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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (May 25) / Penguins Trivia

2006

Ray Shero was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and his given name is Rejean (“Ray”) Shero.  He is the son of the late Fred Shero who was the former coach of both the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers.  Shero replaced Craig Patrick who had been the Penguins GM from 1988-89 through 2005-06.  Prior to that, Shero served as the assistant GM for both the Ottawa Senators (1993-1998) and Nashville Predators (1998-2006).

He never played in the NHL, but he did play in college for the St. Lawrence University Skating Saints and was drafted in 1982 by the Los Angeles Kings (216th overall).

1991

  • Penguins captured their first Stanley Cup Championship in the team’s 25-year history after they defeated the Minnesota North Stars, 8-0 (goals was the most scored by the Pens in the playoffs and it is also the largest margin of victory in the playoffs); Tom Barrasso stopped 39 shots for his first post season shutout

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Who was the last Pittsburgh Penguins player to win the Lady Byng trophy?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Craig Patrick

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