On the Pens side of the deal, Rick Kehoe became a legend. He would go on to play in parts of 11 seasons for the Pens, scoring at least 25 goals nine consecutive times. Stemming from effects suffered by a neck injury against Quebec on February 13th, 1984, he retired as the team's all time leading scorer. He put up 312 goals and added another 324 assists in his long stint in Pittsburgh.
Cementing his legendary Pittsburghian status, Kehoe went on to serve as Assistant Coach of the Pens for 14 seasons (under nine head coaches!!) and head coach for two more. He was also head coach of the ill fated Roller Hockey International team, the Pittsburgh Phantoms and served as head coach for a moment in 2005-06 for the WBS Penguins in the AHL. He is a charter member of the Penguins Hall of Fame Class of 1993 and was named to the All-Millennium Penguins Team in 2000.