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Penguins’ CEO David Morehouse’s Resignation Signals the End of an Era

There’s been a lot of talk about how the 2021-22 season could be the last go-round for the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ core that has carried the team for a decade and a half. A Penguins’ team without icons like captain Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang will no doubt be difficult for fans to see. While the potential departures of the star players will receive the majority of the attention, one of the most important has already occurred.
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David Morehouse steps down as CEO of Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — David Morehouse has stepped down as CEO of the Penguins.The news was announced Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Penguins and Fenway Sports Group."After sixteen amazing and rewarding years as a senior executive with the Pittsburgh Penguins, I am stepping down today as president and CEO," Morehouse said in a release. "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."Brian Burke and Kevin Acklin will lead the day-to-day operations of the team, according to the release.  Morehouse joined the Penguins as a consultant on the new arena project in 2004 and was named team president in April 2007. He was named CEO in August 2010. Pittsburgh won three Stanley Cups, appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals four times and reached the conference finals five times under Morehouse. 
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Penguins CEO David Morehouse steps down

April 28 - Pittsburgh Penguins president/chief executive officer David Morehouse left his post Wednesday after 16 years with the club. During Morehouse's time in charge, the Penguins won three Stanley Cups. His exit comes less than a year after previous owners Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux sold the team to Fenway Sports Group.

Penguins CEO David Morehouse steps down after 16-year run

PITTSBURGH, Pa (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse stepped down Wednesday, ending a 16-year run with the franchise that included three Stanley Cup titles. Morehouse did not provide an explanation for his decision in a release. The Penguins changed ownership last fall when Fenway Sports Group bought the club from Hall of Famer Mario […]