On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (August 26) / Penguins Trivia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER
PITTSBURGH PENGUIN
NOAH WELCH!!
(he turns 30 on this date)

Noah Welch is an American-born hockey player who was born in Brighton, Massachusetts was drafted in the second round (54th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Welch’s hockey career began in high school for St. Sebastian’s School prior to playing on the collegiate level for Harvard University, where he served at team captain.

After being traded to the Florida Panthers by the Penguins, Welch also went on to play for the  Tampa Bay Lightning, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets in his NHL career.

In 2011, he traveled overseas to play in the Swedish Elite League–Elitserien (SEL) and signed a one-year contract with the Swedish team HV71. After signing another one-year contract this past May, he will play the 2012-13 season for the Växjö Lakers.

TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which two players scored 20 goals each for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the inaugural season of 1967-68?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Larry Murphy (74 playoff games)

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