On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (July 12) / Penguins Trivia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PITTSBURGH PENGUIN
GOALIE COACH
Gilles Meloche!!
(he turned 60 on this date)

Prior to Meloche becoming the current Pittsburgh Penguins goalie coach, he was drafted 70th by the Chicago Blackhawks and played for five teams including the Penguins (Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota North Stars, California Golden Seals / California Seals, Cleveland Barons).  He retired from playing in 1988; went on to become a scout for the Penguins, and was part of Pittsburgh’s coaching staff for all three Stanley Cups in 1991, 1992, and 2009.

Meloche’s son, Eric, is a professional ice hockey player who also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins organization from 2000-2004.

2010

  • the organizational executive offices of the Pittsburgh Penguins were moved into the CONSOL Energy Center

2007

2002

2001

  • Penguins signed free agent defenseman Mike Wilson

STICK-TAP TO PittsburghHockey.net

TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which two rookies each scored 40 goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1984-85?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Eddie Johnston (516 games)

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