Ranking the 5 Best American Players in Pittsburgh Penguins History

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Ranking the 5 Best American Players in Pittsburgh Penguins History
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Although the rafters of the Consol Energy Center are adorned with retired jerseys of Canadian and European-born Penguins stars, the city of Pittsburgh has also hosted its share of American-born hockey greats as well. 

Having been led by legendary American-born coaches such as Herb Brooks and "Badger" Bob Johnson—and managed by Ray Shero and Craig Patrick, grandson of the legendary Lester Patrickthe Pens have become inextricably linked to Team USA and the American hockey program.

As the chants of "USA, USA" fade away for another four years and Pittsburgh's fans exchange red, white and blue for black and gold, let's look at the five best American players in Pittsburgh Penguins history.

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