The story of the Penguins’ 50th anniversary logo is so well known that even President Barack Obama can tell it.
When the team visited the White House in early October to be recognized for their 2016 Stanley Cup championship, Obama described the depths the franchise fell to before making a coaching change in December.
“The Pens were closer to last place than first, spirits were low, and when the team designed its 50th anniversary logo for the upcoming season, it referenced the franchise’s three Cups because no one imagined they were about to win a fourth,” Obama said.
They did win a fourth, of course, adding another chapter to the franchise’s storied history.
To commemorate the team’s 50th anniversary, staff writers Jonathan Bombulie and Bill West highlighted some of those stories — and the players who wrote them.