The American Hockey League Hartford Wolf Pack have assigned former
Vernon Vipers goaltender PJ Musico to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
Musico attended the New York Rangers Training Camp in October, was assigned to the American Hockey League Hartford Wolf Pack before joining the Swamp Rabbits.
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 would head back to Greenville signing with the Swamp Rabbits July 7, 2016.
Musico attended the Vernon Vipers 2008 Training Camp before being released.
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This was in the Greenville Newspaper:
Swamp Rabbits shake up roster as season nears
Oct. 11, 2016
Four days after their final exhibition and four days before the season opener, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits made a seismic shift of their roster.
Greenville, which opens Friday at Florida, announced today it has added nine players and released 12 from the roster that completed its preseason at 1-1 with a 5-1 win Friday at Atlanta.
Perhaps the most intriguing newcomer is Brandon Halverson, a 6-foot-4 goaltender who is rated among the New York Rangers' top 20 prospects by almost every site covering the NHL organization. Halverson, 20, is a pro rookie who was New York's second-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft.
Assigned to the team by the Rangers, Halverson will compete with Swamp Rabbits veterans Jeff Malcolm, who is on loan by the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack, and P.J. Musico, who is coming off a 34-save effort in the preseason win at Atlanta.
Also of note joining the team is forward Alan McPherson, who scored 72 points in 71 games with ECHL rival Elmira the past two seasons. He was released from a tryout with Hartford.
The Rangers also reassigned 6-foot-7 defenseman Troy Donnay to Greenville, where he played played 61 games during the 2015-16 season. The other players added to the roster were forward Tommy Thompson and defensemen Joe Houk, Matt Prapavessis, Spiro Goulakos and Zach Loesch.
None of the released players were on the Swamp Rabbits' roster during the 2015-16 season. Among those released were brothers Matt, Peter and Nick Plesa.
Although the roster could change before the opener, Greenville has an ECHL-maximum 21 players, 18 of whom can be active for any game.
Forwards (10): McPherson, Thompson, Brandon Alderson, Tyler Brown, Bretton Cameron (captain), Andrew Dommmett, Trevor Gerling, Matt Johnson, Angelo Miceli, Paul Zanette.
Defensemen (8): Donnay, Goulakos, Houk, Loesch, Prapavessis, Desmond Bergin, Chad Duschene, Tyler Elbrecht.
Goaltenders (3): Halverson, Malcolm, Musico.