Originally written on PensInitiative  |  Last updated 11/20/14

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Pascal Dupuis #9 of the Pittsburgh Penguins pumps his fist after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on November 3, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
 Laval Quebec is the largest suburb of Montreal and childhood home of Pascal Dupuis. Like every red-blooded Canadian boy he grew up playing hockey and dreaming of playing professional hockey. He played four seasons in the QMJHL but was never drafted by an NHL club. In August of 2000 at the age of 21, he was signed by the Minnesota Wild and spent a year of development in the International Hockey League before he became a regular player in the NHL. His early career was spent as an average player for several teams until, on February 9, 2008, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the now infamous fi Marian Hossa trade.  Dupuis has been a sold contributor since he helped the Penguins advance to the Stanley Cup Final in ’08 following his acquisition from the Thrashers. He was a key member of Pittsburgh’s 2009 Stanley Cup championship squad, appearing in 16 playoff games that spring and famously had Lord Stanley’s cup tattooed on his shoulder that year. ...
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