INDEPENDENCE, Mo. ‑ The Kansas City Mavericks have re-signed forward Rocco Carzo for the 2017-18 season, announced Thursday by general manager Brent Thiessen.
Carzo tied for second on the Mavericks with 45 points (21G+24A) in 2016-17, and he was tied atop the roster with Dane Fox with nine power play goals.
"It was a no-brainer to re-sign with Kansas City," said Carzo. "It's a first-class organization and a great community that has treated me and my family extremely well over the last two seasons. The coaching staff works extremely hard to put the best product on the ice every night to win games. I'm looking forward to playing in front of the best fans in the ECHL again and bringing a Kelly Cup to Kansas City."
The 6-foot-1, 203-pound forward first joined the Mavericks in the 2015-16 season when he found immediate success as he claimed career highs in assists (41) and points (56). In his time with Kansas City, Carzo has totaled 101 points (36G+65A).
The Media, Pennsylvania native was originally acquired by Kansas City after the 2014-15 season to complete a future considerations deal with Ontario. He has since skated in two AHL games in his two-year tenure with the Mavericks.
The left-hand-shooting forward has played in the ECHL since the 2012-13 season and has posted 192 points (72G+120A) in 269 games.
The Mavericks start their season on Friday, Oct. 13 at Tulsa at 7:05 p.m. Kansas City opens its home slate on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:05 p.m. against Wichita. Season tickets are on sale now.
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