On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark

HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY to former Penguin Ryan Whitney!!


  • in a game against the New York Islanders, Ryan Malone (pictured above) became the first player in NHL history to record a hat trick and score all three of his goals in the first minute of each period: #1 – 45 seconds into the first period; #2 – 49 seconds into second period; and #3 – 48 seconds into third period


  • MAJOR TRADE (that turned out to be significant for the team in winning the 1992 Stanley Cup):
    the Penguins obtained Jeff Chychrun, Brian Benning and a first round choice in 1992 Entry Draft from Los Angeles for Paul Coffey; they also acquired Rick Tocchet, Kjell Samuelsson, Ken Wregget, and a conditional draft pick from Philadelphia for Mark Recchi, Brian Benning, and Los Angeles’ first round choice in 1992 Entry Draft


  • Jean Pronovost recored his third hat trick with the Pens after beating Toronto goalie Doug Favell for three goals


  • the Boston Bruins failed to score on 41 shots directed at Pittsburgh netminder Joe Daley, who earned his first shutout with the Pens

Information obtained from PittsburghHockey.net


What player did the Pittsburgh Penguins draft in the first round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft?

Find out tomorrow!

ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTIONCLICK HERE to view it):

Keith McCreary

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