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Penguins Announce 2016-17 Preseason Schedule

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin the 2016-17 preseason with back-to-back road games against the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m.) and Chicago Blackhawks (8:30 p.m.) on September 27 and 28.

Pittsburgh will play its first home preseason game on Friday, September 30 against the Chicago Blackhawks at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.

The Penguins will also play home games against Detroit on Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center, and on Saturday, October 8 at 3 p.m. versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The October 8 matinee against Columbus will be the sixth annual ‘Free Game for Kids.’ All 18,000-plus tickets for that afternoon will again be distributed to local youth hockey teams and other youth organizations throughout the region.

Pittsburgh’s third road preseason game will be Sunday, October 2 at 4 p.m. against the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

Preseason television and radio information will be released at a later date.

Below is a look at the complete Penguins’ 2016-17 preseason schedule:

DAY date opponent time (et) location
tuesday sept. 27 at detroit 7:30 pm joe louis arena
wednesday sept. 28 at chicago 8:30 pm united center
friday sept. 30 chicago 7:00 pm consol energy center
sunday oct. 2 at columbus 4:00 pm nationwide arena
wednesday oct. 5 detroit 7:00 pm consol energy center
saturday*** oct. 8 columbus 3:00 pm consol energy center

***Sixth annual ‘Free Game for Kids.’
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