- the Pittsburgh Penguins selected center Nathan Moon in the fourth round; goalies Alexander Pechurskiy (fifth round) and Patrick Killeen (sixth round); and defenseman Nick D’Agostino in the seventh round of the NHL Amateur Draft
- Ivan Hlinka was named head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins (the 16th in franchise history)
- Pittsburgh hosted the NHL Entry Draft at the Civic Arena; Joe Thorton was selected first overall by the Boston Bruins (the Penguins selected Robert Dome with the 17th pick in the first round and Josef Melichar with the 71st pick)
- in the NHL Amateur Draft, the Penguins selected defenseman Zarley Zalapski in the first round (fourth overall), Dave Capuano (25th), Brad Aitken (46th), and Rob Brown (67th)
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which Pittsburgh Penguins players appeared in the 1995 movie, “Sudden Death,” featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme which takes place at the Civic Arena during Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final?
Find out the answer tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
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