Monday, April 24, 2017

Swamp Rabbits Sign Former Vernon Viper Goaltender Musico:

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

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 October 11th 2016. The Swamp Rabbits traded Musico to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Fort Wayne Komets before being placed on waivers February 7th 2017.

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.

PJ Musico's Player Profile:

This was posted on the Swamp Rabbits website:

Friday, February 10, 2017

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (24-18-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that free agent goaltender P.J. Musico has been signed by the team. The second-year netminder began the season with the Swamp Rabbits and begins his third stint with the team since turning pro.

Musico was traded to the Fort Wayne Komets on December 29th after playing one game with the Swamp Rabbits this season. In his only game, the netminder made 35 saves in a 5-3 victory against the Wheeling Nailers on November 27th. He owned a 1-2-1-0 record, 3.46 goals against average, and .884 save percentage with the Komets in five appearances.

Musico 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, California, 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 post-season 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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