Pittsburgh Penguins History: The Forgotten Few

Pittsburgh Penguins, Jordan Leopold. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Penguins, Jordan Leopold. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

A few players you may have forgotten played with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

There have been 319 players that have suited for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs, with some being more impactful than others. With that being said, you have forgotten some of the notable names that all played a part in Pittsburgh’s hunt for the Stanley Cup.

Here is a look back at a few players you may have forgotten played in playoff games with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Craig Muni

Defenceman Muni played parts of 16 years from 1981-98, with Toronto, Edmonton, Chicago, Buffalo, Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, and Dallas, and scored 28 goals and 147 points in 819 games played (GP).

Muni won three Stanley Cups with Edmonton (1987,1988,1990) and overall played in 113 postseason games and scored 17 points.

Muni signed with the Penguins on Oct. 2, 1996, and appeared in 64 games and scored four points.

In the postseason, Muni played three games in Pittsburgh’s first-round matchup vs Philidelphia and scored zero points.

Maxim Lapierre

Lapierre was quite a feisty forward during his decade long career, that saw him play 614 games and score 65 goals and 139 points with Montreal, Anaheim, Vancouver, St. Louis, and Pittsburgh.

On Jan. 27, 2015, Lapierre was traded to Pittsburgh by St. Louis in exchange for Marcel Goc.

Lapierre scored two points in 35 regular season GP and made appearances in five playoff games with the Penguins in their first-round series vs. the New York Rangers in 2015, where he managed eight shots on goal.

Daniel Winnik

Winnik played 11 seasons and 798 games in the NHL from 2007-18 with Phoenix, Colorado, San Jose, Anaheim, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Washington, and Minnesota, with 82 goals and 251 points.

Winnick was traded to the Penguins on Feb. 25, 2015, from Toronto for Zach Sill, and appeared in 21 regular-season games with the club, scoring two goals and nine points.

As with Lapierre, Winnik played in five games during the Penguins first-round series vs. New York, and put 12 shots on the Rangers net.

Jordan Leopold

Leopold played 12 years (2002-15) and 695 games in the NHL with Calgary, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Minnesota, and scored 67 goals and 214 points.

Leopold was traded by Florida to Pittsburgh on Mar. 1, 2010, for a 2010 second-round pick and

Leopold appeared in 20 regular-season games and scored four goals and eight points. In the playoffs, Leopold played in eight games (two vs. Ottawa and six vs. Montreal) and suffered a concussion following an Andy Sutton hit, in the first round, cementing his status as a tried and Penguin.

Who was your favorite “forgotten” player to play with the Penguins?