HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AGITATOR
(he turned 37 on this date)
Jarkko Ruutu was drafted in the third round (68th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. Prior to that, he played one season of collegiate hockey for Michigan Tech of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).
Ruutu played his first full season in the NHL with the Canucks in 2001-02. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed him as a free agent back in July 2006. He also played for the Ottawa Senators and Anaheim Ducks.
He currently plays in his home country of Finland for Jokerit of the SM-Liiga. He is the older brother of current NHL player Tuomo Ruutu of the Carolina Hurricanes and the younger brother of former NHL player and current Ottawa Senators scout, Mikko Ruutu.
- the Pittsburgh Penguins signed free agent goalie Martin Brochu who only played in only one single game with Pittsburgh; he also played for the Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks and went winless in a nine game NHL career
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which former Pittsburgh Penguin player holds the record for most goals in one season by a right winger?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):Zigmund “Ziggy” Palffy and Ric Jackman
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