The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Daniel Carcillo to a professional tryout contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Carcillo, 29, originally broke into the professional ranks with the Penguins organization after being drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft. He played two seasons with the Penguins’ American Hockey League affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, from 2005-07, tallying 54 points (32G-22A) and 494 penalty minutes in 103 regular-season games.
The 6-foot, 200-pound Carcillo has played nine NHL seasons, beginning with the Arizona Coyotes in in 2006-07. Since then, he has gone on to suit up for the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers.
Carcillo split the 2013-14 campaign between the Kings and Rangers, scoring four goals and five points with 100 penalty minutes in 57 combined regular-season contests, then adding two goals in eight playoff games, helping the Rangers advance to the Stanley Cup Final, where they fell to the Kings in five games.
A native of King City, Ontario, Carcillo was a part of Chicago’s 2013 Stanley Cup championship squad. He has played in three of the last five Stanley Cup Finals – 2014 with the NY Rangers; 2013 with Chicago; and 2010 as a member of the Flyers.
Carcillo has played in 390 career NHL regular-season contests, producing 44 goals, 48 assists, 92 points and 1,179 penalty minutes. He has added 14 points (7G-7A), 97 penalty minutes and a plus-9 in 45 postseason games.
Before joining WBS in 2005, Carcillo played three years of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with Sarnia and Mississauga, scoring 30 goals in his final full season (2003-04) and tallying the most goals (29) of any OHL rookie in ’02-03.
Carcillo represented Team Canada at the 2003 World Under-18 Championships, scoring two goals, two assists and four points in seven games while helping the Canadians capture the gold medal.