Top Penguins Front Office Execs Take Pay Cuts To Help Staff
Penguins Exec VP & GM Jim Rutherford and President & CEO David Morehouse will be taking "voluntary pay cuts so that other members of the Penguins staff will not be as impacted financially" from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Mike DeFabo of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. By sacrificing some of their salaries, Rutherford and Morehouse have "ensured that members of the hockey staff, office employees or other individuals within the organization won't feel the financial burden of the crisis as much." Previously, the Penguins announced a plan to "make sure that full- and part-time arena and service employees at PPG Paints Arena would not lose income during the work stoppage." Funding for that initiative "will come from players," led by C Sidney Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the Mario Lemieux Foundation (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 3/19).