RiverBlades’ Pagnutti Possesses Power-Play Prowess

Arkansas’ Matt Pagnutti has scored eight goals and all eight have been power-play goals. His eight power-play goals lead East Coast Hockey League defensemen. He is tied for the goal-scoring lead and ranks eighth in scoring with 20 points among ECHL defensemen. Pagnutti’s teammate Eric Long, who led ECHL defensemen with 12 power-play goals in 2001-02, ranks third among ECHL defensemen with 23 assists and is fourth with 27 points. The ECHL record for power-play goals by a defenseman is 16, set by Joe Cook of the Columbus Chill in 1993-94, and tied by Chris Valicevic of Louisiana in 1995-96.