The Rochester Knighthawks agreed to terms on a three-year extension with Cory Vitarelli through the 2016 season.
"It feels great (to re-sign with Rochester)," Vitarelli said. "I've had two great years so far and we've been very successful, so it's great to be part of the team again."
Since joining the Knighthawks late in the 2011 season, Vitarelli is tied with veteran forward Mike Accursi for second in goals scored with 61, and has finished second only to Cody Jamieson with 54 goals over the past two seasons.
"He's a guy that can get through the middle. He works extremely hard to get his teammates open, and at the same time, has that ability to put the ball in the net himself," said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen.
Despite his success, Vitarelli's name often goes unmentioned, and he has rightfully earned the team's Unsung Hero Award in 2012 and 2013.
"I think it benefits me as a guy who goes under the radar and is able to chip in here and there with goals that maybe don't get quite as much recognition," Vitarelli said. "We're a unit up there, and to be successful, we all need to sort of chip in at different times."