Pittsburgh Penguins to honor Steelers owner Rooney with helmet decals

The Pittsburgh Penguins are joining those who paid tribute to the memory of Steelers owner Dan Rooney, who died on Thursdayat age 84.

When the Pens take the ice for the second game of their playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, the reigning Stanley Cup winnerswill be wearing special decals on their helmets honoring the memory of Rooney.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will honor Dan Rooney by wearing special helmet decals tonight. pic.twitter.com/kHfzpaXthK

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 14, 2017

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"[Rooney] personified everything that's good about Pittsburgh," Penguins president David Morehouse said ofthe longtime Steelers executive.He was committed, humble, hard-working, loyal and never forgot where he came from. Hes an example for all of us in how he lived his life and how he ran a sports team, which I think is one of the most successful sports teams in the history of sports.

Earlier, Mario Lemieux took to Twitter to offer a message of respect and condolences.

RIP Mr. Rooney. The legacy you left this city will never be forgotten. @steelers #Rooney pic.twitter.com/gbSggsByw1

— Mario Lemieux (@MarioLemieuxFdn) April 13, 2017


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