HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS CAPTAIN
(he turns 25 today)
- the Pittsburgh Penguins signed free agent left wing Martin Straka
The Penguins traded Straka to the Ottawa Senators in April 1995. He returned to Pittsburgh during the 1997-98 season with his best season with the club being in 2000-01. The next season, he suffered a season-ending broken leg taking him years to recover from. The Penguins would once again trade him once again in November 2003 to the Los Angeles Kings.
Straka returned to the Czech Republic in July 2008 and currently plays hockey for HC Plzeň 1929 of the Czech Extraliga. In 2009, he purchased 70% of the team making him a co-owner of the team (he also their general manager as well).
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which member of the Pittsburgh Penguins was the first player in NHL history to score at least 20 goals and record at least 200 penalty minutes in the same season?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
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