The Milwaukee Admirals announced Monday that they have signed forward Joseph Pendenza to an American Hockey League contract for the 2014-15 season.
Pendenza skated in five games on an amateur try-out contract for the Admirals during the 2013-14 season after completing a four-year career at UMass Lowell. The forward was held without a point with two penalty minutes and a minus-one rating during his short AHL stint.
The former UMass Lowell assistant captain skated in 152 games from 2010-2014 notching 49 goals and 61 assists for 110 points. Pendenza’s best season came in 2012-13 when he scored 38 points (15g, 23a) in 41 games, including being named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team. The forward also helped the River Hawks win their first ever Hockey East regular season title in 2012-13 and back-to-back Hockey East tournament titles in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
Pendenza, who attended the Nashville Predators development camp last summer, has always had high remarks about the Predators organization and it comes to no surprise to most he has inked a deal with the Admirals, the Preds AHL affiliate.
Prior to joining UMass Lowell, Pendenza skated in 97 games from 2008-2010 scoring 97 points (43g, 54a) with the Boston Junior Bruins.
The Admirals have been eliminated from the AHL’s Calder Cup Playoffs, but former River Hawks Bobby Robins‘ Providence Bruins and Barry Goers‘ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are heading to game seven on Wednesday. Winner will advance to the AHL’ Eastern Conference Finals.
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