Paul Bissonnette remains determined to make it.
The free agent enforcer was released from his professional tryout with the AHL’s Portland Pirates on Monday, but landed a fresh AHL tryout Tuesday.
The primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, the Manchester Monarchs, signed the forward to a professional tryout agreement (PTO), announced director of hockey operations Hubie McDonough.
The player better known as “BizNasty” will be available for Manchester’s game on Friday at Portland.
Bissonnette appeared in eight games with the Pirates before being released. He failed to register a point, stayed out of the penalty box and registered a minus-1 rating during his brief stint in Portland.
The 29-year-old tough guy was not re-signed by the Arizona Coyotes after playing 39 games for the club last season, and although he landed a tryout with the St. Louis Blues this fall, he was released without a deal.
At the NHL level, Bissonnette has scored seven goals and 15 assists to go along with 340 penalty minutes in 202 games played with the Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins.