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#TheRealHeroes Penguins Post Pictures, Deliver Milkshakes to Nurses



Pittsburgh Penguins #TheRealHeroes Kris Letang

It was national Nurses Day on Wednesday, and the Pittsburgh Penguins joined the national trend as they honored area nurses with social media homage. Several players and assistant coach Mark Recchi used their social media accounts to post themed pictures to honor the front line medical personnel.

Penguins players and coaches crossed out their names on their jerseys and replaced them with the names of nurses or other frontline medical workers. A few players honored family members or friends in the medical profession. Others honored nurses from UPMC hospitals in the region. The photos are below.

Also, Penguins corporate sponsor, The Milk Shake Factory delivered 59 Milk Shakes, in Jake Guentzel’s name, to two area hospitals for nurses.

The #TheRealHeroes program is a combined effort of athletes and coaches from across the world coming together to honor medical workers on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pittsburgh Hockey Now efforted to find as many of the Pittsburgh Penguins social media posts as possible, but not every player is verified or uses their account for maximum public viewing.




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Jon Havicon
Jon Havicon
2 years ago

Just one more example of the Penguins organization recognizing the less well known but much more important people in the Pittsburgh area. Great job Pens!

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