Wolves Sign Steve Pinizzotto Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
28 September 2012

Wolves Sign Steve Pinizzotto

The Chicago Wolves have signed center Steve Pinizzotto.

PINIZZOTTO has not appeared in any games since the 2010-11 season due to injury. He set career-highs with 17 goals, 42 points, and 178 penalty minutes in 68 American Hockey League games with the Hershey Bears in 2010-11. His 17 markers and 42 points ranked sixth on Hershey, while his 178 penalty minutes paced the Bears.

Overall, the 28-year-old forward has amassed 34 goals, 64 assists, 98 points, and 379 penalty minutes in 210 career AHL outings with Hershey spanning five seasons (2006-11). He also has posted 17 points (10G, 7A) and 80 penalty minutes in 53 postseason tilts with the Bears and was a part of Hershey’s 2009 and 2010 Calder Cup championship teams.

The Mississauga, Ontario, native also appeared in 51 ECHL contests with the South Carolina Stingrays from 2007-09, collecting 42 points (19G, 23A) and 77 penalty minutes.

In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Wolves 19th home opener, presented by LifeSource, will be an Illinois Lottery Cup game against the Rockford IceHogs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Allstate Arena. For more information on ticket packages, visit chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.