The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Robert Bortuzzo on a two-year contract it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. The deal runs through the 2014-15 campaign and has an average annual value of $600000. Bortuzzo 24 is coming off his first full NHL season in 2012-13 tallying two goals two assists four points and a plus-3 rating in 15 regular-season games. He scored his first NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils and Martin Brodeur on Feb. 2 at CONSOL Energy Center. The 6-foot-4 215-pound Bortuzzo also suited up for 31 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) in ’12-13 amassing four points (1G-3A). He was a key figure in WBS allowing the fewest goals in the AHL for the second time in three years. A native of Thunder Bay Ontario Bortuzzo has appeared in 21 career NHL games with Pittsburgh over the previous two seasons totaling four points (2G-2A) and a plus-4 rating.
Penguins Agree to Terms with Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo
NHL.com | Jul 24