The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Harry Zolnierczyk from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Alex Grant.
On March 8, 2011, Zolnierczyk signed a one-year, $900,000 entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers to take effect at the outset of the 2011–12 NHL season. Less than a week later, he signed an amateur tryout contract with the Flyers’ AHL affliliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. In sixteen games with the Phantoms, Zolnierczyk finished the 2010–11 AHL season with three goals, two assists, and 37 penalty minutes. Zolnierczyk split the 2012-13 campaign between the Anaheim and Philadelphia Flyers organizations. He played in seven NHL games with the Flyers, recording one assist and 36 penalty minutes. Zolnierczyk spent a majority of the ’12-13 season in the American Hockey League with the Adirondack Phantoms and Norfolk Admirals, collecting 11 goals and 19 points with 68 penalty minutes in 61 games between the two teams. On April 1, 2013, Zolnierczyk was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for enforcer Jay Rosehill.
Grant was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round (118th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He layed four seasons of major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Saint John and the Shawinigan Cataractes. He appeared in 46 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL this season, earning four goals and 20 points to go along with 73 penalty minutes.
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