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Penguins make major front office changes

Published April 28, 2022 at 9:44

The Pittsburgh Penguins released some information about changes to their front office yesterday. Ahead of the Stanley Cup Playoffs the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that, CEO David Morehouse has officially stepped down as CEO of the franchise. The Penguins have provided no information at this time as to why or information about the timing of the move.

David Morehouse has been the CEO of the franchise for the last 16-years. In his absence, President of Hockey Operations, Brian Burke and Senior Vice President, Kevin Acklin will be running day-to-day operations until a permanent replacement for Morehouse is found.

The biggest question surrounding the move, is why now? With the post season right around the corner. While there was no reason given for his departure, Morehouse did thank the organization that he'd been with since 2007.

I want to thank Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux for taking a chance on me in 2007 and giving this Pittsburgh kid the dream of a lifetime to run his hometown hockey team.

During those 16 years, I've been lucky enough that this never felt like a "job." It always felt like a partnership - with ownership, players, coaches, staff, and Pittsburgh fans. We had some incredible times together, including three Stanley Cups and watching Pittsburgh turn into a true hockey town.

During his years in Pittsburgh, Morehouse oversaw a sellout streak that spanned 14 years from Mellon Arena to PPG Paints Arena, as well as the construction of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in 2015.
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Penguins make major front office changes

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