HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER PITTSBURGH PENGUINS DEFENSEMAN
(he turns 51 today)
Paul Coffey was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the Edmonton Oilers in 1987. He played for Pittsburgh for four-and-a-half seasons and became the second defenseman ever to notch 1,000 points (in 770 games) while playing for them. He was also part of the 1990-91 Stanley Cup Championship team (it was the fourth Stanley Cup in his NHL career). Prior to the Penguins winning their second Stanley Cup in the 1991-92 season, Coffey was traded to the Los Angeles Kings.
He was inducted into the Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Fame on November 15, 2007.
- the Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the Florida Panthers by a score of 3-1, in Game 7 of the the Eastern Conference final
- the Penguins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in four games to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup Championship; Ron Francis scored the Cup-clinching goal
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which Pittsburgh Penguins player holds the record for the most career regular-season penalty minutes?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
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