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The Pittsburgh Pirates were an American professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1925–26 to 1929–30. The nickname comes from the baseball team also based in the city.

For the 1930–31 season, the team moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and played one season as the Philadelphia Quakers.

Franchise History

Early Years

The Inaugural Season

1926 to 1928

The Decline of the Team

Relocation

Historic Firsts

Hall of Famers

  • Lionel Conacher
  • Frank Fredrickson
  • Mickey MacKay
  • Roy Worters

Olympic Winners

1920

1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium

  • Frank Frederickson won a gold medal with the Canadian national hockey team
  • Herb Drury won a silver medal with the American national hockey team

1924

1924 Olympic Games in Chamonix, France

  • Bert McCaffrey won a gold medal with the Canadian national hockey team
  • Herb Drury won a silver medal with the American national hockey team

Season-By-Season Record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1925–26 36 19 16 1 39 82 70 264 third in NHL Lost Semifinals (Montreal) 6-4
1926–27 44 15 26 3 33 79 108 230 fourth in American Out of Playoffs
1927–28 44 19 17 8 46 67 76 395 third in American Lost Semifinals (New York) 6-4
1928–29 44 9 27 8 26 46 80 324 fourth in American Out of Playoffs
1929–30 44 5 36 3 13 102 185 384 fifth in American Out of Playoffs
Totals 212 67 122 23 157 376 519 1597
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