The Pittsburgh Penguins are sending defenseman Alex Grant to beautiful Southern California and the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for left winger Harry Zolnierczyk (say that three times).
Grant, 24, was a fourth round selection (118th overall) for the Penguins in the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Grant has yet to see NHL action, but was a great asset to the Penguins American Hockey League affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and helped lead them to this seasons Calder Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Finals. While in the AHL, Grant has had 17 goals, 45 assists, a +8 rating, and 174 penalty minutes, over his 125 games. Grant has great size (6-foot-3, 200 lbs), and is set for a great future in the NHL.
Zolnierczyk, 25, spent the majority of this past season as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, and their AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms. Zolnierczyk was traded on April 1st (talk about a bad April Fools Joke), in exchange for Jay Rosehill. Zolnierczyk played in seven games for the Flyers, attaining an assist, and 36 PIM.
The Ducks are currently hosting “Wild Wingo” Charity Bingo benefiting Anaheim Ducks Foundation, every Monday night throughout the month of June at Chapter One in Santa Ana, California. For more information, go to the Anaheim Ducks home page.
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