Saturday, August 06, 2005
Ziggy latest Penguin....Go Pens Go!!!
Sportsnet has learned the Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to a three-year, $13.5-million contract with free agent forward Zigmund Palffy.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have added another star to help rebuild the franchise.
Sportsnet has learned the Penguins have agreed to a three-year, $13.5-million contract with free agent forward Zigmund Palffy.
Pittsburgh has added some serious firepower to its squad since the lockout came to an end. They won the draft lottery -- and more importantly the rights to Sidney Crosby -- in July, and this week they have also added Palffy and all-star defenceman Sergei Gonchar to their lineup. Former Tampa Bay bruiser Andre Roy also headed to Steeltown this week to add some protection for Mario Lemieux and Crosby.
Palffy has averaged more than a point per game throught a career that began with the New York Islanders who dealt him to Los Angeles after six seasons.
The former King has recorded 318 goals and 671 points in 642 career games. He recorded 41 points in 35 games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in January of 2004.
Palffy, drafted in 1991 by the New York Islanders, signed a six-year, $42 million contract with the team in 1998 and was shortly dealt to the Kings in a package that sent forward Olli Jokinen, Josh Green, Mathieu Biron and 1st round selection (Taylor Pyatt) to Long Island.
In 642 games with the Islanders and Kings, he has amassed 318 goals and 671 points.