PENS REFLECT ON THERRIEN
A lot of Pens on the current roster were on the team when Michel Therrien was the club’s head coach. Nine Pens played for Therrien, but his biggest impression was left on the young stars like Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang. Those players were just breaking into the NHL and were simply teenagers learning under Therrien’s guidance. Needless to say, he help mold them into the players they are today.
“For a lot of us, we grew up together and had a lot to learn,” Crosby said. “I feel like he gave me a lot of opportunities and responsibility at a pretty young age, but he definitely had an influence on my career. I appreciate everything he did for me.”
“There are a lot of things I learned,” Letang said. “He’s someone that was really fair, especially with me. I really worked in the early-age of my career with him playing defensively. He teaches his players to come to rink and work hard. … It was my first few steps in the league playing defensively and playing hard.”