Pinizzotto, 30, appeared in six games with the Oilers in 2013-14 and had two assists and 15 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 200-pound forward split the season between the San Antonio Rampage and Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League, and had 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) and 183 penalty minutes in 51 games.
A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Pinizzotto has appeared in 18 NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks and Oilers.
It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.
— Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on Washington's play in Game 7 vs. the Islanders