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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (July 10) / Penguins Trivia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER PITTSBURGH PENGUIN
and WBS Baby Pens Assistant Coach
Alain Nasreddine!!
(he turns 37 today)

2009

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).

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Who coached the Pittsburgh Penguins for the most games?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Sidney Crosby

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