The Milwaukee Admirals have signed Angelo Miceli to a one-year AHL contract for the 2017-18 season. Miceli spent last season primarily in the ECHL as a member of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and is a likely candidate to report to the Norfolk Admirals when this coming campaign starts.
Press Release via Milwaukee Admirals:
Milwaukee, WI—The Admirals have signed center Angelo Miceli to an American Hockey League contract for the 2017-18 season.
Miceli averaged more than a point a game with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL) last season, leading the club with 77 points (22g-55a) in just 68 games and he was fourth in the league in assists. Miceli also skated in one game with the Texas Stars last season, earning an assist on the Stars’ lone goal. He tallied three goals and an assist in 29 games with the St. John’s IceCaps in 2015-16.
The Montreal, QE native played four years of junior hockey for the Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL), leading the team in scoring in his final two seasons.
Miceli and the Admirals will kick off 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 visit http://www.milwaukeeadmirals.com or call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.
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The initial thought here is that this firmly addresses that crucial need to bring in more players from Québec. There just don’t seem to be enough of them in the system these days. Sarcasm aside, this is very much a depth signing by the Admirals (AHL) for the other Admirals (ECHL) and only strengthens the forward depth that little bit further.
Miceli is a 23-year old center who went undrafted after a four-year career with the Victoriaville Tigres in the QMJHL. In his first two professional playing seasons he split time between the AHL and ECHL. His best run in the AHL came his first pro season as a member of the St. John’s IceCaps where he produced 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist) in 29 games during 2015-16. He did get a single game in the AHL last season with the Texas Stars, and tallied an assist, but his 2016-17 was mainly spent with Greenville in the ECHL: 77 points (22 goals, 55 assists) in 68 games.
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