Penguins Re-Sign Joey Mormina
Veteran blueliner returns for fourth season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Joey Mormina to a one-year American Hockey League contract.
Mormina returns to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for his second straight season and fourth overall with the organization. In 2011-12, he finished tied for second among team defensemen with 21 points (6g-15a) in 59 games. The 30-year old blueliner has recorded 43 points (10g-33a) and 185 penalty minutes over 179 contests with the Penguins.
During his seven seasons as a pro, Mormina has compiled 21 goals and 82 assists over 456 career AHL games with Manchester, Albany, Adirondack, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He has also appeared in one NHL contest with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Mormina was a sixth-round selection (193rd overall) of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He began his professional career in 2005-06 after skating four years of collegiate hockey with Colgate University (ECAC).