The Pittsburgh Penguins are clearly a veteran team that depends on Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang for leadership, scoring and all-around play. That trio opened their 17th season together Thursday night as the Penguins took the ice for their season opener against the Arizona Coyotes.

Only one other team in North American major professional team has had three teammates who have played together for 17 season. New York Yankees teammates Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada played together from 1995 through 2011.

Crosby, Malkin and Letang have played together since the 2007-08 season and they have won the Stanley Cup three times. They earned championships in 2009, 2016 and 2017. The Yankees trio won World Series titles in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009.