BRIDGEPORT, CONN. (March 25, 2010) - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are proud to announce that right wing Pascal Morency has been named the team's winner of the American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Southern Connecticut community during the 2009-10 season.

This is the third straight season Morency has been named the recipient of the Sound Tigers 2009-10 American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. 

When community events are assigned two weeks prior, Morency is always the first to volunteer his time. Without question, he is one of the most popular players in franchise history, due to his work ethic both on and off the ice. At numerous events throughout the season, Morency has been seen talking to kids, reading to schools and delivering toys to the less fortunate over the holidays.

Morency has taken it upon himself this season to go above and beyond the call of community duty. His wife gave birth to their first child, a baby boy over the holidays and while Morency spent time in the hospital with his wife, he volunteered his time to stop by and see sick children. 

In recognition of his efforts, Morency will receive an etched crystal trophy during an on-ice presentation prior to one of the three remaining Sound Tiger home games.

Morency is now one of 29 finalists for the AHL's 2008-09 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, honoring the overall American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year. The league award is named after the former Hershey Bears forward and AHL All-Star who died in 1997 following a 16-month battle with leukemia. The American Hockey League will announce the winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award in the coming weeks.