Penguins pick up Rossiter from Wolves

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have acquired defenseman Kyle Rossiter on loan from the Chicago Wolves.

Rossiter, 24, has recorded six points (1g, 5a) and 43 penalty minutes in 33 games with the Wolves this season.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound native of Edmonton appeared in 69 combined games last season with Florida and Atlanta of the National Hockey League, and San Antonio and Chicago of the American Hockey League. He started the 2003-04 season with the Panthers’ AHL affiliate, the Rampage, recording 12 points (5+7) and 70 penalty minutes in 51 games. He also appeared in four games with Florida, going scoreless with seven penalty minutes before being traded to the Thrashers in exchange for center Kamil Piros on March 8, 2004.

Following the trade, Rossiter recorded one assist in two games with Atlanta and posted one assist and 25 penalty minutes in 12 games with the Wolves. He was scoreless with 19 penalty minutes in six games with Chicago during the 2004 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Rossiter has appeared in 11 NHL games with Florida and Atlanta, collecting one assist and nine penalty minutes. In 315 career games in the AHL with Louisville, Utah, San Antonio and Chicago, he has recorded 43 points (11+32) and 443 penalty minutes.

Rossiter was selected by the Florida Panthers in the second round (30th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.