Friday, May 6, 2016

Swamp Rabbits Trade Ex Viper Goaltender Musico To Quad City:

The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Greenville Swamp Rabbits have traded former Vernon Vipers goaltender PJ Musico to the ECHL Quad City Mallards.

After playing four years of University at Penn State Musico signed his first professional contract with the Swamp Rabbits October 13th 2015.

Musico attended the Vernon Vipers 2008 Training Camp before being released.

PJ Musico's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Mallards website:


By: Mallards Communications Staff


The Quad City Mallards have acquired goaltender P.J. Musico from the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in exchange for future considerations, the Mallards announced today.

Musico, 25, has gone 7-3-1 with a 2.35 goals against average, a .925 save percentage and one shutout in 13 games with the Swamp Rabbits this season. The rookie turned pro with the Swamp Rabbits after completing his collegiate career at Penn State. Musico began the campaign with Greenville before being released in October and later signing with the Reading Royals, for whom he did not play before being traded back to Greenville in November.

Musico went 10-15-1 while posting a 3.31 goals against average, a .909 save percentage and one shutout in 30 games over three years as a Nittany Lion. Last season, the 6’ 1”, 198-pound Orange, California, native went 6-5-1 in 13 games while turning in a 3.05 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. Musico made history at Penn State by notching the first win in the program’s history- a 32-save effort in a 4-3 defeat of American International College- on October 13, 2012. He also registered the first shutout in Nittany Lion history by stopping 34 shots in a 5-0 blanking of Army on October 26, 2012.

Before heading to Happy Valley, Musico tended goal in the junior ranks for the Eastern Junior Hockey League’s Jersey Hitmen, the North American Hockey League’s Wichita Falls Wildcats and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers.

The Mallards return to action on the road against the Tulsa Oilers Friday night. The Mallards next play at home next Friday, February 19 at 7:05 p.m. against the Cincinnati Cyclones. Next Friday brings the return of $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X and MetroLINK College Night.

Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including next Friday’s contest- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28. 

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