There is something special about an athlete spending his entire career with a single club—something we don’t get to see as much in today's world of professional sports.
Money makes it so much easier nowadays for a player to give up on the city that drafted him. Greed isn’t the only reason that players tend to seek new opportunities, but it is still a shame to see less and less of guys sticking it out with their original team.
When you look back at the storied history of the Pittsburgh Penguins, many former NHLers have worn the black and gold for their entire career. Greats like Mario Lemieux are almost god-like in the Steel City, and they have even dedicated a statue to him.
I’ve listed here the current Penguins who, in my opinion, have the greatest chance of playing the rest of their careers in Pittsburgh. I based my rankings on popularity with fans and the city as well as what it would take to actually get the player to leave the club.
Salary cap information courtesy of CapGeek.com