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Wolves Sign Steve Pinizzotto & Other First Day Notes

A round-up of day one action, including a new signing and plenty of pics.

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We wondered yesterday why he was left off the official transfer notices. Turns out it doesn't matter anyway!

From the Wolves mothership:

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.

After a torn rotator cuff KO'ed his contributions last year, Pinizzotto expressed interest in coming back to the organization and the Canucks obliged early into the start of free agency this summer.

Eddie Lack will be blogging for during the Wolves' training camp. Check out his first entry. Funny guy.

In other first day activities, you should give Wolves SVP mick1919 a follow on the twitter machine as she's been taking some solid behind the scenes shots. Here's a sampling:


Bill Sweatt and Jordan Schroeder working on surveys.




Assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner


Zack Kassian. In all his glory.