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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (June 19) / Penguins Trivia

1996

  • Mario Lemieux earned the Hart Trophy as the NHL‘s Most Valuable Player (for the third time) and the Lester B. Pearson Trophy

The Hart trophy and Lester B. Pearson trophy are two of many awards that Lemieux has earned (and those of a few that he has earned multiple times) during his NHL career.  He also earned the Hart award as the MVP in 1988 and 1993; the Lester B. Pearson he also previously earned in 1986, 1988, 1993, and 1996.  A few of the other awards in his extensive collection include the Stanley Cup (1991, 1992, 2009-as owner); Olympic gold medal (2002); the Art Ross trophy (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997); the Conn Smythe trophy (1991, 1992); Calder Memorial trophy (1985); Lester Patrick trophy (2000); and the Bill Masterton trophy (1993).

1984

  • the Pittsburgh Penguins signed Mario Lemieux to his first contract (it was a two-year deal worth $600,000 plus a signing bonus for $150,000 made by then General Manager, Eddie Johnston

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

What is Mario Lemieux‘s career-high for points scored in a season with the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Andy Bathgate, Ron Flockhart, and Billy Hicke

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