24-6-2005 Raffi Torres frustrated
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Raffi Torres feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Raffi Torres was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 51 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 10 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2005 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2005 Tom Kostopoulos agrees on a contract.
Tom Kostopoulos has signed a $575 000 per year, 4 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Tom Kostopoulos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 76 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 6 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


22-6-2005 Tomas Surovy agrees on a contract.
Tomas Surovy has signed a $325 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

22-6-2005 Andy Schneider agrees on a contract.
Andy Schneider has signed a $290 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

23-6-2005 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Randy Robitaille (Wilkes-Barre Penguins) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Sebastien Caron (Wilkes-Barre Penguins) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2005 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Rick Kehoe(pro)
-Mike Yeo(farm)


21-6-2005 Dylan Gyori agrees on a contract.
Dylan Gyori has signed a $315 000 per year, 4 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

21-6-2005 Jan Fadrny agrees on a contract.
Jan Fadrny has signed a $370 000 per year, 4 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

21-6-2005 David Koci agrees on a contract.
David Koci has signed a $315 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

20-6-2005 Patrick Foley uncertain about future
Patrick Foley wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

20-6-2005 Board increases player budget for next season
The board of owners have increased player budget for next season with $600 000 because of your good financial record.

20-6-2005 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $600 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2005 Milan Kraft agrees on a contract.
Milan Kraft has signed a $800 000 per year, 1 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Milan Kraft was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 42 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 7 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


Eastside Hockey Manager