Hockey Hall of Famers Mario Lemieux, Paul Coffey, Bryan Trottier, Larry Murphy, Scotty Bowman and Craig Patrick will be on hand when the Pittsburgh Penguins honor their 1991 and 1992 Stanley Cup championship teams during Saturday's game against Detroit at PPG Paints Arena.
Other honored guests will include Martha Johnson, wife of legendary coach Badger Bob Johnson; former owner Howard Baldwin; NBC announcer Pierre McGuire, who was an assistant coach for the 1992 team; and standout players such as Mark Recchi, Kevin Stevens and Rick Tocchet.
Members of the 1991 and 1992 championship teams will attend the morning skate and be honored in a special on-ice ceremony before the 7 p.m. game. The event is part of a continuing celebration of the Penguins' 50th anniversary season.
The complete list of attendees:
PLAYERS: Phil Bourque, Jock Callander, Jay Caufield, Jeff Chychrun, Paul Coffey, Bob Errey, Randy Gilhen, Randy Hillier, Grant Jennings, Jamie Leach, Mario Lemieux, Troy Loney, Shawn McEachern, Dave Michayluk, Larry Murphy, Jim Paek, Frank Pietrangelo, Barry Pederson, Mark Recchi, Gord Roberts, Paul Stanton, Kevin Stevens, Peter Taglianetti, Rick Tocchet, Bryan Trottier and Ken Wregget.
STAFF: Howard Baldwin, Scotty Bowman, Martha Johnson, Rick Kehoe (assistant coach), Greg Malone (head scout), Pierre McGuire, Gilles Meloche (goalie coach), Rick Paterson (assistant coach), Craig Patrick, Barry Smith (assistant coach) and Skip Thayer (trainer).
As a reminder, several players from the 1991 and 1992 championship teams are currently working in hockey and therefore unable to attend, including Jaromir Jagr (player, Florida Panthers), Ron Francis (GM, Carolina Hurricanes), Joe Mullen (assistant coach, Philadelphia Flyers), Ulf Samuelsson (head coach, AHL Charlotte Checkers), Tom Barrasso (head coach, Asiago Hockey in Italy), Wendell Young (GM, AHL Chicago Wolves) and Scott Young (assistant coach, Boston University)