On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark

former Penguin player
(he turns 44 today)

Rob Brown is a Kingston, Ontario, Canadian-born hockey player who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft (67th overall pick).  Brown played for a total of nine different teams in his entire professional career from 1987 through 2003 (AHL, IHL, NHL) and was in the NHL for a total of 11 years (1987-2000).

He became a popular / well-known player for two reasons: (1) playing alongside Mario Lemieux and (2) a fight during his time with the Chicago Blackhawks between him and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman, Sylvain Lefebvre, in which a Leafs catchphrase, “Down goes Brown,” was born.



  • the Pens extended the NHL winning streak record to 17 games with a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers


  • The 1992 NHL Strike – ended after ten days; this was the first strike initiated by the players (NHLPA) against the owners (NHL) and it ultimately changed the relationship between them; changes included the players earning a large increase in playoff bonuses, increased control over the licensing of their likenesses, and changes to the free agency system; and the season was expanded to 84 games and included provisions for each team to play two games per season in non-NHL cities (according to Wikipedia)


  • the Pens defeated the St. Louis Blues, 5-3, and swept the preliminary round of the playoffs

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How many other teams did former Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Jocelyn Thibault play for?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Bill Guerin

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