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The 10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins of All Time

10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins of All Time

Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have had some of the NHL's most remarkable players in their lineup. Here's a look at the top 10 greatest players in Penguins history.

10. Paul Coffey

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10. Paul Coffey

Paul Coffey
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Coffey assisted Lemieux with turning the Penguins into first-ever Stanley Cup Champions. Coffey was a monster offensive defenseman. He could steal the puck, block shots and score goals. Coffey holds the second place spot for most goals scored by a defensman in the NHL.

9. Jean Pronovost

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9. Jean Pronovost

Jean Pronovost
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Pronovost is notably known as the franchise’s first star player. Pronovost was the first Penguins player (alongside Pierre Larouche) to accumulate 100 points in a single season. He was also the first Penguin to score 50 goals in a season.

8. Evgeni Malkin

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8. Evgeni Malkin

Evgeni Malkin
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One of the most magnificent players currently on the Penguins roster has just entered his prime, but he has already surpassed the accomplishments of some of the most talented players to ever wear a Penguins jersey. In 349 games as a Penguin, Malkin has scored 181 goals and accumulated 295 assists. He has also taken home several pieces of hardware such as the Art Ross Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy.

7. Tom Barrasso

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7. Tom Barrasso

Tom Barrasso
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Barrasso was the man behind the mask when the Penguins hoisted the Stanley Cup in 1991 and 1992. During Barrasso’s stint with the Penguins, he played 460 games and accumulated 226 wins and 153 loses. Barrasso currently holds several franchise goaltending records and is the Penguins’ most prominent net minder to date.

6. Kevin Stevens

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6. Kevin Stevens

Kevin Stevens
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Stevens played next to Mario Lemeiux and helped assist the Penguins to both of their 1991 and 1992 Stanley Cup victories. Stevens averaged about 44 goals per season and was one of the fiercest competitors in the 1990s. Stevens left the Penguins in 1995, but eventually rejoined the franchise in 2001 where he would eventually retire.

5. Rick Kehoe

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6. Rick Kehoe

Rick Kehoe
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In Kehoe’s 722 games with the Penguins, he scored 312 goals and accumulated 324 assists. Kehoe was a natural goal scorer and only failed to hit the 25 goal mark two different times with the Penguins. When Kehoe retired, he was the franchise’s leading goal scorer. He is now the fourth highest goal scorer, right behind Lemieux, Jarmoir Jagr and Sidney Crosby.

4. Ron Francis

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4. Ron Francis

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Francis played a vital role in aiding the Penguins to their first two Stanley Cup triumphs. He currently ranks second for the most assists during the regular season in the NHL. He was also the first Penguin to take home the Selke Trophy.

3. Sidney Crosby

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3. Sidney Crosby

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At the age of 26, the Stanley Cup Champion has already taken home numerous awards and trophies. Crosby is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds the second place spot for most points per game in franchise history. If Crosby can remain relatively healthy for the rest of his career, there’s no telling what “Sid the Kid” can achieve.

2. Jaromir Jagr

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2. Jarmoir Jagr

Jaromir Jagr
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Jagr might be rocking the red, white and black with the New Jersey Devils, but from 1990-2001, he reigned in Pittsburgh alongside Lemieux. Jagr is the only other Penguins player besides Lemieux to hit the 1,000 points mark. Jagr is an Olympic gold medalist and holds multiple records as a European-born player. He is also tied for sixth in the NHL for the most points scored during the regular season.

1. Mario Lemieux

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1. Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux
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There is no other player greater than “The Comeback Kid.” The Hockey Hall of Famer and Hodgkins lymphoma survivor holds multiple records and has won dozens of awards for his phenomenal performance and skill. Lemieux is also the only person to have their name on the Stanley Cup as both player and owner. Lemieux’s legacy will live on forever.

Amanda Sklarek  is a Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandabukowski, “Like” her on Facebook or add her to your network on Google.