On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (June 8) / Penguins Trivia

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY TO FORMER PENGUIN
“the ol’ two-niner”
PHIL BOURQUE

Bourque was part of the Penguins team for both the 1990-91 and 1991-92 Stanley Cup Championships. After the second Stanley Cup season, he would leave Pittsburgh to play for the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators and then left the NHL to play in Germany for three seasons before retiring after the 1999-2000 season.

He has remained part of the Penguins organization as the color commentator along with Mike Lange for the Penguins radio broadcasts.

1988

  • Mario Lemieux won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL‘s leading scorer and Hart Memorial Trophy as the league MVP to become the first Pittsburgh Penguins player to win either award

1983

  • Penguins selected Bob Errey (15th overall), Todd Charlesworth (22), Frank Pietrangelo (63) and Dave Goertz in the NHL Amateur Draft

1971

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which two Pittsburgh Penguins players assisted on Sidney Crosby’s first NHL goal on October 8, 2005 during a 7-6 loss to the Boston Bruins at the Mellon Arena?

Find out tomorrow!

ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):

Pierre Larouche (1975-76)

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