The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The franchise was founded in 1967 as one of the first expansion teams during the league's original expansion from six to twelve teams. The Penguins played in the Civic Arena from the time of their inception through the end of the 2009-10 season. They moved into their new arena, Consol Energy Center, to begin the 201011 NHL season. They have qualified for four Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Stanley Cup three times in their history in 1991, 1992, and 2009. Before the Penguins, Pittsburgh had been the home of the NHL's Pirates from 1925 to 1932 and of the Hornets AHL franchise from the 1930s to 1967. In the spring of 1965, Jack McGregor, a state senator from Kittanning, began lobbying campaign contributors and community leaders to bring an NHL franchise back to Pittsburgh.
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