Jake Guentzel fights back tears during welcome back video tribute

He made his return to Pittsburgh tonight.



The Jake Guentzel era with the Pittsburgh Penguins officially came to a close earlier this season after he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes by general manager Kyle Dubas; in return, the Penguins received forward Michael Bunting, who was in his first season with Carolina after being signed as a free agent this past summer from the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Tonight, Guentzel and the Hurricanes made their way to PPG Paints Arena to face the Penguins in what is Guentzel's first appearance back in the venue and the city that he called home for the first portion of his NHL career that included a Stanley Cup championship in 2017. 

And during the 1st period, the Penguins showed a touching tribute video on the new massive video board that had Guentzel along with his family in the stands fighting back tears: 

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