Comets Release Marino from PTO
by Mark Caswell, Jr.Feb 10, 2016
Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has released forward Brandon Marino from his professional tryout contract (PTO).
Marino, 29, scored once and picked up four penalty minutes in eight games for the Comets. This season he has recorded 34 points (9-25-34) in 34 games for the Brampton Beast of the ECHL this season. Last year, the Riverside, CA native played in 50 games in Austria for the Szekeshfehervar Alba Volan Hockey Club, where he scored 11 goals and added 28 assists. With the Fort Wayne Komets in 2013-14, he paced the league with 58 assists, and won the league scoring title with 88 points (30-58-88). During the 2010-11 season with the Quad City Mallards of the CHL, he scored a league high 41 goals, and 13 power-play goals, en route to league MVP honors.