Penguins promo schedule includes tribute to broadcaster Mike Lange
The Pittsburgh Penguins will pay tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike Lange at their third home game of the season Tuesday, Oct. 8.
All fans in attendance at PPG Paints Arena will receive a bobblehead doll depicting Lange, headphones on, calling a game from a Penguins broadcast desk. The team will honor Lange with a pregame ceremony, then he’ll hustle back to the press level to call the game against the Winnipeg Jets.
Lange, 71, is entering his 45th season in the broadcast booth. He has yet to announce his retirement plans, but he has taken on a reduced schedule in recent seasons, cutting back on the number of road games he calls.
The Penguins have one other bobblehead giveaway on their promotional schedule, which was announced Monday. A figure of general manager Jim Rutherford will be handed out Nov. 19.
Other notable giveaways include a Sidney Crosby growth chart on Oct. 10, Hanson Brothers-style glasses for 70s Night on Oct. 16, Penguins socks on Nov. 25 and a coloring book on Dec. 4.
Here’s a look at the full promotional schedule:
Oct. 3: Repositionable schedule
Oct. 8: Mike Lange bobblehead
Oct. 10: Sidney Crosby growth chart
Oct. 16: 70s night, Penguins “Hanson Brothers” glasses
Oct. 18: Team calendar
Oct. 29: Halloween night
Nov. 9: Veterans Day tribute
Nov. 16: Hockey Fights Cancer night, jersey tote bag
Nov. 19: Jim Rutherford bobblehead
Nov. 25: Penguins socks
Dec. 4: Penguins coloring book
Dec. 10: Star Wars night
Dec. 12: Ugly holiday sweater night, team yearbook
Dec. 14: Ugly holiday sweater night
Jan. 1: 80s night, Penguins puzzle cube
Jan. 5: Embrace-let set
Jan. 14: Pittsburgh night
Feb. 18: Penguins phone stand
March 3: 90s night
March 24: Car coaster set
April 2: Fan appreciation night
Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review assistant sports editor. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .