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Check out our current selection of vintage throwback Pittsburgh Penguins jerseys below. Home, away, authentic RBK Edge and replica jerseys available in powder blue and other retro styles. S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL sizes with kids and women’s styles in stock. Lemieux, Jagr, Pronovost, Crosby, Malkin and more.
More About Vintage Pittsburgh Penguins Jerseys
The history of the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise dates back to 1967. It was that year that the NHL made its first major expansion, doubling in size from the “Original Six” to twelve teams. The Penguins first jerseys were white with blue banding and simply had the city name, “Pittsburgh” printed diagonally across the chest.
The Penguins acquitted themselves well early on. They were the first team to beat an Original Six franchise, beating the Chicago Blackhawks, and though they missed the playoffs in their inaugural year, they made it to the semi-finals in the 1969-70 season.
After a couple of dark years, the franchise bounced back, making the playoffs in 7 of 8 years, and stars like Jean Pronovost, Rick Kehoe and Pierre Larouche made the Penguins one of the most offensive threats in the league during the latter half of the 1970s.
Unfortunately they could not maintain their winning ways forever, and they began to get progressively worse during the early part of the 1980s. They hit rock bottom in 1983 and 1984, finishing last overall in both seasons. Their losing skid would have a silver lining. Their last place finish in 1984 allowed them to draft young phenom Mario Lemieux. The move would not only save the franchise from financial failure, but would pave the way for Stanley Cup champions less than a decade later.
Today’s Pittsburgh Penguins are remarkably similar to the teams that won the Stanley Cup in 1991 and 1992. Back then they were led by a pair of superstars in Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr, and today that same is true. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are two of the greatest players in the game right now, and both have already won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer. They reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 2008, and again in 2009, this time winning the Stanley Cup. Though they were dispatched by the Montreal Canadiens in the quarter-finals in 2010 they remain one of the strongest Stanley Cup contenders in the league today.