The Penguins will open up their six-game pre-season schedule against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, September 16 at 7:00PM at Penn State University's Pegula Ice Arena. This is the second time in the last three seasons Pittsburgh has visited State College for a pre-season game.
Three days later, the Penguins will play their first home pre-season contest, as they take on one of their Metropolitan Division rivals, the Columbus Blue Jackets, on Thursday, September 19 at PPG Paints Arena.
Following that, Pittsburgh will play back-to-back road games on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 against the Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings respectively.
The Penguins will conclude their pre-season slate with home games on Wednesday, September 25 versus the Red Wings, and Saturday, September 28 against the Sabres. Saturday's contest against Buffalo is the team's ninth annual "Free Game For Kids".
Pre-season television and radio information will be released at a later date.
Below is a look at Pittsburgh's full 2019 pre-season schedule, as well as other key dates:
|Monday, September 16 || at Buffalo || 7:00 PM ||Pegula Ice Arena || |
|Thursday, September 19 ||COLUMBUS ||7:00 PM ||PPG Paints Arena || |
|Saturday, September 21 ||at Columbus ||2:00 PM ||Nationwide Arena || |
|Sunday, September 22 ||at Detroit ||5:00 PM ||Little Caesars Arena || |
|Wednesday, September 25 ||DETROIT ||7:00 PM ||PPG Paints Arena || |
|*Saturday, September 28 ||BUFFALO ||3:00 PM ||PPG Paints Arena || |
|Date ||Opponent || Time (ET) ||Location |
Other 2019-20 Offseason/Pre-Season Key Dates
|June 21-22 ||NHL Draft |
|June 26-28 ||Prospect Development Camp |
|September 6-9 ||Prospects Challenge (Buffalo, NY) |
|September 13 ||First On-Ice Day of Training Camp |