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Rutherford, Sullivan Share "Sportsman of the Year"

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford and Coach Mike Sullivan have been named the Dapper Dan "Co-Sportsmen of the Year," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announced.

Rutherford and Sullivan, who teamed up to lead the Penguins to the 2016 Stanley Cup, will be honored at the 81st Annual Dapper Dan Dinner & Sports Auction on Wednesday, February 15 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Amanda Polk, a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic women's rowing team, will be honored as Sportswoman of the Year. Other award-winners will be former Steelers Rocky Bleier (Lifetime Achievement Award) and Mel Blount (Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Leadership Award).

Sullivan and Rutherford are the first co-winners since 2011, when another pair of Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury and Dan Bylsma - shared the award. Steelers receiver Antonio Brown was Sportsman of the Year each of the past two years.

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