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Penguins Sign Forward Steve MacIntyre

From the Penguins:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Steve MacIntyre to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

MacIntyre’s contract is a two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level.

MacIntyre, 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, spent the 2010-11 season with the Edmonton Oilers, collecting one assist and 93 penalty minutes in 34 games. Both his games played and penalty minute totals were NHL career highs for the 30-year-old forward.

The 2010-11 sesason was MacIntyre’s second tour of duty with Edmonton. MacIntyre broke into the NHL with Edmonton in 2008-09, collecting two goals and 40 penalty minutes in 22 games.

MacIntyre, who hails from Brock, Saskatchewan, has also spent time with the Florida Panthers, notching one assist and 17 penalty minutes in 18 games during the 2009-10 campaign. In parts of three NHL seasons with Edmonton and Florida, MacIntyre has appeared in 78 career games with two goals, two assists, four points and 157 penalty minutes.

MacIntyre was originally signed by the New York Rangers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He has suited up for the Hartford Wolfpack, Providence Bruins and Rochester Americans at the American Hockey League (AHL) level.

In 126 AHL games, MacIntyre has amassed three goals, nine points and 506 penalty minutes. MacIntyre has added 32 penalty minutes in 11 AHL postseason contests.

MacIntyre split parts of four junior seasons with Saskatoon, Red Deer, Prince Albert and Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1998-2001. He appeared in 127 games during that span, posting totals of four goals, five points and 362 penalty minutes. He added 22 penalty minutes in four postseason games.

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Evilpens's avatar

there is our Designated goon

Posted by Evilpens on 07/12/11 at 11:30 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

there is our Designated goon

keeper of the peace, Evil.
Besides, he probably spend more time down on the farm than in Pitt.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 07/13/11 at 01:22 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

We finally get rid of Godard and now this happens? What a waste. Engelland can drop the gloves for us!

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 07/13/11 at 03:33 AM ET


It’s a two-way, who cares?  He’s just another guy who’ll spend most of their time in WBS.  If WBS signing #10394 happens to be a heavyweight fighter then all the better, it just gives us more flexibility and ensures Boulerice will never sign a Pens contract which works for me.  I’d rather see a good dude like Macintyre get one of those 50 contracts than another random tweener or grinder.

Posted by JBM on 07/13/11 at 03:45 AM ET

Oilers Rock's avatar

he is the toughest guy on skates no doubt about it… but the problem is no one wants to fight him ... he cant hit or play reg shifts coz his foot speed.. he is pretty useless now that boogaard has passed away… i mean who is gonna be willing to be his dance partner? cant think of any

Posted by Oilers Rock from Edmonton, Alberta on 07/13/11 at 04:29 AM ET

Moq's avatar

It’s a useless signing, in my opinion. The “goon policing” doesn’t reduce the possibility of star players getting targeted. If you want to eliminate an opposing player, you can do that with limited consequences. The respective enforcers beating each other up is hardly a deterrent.

The only metod is an increase in the severity of punishment, eg. suspensions, fines, and subtraction of points. Enforcers are - quite literally - mere hand waving.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 07/13/11 at 08:39 AM ET

cs6687's avatar

It’s a two-way, who cares?


Posted by cs6687 on 07/13/11 at 09:42 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Moq!!!  N.Y. Fishermen games

Posted by Evilpens on 07/13/11 at 11:35 AM ET

Moq's avatar

Moq!!!  N.Y. Fishermen games

Godard was dressed for the “brawl” game. Did it help?

Signing a bigger goon doesn’t convince me that vigilante policing helps the game in any way beyond the value of spectacle.

Policing should be carried out by one party only, the league. Unfortunately, they’re unwilling to do so, which legitimizes the otherwise useless nature of enforcement.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 07/13/11 at 01:55 PM ET


I’m flabbergasted at all the crying this minor signing has caused.

-it’s no money
-it’s a 2-way contract
-there is no better usage of 60 total minutes of ice time next year. Please explain how Nick Johnson or Joe Vitale (or anyone) would benefit from 20 games with 4th line minutes and 60 games eating cheetos in the runway.
-the Penguins have no roster spaces (on paper) with which anything else needed to be done with this paltry sum. The only lineup opening is at #5 D (Niskanen), and there are 4 guys (Niskanen, Strait, Sneep, Bortuzzo) fighting over a job at that spot.
-when guys like Konopka, Gillies or Orr decide it’s their world series and they have to make a mark on the game, I don’t want Engelland taking one of those meaningless fights. I want him clearing the net and playing his K.I.S.S. D game.

it just gives us more flexibility and ensures Boulerice will never sign a Pens contract which works for me. 

This too. I don’t want a nutbag who bodychecks referees skating for the team. The only time MacIntyre gets kicked out of games is when he goes frontier justice on a guy who elbows his teammate in the jaw and gets away with it.

Godard was dressed for the “brawl” game. Did it help?

Which player got out of hand during Godard’s shifts?

Posted by steviesteve on 07/13/11 at 03:18 PM ET

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