The Milwaukee Admirals have announced that they have signed forward Stephen Perfetto to a one-year AHL contract for the 2017-18 season. Perfetto joined the Admirals late last season from the Alaska Aces on a professional try-out contract. He joins Derek Army in being bumped up from PTO signee out of the ECHL in 2016-17 with the Admirals to full-time for the coming season.
Press Release via Milwaukee Admirals:
Milwaukee, WI—The Admirals have signed forward Stephen Perfetto to an American Hockey League contract for the 2017-18 season.
Perfetto skated in 10 games for the Admirals last season after signing with the team at the beginning of March. During his brief stint with the Ads he tallied three goals, including his first career AHL tally on March 18 at Iowa, and two assists, to go along with +2 rating. Prior to joining the Admirals, Perfetto tallied 28 goals and 38 assists and a team-high 66 points with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. He also played in three games for the San Antonio Rampage.
The Woodbridge, ON native played four seasons of college hockey at Lake Superior State, accumulating 62 points on 27 goals and 35 assists while played in 151 contests.
Perfetto and the Admirals will kick of the 2017-18 campaign in Iowa against the Wild on Oct. 7. They will begin the home portion of the schedule on Friday, October 20th at 7 pm against the Hershey Bears at Panther Arena.
Individual tickets for next season will go on sale at a future date. However, season tickets for 2017-18 are on sale now and start for as little as $135. For more information, or to purchase season tickets, fans should click here or call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.
Don’t forget to follow the Admirals on Twitter (@mkeadmirals) and like us on Facebook.
Perfetto will turn 26-years old at the top of August and is coming off of highly successful 2016-17 season. The Woodbridge, Ontario native scored 66 points (28 goals, 38 assists) in 51 games with Alaska in the ECHL before getting his first taste of AHL hockey in Milwaukee on a PTO basis where he produced 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) in 10 games.
This move, along with the signing of Army last week, further solidifies the bottom forward depth on the Admirals’ AHL roster and does so with familiar faces from last season. Both could be options on the lower tier lines or be options to play for the Norfolk Admirals in the ECHL until receiving a recall up to the AHL. Perfetto looked to be a real crafty, quick, and well balanced forward that could play center, wing, and be comfortable in various in-game situations during his short and first stint in the AHL last season. I say this is a smart pick up and welcome return.
Be sure to keep updated with Admirals Roundtable through social media platform of your choice: follow along Twitter, like us on Facebook, get photo updates on Instagram, and listen along on SoundCloud.