In 2014, the Pittsburgh Penguins hired Jim Rutherford as their General Manager. He made several key changes to the Penguins roster, such as acquiring Phil Kessel in a blockbuster trade, as well as several free agent signings. The team also hired Mike Sullivan mid-season to take over as head coach, putting the team back on track to victory. ;xNLx;;xNLx;Timeline by Sal Barry | PuckJunk.com
Chris Kunitz | LW | #14
Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks with Eric Tangradi for Ryan Whitney on February 26, 2009.
Eric Fehr | C | #16
Signed as a free agent on July 28, 2015.
Olli Maatta | D | #3
Selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft (1st round, 22nd overall)
Phil Kessel | RW | #81
Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs with Tyler Biggs, Tim Erixon and a 2nd round pick in the 2016 Draft for Kasperi Kapanen, Scott Harrington, Nick Spaling, a 1st round pick and a 3rd round pick in the 2016 Draft on July 1, 2015.
Matthew Murray | G | #30
Selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft (3rd round, 83rd overall)
Kris Letang | D | #58
Selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (3rd round, 62nd overall)
Derrick Pouliot | D | #51
Selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft (1st round, 8th overall)
Brian Dumoulin | D | #8
Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes with Brandon Sutter and a 1st round pick in the 2012 Draft for Jordan Staal on June 22, 2012.
Tom Kuhnhackl | RW | #34
Selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (4th round, 110th overall)
Beau Bennett | RW | #19
Selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (1st round, 20th overall)