The Pittsburgh Penguins were informed Monday night by the NHL that Pittsburgh will not be a hub city for the league’s Return to Play plan.
The Penguins had submitted an aggressive proposal, with tremendous support from UPMC, PPG and local business, political and union leaders. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced several weeks ago that Pittsburgh was one of 10 finalists. Two hub cities will be selected.
“We know Pittsburgh would have been a great host city because of our fans and the support we received from the local business community, unions and our political leaders. We thank Commissioner Bettman and the NHL for considering us as one of the finalists, which is a reflection on how great of a city Pittsburgh truly is,” said Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse. “We now look forward to training camp and getting back to game action.”