- Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby captured the Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP and became the youngest Lester B. Pearson award winner
- Evgeni Malkin won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year
- Kevin Constantine was introduced as the Penguins new head coach
- Pierre Creamer was relieved of his head coaching duties of the Penguins
- Penguins obtained Tom Bladon, Orest Kindrachuk and Ross Lonsberry from the Philadelphia Flyers for a first round choice in the 1978 Amateur Draft
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