PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A familiar face is rejoining the Pittsburgh Penguins.READ MORE: Take Action Mon Valley Demands Answers After 2 Incidents Involving Police Officers In Homestead
The Penguins have hired Hall-of-Famer and former general manager Craig Patrick as a pro scout.
The Penguins have hired Hockey Hall-of-Famer Craig Patrick as a pro scout. Patrick, 72, is beginning his second stint with the Penguins organization, having served as GM for 17 seasons from 1989-2006.
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Patrick was the Penguins’ general manager from 1989-2006. During that time, the team won their first two Stanley Cup championships, back-to-back, in 1991 and 1992.READ MORE: Haiti Gang That Kidnapped U.S. Missionaries Seeks $1 Million Ransom Per Person
He also drafted Evgeni Malkin in 2004, and Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang in 2005.
In a press release, current Penguins’ GM Jim Rutherford said: “I have tremendous respect for Craig for everything he’s accomplished in his Hall of Fame hockey career. He always has been a great evaluator of talent and he brings a unique level of expertise to our scouting staff. It’s also great to have Craig back here with the Penguins, where he built such a legacy of success. We’re excited to add him to our staff.”
Patrick, 72, is also known for being the assistant coach of the gold medal-winning 1980 United States “Miracle on Ice” team at the Olympic games in Lake Placid.MORE NEWS: Pitt Faculty Members Vote To Unionize, Forming One Of The Largest New Unions In U.S.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.