On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia
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
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
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 QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):