Evgeni Malkin Was an Answer on College Jeopardy, But Apparently Kids at Tufts University Don’t Watch a Lot of Hockey (Video)

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Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, is full of blue bloods and smarties on the fast track for high-powered jobs in law, medicine, science, and politics. It is not, however, fully of hockey fans. Squash and golf? Sure, you bet. But not hockey.

We know this because of a recent episode of College Jeopardy featuring a contestant from Tufts, who we’ll call “Chesterfield.” The category was “World Athletes,” and the answer was “Nicknamed ‘Geno’, this Pittsburgh Penguins center led the NHL with 109 points in the 2011-12 season.”

The correct question, of course, is “Who is Evgeni Malkin?” You know, the 2011-12 National Hockey League Most Valuable Player. But like I said, they apparently don’t have much time to watch hockey at Tufts because they’re too busy studying tort reform and international business ethics. So Chesterfield just named the only Pittsburgh Penguin he could think of.

Take a look:

Don’t beat yourself up, though, Chesterfield. It could have been worse. At least you didn’t say “Who is Mario Lemieux?”

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