SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive VP & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired C Ryan Martindale from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for C Steve Pinizzotto.
Martindale, 22, has played in 22 games for the Oklahoma City Barons this season, posting 10 points (3-7-10) and 8 PIM. The Oshawa, Ont native has played in 79 games over three professional seasons in the AHL, all with Oklahoma City, recording 26 points (9-17-26) and 22 PIM. He has also played in 39 games with Stockton of the ECHL, posting 17 points (8-9-17) over that span.
The 6-foot-3, 207-lb center was drafted in the third round (61st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Martindale recorded 207 points (85-122-207) in 243 games over four seasons with Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League.
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