Yesterday there was the news of Marek Mazanec staying onboard with the Nashville Predators by signing a one-year two-way contract. Today there is the first bit of Milwaukee Admirals business done and dusted. Joe Pendenza has re-signed with the Admirals to a new one-year contract.
Press Release via Milwaukee Admirals:
Milwaukee, WI—The Admirals announced today that the team has signed Joe Pendenza to a one-year American Hockey League contract.
Pendenza recently completed his rookie season with the Admirals, totaling nine goals and nine assists for 18 points and just six penalty minutes in 48 contests. The Wilmington, MA native first three goals with the Ads all were game winners and he finished the season fourth among club rookies in goals. He also tallied seven points (3g-4a) in 13 games with Cincinnati of the ECHL.
Pendenza spent four seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell where he led the River Hawks in goals (14) assists (16), and points (30) as a senior, while helping them qualify for the NCAA tournament and make it within a game of the Frozen Four. In four seasons at UMass-Lowell, the Wilmington, MA native recorded 49 goals and a 61 assists for 11 points in 152 games played.
Pendenza joined the Admirals on an ATO contract when his time at UMass-Lowell came to an end in the 2013-14 season. He signed his first professional contract with the Admirals at the conclusion of the season and spent the bulk of his first full pro season in Milwaukee. In 48 AHL games he tallied 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists). With the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL he recorded 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists) in 13 games.
Happy to have Joe Pendenza back with the Admirals? Who do you feel are some of the other names that will be re-signed next?