Monday, October 17, 2016

Swamp Rabbits Sign Ex Vipers Goaltender Musico:

The  East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Greenville Swamp Rabbits have signed former Vernon Vipers goaltender PJ Musico.

After playing four years of University at Penn State, Musico signed his first professional contract with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Greenville Swamp Rabbits October 13th 2015 before being traded February 9th 2015 to the ECHL Quad City Mallards. The  American Hockey League (AHL) Chicago Wolves signed Musico  February 27, 2016 where he would finish the season.

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

PJ Musico's Player Profile:

This is posted on the ECHL website:

Musico heads back to Swamp Rabbits

July 7, 2016

Greenville, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced the club has signed goaltender P.J. Musico for the 2016-17 season.

Musico, 26, began his professional career with the Swamp Rabbits last season and led the team with seven victories despite making just 13 appearances. Overall, he posted a 7-3-1 record with a 2.35 goals-against-average and .925 save percentage. He earned a victory in his pro debut against South Carolina on Oct. 23 and notched his first pro shutout on Nov. 25 with a 26-save effort at Norfolk.

A native of Orange, Calif., Musico was dealt to Quad City on Feb. 9 and made his final 10 appearances of the 2015-16 regular season with the Mallards. He continued a successful rookie campaign with a 6-3-1 record, 2.66 goals-against-average and .913 save percentage. He also played one postseason contest with Quad City.

Prior to turning pro, Musico spent three seasons at Penn State University from 2012-15, posting a record of 10-15-1 with a 3.31 goals-against-average and .899 save percentage in 30 games. On Oct. 13, 2012, he earned the program’s first-ever win at the NCAA Division I level with a 32-save performance against AIC. He also collected a 34-save shutout against Army on Oct. 26, 2012, the first shutout in Penn State’s NCAA history.

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