TODAY IS THE BIRTHDAY OF
FORMER PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Baz Bastien was first associated with the Pittsburgh Hornets as the goaltender and later became the Hornets head coach and general manager. In 1976 he was named the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager until his death in a car crash in 1983.
- the Pittsburgh Penguins signed free agent left wing Reid Simpson
Reid Simpson was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fourth round (72nd overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He played for 12 seasons in the NHL for (in addition to the Flyers and Penguins) the Minnesota North Stars, New Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, and the Nashville Predators.
- Mario Lemieux announced that he will take a one year medical leave of absence
- Penguins head coach Bob Johnson was diagnosed with brain tumors and had emergency surgery that night
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
How many times has the Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux named MVP of the NHL All-Star Game?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
New England Stingers at the Cumberland County Civic Center (Phantoms won by a score of 10-5)
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