Jackals, Pietrus agree to terms

ELMIRA, N.Y. – The
Elmira Jackals announced today that the club has agreed to terms with center Jordan Pietrus for the 2013-14 season.

Pietrus, 27, is coming off of a 2012-13 season that saw him rack up 59 points (21g-38a), a +17 rating, 89 penalty minutes and set a team record with 279 shots on goal in 72 games. He set career highs in each statistical category while finishing second on the team in points and assists, and third in goals and penalty minutes. Pietrus added five points (4g-1a) in six games during the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

The 5-10, 185-pound pivot came to Elmira in November of 2011 after beginning the season with six games for the Trenton Titans. Pietrus went on to notch 39 points (12g-27a) in 59 regular season games along with eight points (1g7a) in 10 games during the Kelly Cup Playoffs. He has totaled 98 points (33g-65a) and 170 penalty minutes over 131 games with the Jackals.

Pietrus turned pro in 2010 as a member of the South Carolina Stingrays. He logged 14 points (5g-9a) in 63 games as a rookie. That came after a four-year career at Brown University where he posted 41 points (18g-23a) over 100 games.