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Penguins re-sign depth tough guy Zolnierczyk

Jul 12, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT

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The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired a little more grit with the acquisition of Harry Zolnierczyk this off-season, and now they’ve shown that with a new contract for the rugged forward.

The Penguins re-signed Zolnierczyk to a one-year, two-way contract that is worth $550,000 at the NHL level, the club announced on Friday.

In 44 career NHL games, Zolnierczyk has three goals and seven points, to go along with 71 penalty minutes. In this lockout-shortened season, he appeared in seven games with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pennsylvania rival of the Penguins.

On March 2, against the Ottawa Senators, he was kicked out of the game after being given a major penalty for charging, with just 1:26 of ice time under his belt.

So, he’s not in the Penguins organization for his scoring abilities.

Zolnierczyk originally joined the Flyers as an undrafted free agent. Oddly enough, his last regular season game for Philadelphia in 2013 was against the Penguins.

The Penguins actually saw him twice this past season – both times in Pittsburgh.

  1. President Charles Logan - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Enjoy Wilkes Barre/Scranton!

  2. modellforprez - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Harry Ballsnchecks is that dude

  3. sabatimus - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    I guess the Pens decided they needed another cheap shot artist on the team after Cooke departed.

    • cheesesteak75 - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      Please let us know his history of cheap shots. I’m sure he will be the only player in the NHL to play a tough style of hockey.

  4. pitpenguinsrulez - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Oh hey look another stupid post by sabatimus

  5. President Charles Logan - Jul 13, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    he’s not even going to be in pittsburgh , this is a minor signing

    • jpelle82 - Jul 14, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      you’re probably wrong

      • President Charles Logan - Jul 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM

        even if i am, i could care less, he’s insignificant.

  6. slysipops - Jul 13, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    where did they get any more money ??

    • wettwork - Jul 16, 2013 at 5:37 AM

      That is what was remaining after signing Scuderi

  7. mustbechris - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Tough guy?! Child pornographer maybe, but definitely not tough guy

  8. dolphincult - Jul 13, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Actually that was the premise for the deal, He had to commit to bringing his collection of kiddy porn from his BCHL days for the bus trips in the minors. I cant believe another nhl team has this dirtbag on their roster. Do NHL execs not have daughters? or just don’t care who they bless with an opportunity to play in the NHL?

    • wettwork - Jul 16, 2013 at 5:49 AM

      If you dnt know the particular’s on the charges then shut your Fu(@ing kok sucker !!!!

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