Comets Release Pereira from PTO
by Mark Caswell, Jr.Apr 3, 2016
Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has released forward Michael Pereira from his professional tryout contract (PTO).
Pereira, 24, scored once and added an assist in 14 games and picked up six penalty minutes for the Comets. With the Reading Royals of the ECHL this season he has recorded 41 points (17-24-41) in 46 games. Last season, his first as a pro, he collected 7 points (4-3-7) in 22 games for the Stockton Thunder.
The New Haven, CT native played four years at UMass-Amherst, where he collected 107 points (53-54-107) in 135 career games. After he completed his four years at UMass-Amherst in 2014, he signed an ATO with the American Hockey League’s Worcester Sharks and scored once in three games.