Moose sign Marco Rosa

The Manitoba Moose announced today they have signed center Marco Rosa to an American Hockey League contract.

Rosa, 27, appeared in 69 games in 2008-09 with the Houston Aeros where he scored 40 points (16-24-40) and 42 penalty minutes, setting AHL career highs in goals, assists, and points. He scored 10 points (2-8-10) in 20 playoff games last season in helping the Aeros advance to the Calder Cup Western Conference Finals against the Moose.

Over the span of his career, the Scarborough, ON native has played 191 career AHL games with Houston, Providence, and Milwaukee, and accumulated 88 points (36-52-88) and 97 penalty minutes.

Rosa was originally drafted by Dallas in 2001.