Paul Steigerwald

Paul Steigerwald, a native to the Pittsburgh area, was the voice of the Pittsburgh Penguins for more than a decade as a radio play-by-play announcer (1999-2006) and TV play-by-play announcer ever since (2006-2017). Steigerwald’s love for hockey began as a boy growing up around the corner from former Penguins GM Jack Riley, who frequently offered his family tickets to the then poorly-attended games. After graduating from Kent State University, where he played club hockey, he landed a job as a commentator at WJNL for the Johnstown Red Wings of the Eastern Hockey League. But the struggling team soon folded in 1980, as did the league a year later. Paul took a position as baseball play-by-play announcer for the Pirates affiliate, Altoona Curve, from 2005-2007 before returning to hockey with the big club, Pittsburgh Penguins, as a marketing director. In 1985, he became the color analyst for the Pens. In 2006, FSN Pittsburgh hired him to replace the “irreplaceable” Mike Lange, who was the voice at the Igloo for 30 years. Steigerwald spent a little more than 10 years working as color man alongside former Penguin Bob Errey for FSN Pittsburgh, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh and Roots sports before transitioning in 2017 into a front office position with the organization. Paul Steigerwald currently serves as the team’s Communications Specialist.