Pineault, 23, had his contract expire at the end of this season. Chicago still owned his rights, but granted his wish to be released so he's now a free agent who can sign with any team.
"Chicago is stacked with talented forwards,'' he said. "They were nice to give me the chance to sign with another team that's not as stacked up front. Hopefully, I'll be signed with another NHL club by August.''
Just last week, Christian Gaudet and Adam Pineault proved they're more than just solid hockey players as they co-chaired the first Moncton Wildcats Alumni Charity tournament at the Memramcook Resort Golf Club.
The $8,100 raised from the golf tournament and hockey memorabilia auction are being donated to the Luc Bourdon Foundation in memory of the defenceman, who died in a motorcycle accident last year near his hometown of Shippagan.