Pszenyczny Returns to Rivermen Blueline

August 20, 2017 - 06:15 pm

Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen

Pszenyczny Returns to Rivermen Blueline

Veteran defender posted career-high 28 assists in 47 games during 2016-17


Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen have announced today that the team has re-signed veteran defenseman Dave Pszenyczny to a training camp contract for the team’s preseason camp. The veteran defenseman returns for his third season on the Rivermen blueline after he posted three goals and a career-high 28 assists in 47 games last season before adding six helpers in seven postseason contests.


Pszenyczny, 32, began his pro career with a pair of games for the Muskegon Fury in the now-defunct United Hockey League during the 2004-05 season before returning to the OHL to finish his junior career. After joining the pro ranks for good in 2006-07, playing four games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies and 41 more for the ECHL Phoenix Roadrunners, the Sterling, MI native spent the 2007-08 season in the ECHL before carving out a six-year, 347-game Central Hockey League career with Bossier-Shreveport and Missouri, winning a championship with the former in 2010-11.


The veteran returned to the ECHL with Tulsa in 2014-15, and played four games with ECHL Idaho in 2015-16 before joining the Rivermen in late December. Since joining Peoria, Pszenyczny has notched 14 goals, 44 assists, and a +33 rating in 83 career SPHL regular-season games, adding three goals and eight assists in 15 postseason contests.


“Getting Dave back is a tremendous shot in the arm for our defense as we build a team for this season,” said Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on and off the ice, his leadership in the (locker) room and on the bench is outstanding, and he knows what it takes to win a championship at the professional level. He’s a consummate pro, and having him will be huge as we continue to pursue our goal of bringing a President’s Cup to Peoria.”


Season and group tickets for Peoria’s 2017-18 home games are available now by calling the Rivermen office at (309)-676-1040. The Rivermen open the 2017-18 regular season at Evansville October 21, and commence the home portion of their schedule October 27 & 28 at Carver Arena against the expansion Birmingham Bulls.


Full season tickets for Peoria's 36th season of professional hockey presented by Midwest Orthopaedic Center are on sale at the Rivermen office in the Peoria Civic Center, located at 201 S.W. Jefferson Street, or over the phone at (309) 676-1040. For the latest Rivermen news and notes, follow online at or through Facebook ( - Twitter(