HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack coaching staff the 2017-18 season is set. New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced that Joe Mormina would be the assistant coach, joining Keith McCambridge behind the Wolf Pack bench.
Mormina is a native of Montreal, QC and served as the assistant coach for Mercyhurst in the NCAA Atlantic Hockey League last season. Under Mormina’s tutelage, Mercyhurst had three defensemen that averaged a half-point-per-game or better. Also, Mormina also had a player development role with the squad.
Before joining the coaching ranks, Mormina played professional hockey for 11 years, appearing in 670 American Hockey League games with the Manchester Monarchs, Albany River Rats, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Adirondack Phantoms, Syracuse Crunch, and the Rochester Americans. He scored 31 goals and had 120 assists for 151 points. He went to the Calder Cup playoffs eight out of the 11 years where he skated in 69 Calder Cup playoff games.
Mormina made his debut in the National Hockey League with the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2007-08 season. The Philadelphia Flyers drafted him in the sixth round — 193rd overall — in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
The Wolf Pack will kick off their 21st campaign with their home opener on Friday, October 6 against the Charlotte Checkers for a 7:15 drop of the puck.