The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired forward Joseph Cramarossa (cram-a-ROH-sah) from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Graham Knott. Cramarossa's two-way contract has an AAV of $700,000 and is signed through the 2019-20 season. He will report to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
Cramarossa, 27, had three points (2G, 1A) in nine games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL this season. In 56 regular-season games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the 2018-19 campaign, he served as the alternate captain and notched four goals and 12 helpers. Cramarossa originally signed with Calgary as a free agent on Sept. 11, 2017 and scored 10 points (3G, 7A) in 37 games for the Stockton Heat of the AHL during the 2017-18 season. He was acquired by the Penguins from Calgary in exchange for forward Colin Smith on Feb. 14, 2018. He then posted six goals and six assists in 28 regular-season games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton before posting a goal in three postseason contests.
Selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round (65th overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Draft, the Markham, Ontario native registered 10 points (4G, 6A) in 49 games with the Ducks during the 2016-17 season before being claimed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks on March 1, 2017. He skated in 10 games for the Canucks that season. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 23, 2016 against VAN.
Spanning parts of seven seasons (2013-2019) in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirals, San Diego Gulls, Stockton and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Cramarossa recorded 72 points (32G, 40A) in 294 regular-season games and added four goals in 14 Calder Cup Playoff games. In 235 Ontario Hockey League regular-season games with Mississauga and Belleville (2009-13), he had 51 goals and 87 assists, while adding 19 points (9G, 10A) in 51 postseason games.
Knott had eight goals and 14 helpers in 126 career games with the IceHogs.