Mike Sullivan’s father George passed away today at the age of 81, the team announced.
Assistant coach Jacques Martin will take over the day-to-day duties with the team in Mike’s absence to mourn the passing of his father.
The Penguins second Stanley Cup run during the Sullivan era in 2017 gave a glimpse of the relationship between Mike and his father where there was a segment on the Showtime Stanley Cup series of the two playing cards and smoking cigars following the Penguins Game 1 win over the Predators.
Sullivan had often talked of the great relationship the two had.
— Our condolences to Mike and his family —