SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida Panthers Executive VP/General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with C Steve Pinizzotto on a one-year, two-way contract.
Pinizzotto, 29, appeared in 12 National Hockey League games with Vancouver last season recording 29 PIM. He also appeared in 24 contests with Chicago (AHL) recording four goals with eight assists. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward recorded career highs in goals (17), points (42) and PIM (178) during the 2010-2011 campaign while playing for Hershey (AHL).
The Toronto native won back-to-back Calder Cup titles with Hershey (AHL) in 2009 & 2010. For his career in the American Hockey League, he has played in 234 games for Hershey (2006-2011) and Chicago (2012-2013) scoring 38 goals with 72 assists and 408 PIM.
Florida opens its 20th anniversary season on Oct. 3 at Dallas.