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Penguins to hold ‘Mike Lange Night’ on October 19th

Lange announced his retirement last month.

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The Penguins will be honoring Mike Lange with a night to celebrate his iconic career later this month.

The team announced Wednesday that they will be holding ‘Mike Lange Night’ on Tuesday, October 19 during the Penguins’ game against the Dallas Stars.

Lange announced his retirement as the team’s play-by-by broadcaster after 46 years.

“Mike is family. He will forever be a part of our team,” said president and CEO David Morehouse. “It is important to us that he receives the recognition and adoration that he deserves. There is no better way to show him our appreciation than to honor him in front of a full arena of Penguins’ faithful.”

Cards with Mike Lange’s famous sayings will be given out to all fans in attendance, in addition to tributes and video memories being played shared and played throughout the game.

“I am more than honored to share this night with the fans of Pittsburgh,” said Mike Lange. “I’ll be smiling like a butcher’s dog while I enjoy the hockey game.”