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The Philadelphia Spinners announced the signing of three more veterans to the 2016 roster: Michael Panna, Gabe Colton and Tom O’Connor.

The Philadelphia Spinners continued announcing their returning veterans today, confirming that Michael Panna, Gabe Colton and Tom O’Connor are all under contract for the 2016 season.

The Spinners have now announced 15 returning players to their 2016 roster, giving new Head Coach Darryl Stanley a solid core of experienced veterans.

Panna (5’9″, 152lbs) has been a member of the Spinners since the beginning, now entering his fourth season in the MLU. A hybrid player, Panna has been placed into almost every role imaginable over his time with the Spinners.  In his career, Panna has played 135 O-line points and 319 D-Line points.  Across three seasons, Panna, an Alvernia University product, has tallied 16 goals, 29 assists and 18 blocks, while carrying a 88% competition percentage.

Colton (5’8, 147lbs), out of Brandeis University, enters his third season with the Spinners in 2016.  A quick and capable defender, Colton has played 246 of his 268 career points on the Spinner’s D-Line.  Over his MLU career, Colton has racked up 6 goals,  14 assists and 8 blocks, with a career 47.8% Defensive Turnover Efficiency (DTE).  

O’Connor (6’1″, 170lbs) re-signs with the Spinners after a solid rookie campaign in 2015.  A physical and versatile athlete, O’Connor played all but one of his 63 points on the D-Line, proving capable of covering both handlers and cutters.  O’Connor, out of East Stroudsburg University, also gave opponents fits after the turn, developing into a valuable downfield threat on breaks.  As a rookie, O’Connor scored 4 goals and registered 6 blocks, completing 90.5% of his throws.

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