Apr 13, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Craig Adams (27) handles the puck Ottawa Senators during the first period against at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Senators won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins' Affiliates Take Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS Awareness

The ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS has become a nationwide trend over the past week, and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ players/staff are joining the cause.

Pittsburgh forward Craig Adams was the first to initiate the challenge to fellow teammates Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, as well as assistant general manager Bill Guerin, to which they all obliged, according to the Pens’ Twitter handle.

Crosby, who turned 27 Thursday, celebrated by pouring ice water on himself, and then nominated teammates Pascal Dupuis, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Kris Letang – per Pens’ Twitter handle. Dupuis and Letang have yet to accept the challenge.

Here’s Guerin’s turn. He nominated Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Patrick Kane, Pens’ assistant coach Rick Tocchet, and prospect Kasperi Kapanen – per Pens’ Twitter handle:

Kunitz nominated Pens’ defensemen Paul Martin and Rob Scuderi, and Ducks’ forward Ryan Getzlaf. Here’s his turn – per Pens’ Twitter handle:

Tocchet accepted Guerin’s challenge, and nominated Pens’ player development coach Mark Recchi, Los Angeles Kings’ forward Justin Williams, and Pittsburgh Pirates’ second baseman Neil Walker – per Tocchet’s Twitter handle:

Getzlaf took Kunitz’s challenge – per Ducks’ Twitter handle:

Fleury’s done the challenge, and he’s nominated Evgeni Malkin, and ex-teammates Jordan Staal and Max Talbot – per the Pens’ Twitter handle:

Great job to everybody involved, and surely there’ll be more people to accept the challenge.

Will you?

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