On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (July 17) / Penguins Trivia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
JAY CAUFIELD
(he turns 52 this date)
and
BRYAN TROTTIER!!
(he turns 56 this date)

Both Caufield and Trottier were part of each of the 1990-91 and 1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguin Stanley Cup Championship teams.  It marked the fifth and sixth time that Trottier was part of a Stanley Cup-winning team (four with the New York Islanders).

Trottier was picked in the second round of the 1974 NHL Entry Draft by the Islanders (22nd overall) with whom he’d play for the first 15 year of his NHL career.  As of this date, he is ranked 15th all-time in regular season points (only to be passed by both Jaromír Jágr and Joe Sakic during the 2005–06 season and then Mark Recchi during the 2008–09 season. He is also ranked 9th all-time in playoff points and remains the Islanders all-time leader in assists and points.

Caufield played five season with the Pittsburgh Penguins before being demoted to the IHL and retiring after the 1993-94 season.

There are no other significant happenings that occurred on this date in Pittsburgh Penguins history!!

TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Who led the Pittsburgh Penguins with 22 goals in the 2003-04 season?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Chris Kunitz and Jordan Staal

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