Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2021-22 revision of our top 50 Pittsburgh Penguins.
As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NHL.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Please note, that this is our first revision in in the last two years, and it has generated two new entries, and some slight elevations.
As always, we present our top five immediately, and there is a new #5.
3. Jaromir Jagr
5. Kris Letang
You can find the entire list here.
Letang overtook Marc-Andre Fleury for the #5 slot, and Crosby and Malkin, who are still with Pittsburgh notably stayed in the same spots.
Current Center, Jake Guentzel, enters at #29. While this seems like a very high debut for a player who has yet to appear as an All-Star, it reflects the drop off after #20 on this list in terms of Penguins accomplishments.
Patric Hornqvist, who was traded to Florida last September, moved up to spots to #30.
The second new addition is Goalie, Matt Murray, who won two Stanley Cups, at #38. He is now with Ottawa.
We welcome your input and comments and as always, we thank you for your support.