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Steve Pinizzotto
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Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Vancouver Canucks Washington Capitals
Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 26 1984 (1984-04-26) (age 32),
Toronto, ON, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2007 – present

Steve Pinizzotto (born April 26, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger/centre signed with the Vancouver Canucks in 2011 for a 1-year deal on a 2-way contract for $600,000 and was resigned again with the Canucks on July 2, 2012. He was previously signed by the Washington Capitals organization to a two-year entry level contract as a free agent on March 16, 2007 and resigned by the Capitals in 2009.

Pinizzotto captured his first Calder Cup Championship with the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2009-10 and recaptured it again in the 2010-11 Season earning 42 points in 68 games with 17 goals, 25 assists and 178 penalty minutes. He was a fan favourite and key contributor with 83 points over the 2 years.

Prior to signing with the Washington Capitals NHL Pinizzotto was the first RIT Tiger to sign an NHL contract. He was in his sophomore year and recorded 22 goals, 40 assists for 62 points in 58 career games with RIT NCAA Div 1 He was named the third all-time player among Division 1 players helping RIT capture the Atlantic Hockey Championship in the 2006-07 Season. He had 8 power play goals and a team-leading 76 penalty minutes.

Steve Pinizzotto is Canadian born with roots in Germany. He holds both a Canadian and German Passport; for German citizenship. His maternal grandparents on his mothers side were born there.


Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Oakville Blades OPJHL 5 2 1 3 2
2001–02 Oakville Blades OPJHL 34 10 16 26 40
2002–03 Oakville Blades OPJHL 44 16 24 40 152
2003–04 Oakville Blades OPJHL 39 17 34 51 177
2004–05 Oakville Blades OPJHL 48 33 62 95 86
2005–06 RIT Tigers NCAA Indep. 20 7 6 13 32
2006–07 RIT Tigers AHA 34 13 31 44 76
2006–07 Hershey Bears AHL 5 0 0 0 4
2007–08 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 40 15 17 32 58 10 1 2 3 34
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 23 0 4 4 12 5 0 0 0 13
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 45 4 7 11 61 21 3 2 5 28
2008–09 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 11 4 6 10 19
2009–10 Hershey Bears AHL 69 13 28 41 124 21 5 3 8 33
2010–11 Hershey Bears AHL 68 17 25 42 178 6 2 2 4 6
2012–13 Chicago Wolves AHL 24 4 8 12 29
2012–13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 0 0 0 29
AHL totals 234 38 72 110 408 53 10 7 17 80

ReferencesEdit

http://theahl.com/canucks-sign-pinizzotto-p171519&t=mobile_news_article&bblh=

http://www.atlantichockeyonline.com/news/2009-10_News/kharin090809

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fhdRHj1IbQ

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/hockey/vancouver-canucks/Vancouver+Canucks+hopeful+Steve/8092898/story.html

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=660327

External linksEdit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Pinizzotto

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Pinizzotto

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