Former Merrimack center Derek Petti, a native of Tewksbury, has re-signed with the Adirondack Thunder (ECHL) after finishing the season with the organization this past following the conclusion of his season with the Warriors.
Petti, 24, appeared in four games for the Thunder after posting career-highs in goals (7), assists (11) and points (18) with the Warriors his senior season.
“We are excited to see what Derek can do now that he has some pro experience under his belt from last season,” Thunder Head Coach Alex Loh said. “Going through the motions of training camp will lead to more confidence and we’re looking forward to watching him reach his potential.”
Added Petti, “It was a no-brainer when finding out that they would have me back in Adirondack. It’s a great place for development as a player and as a person with opportunities on and off the ice. It’s a great organization to be a part of with great coaches, trainers and teammates.
“After seeing some time with them last year, I’m excited to go back and show what I can do and see how my game forms at the professional level. It’s always been a dream to play at the highest level, so I look forward to seeing my potential in a very competitive league. I definitely want to keep improving every year to see what my career can uphold.”