HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER PITTSBURGH PENGUIN
and WBS Baby Pens Assistant Coach
(he turns 37 today)
- the Pittsburgh Penguins signed free agent defenseman Jay McKee from theBuffalo Sabres to a one-year contract
McKee was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first-round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft (14th overall). In the off-season 2006, he signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the St. Louis Blues prior to signing with the Pittsburgh.
He has a Pittsburgh connection prior to his time as a Penguins as he was suspended during the last five games for the Sabres playoff run in the 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals after a terrible collision with superstar Mario Lemieux.
McKee was considered to be one of the top shot blockers during his time playing in the League. He remained a free agent through the off-season in 2010 then announced he would become a volunteer assistant hockey coach for a men’s ice hockey team through an unofficial retirement. He is currently an assistant coach for the Sabres AHL affiliate, Rochester Americans (AHL).
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Who coached the Pittsburgh Penguins for the most games?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
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