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Penguins fans welcome Tocchet back to Pittsburgh with warm reception

Coyotes coach, who won Cup three times in Steel City, receives standing ovation during first period @NHLdotcom

Fans give Tocchet warm ovation

ARI@PIT: Pens fans pay tribute to Tocchet

Penguins fans give a standing ovation to former Penguins player and assistant coach Rick Tocchet, now head coach of the Coyotes

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Rick Tocchet may be gone, but he hasn't been forgotten by Pittsburgh Penguins fans.

The Penguins paid tribute to the Arizona Coyotes coach, who was an assistant coach for two straight Stanley Cup championship teams in Pittsburgh, and fans gave him a standing ovation during the first period of the Coyotes game against the Penguins on Tuesday.

Tocchet was named coach of the Coyotes on July 11, after coaching in Pittsburgh the previous three seasons. Besides helping the Penguins win the Cup as a coach in 2015 and 2016, Tocchet also was a player on the Penguins championship team in 1992.

Classy move, Pittsburgh.

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