The Edmonton Oilers announced they have agreed to terms with centre Steve Pinizzotto on a one-year contract.
Pinizzotto, 30, appeared in six games with the Oilers last season, recording two assists and 15 penalty minutes. He posted his first career National Hockey League point and first multi-point game (2A) on April 12th against the Vancouver Canucks.
The 6’1”, 200-pound centre split the 2013-14 season between the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage and Oklahoma City Barons, posting 25 points (12G, 13A) and 183 penalty minutes in 51 games.
A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Pinizzotto has appeared in 18 career National Hockey League games with the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers.
The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have assigned the following players to the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons.
-Will Acton (C)
-Roman Horak (C)
-Anton Lander (C)
-Steve Pinizzotto (RW)
-Tyler Pitlick (RW)
-Oscar Klefbom (D)
The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have recalled forward Roman Horak from the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons.
Horak, 22, has posted 52 points (21G, 31A) in 63 games this season. He has appeared in 50 games for the Barons, registering 45 points (19G, 26A) and a plus 13 rating since being acquired from the Abbotsford Heat.
The 6’0”, 170-pound centre made his Oilers debut on December 31st against the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Edmonton Oilers have assigned goaltender Laurent Brossoit to the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons.
Brossoit, 21, has split time this season between the Oklahoma City Barons and Bakersfield Condors (ECHL), since being acquired from the Calgary Flames on November 8th.
The Surrey, British Columbia native has appeared in eight games with the Barons, posting a 2-5-0 record, including a 3.60 goals against average and a .888 save percentage.
The Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Steve MacIntyre from the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons on an emergency recall basis.
MacIntyre, 33, has appeared in 10 games with the Barons this season, posting 34 penalty minutes.
The Edmonton Oilers announced they have recalled defenceman Philip Larsen from the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons.
Larsen, 24, has registered six points (1G, 6A) in 17 games with the Oilers this season.
Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Viktor Fasth for a 5th round draft choice in 2014 and a 3rd round draft choice in 2015. Fasth, a 31-year-old Swedish netminder, has played five games this season for the Ducks and has posted a goals against average of 2.95 and a save percentage of .885.
During the 2012-2013 season, Fasth played 25 games for Anaheim and had a 2.18 goals against average and .921 save percentage. He has also spent time with Norfolk in the American Hockey League.
Hendricks, 32, has appeared in 44 games for Nashville this season, registering four points (2G, 2A) and 54 penalty minutes.
The Blaine, Minnesota native has spent time with the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, and Nashville Predators. Hendricks has accumulated 62 points (29G, 33A) and 419 penalty minutes in 307 career NHL games.
The 6’0”, 211-pound centre has recorded two points (1G, 1A) and 10 penalty minutes in 34 playoff games.
Hendricks was originally selected by Nashville in the 5th round, 131st overall in the 2000 NHL Draft.
TSN's Bob McKenzie talks about the CHL Top Prospects Game and gives his thoughts on the trade:
Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall has been named the NHL’s Second Star for the period ending December 8, 2013. Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo have also been named one of the NHL's Three Stars.
SECOND STAR -- TAYLOR HALL, EDMONTON OILERS
Hall notched six points (4-2--6) in three games as the Oilers (10-18-3) earned three of a possible six points. Hall recorded one assist in a 6-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes Dec. 3 before tallying his fourth career hat trick plus an assist in an 8-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Dec. 5. Hall closed the week by scoring the game-tying goal with 10.1 seconds remaining in regulation time in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames Dec. 7. The first overall selection in the 2010 NHL Draft has recorded 25 points (11-14--25) in 24 games this season.
FIRST STAR -- JEFF SKINNER, CAROLINA HURRICANES
Skinner tallied six points last week, including a League-leading five goals, as the Hurricanes (13-12-5) recorded three victories and climbed to third place in the Metropolitan Division. Skinner recorded two goals, including the game-winner, and one assist in a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Dec. 3 and notched his first career NHL hat trick in a 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators Dec. 5. The 21-year old Markham, Ontario native is in his fourth NHL season, all with Carolina. He has recorded 17 points (9-8--17) in 19 games this season.
THIRD STAR -- ROBERTO LUONGO, G, VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Luongo posted a 3-0-0 record, 1.30 goals-against average and .960 save percentage to help the Canucks (17-10-5) move into fourth place in the Pacific Division. Luongo made 30 stops in a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators Dec. 3, posted 37 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Phoenix Coyotes Dec. 6 and concluded the week with 28 saves in a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Dec. 8. The 34-year-old Montreal native improved to 14-8-5 on the season with a 2.28 goals-against average and .918 save percentage. He holds the Canucks' franchise record for career wins (247) and ranks 16th on the NHL's all-time list (362).
General Manager Craig MacTavish announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled defencemen Martin Marincin and Corey Potter, as well as forward Anton Lander from the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons.
In addition, the Oilers have assigned forward Will Acton and defenceman Denis Grebeshkov to the Oklahoma City Barons.
This will be Marincin's first NHL call up since being drafted by the Oilers 46th overall in the second round of the 2010 draft. The 6-4 defenceman has played in 20 games for the Barons this season, scoring two goals and adding four assists.
Ilya Bryzgalov has been placed on IR to make room for the transactions.
Lander 2nd on Barons with nine goals and 15 points; Marincin (2-4-6 in 20 games) tied with Fedun for team lead at +4.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) December 4, 2013
-Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com