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The Hartford Wolf Pack have cut nine more players from camp:
Loaned by the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL):
Forwards (2): Jack Combs, Kodie Curran
Released from training camp tryout and joining Greenville (ECHL):
Defensemen (1): Justin Da Silva
Released from training camp tryout and joining Missouri (ECHL):
Goaltender (1): Josh Robinson
The Hartford Wolf Pack trimmed their training camp roster by 12 players this past weekend:
Released from training camp tryouts and joining Greenville (ECHL):
Forwards (4): Domenic Alberga, Scott Fleming, Brad McGowan, Paul Rodrigues
Defensemen (3): Tyler Elbrecht, Sean Escobedo, Davis Vandane
Goaltenders (1): Alex Vazzano
Released from training camp tryouts:
Forwards (2): Luke Curadi, Stefano Momesso
It’s no real surprise that Donnay and Noreau, the only two signed to ELCs from the cut list, were sent to the ECHL. The Pack’s defense is loaded this year, and while both defensemen are huge, they have glaring holes in their respective games. Noreau spent most of last year in the ECHL, while Donnay was an overager in the OHL.
The Hartford Wolf Pack open camp today with 43 players on the roster. The official press release says 36, but doesn’t include the seven players who were cut yesterday. Here’s the full list from the press release:
Forwards (20): Domenic Alberga, Tyler Brown, Jack Combs, Luke Curadi, Scott Fleming, Marek Hrivik, Michael Kantor, Alex Krushelnyski, Chris McCarthy, Brad McGowan, Stefano Momesso, Chad Nehring, Richard Nejezchleb, Josh Nicholls, Shawn O’Donnell, Travis Oleksuk, Paul Rodrigues, Michael St. Croix, Adam Tambellini, Nick Tarnasky
Goalie Magnus Hellberg, forwards Luke Adam, Ryan Bourque, and Brian Gibbons, and defensemen Brady Skjei, Mat Bodie and Chris Summers were not on the press release, but will be joining the Wolf Pack for camp.
A few prospect notes to round out your Friday:
- Calle Andersson, the Rangers 4th round pick in 2012, will leave Sweden and play in Hartford next year. I said that Andersson could be a sleeper, and coming over to North America shows he is ready for the next step in his development.
- Cameron Askew, Jerret Smith, and Mark Simpson are three players that will be invited to play on the Rangers Traverse City Tournament team this year. Credit to Adam Herman for consolidating that information.
- The Wolf Pack have re-signed forward Shawn O’Donnell. The 27-year-old will provide nice forward depth for the Pack.
WOLF PACK INTRODUCE NEW CHARITABLE CAUSE RECOGNITION INITIATIVE
Each 2015-16 Home Game will Feature Different “Stick Tap Charity of the Game”
HARTFORD, July 9, 2015: Spectra, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced a new Wolf Pack community feature, designed to trumpet the efforts of dedicated organizations that are striving to better the Hartford-area community.
For each 2015-16 Wolf Pack home game at the XL Center, a different local charitable initiative will be honored as the Wolf Pack “Stick Tap Charity of the Game”.
The Stick Tap Charity of the Game will have their cause hailed in front of thousands of Wolf Pack fans, with recognition in a public address announcement at that night’s game, as well as a live, on-camera interview, shown on the XL Center’s scoreboard and video screens, with a representative of the charitable organization. The Wolf Pack will also provide table space on the XL Center concourse, for the featured cause to promote its mission and message to Pack fans.
Nominations can be made for organizations to be celebrated as Stick Tap Charity of the Game through the Wolf Pack’s official website, by clicking here.
The Wolf Pack’s 2015-16 home opener is set for Saturday, October 10 at the XL Center. Season ticket information for the Wolf Pack’s 2015-16 AHL campaign can be found on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com. To speak with a representative about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.
A little over a month ago, the Hartford Wolf Pack s signed defenseman Henrik Tallinder to a PTO, as the Rangers were looking to fill holes on the blue line. The Tomas Kaberle experiment failed, and now the organization is moving on from Tallinder as well. The club released Tallinder from his PTO yesterday, and the Rangers will not offer him a contract.
With the Tomas Kaberle experiment over with, the Hartford Wolf Pack have brought in defenseman Henrik Tallinder on a PTO, per Bob McKenzie. Kaberle skated with the Rangers before being sent to Hartford to play in some games, and it looks like the Rangers are skipping that first part with Tallinder. Tallinder played in the NHL last season, putting up 2-6-8 with the Sabres (keep in mind, it was Buffalo).
His possession numbers are up and down, so it’s hard to see where he’d be an improvement at the NHL level.
The Hartford Wolf Pack made two roster moves today, recalling goalie MacKenzie Skapski from the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warrios, and assigning
defenseman forward Chris McCarthy to the ECHL. Skapski, a first year pro out of the WHL, played one game with Greenville, posting a .906 SV% and 3.17 GAA. McCarthy , also a first year pro out of UVM, did not play in any of the first four games for the Pack.
Update: Hartford has released forward Richard Nejezchleb from his PTO. He will rejoin the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL for his over-age season.
The Hartford Wolf Pack made a flurry of moves yesterday after the Rangers announced their final cuts. The Pack made 12 roster cuts, reassigning guys to the ECHL, releasing guys from tryouts, and sending guys to the OHL.
Released from training camp tryouts and joining Greenville (ECHL):
Forwards (3): Tyler Brown, Kyle Jean, Pat Mullane
Defensemen (3): Sean Escobedo, Andrew Himelson, Dallas Jackson
The Rangers have been whittling down their roster in the past few weeks as they approach Thursday’s season opener. Many of the players that have already been cut won’t have a future with the franchise, but some players futures have yet to be decided. With the roster due to be finalised within the next 24 hours, we take a look at a few of the prospects already down on the farm.
After a strong end to last season and with significant turnover among the Rangers presumptive bottom six over the summer, Bourque was considered a dark horse for a roster spot. He was never a realistic option. Following his demotion to Hartford on October 1st, the small but hard working Bourque appears to have been passed by several prospects and at this stage of his career. Only a stunning season with the Wolf Pack will get him back in the reckoning and even that may not be enough. An injury call up and/or an uncertain future as trade bait appears to be Bourque’s immediate situation.