Ray Shero’s Best Moments As Pens GM

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2.  Acquiring Forward Bill Guerin


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#12 of the Carolina Hurricanes defends against Bill Guerin #13 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at RBC Center on May 26, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Pittsburgh won the game 4-1 to complete a four game sweep. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Date: March 4th, 2009

Official Trade: Bill Guerin to the Pittsburgh Penguins, conditional pick (third-round) to the New York Islanders

As previously referenced back in moment number five, the Pens were in need of wingers to play with Sidney Crosby.

Why not four-time All-Star Bill Guerin?

Guerin was the perfect fit for the Pens in their run for the Stanley Cup — that eventually led to them winning it.

Bringing a boat-load of offensive skill, the two-way forward also stood as a key veteran presence in the locker room.

In the 24 postseason games it took for the organization to win the cup, Guerin chipped in 15 points (7G, 8A) and had plus-8 rating.

Guerin also had two game-winning goals for the team in their first two series’ of the playoffs.

Deciding to stay another year before retiring with the club, Guerin played in 95 regular-season games for the Pens and scored a total of 57 points (26G, 31A).

A year after Guerin retired, he was hired as a player development coach with Pittsburgh and continues to be a huge factor in the future of the franchise.

Just another product of Shero’s master-mind.