More concerned with keeping his opponent off the scoreboard than reaching it himself, Burrows scored just 24 goals in eight seasons with Pittsburgh but earned a reputation as a top one-on-one defender.
753 games, 316 goals, 287 assists, 603 points, 306 penalty minutes
In his 10 seasons Pronovost led Pittsburgh in goals five times, played in four All-Star Games and was the first Penguins player to score 50 goals in a season (52, in 1975-76).
806 games, 439 goals, 640 assists, 1,079 points, 593 penalty minutes
Few linemates have had the success Jagr and Lemieux shared in eight seasons together. Jagr ranks second in team goals, assists and points during both the regular season and the playoffs. He scored at least 27 goals in each of his 11 seasons with Pittsburgh, including 62 in 1995-96.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
THE PENGUINS HAVE BEEN TO THE EXTREMES OF the NHL, suffering in the cellar before rising to the top with Stanley Cups in 1991 and '92, then falling again before making their most recent ascent. Without the lean years, though, they might never have reached the fat ones. The Pens deftly used the first overall pick to grab Lemieux, Fleury and Crosby—the driving forces behind their titles. Here is the complete roster of our alltime Penguins team.
C, 1984-97, 2000-06
His 1.88 points per game places second alltime in the NHL, trailing only the 1.92 points per game by Wayne Gretzky.