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Winter Sports The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time  

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have cycled through some great (and not so great) coaches over their years in the NHL. But who is the best Pittsburgh Penguins head coach of all time? This list ranks every Pittsburgh Penguins coach from best to worst according to votes from hockey fans like you, so help determine the list order now. Vote up your top Pittsburgh Penguins coaches, keeping stats like regular season record, playoff appearances, and their rank among the best hockey coaches ever.

Bob Johnson only coached the Penguins for one season, but in that season the Penguins won their first Stanley Cup Championship in 1991. Scotty Bowman, who took over as the Penguins' head coach in 1992, also won a Stanley Cup in his first year. Bowman then left the team two seasons later to coach the Detroit Red Wings.

If the Pittsburgh Penguins formed a team of the very best hockey players ever to lace up their skates, who would coach it? Vote up the winningest Pittsburgh Penguins coach or just got with your gut and vote up the coach that you liked the most. Then see if they've ever had a proper coaching meltdown.
list ordered by

1
42 5
Bob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 60 (1931-1991)

2
34 7
Scotty Bowman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
age 86

3
23 10
Herb Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 66 (1937-2003)

4
27 16
Dan Bylsma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
age 49

5
16 8
Eddie Johnston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time

6
17 13
Michel Therrien is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time

7
13 10
Craig Patrick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
age 73

8
10 8
Kevin Constantine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time

9
8 10
Ivan Hlinka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 54 (1950-2004)

10
5 7
Johnny Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
Johnny Wilson Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)

11
6 9
Red Kelly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
age 92

12
4 7
George "Red" Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
George "Red" Sullivan

13
3 7
Gene Ubriaco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
Gene Ubriaco age 82

14
3 7
Bob Berry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
age 76

15
4 9
Marc Boileau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
Marc Boileau

16
4 9
Ken Schinkel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
Ken Schinkel age 87

17
2 7
Lou Angotti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
age 81

18
5 11
Rick Kehoe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
age 68

19
5 14
Ed Olczyk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
age 53

20
3 23
Mike Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
Mike Johnston age 40

21
0 11
Pierre Creamer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Penguins Coaches of All Time
Pierre Creamer