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Pendenza returns to Everblades

Thursday, July 21st
Action photo of Joe Pendenza of the Florida Everblades

ESTERO, Fla. - Florida Everblades General Manager Craig Brush, along with Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach Brad Ralph, announced the re-signing of forward Joe Pendenza for the 2022-23 season.Pendenza, 31, totaled career highs in goals (27), assists (37) and points (64) in 66 games during the 2021-22 season. From Nov. 12-27, Pendenza secured an eight-game point streak where he tallied five goals and eight assists for 13 points. Pendenza led the Everblades in regular season three-point games with four. In the Kelly Cup Playoffs, Pendenza played in all 20 games and tallied 16 points (5g-11a), which was tied for eighth in the postseason. The veteran will be heading into his fourth season with the Blades and his ninth as a professional.Before joining the Everblades, Pendenza played seven seasons in the American Hockey League, where he appeared with the Milwaukee Admirals and the Cleveland Monsters, totaling 76 points (34g-42a) in 250 games.The Wilmington, Massachusetts native also has ECHL experience with the Cincinnati Cyclones, Manchester Monarchs and Idaho Steelheads. Collectively, he tallied 50 points (23g-27a) in 62 games with the three teams.

Before starting his professional career, Pendenza played collegiately for UMass-Lowell from 2010-14. In 2012-13, Pendenza helped the River Hawks win the Hockey East regular-season title, while also helping the team become conference tournament champions. In the 2013-14 regular season, he led the team in goals (14), assists (16) and points (30).

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