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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (September 1) / Penguins Trivia

1988

  • the Pittsburgh Penguins traded a third round draft pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Wendell Young and a seventh round draft choice in the 1990 NHL Amateur Draft

Wendell Young was a professional goalie who played in the NHL and AHL, spent two seasons as the goalie coach for the Calgary Flames, and he is currently the general manager of the AHL‘s Chicago Wolves and runs the “Wendell Young School of Goaltending” based in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Young was drafted in the fourth round (73rd overall) of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.  In addition to the Canucks, Flyers, and Penguins, he also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning through the 18 years in his NHL career.

He was part of the Penguins’ championship teams in both the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons.

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

From what team did the Pittsburgh Penguins acquire defenseman Paul Coffey?

Find out tomorrow!

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

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