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Carzo Returns for 2018-19 Season

July 13, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Kansas City Mavericks head coach John-Scott Dickson announced Friday the signing of veteran forward Rocco Carzo for the 2018-19 season.

The 18-19 campaign will be Carzo's fourth with the Mavericks. His season last year was cut short due to a lower body injury in November, limiting him to just 12 games played.

"I'm glad to be back in Kansas City," said Carzo. "I have a lot of unfinished business here. Last season was unfortunate, it was tough watching from the stands, but it's only made me hungrier to bring the Kelly Cup to Kansas City."

Carzo, 28, first joined the Mavericks for the Brabham Cup-winning 2015-16 season. In total, Carzo has donned a Mavericks sweater in 159 games, tallying 116 points (41g, 75a) and a plus-11 rating.

The Media, Pennsylvania native has been an alternate captain in each of the last two seasons.

The 6-foot-1, 203-pound forward began his professional career in the 2013-14 season. He split his first two years in the league between the Florida Everblades and Ontario Reign before finding his way to Kansas City.

Throughout his career, Carzo has totaled 314 games between regular season and playoffs, scoring 81 goals and adding 134 assists. He has worn the 'A' as an alternate captain in each of the past two seasons for the Mavericks.

The left-hand shot has earned three trips to the AHL in his professional career, first with Norfolk in 2014-15, then with San Diego in 15-16 and Bridgeport in 16-17. In college, Carzo suited up for the Minutemen of UMass and registered 48 points (18g, 30a) in 128 games.

Season tickets for the 2018-19 season remain on sale.


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