On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (June 21) / Penguins Trivia

2008

  • 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

2000

  • Ivan Hlinka was named head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins (the 16th in franchise history)

1997

  • 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)

1986

  • 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)

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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 QUESTIONCLICK HERE to view it):

Bob Errey

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