Since the Pittsburgh Penguins entered the league along with six other franchises back in 1967 — one of them being their in-state rival Philadelphia Flyers — the organization has been writing a rather rich chapter for the history books.
On Nov. 22, 1967, the expansion St. Louis Blues were in last place. They turned to rookie coach Scotty Bowman, who would lead them to the Stanley Cup Final three years in a row and become the winningest coach in NHL history.
Scotty Bowman has his name on the Stanley Cup a dozen times. He’s the winningest coach in NHL history, with 319 more victories than his nearest competitor, Joel Quenneville. He’s a living legend, a man held in awe by the entire hockey world.