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Phantoms get familiar face

Defenseman Joey Mormina, a Colgate graduate who played the 2007-08 season for the Albany River Rats, signed a one-year free agent deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.

It is likely that Mormina, who spent last season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, will help anchor the Glens Falls-based Adirondack Phantoms blue line.

Standing 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, Mormina had 11 points (2g, 9a) in 70 games for Wilkes-Barre in 2008-09, ranking among the AHL leaders with a plus-37 rating. Mormina played one year for Albany, with 13 points (4g, 9a) in 77 games.

Mormina has played four full AHL seasons for Manchester, Albany and WBS, with 48 points (8g, 40a) in 270 games.

He was originally a Flyers draft pick, taken in the sixth round, 193rd overall, in 2002, following his freshman season at Colgate.

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July 10, 2009
9:34 a.m.

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It will be nice to see him local - or at least more often than we did with Wilkes-Barre. I always liked Mormina. I think he's an excellent defenceman. I still don't understand why the Canes let him get away.

July 10, 2009
2:49 p.m.

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That should add some spark to the Rats / Phantoms rivalry

July 11, 2009
7:15 p.m.

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I too would hope he is a talented player...and will add for grit too, but personally i wished we ( the Rats) had him !! sigh...but that's life Huh ?? Time to see what I missed at the THN site...have a safe week end please...

Go Rats !!

July 12, 2009
9:14 a.m.

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It will be an interesting year . Can it start tommorow?? It still won't get us crackers in the VIP room though.

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