Musico heads back to Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced the club has signed goaltender P.J. Musico for the 2016-17 season.

Musico, 26, began his professional career with the Swamp Rabbits last season and led the team with seven victories despite making just 13 appearances. Overall, he posted a 7-3-1 record with a 2.35 goals-against-average and .925 save percentage. He earned a victory in his pro debut against South Carolina on Oct. 23 and notched his first pro shutout on Nov. 25 with a 26-save effort at Norfolk.

A native of Orange, Calif., Musico was dealt to Quad City on Feb. 9 and made his final 10 appearances of the 2015-16 regular season with the Mallards. He continued a successful rookie campaign with a 6-3-1 record, 2.66 goals-against-average and .913 save percentage. He also played one postseason contest with Quad City.

Prior to turning pro, Musico spent three seasons at Penn State University from 2012-15, posting a record of 10-15-1 with a 3.31 goals-against-average and .899 save percentage in 30 games. On Oct. 13, 2012, he earned the program’s first-ever win at the NCAA Division I level with a 32-save performance against AIC. He also collected a 34-save shutout against Army on Oct. 26, 2012, the first shutout in Penn State’s NCAA history.