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Pereira Released from PTO

by Mark Caswell, Jr.

Jan 26, 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 in six games, and picked up four penalty minutes for the Comets. With the Reading Royals of the ECHL this season he has recorded 27 points (13-14-27) in 28 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.

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