Today in Hockey History: July 11

The Pittsburgh Penguins exchanged away perhaps the best player in their establishment history on this date. In addition, a couple of Hockey Hall of Famers were conceived who won three Stanley Cups between them.

Penguins Trade Jagr

Changing delivers were the same old thing to Jaromir Jagr, who played for nine distinct groups during his 24-season NHL vocation. Be that as it may, the initial 11 seasons were totally gone through with the Penguins, where he played 806 games scoring 439 objectives and 1079 focuses. He won the Stanley Cup in every one of his initial two seasons (1991 and 1992) and the Hart Trophy (group MVP) in 1999. He likewise brought home the Art Ross Trophy, for driving the class in scoring, in 1995 and in every one of the last four seasons with the Penguins between 1998-2001.

On July 11, 2001, his time in Pittsburgh finished when the Penguins exchanged him to the opponent Washington Capitals. He was sent to the country’s capital, alongside Frantisek Kucera, for Kris Beech, Michal Sivek, Ross Lupaschuk and future contemplations. The exchange sent shockwaves all through the association and it wound up being truly uneven. While Jagr’s numbers were down from his Ross Trophy-winning seasons, he despite everything scored in any event 31-objectives in each of the three of his seasons with the Capitals. He was in the long run exchanged to the New York Rangers, on Jan. 23, 2004, for Anson Carter.

The three possibilities obtained never worked out for the Penguins. Beech played in 100 games, more than four seasons, scoring 10 objectives and 27 focuses before being exchanged to the Nashville Predators in 2005. Sivek played in 38 games during the 2002-03 season and scored three objectives and six focuses. This was his solitary spell in the NHL before coming back to his local Czech Republic in 2004. Lupaschuk, a defenseman, dressed for only three NHL games, likewise in 2002-03.

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