On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (July 22) / Penguins Trivia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER PITTSBURGH PENGUIN
SERGEI ZUBOV!!
(he turns 42 today)

Zubov was drafted by the New York Rangers in the fifth round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft (85th overall).  He won two Stanley Cups in his NHL career; one with the New York Rangers in 1994 and the other with the Dallas Stars in 1999.  He retired from the NHL in 2010 and did so as the league’s all-time scoring, Russian-born leader.

2005

“THE SIDNEY CROSBY SWEEPSTAKES”

  • the stars were aligned once again for the Pittsburgh Penguins when they won the draft lottery over the Anaheim Ducks and obtained the rights to select Sidney Crosby first overall; Crosby was one of the most highly regarded NHL draft picks of all time (the Ducks ended up drafting Bobby Ryan who was also a pretty good pick)

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

In what season did the Pittsburgh Penguins open in Stockholm, Sweden?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Paul Coffey (113 points)

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