Stortini will return to his junior club OHL Sudbury as an assistant coach, ending his playing career.
Stortini spent the bulk of his career playing in the AHL, in which he registered 55 goals and 54 helpers in 603 appearances. The 33-year-old was able to earn some time in the NHL, as he featured in 257 contests, all but one with the Oilers, and notched 41 points along the way.
Stortini was traded to San Jose on Tuesday in a deal that brought Tommy Wingels to the Senators.
Fellow minor leaguer Buddy Robinson and a seventh-round pick accompanied him to the Sharks' organization. Stortini last played in an NHL contest during the 2011-12 season, with his last major contributions coming during the 2009-10 campaign, when he played in 77 games, recording 13 points. Given the Sharks' depth on the wings, it seems unlikely the 31-year-old will be called up anytime soon, barring unforeseen circumstances.
Stortini was waived by the Senators on Saturday, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports.
Stortini is bound to wind up with AHL Binghamton, where he recorded 16 points and an eye-popping 182 PIM in 66 games last season.
Stortini signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Wednesday.Stortini's standing as a fourth-line enforcer type doesn't really fit the modern NHL, so it's not especially surprising that he's been forced to stick around in an organizational depth role in the AHL the last three seasons. His situation isn't likely to change as he joins a new organization.
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