Friday, August 1, 2008

PJ Corsi Checking Again

Former Halifax Mooseheads centreman PJ Corsi has come to terms with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL. PJ came to Halifax from Val d'Or in the Winter of 2006 and was traded to Drummondville at the draft, it was here that he was expected to finish out his QMJHL career.

According to the ECHLwebsite
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Checkers announced that they have agreed to terms with rookie forward Peter-James Corsi.

The Checkers are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League and the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.

Corsi, who will turn 20 years old on Sunday, has played the last four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he had 170 points (72g-98a) and 296 penalty minutes in 253 regular season games and 26 points (11g-15a) and 53 penalty minutes in 32 playoff games for Halifax and Val d’Or.

There is another report about PJ signing with the ECHL en Francais in l'express.

While I think it is totally awesome that PJ has gotten a contract, why did he have to get a contract with a poopy rangers affiliate? I guess this means he will not be with the Volts next season. I hope our trade was not conditional....that would be even more poopy.

I like PJ, he can build things, he wears glasses, is brilliantly stylish, and although he might only be 5'10, he hits an awful lot for a short guy. Also, he had a bajillion hat tricks this season (bajillion now = 3), he was 4th on the team in points with 70 (31G, 39A) and he had a delicious 14.3 shot percentage. Not only that but he was the QMJHL offensive player of the week from
2007-11-05 to 2007-11-11.

He does have his downsides. Once, during the "10 questions" session in the first period intermission, Shannon Slaughter asked him what three things he couldn't live without, PJ responded with "my girlfriend". What a squishy squishy head! He probably likes to watch rom-coms.

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