The Pittsburgh Penguins, despite only owning $930,833 left in cap space, per Cap Geek, may not be done shopping.
NHL source says Caps, Wild & Penguins are all in the running to sign former Coyote @BizNasty2point0. Caps are thought to be leading.
— Craig Morgan (@cmorganfoxaz) August 8, 2014
As Morgan reported, Washington seems to be the frontrunner, but Mark Guy, Bissonnette’s agent, had this to say regarding his client’s wishes – per Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports’ Pro Hockey Talk:
“He wants to be in a position where he can compete for a solid fourth-line position and be a great team guy. He wants to be in an organization where there’s a chance to win, as most guys do, and looking forward to showing how hard he’s worked to improve his skill level and skating over the last couple years.”
Bissonnette, 29, was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the fourth-round (121st overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, but he only managed to play in 15 regular-season games for the club, and tallied one assist.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound winger spent most of his time with the Penguins’ minor-league affiliates, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
In 101 career regular-season games for the Nailers, he amassed 69 points (16G, 53A). From 2005-to-now, Bissonnette’s best season came with the Nailers in 2006-07, where he established career-highs in points (42), goals (10), and assists (32).
He’s spent the last five seasons in the Phoenix Coyotes organization (now Arizona).
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