Mormina named Wolf Pack assistant coach

The New York Rangers announced today that the team has named Joe Mormina assistant coach of the Rangers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Mormina, 35, joins the Rangers organization after serving one season as the assistant coach at Mercyhurst University. In addition to helping players on the ice, Mormina worked in a player development role during his one season at Mercyhurst.

Prior to beginning his coaching career, the Montreal, Quebec, native played 11 seasons of professional hockey, including 670 AHL games with the Manchester Monarchs, Albany River Rats, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Adirondack Phantoms, Syracuse Crunch, and Rochester Americans, registering 31 goals and 120 assists for 151 points, along with a plus-36 rating and 837 penalty minutes. He also helped his team advance to the postseason in eight of his 11 seasons in the AHL, appearing in 69 Calder Cup playoff games in his career.

Mormina also skated in one NHL game during his career, with Carolina on Feb. 14, 2008. He was originally selected by Philadelphia in the sixth round, 193rd overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.