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Canucks re-sign Andrew Ebbett and Steve Pinizzotto

Monday, 02.07.2012 / 12:27 PM / News
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Canucks re-sign Andrew Ebbett and Steve Pinizzotto

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed centre Andrew Ebbett and right wing Steve Pinizzotto.

Ebbett, 29, appeared in 18 games for the Canucks in 2011.12, recording six points (5-1-6), including two overtime game-winners, and added six penalty minutes.

Ebbett has played in 163 career NHL games over the span of five seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks, collecting 58 points (24-34-58) and 44 penalty minutes.

Pinizzotto, 28, missed the entire 2011.12 season with the Canucks due to injury and previously spent the 2010.11 season with the Washington Capital’s AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. He collected 42 points (17-25-42) and 178 penalty minutes in 68 games. The 6’1”, 195 pound forward also appeared in six AHL playoff games, recording four points (2-2-4) and six penalty minutes. He finished the regular season with the team’s best plus/minus at plus-40.

Prior to his tenure in the AHL, Pinizzotto spent two seasons with RIT. In 2006.07, he led the team in scoring with 44 points (13-31-44). The Mississauga, Ontario, native helped earn RIT the Atlantic Hockey regular season championship in 2007.

Ebbett's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2002-2003 University Of Michigan-CCHA 43 9 18 27 22
2003-2004 University Of Michigan-CCHA 43 9 28 37 56
2004-2005 University Of Michigan-CCHA 40 6 31 37 28
2005-2006 University Of Michigan-CCHA 41 14 28 42 25
2006-2007 Binghamton Senators-AHL 71 26 39 65 7 44 3 5 0
2007-2008 Ducks 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 0.0
2007-2008 Portland Pirates-AHL 74 18 54 72 -3 66 5 0
2008-2009 Ducks 48 8 24 32 8 24 6 0 0 100 8.0
2008-2009 Iowa Chops-AHL 28 10 19 29 9 6 1 1 1
2009-2010 Ducks 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2009-2010 Blackhawks 10 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 14 7.1
2009-2010 Wild 49 8 6 14 -8 6 2 0 2 57 14.0
2010-2011 Coyotes 33 2 3 5 -1 4 0 1 1 23 8.7
2010-2011 San Antonio Rampage-AHL 37 11 27 38 7 12 3 1 2 77 14.3
2011-2012 Canucks 18 5 1 6 2 6 1 0 2 27 18.5
NHL Totals 163 24 34 58 4 44 9 1 5 225 10.7

Pinizzotto's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2001-2002 Oakville Blades-OPJHL 34 10 16 26 40
2002-2003 Oakville Blades-OPJHL 44 16 24 40 152
2003-2004 Oakville Blades-OPJHL 39 17 34 51 177
2004-2005 Oakville Blades -OPJHL 48 33 62 95 86
2005-2006 Rochester Institute of Technology-NCAA 20 7 6 13 32
2006-2007 Rochester Institute of Technology-AH 34 13 31 44 76
2006-2007 Bears-AHL 5 0 0 0 4
2007-2008 Bears-AHL 23 0 4 4 -7 12 0 0
2007-2008 South Carolina Stingrays-ECHL 40 15 17 32 9 58 3 0 2
2008-2009 Bears-AHL 45 4 7 11 4 61 0 0 1
2008-2009 South Carolina Stingrays-ECHL 11 4 6 10 5 19 1 0 0
2009-2010 Bears-AHL 69 13 28 41 40 124 0 5 2
2010-2011 Hershey Bears-AHL 68 17 25 42 18 178 2 1 4 124 13.7