The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Joe Cramarossa to a one-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The 26-year old signed a two-way deal that holds an average annual value of $700,000 at the NHL level. His extension will run through the 2019-2020 season. He was originally acquired by the organization in a minor-league trade from the Stockton Heat on February 14, 2018 in exchange for Colin Smith.
The 6-foot, 192-pound forward appeared in 56 games for Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins this year, recording 16 points (4G-12A) and a team-high 116 penalty minutes. He has served as an alternate captain for WBS. Cramarossa attended Pittsburgh's training camp this past year, appearing in one NHL exhibition contest.
A Toronto, Ontario native, Cramarossa has previous NHL experience, splitting 59 games between the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks in 2016-17. He scored four goals and 10 points with 60 penalty minutes in those appearances.
Cramarossa has appeared in 285 career AHL contests with WBS, Stockton, San Diego and Norfolk, producing 30 goals, 39 assists and 69 points. He has also notched four goals in 14 AHL playoff games.
Before turning pro, Cramarossa skated four seasons of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors and the Belleville Bulls. He played in the 2011 Memorial Cup with Mississauga.
Cramarossa was originally chosen by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round (65th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft.