauded.
Special decals were also placed on helmets in Rooney’s memory.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will honor Dan Rooney by wearing special helmet decals tonight. pic.twitter.com/kHfzpaXthK
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 14, 2017