HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
(he’s 36 today)
The 2011-12 season with the Penguins was Richard Park’s second stint with the team. Park was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round (50th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He played only a few games with Pittsburgh that same season then played a total of 56 games in the 1995-96 season.
Park left the NHL and returned to play in Switzerland for Genève-Servette HC of the NLA in the 2010-11 season and returned the next season signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins.
- Ed Johnston was named the sixth general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, replacing Baz Bastien who was killed in a car accident on March 15, 1983
Johnston served at the Penguins GM for five years and played an integral role in drafting Mario Lemieux in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He remains the Penguins’ all-time leader in games coached (516), coaching wins (232), losses (224).
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Who was the very first captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
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