The Pittsburgh Penguins and General Manager Ray Shero reportedly announced, Wednesday, that they’ve signed forward Chuck Kobasew to a professional tryout contract.
Standing at 6-foot and weighing 192-pounds, Kobasew has skated for the Boston Bruins and the Minnesota Wild — in addition to Calgary and Colorado. Performing in 568 total regular-season contests, he has compiled 208 points (108G, 100A).
He’s capable of posting 20-goals in a season having done it three times (Calgary ’05-06, Boston ’07-08, ’08-09), but in the past season with Colorado, he logged just nine points (5G, 4A) in 37 contests.
Kobasew played one season at Boston College, to which he skated with Pens defensemen Brooks Orpik and Rob Scuderi. He helped guide the Eagles to a NCAA national championship and was named the Frozen Four MVP.
Kobasew’s addition means that the camp roster is now at 55 players (31 forwards, 18 defensemen, 6 goaltenders).
Camp officially started today.