The Pittsburgh Penguins are a franchise in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded as part of the league's expansion prior to the 1967–68 season. The franchise has had nine general managers in its history, with Jack Riley serving two terms. Eight games in March and April 1983 went without a general manager due to Aldege "Baz" Bastien's death in a car crash.
|#||Number of general managers|
|W – L %||Win – Loss percentage|
|*||Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame|
|#||Name||Appointment||Departure||Games||Record (W–L–T / OTL)||Points||Win percentage|
|1||Jack Riley||June 6, 1967||May 1, 1970||226||73–117–36||182||.403|
|2||Red Kelly||May 1, 1970||January 29, 1972||126||33–64–29||95||.377|
|—||Jack Riley||January 29, 1972||January 13, 1974||149||57–73–19||133||.446|
|3||Jack Button||January 13, 1974||July 1, 1975||117||54–44–19||127||.543|
|4||Wren Blair||July 1, 1975||December 3, 1976||105||44–44–17||105||.500|
|5||Baz Bastien||December 3, 1976||March 15, 1983||527||193–248–86||472||.447|
|—||—||March 16, 1983||April 3, 1983||8||2–5–1||5||.313|
|6||Eddie Johnston||May 27, 1983||April 14, 1988||400||140–220–40||320||.400|
|7||Tony Esposito||April 14, 1988||December 5, 1989||106||50–47–9||109||.514|
|8||Craig Patrick||December 5, 1989||May 20, 2006||1250||575–511–127–37||1314||.526|
|9||Ray Shero||May 20, 2006||May 16, 2014||653||388–216–49||723||.594|
|—||Jason Botterill†||May 16, 2014||June 6, 2014||—||—||—||—|
|10||Jim Rutherford||June 6, 2014||Present|
- "General Managers". General Managers & Coaches. PittsburghPenguins.com. Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
- "Pittsburgh Penguins 2008–09 Media Guide" (PDF). Page 221. Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 2008-10-09.[dead link]
- A running total of the number of general managers of the Penguins. Thus anyone who has two separate terms as general manager is only counted once.
- Per the 2004–05 NHL lockout no games result in a tie, instead teams receive one point for a loss in overtime. Craig Patrick served before and after the rule change, and his record is presented as W–L–T–OTL.