Monday, January 26, 2015

Jackals Sign Former Vipers Defenceman Florentino:

  The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Elmira Jackals have signed former Vernon Vipers defenceman Rob Florentino.  The Jackals signed Florentino to a try-out contract before the teams Training camp. No official press release from the Jackals but the transaction was posted on the ECHL website/transactions page on October 15th 2014.  In 18 games this season with Elmira Florentino has two goals.

Rob Florentino's Player Profile:

Florentino started last season (2013-14) with the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) Huntsville Havoc. In 14 games last year with Huntsville Florentino collected (5-goals-9-assists-14-points). Florentino was loaned to the ECHL Reading Royals before signing with Reading on December 6th 2013. In 9 games with the Royals Florentino picked up two assists. Florentino was released on March 19th 2014.

Florentino spent three years at the University of Massachusetts before leaving school and signing with the ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers on March 6th 2013 but was released on March 25th 2013 after going pointless in eleven games.

Florentino attended the Vernon Vipers 2009 Training Camp played in a few exhibition games before being released. The Vipers with the league limit six twenty year olds at that time were forced to release Florentino who was twenty years old. Florentino later signed with the Victoria Grizzlies where he started the 2009-2010 regular season.

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