The Pittsburgh Penguins have a few more cool giveaways this season. The team released its promotional schedule Friday, and, yes, you will get bobbleheads.
If you grew up like me, the giveaway schedule was a big deal. My father always made sure we got tickets on t-shirt jersey night. For a 10-year-old, getting a Mario Lemieux jersey was pretty cool, even if it had a small Long John Silvers logo and was made of cotton.
Fans can get tickets from Ticketmaster.
This season, the Penguins will giveaway bobbleheads of the core three players, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang. The team will also borrow a long-standing preseason tradition and move it to the regular season — Youth Hockey Night will be on April 11.
I can already hear the high-pitched cheering.
Jan. 6 will be Sidney Crosby bobblehead night. The Penguins host the Buffalo Sabres.
Jan. 27 will be Evgeni Malkin bobblehead night when the Penguins host the Montreal Canadiens.
A few weeks later, Feb. 22, also against Montreal, will be Kris Letang bobblehead night.
March 26 against Carolina will be the Pride game. After multiple controversies last season, NHL teams aren’t expected to wear specialty warmup jerseys. However, one night when you can count on seeing a unique costume will be Dan Potash’s outfit on Oct. 30, the Halloween Special, and Dec. 21 against Carolina on Ugly Sweater night.
Also, I realize I’m getting old because I’m oddly excited about reusable grocery bag night.
Pittsburgh Penguins Giveaway/Promotional Schedule
|October 10||Chicago||Home Opener – Light Up LED Bracelet presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Magnetic Schedule presented by UPMC|
|October 14||Calgary||Magnetic Schedule presented by UPMC|
|October 24||Dallas||Team Calendar presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield|
|October 28||Ottawa||Reusable Grocery Bag presented by Giant Eagle, GetGo Café + Market and Market District|
|October 30||Anaheim||Halloween Celebration|
|November 11||Buffalo||Military Appreciation Game – Camo Wall Banner presented by 84 Lumber|
|November 16||New Jersey||Hockey Fights Cancer Game – Trapper Hat presented by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center*|
|December 21||Carolina||Ugly Holiday Sweater Night|
|December 31||NY Islanders||New Year’s Eve Celebration|
|January 6||Buffalo||Sidney Crosby Bobblehead presented by PPG*|
|January 11||Vancouver||Hockey Talks Mental Health Awareness Game|
|January 27||Montreal||Evgeni Malkin Goal Counter Bobblehead presented by The Pavement Group*|
|February 6||Winnipeg||Black Hockey History Game presented by CNX|
|February 14||Florida||Valentine’s Day Celebration|
|February 18||Los Angeles||Team Yearbook presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield|
|February 22||Montreal||Kris Letang Bobblehead presented by UPMC*|
|March 10||Edmonton||Her Hockey Day presented by 84 Lumber|
|March 16||NY Rangers||St. Patrick’s Day Celebration|
|March 17||Detroit||St. Patrick’s Day Celebration|
|March 26||Carolina||Pride Game|
|March 28||Columbus||Patterned Shirt presented by PPG*|
|April 6||Tampa Bay||Iceburgh Plush presented by PPG*|
|April 11||Detroit||Youth Hockey Night|
|April 15||Nashville||Fan Appreciation Night presented by PPG|