Search This Blog

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Today in Penguins History (6/16/1990)



On this date in 1990, exactly 30 years ago, the Penguins selected future HOFer and hockey ironman, Jaromir Jagr in the first round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.  Jagr was the fifth pick in the draft and became the first Czech player to be drafted without first defecting to North America.  As the Soviet structure was collapsing in Europe, the stranglehold on travel and relocation began to loosen.  Upon the encouragement of his native government, Jagr was actually able to be in attendance at the Draft in Vancouver and relocate to Pittsburgh without difficulty.


This was great for the Penguins as his presence on a line with Mario Lemieux and Ron Francis helped the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 90-91 and 91-92.  Jaromir went on to play 11 seasons with the Penguins and is considered one of the best Pittsburgh forwards of all time.  Just look at his team records...



  • Most single-season points by a right wing – 149
  • Most single-season assists by a right wing – 87
  • Most single-season assists by a European-born player – 87
  • Most single-season power-play goals by a European-born player – 20
  • Most single-season game-winning goals – 12
  • Most single-season shots on goal – 403
  • Most career points by a right wing – 1079
  • Most career points by a European-born player – 1079
  • Most career goals by a right wing – 439
  • Most career goals by a European-born player – 439
  • Most career assists by a right wing – 640
  • Most career assists by a European-born player – 640
  • Most career playoff game-winning goals – 78
  • Most career power-play goals by a right wing – 110
  • Most career power-play goals by a European-born player – 110


  • Most career shorthanded goals by a European-born player – 9
  • Most career overtime goals – 9
  • Most career game-tying goals – 10
  • Most career shots on goal by a right wing – 2911
  • Most career shots on goal by a European-born player – 2911
  • Most career playoff goals by a right wing – 65
  • Most career playoff goals by a European-born player – 65


  • Most career playoff points by a right wing – 147
  • Most career playoff points by a European-born player – 147
  • Most career playoff shorthanded goals by a right wing – 2 (tied with Ed Olczyk)
  • Most career playoff shorthanded goals by a European-born player – 2
  • Most career playoff game-winning goals – 14
  • Most career playoff overtime goals – 4
  • Most career playoff shots on goal – 461
  • Most career playoff power-play goals by a right wing – 19
  • Most career playoff power-play goals by a European-born player – 19

***from the Jaromir Jagr wikipedia page

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

This Week's Puck Junk Podcast: The One Which Is Cunningly Worth It




In this week's Puck Junk Podcast, Sal and I discuss some recent hockey cards out there on the market, including the newest UD Game Dated Moments for the week and the release of SP Authentic.  We also get in our phone booth and go back to 1989-90 Topps/O-Pee-Chee.  Ah, the majesty.  The blue north/south borders. The ice east/west borders. The last of the airbrushing generation. Tembec.  The Cunneyworth conspiracy.  It will all come rushing back to you if you check out this week's show.  Give it a listen.

Follow Sal Barry on Twitter @PuckJunk.
Follow Tim Parish on Twitter @TheRealDFG

Podcast music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

Subscribe to the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play MusicSpotifyiHeartRadioStitcherPodchaserPocketCastsCastbox , Castro,
OvercastTuneIn and SoundCloud.

Love hockey? Join the new Puck Junk Facebook Group 

Support this podcast and buy a shirt from the Puck Junk Online Shop



Friday, June 5, 2020

This Week's Puck Junk Podcast: The One In Which I Am Not In But Blake & Sal Are


Just because I was too busy and stuff doesn't mean the show can't go on because the old saying goes, The Show MUST Go On!  Yeah so anyway.  It's a mad, mad, mad, mad, world out there right now for a laundry list of reasons.  This week, Sal is joined by Blake Isaacs, the proprietor of the weekly Blake’s Takes column on Puck Junk.

They discuss the reaction to the past week of violence and civil unrest by the NHL and some of its players. Sal and Blake also talk about the Red Wings’ next team captain and the logo design for the Henderson Silver Knights. Give it a listen.

Follow Sal Barry on Twitter @PuckJunk.
Follow Blake Isaacs on Twitter @bisaacs1995.
Podcast music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

Subscribe to the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play MusicSpotifyiHeartRadioStitcherPodchaserPocketCastsCastbox , Castro,
OvercastTuneIn and SoundCloud.

Love hockey? Join the new Puck Junk Facebook Group 

Support this podcast and buy a shirt from the Puck Junk Online Shop.
 

Monday, June 1, 2020

Today In Penguins History (6/1/1992)





On this day in 1992, the brooms were out in Pittsburgh as the defending Stanley Cup champions completed a four-game sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks.  The 6-5 victory capped off a series that saw the Blackhawks in the finals for the first time since 1973.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Today In Penguins History (5/25/1991)





On this day in 1991, the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Minnesota North Stars, 8-0 in game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  This sealed the deal for the series and earned the Penguins their first-ever franchise championship.  They would later go on to repeat the following season.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

This Week's Puck Junk Hockey Podcast: The One In Which We Surrender To The PowerPlay



In this week's Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal and I discuss all the ways I can't stand the 1993-94 Fleer PowerPlay cards that graced our presence all those years ago.  They aren't completely horrible. Only mostly horrible.  We also chat about the latest cancel culture victim, Brandon Leipsic, from the Washington Capitals and all the nasty things that got him canned. 


Subscribe to the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play MusicSpotifyiHeartRadioStitcherPodchaserPocketCastsCastbox , Castro,
OvercastTuneIn and SoundCloud.

Love hockey? Join the new Puck Junk Facebook Group 
Support this podcast and buy a shirt from the Puck Junk Online Shop.