Joseph Pendenza on the move. (Photo/Scott Paulus) Joseph Pendenza Joseph Pendenza reassigned to Cincinnati Cyclones joseph pendenza
Joseph Pendenza on the move. (Photo/Scott Paulus)

This morning, the Milwaukee Admirals had plenty of players on their American Hockey League (AHL) roster and needed to make some room. As a result, three players have been sent to the ECHL‘s Cincinnati Cyclones.

Former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Joseph Pendenza, along with Frédérick Gaudreau, and Garrett Noonan are those heading to Ohio.

Pendenza is making his second trip to the ECHL, having spent a single game with the Cyclones back in December. In his only game, the forward was held without a point.

This season, the Wilmington, Massachusetts native has 11 points (6g, 5a) in 27 games with a plus-11 and two penalty minutes. He notched his first professional goal on Saturday, October 11.

Pendenza signed an ATO with the Admirals following his senior year at UMass Lowell and skated in five games for Milwaukee last season. Seeing what they liked, the Nashville Predators AHL affiliate opted to re-sign the forward to a one-year deal this offseason.

Prior to joining the AHL, Pendenza tallied 110 points (49g, 61a) with a plus-36 rating 118 penalty minutes over 152 games. He served as assistant team captain during his senior year and won back-to-back Hockey East titles with the River Hawks.

The Cyclones are in action next on Friday, January 23 at 7:35 p.m. eastern as they play host to the Evansville Icemen.

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