Bill Guerin Will Retire and Return To Grateful Pittsburgh Penguins Franchise

November 19th, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
Bill Guerin, an 18-year veteran of the NHL who just celebrated his 40th birthday, is set to announce his retirement after the Thanksgiving Holidays and join the Pittsburgh Penguins' hockey operations staff in January, according to a tweet from Inside Pittsburgh Sports.

The tweet also mentions Guerin will work closely with assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald, and his scouting base will be in the New York area.

Pens fans will be ecstatic to hear that a favorite piece to the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion team is retiring in black and gold, and not orange and black. Despite Guerin's short stint as a Penguin, he made a lasting impression on the players, fans and franchise because of his demeanor on the ice and likable personality off the ice.

He also had a knack for the humorous, especially when cameras and interviews were rolling.

What made Guerin so special is that he came at a time when the team needed him the most.

Less than a year removed from their failed run to the Stanley Cup Finals, Guerin was acquired via trade from the dying New York Islanders for a conditional draft pick. GM Ray Shero hoped the former captain would ...

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