The Pittsburgh Penguins topped the one million mark in Facebook fans
on Sunday – making the Pens only the third NHL team to reach that level.
As of Monday morning, the Penguins had 1,000,878 fans who had “liked” them on Facebook. The only NHL teams with more Facebook fans are Detroit with 1,113,061 and Stanley Cup champion Boston with 1,011,853.
For context, just 12 of 32 NFL teams, seven of 30 NBA teams and five of 30 MLB teams have more than one million Facebook followers.
The Penguins rank No. 2 in the NHL in social media (Facebook
combined), behind only Detroit. The Red Wings have 1,197,307 social media fans, followed by the Penguins with 1,114,582.