News out of Nashville today is that Zack Stortini cleared waivers and has been assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals.
Nashville’s loss is Milwaukee’s gain as the Admirals add a player with 257 games of NHL experience, including 14 goals and 27 assists. In Stortini, the Admirals add grit and tenacity, as 725 minutes in penalties at the NHL level can attest. Other than his penalty minutes, the other statistic that stands out for Stortini is that he was a plus player in two of his last four seasons with struggling Edmonton Oilers (+3 in 2009-10 and +3 in 2007-08).
The 26-year-old was also a key cog for the first year Oklahoma City Barons last spring, playing in 29 AHL games, while helping the rookie franchise reach the playoffs. He also has 37 games of experience skating for the Admirals during the 2005-06.
This season Stortini suited up for one game with Nashville, racking up seven PIMs in just under five minutes of ice time. One would expect that amount to rise with Milwaukee.
So Roundtable, How will you welcome back Zack Stortini?