The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

June 24, 2013

Pens trade for forward


sports@tribdem.com

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forward Harry Zolnierczyk from the Anaheim Ducks on Monday in exchange for Alex Grant.

The 25-year-old Zolnierczyk split the 2012-13 season between Anaheim and the Philadelphia Flyers.

He played seven games with the Flyers with one assist and 36 penalty minutes.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Zolnierczyk spent the majority of the season in the American Hockey League with the Adirondack Phantoms and Norfolk Admirals. In 61 games with the two clubs, he collected 11 goals, 19 points and 68 penalty minutes.

Zolniercyzk was an undrafted free agent who signed with Philadelphia out of Brown University on March 8, 2011. He scored a goal in his first NHL game against the Ottawa Senators.

He’s appeared in 116 AHL games with 22 goals, 23 assists and 142 penalty minutes.

He is a restricted free agent.

Grant, a defenseman, was the Penguins’ fourth-round selection in 2007 but has never played in a NHL game given Pittsburgh’s depth.