|Assets:||Has NHL size and work ethic. Is a physical presence and an industrious winger. Can also produce points at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have high-end skill, so he'll always be fighting for his roster spot at the highest level. Injuries are also a factor.|
|Career Potential:||Physical depth winger.|
|1/17/2014||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|11/07/2013||Missed 15 games (hip injury).|
|11/07/2013||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|11/06/2013||Placed on waivers by the Florida Panthers.|
|9/30/2013||Hip injury, injured reserve.|
|8/04/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year two-way contract.|
|3/28/2013||Missed 4 games (illness).|
|3/14/2013||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|2/28/2013||Loaned to Chicago (AHL) for conditioning.|
|1/19/2013||Groin, injured reserve.|
|7/02/2012||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.|
|4/22/2012||Missed 82 regular season and 5 playoff games (shoulder injury).|
|10/05/2011||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|7/03/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.|
|4/27/2011||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|10/06/2010||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|9/22/2009||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|7/15/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract.|
|6/29/2009||Washington Capitals tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/25/2009||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/24/2009||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|10/24/2008||Re-assigned to South Carolina (ECHL).|
|9/26/2008||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/08/2008||Re-assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|12/29/2007||Re-assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|10/04/2007||Re-assigned to South Carolina (ECHL).|
|9/18/2007||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/17/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|1/17/2014||The Florida Panthers traded Steven Pinizzotto and Jack Combs to the Edmonton Oilers for Ryan Martindale and Derek Nesbitt.|
|8/04/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers.|
|7/03/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|3/17/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals.|
Edmonton, Florida swaps AHL players | 01/17/2014 2:35 PM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers have acquired Steve Pinizzotto from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Ryan Martindale.
ImpactPinizzotto has seven points and 67 penalty minutes in 21 games with the AHL San Antonio Rampage in 2013-14. At the age of 29, he isn't expected to ever earn a regular spot on an NHL team, but he'll serve Edmonton's AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons.
Cats loan Steve Pinizzotto to AHL club | 11/07/2013 6:19 PM
NewsSteve Pinizzotto has been loaned to AHL San Antonio.
ImpactHe hasn't played this season because of a hip injury he suffered back in September. Pinizzotto won't have any fantasy value if he eventually finds his way back to the Panthers.
Florida waives Steve Pinizzotto | 11/06/2013 12:18 PM
NewsSteve Pinizzotto (hip) is on the waiver wires.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactPinizzotto sustained a hip injury on Sept. 18 and hasn't played since. He's an organizational depth forward.
Steve Pinizzotto's return isn't imminent | 10/27/2013 10:11 AM
NewsSteve Pinizzotto (hip) has started to work out with the Florida Panthers.
ImpactPinizzotto was projected to miss at least a month when he sustained the injury on Sept. 18 and he's still not close to returning. He had no points and 29 penalty minutes in 12 games last season.
Steve Pinizzotto (hip) out for a month | 09/25/2013 7:22 AM
NewsSteve Pinizzotto is projected to miss at least a month with a hip injury.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe was injured last Wednesday in a preseason loss against Dallas. Pinizzoto was battling for a fourth-line, penalty-killing role with the Panthers prior to getting hurt.
Panthers sign Steve Pinizzotto to 1-year deal | 08/05/2013 2:16 PM
NewsSteve Pinizzotto has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers.
ImpactHe split time between the AHL's Chicago Wolves and the Vancouver Canucks last season. In 12 games with the Canucks, he generated 29 penalty minutes and no points.
Steve Pinizzotto set to return from illness | 03/28/2013 3:59 PM
NewsSteve Pinizzotto (illness) will get back into Vancouver's lineup Thursday.
ImpactHe missed Tuesday's game due to an illness. He is slated to play with Chris Higgins and Andrew Ebbett on the third line.
Steve Pinizzotto to miss Tuesday with illness | 03/26/2013 11:58 AM
NewsSteve Pinizzotto will miss Tuesday's game with an illness.
ImpactPinizzotto has been out since Thursday with the illness. "We don't anticipate that Steven's illness is something that will keep him out of the lineup for a protracted amount of time," assistant GM Laurence Gilman said. "He wasn?Tt feeling well. We had him assessed by our doctors and the decision was rendered to keep him away from the team. He's being assessed again today." Pinizzotto has picked up five penalty minutes and 11 hits, with no points in four games this season.
Steve Pinizzotto (illness) out Thursday | 03/21/2013 4:45 PM
NewsSteve Pinizzotto will miss Thursday's game because of an illness.
ImpactHe didn't travel with the team to Phoenix. In four games with the Canucks, Pinizzotto has picked up five penalty minutes and 11 hits, with no points.
Canucks call up Steve Pinizzotto | 03/14/2013 4:28 PM
NewsSteve Pinizzotto has been called up from the AHL and he might make his NHL debut Thursday.
Impact"I haven't made up my mind yet but there's a chance he'll play tonight," coach Alain Vigneault said. "As a 28-year-old rookie, he should be pretty excited. What I remember about him from training camp (in 2011) is that he was an energy player, he gets in real hard on the forecheck, he had physical edge to his game and a real decent skill set." He has 12 points and 29 penalty minutes in 24 games with AHL Chicago this campaign. If he does play then it will likely be on the fourth line.
Steve Pinizzotto to return at end of week | 03/12/2013 11:50 AM
NewsLook for Steve Pinizzotto to return to the Vancouver Canucks by the end of the week.
ImpactPinizzotto is scheduled to play one more game on Wednesday for the Chicago Wolves before his call up as he is on a conditioning stint. He has little fantasy value but can pick up some penalty minutes.
|Penalty Minutes||29||2012-13 (Van)|
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