Entering his third season, extra large-sized Pittsburgh Penguins‘ forward Eric Trangradi(25) at 6’4″ 221 lbs. looks to make himself a permanent fixture in the team’s lineup for the 2011/2012 season. He seemed to be on his way last year but got derailed when he was knocked out for over a month with a concussion.
Originally drafted by Anaheim in 2007 in the 2nd round (#42 overall) he was traded before ever playing with them. He’s spent most of his first two seasons with the Pens‘ AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton becoming a fan favorite at Casey Plaza.
I would say he should find a spot on the NHL roster for himself if he stays healthy.