- the Pittsburgh Penguins trade Denis Herron and a second round choice in the 1982 NHL Amateur Draft to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Robbie Holland and Pat Hughes
Both Denis Herron and his brother, Ronald, were professional goalies. The Penguins drafted Herron 40th overall in 1972 and two-and-a half seasons later he was traded to the Kansas City Scouts. He would play for the Scouts for another season before returning to Pittsburgh to play with them for three years until they traded him on this date in 1979 to the Canadiens.
While with Montreal, Herron earned the Vezina Trophy in 1981 and in 1983 he returned to play for the Penguins for a third time where he played until he retired in 1986.
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
After winning the 2009 Stanley Cup, the Penguins made Pittsburgh the third city to win the NHL title after winning the NFL title (with the Pittsburgh Steelers) in the same season. What were the other two cities?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
three (1985, 1988, and 1990)
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