The Pittsburgh Penguins have been a model franchise when it comes to the NHL and pro sports for the most part. They do a lot for their fans, their players hardly ever get in any kind of trouble off of the ice, and they put out a good product year after year. The Pens seem to try and stray away from controversy, despite Matt Cooke's on the ice antics, and their fans like it that way. But now the Pens have made an acquisition that gives their clean image a little blemish, the acquisition of Harry Zolneirczyk.
The Pens acquired Zolneircyk from the Anaheim Duck, sending minor-league defenseman Alex Grant in exchange. Zolnierczyk, 5-foot-11, spent a majority of the ’12-13 season in the AHL with Adirondack and Norfolk, scoring 11 goals and 19 points. Zolneircyk is a scrappy grinder, who most likely will end up in Wilkes/Barre, but could compete for a fourth line spot with the big boy club.
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