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Penguins promo schedule includes tribute to broadcaster Mike Lange

Jonathan Bombulie
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The Penguins will host a pregame ceremony to honor Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike Lange on Oct. 8.

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

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Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review assistant sports editor. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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