EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Steve Pinizzotto to a one-year contract.
Pinizzotto, 30, appeared in six games with the Oilers last season, recording two assists and 15 penalty minutes. The assists, his first two NHL points came in an April 12th game against the Vancouver Canucks.
The six-foot-one, 200-pound centre from Mississauga, Ont., split the 2013-14 season between the American Hockey League's San Antonio Rampage and Oklahoma City Barons, posting 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) and 183 penalty minutes in 51 games.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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