1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 36-31-13 - 85 points
Finishing 2nd in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 2-5
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Preliminary - Defeated Buffalo Sabres 2-1
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Boston Bruins 4-0
Coach: Johnny Wilson (36-31-13)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics
1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins Results

The Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 36 wins and 31 losses and 13 ties for 85 points, finishing second in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-5.

The Penguins scored 281 goals and gave up 279. Greg Malone netted 35 goals for Pittsburgh, and Peter Lee tallied 30 or more as well. Orest Kindrachuk accounted for 42 assists. Denis Herron topped the squad with 22 wins, while Denis Herron and Greg Millen earned a 3.37 goals against average, pacing goalies with significant playing time.

Johnny Wilson coached the team. The 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins lost in the NHL quarter-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Russ AndersonDFebruary 12, 19556'3"210LMinneapolis, MN USA
Wayne BianchinLSeptember 6, 19535'10"180LNanaimo, BC Canada
Tom BladonDDecember 29, 19526'1"195REdmonton, AB Canada
Colin CampbellDJanuary 28, 19535'9"190LLondon, ON Canada
Randy CarlyleDApril 19, 19565'10"200LSudbury, ON Canada
Blair ChapmanRJune 13, 19566'1"190RLloydminster, SK Canada
Jacques CossetteRJune 20, 19545'9"185RRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Kim DavisCOctober 31, 19575'11"170LFlin Flon, MB Canada
George FergusonRAugust 22, 19526'0"195RTrenton, ON Canada
Jim HamiltonRJanuary 18, 19576'0"180LBarrie, ON Canada
Denis HerronGJune 18, 19525'11"165LChambly, QC Canada
Lex HudsonDDecember 31, 19556'3"184LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Rick KehoeRJuly 15, 19515'11"180RWindsor, ON Canada
Orest KindrachukCSeptember 14, 19505'10"175LNanton, AB Canada
Gord LaxtonGMarch 16, 19555'10"195LMontreal, QC Canada
Peter LeeRJanuary 2, 19565'9"180REllesmere, England
Ross LonsberryLFebruary 7, 19475'11"195LWatson, SK Canada
Pete MahovlichCOctober 10, 19466'5"210LTimmins, ON Canada
Greg MaloneCMarch 8, 19566'0"190LChatham, NB Canada
Gary McAdamLDecember 31, 19555'11"175LSmiths Falls, ON Canada
Mike MeekerRFebruary 23, 19585'11"195RKingston, ON Canada
Greg MillenGJune 25, 19575'9"175RToronto, ON Canada
Bob ParadiseDApril 22, 19446'1"205LSt. Paul, MN USA
Tom PriceDJuly 12, 19546'1"190LToronto, ON Canada
Dave SchultzLOctober 14, 19496'1"190LWaldheim, SK Canada
Rod SchuttLOctober 13, 19565'10"185LBancroft, ON Canada
Gregg SheppardCApril 23, 19495'8"170LNorth Battleford, SK Canada
Brian SpencerLSeptember 3, 19495'11"185LFort St. James, BC Canada
Ron StackhouseDAugust 26, 19496'3"210RHaliburton, ON Canada
Dale TallonDOctober 19, 19506'1"195LRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada