PENGUINS, PIVKO AGREE TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Libor Pivko to a one-year contract, it was announced Wednesday by General Manager Ray Shero.
Pivko, 26, appeared in 69 games for the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League during the 2005-06 season, tallying 70 points (12+58) and 63 penalty minutes. His 70 points were second on the team and he finished first on the team in assists (58). In 12 Calder Cup Championship playoff games, he recorded eight points (3+5) and 16 penalty minutes.
The 6-3 and 214 pound forward appeared in 192 games in three seasons with Milwaukee, recording 121 points (28+93) and 172 penalty minutes. He has played in one game in his National Hockey League career, going scoreless.
The native of Novy Vicin, Czech Republic was acquired by the Penguins from the Nashville Predators with Dominic Moore in exchange for a 2007 third round draft choice. Pivko was Nashville’s third round choice (89th overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft.