Partially because it's the middle of summer and partially because we're hockey geeks, yesterday's re-signing of Kris Beech got us to wondering how many players have had more than one tenure with the Penguins. Going through the Penguins' media guide, it's surprising to see how many players are listed as having two separate terms with the team. Two, Marc Bergevin and Mark Recchi, have had three. Each player is listed with position and years with the team:
|Player, Position||First Term||Second Term||Third Term|
|Brad Aitken, LW||1987-88||1990-91||-|
|Greg Andrusak, D||1993-96||1999||-|
|Andy Bathgate, RW||1967-68||1970-71||-|
|Kris Beech, C||2001-04||2008||-|
|Josef Beranek, LW||1996-97||2000-01||-|
|Drake Berehowsky, D||1995-96||2003-04||-|
|Marc Bergevin, D||2000-01||2002-03||2003-04|
|Phil Bourque, LW||1983-84||1985-92||-|
|Rob Brown, RW||1987-91||1997-2000||-|
|Dave Burrows, D||1971-78||1980-82||-|
|Rod Buskas, D||1982-89||1990||-|
|Jock Callendar, RW||1987-90||1991-92||-|
|Colin Campbell, D||1974-76||1977-79||-|
|Todd Charlesworth, D||1983-84||1985-88||-|
|Jacques Cossette, RW||1975-76||1977-79||-|
|John Cullen, C||1988-91||1994-95||-|
|Bobby Dollas, D||1998-99||2001||-|
|Mario Faubert, D||1974-78||1979-82||-|
|Jim Hamilton, LW||1978-79||1984-85||-|
|Dave Hannan, C||1981-88||1988-89||-|
|Denis Herron, G||1972-79||1982-86||-|
|Chris Joseph, D||1987||1995-96||-|
|Yvon Labre, D||1970-71||1973-74||-|
|Jean-Guy Lagace, G||1968-69||1972-75||-|
|Shawn McEachern, C||1991-93||1994-95||-|
|Steve McKenna, LW||2001||2002-04||-|
|Dave McLlwain, C||1987-89||1996||-|
|Marty McSorley, D||1983-85||1993-94||-|
|Joe Mullen, RW||1990-95||1996-97||-|
|Cam Newton, G||1970-71||1972-73||-|
|Bob Paradise, G||1973-76||1977-79||-|
|Dan Quinn, C||1986-90||1996||-|
|Mark Recchi, RW||1988-92||2005-06||2006-07|
|Roberto Romano, G||1982-87||1993-94||-|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||1987-95||2001||-|
|Martin Straka, LW||1992-95||1997-03||-|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||1990-92||1993-94||-|
|Bryan Trottier, C||1990-92||1993-94||-|
|Warren Young, LW||1983-85||1986-88||-|
Interestingly enough, the Penguins list Mario Lemieux as having a long uninterrupted tenure with the team from 1984 until 2006 even though he retired once during that stretch.
(Photo: Legends of Hockey)
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-The Islanders re-signed forward Jeff Tambellini to a two-year extension.
-The Rangers signed former Blue Jackets forward Dan Fritsche.
-Former Penguins enforcer Georges Laraque will wear No. 17 with the Canadiens.
-A bank in Michigan is suing Capitals forward Sergei Federov for unpaid loans.
-Red Wings forward Dallas Drake retired. With Drake hanging up his skates, there are now only eight "active" former Winnipeg Jets in the league. They are Stars forward Stu Barnes, Coyotes forward Shane Doan, Red Wings forward Kris Draper, Blackhawks goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, Panthers forward Chad Kilger defenseman Teppo Numminen, Ducks forward Teemu Selanne and Blues forward Keith Tkachuk. Barnes, Numminen and Selanne are contemplating retirement.
-Drake could hit:
-The Blue Jackets traded forward Joakim Lindstrom to the Ducks for a conditional draft pick.
-The Red Wings aren't raising ticket prices, for now.
-The Oilers re-signed enforcer Zack Stortini to a three-year deal.
-The agent for unrestricted free agent forward Brendan Shanahan denied a report his client was offered a deal by the Canucks.
-It looks like the Kings are on the verge of recycling former Capitals, Flyers and Panther coach Terry Murray.
-Former Ducks defenseman Joe DiPenta signed with a team in Sweden. DiPenta, a native of Cole Harbour, N.S., leave Sidney Crosby as the only native of that town in the NHL.
-This Kontinental Hockey League isn't to be trifled with.