AHL cancels remainder of season and playoffs

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As was expected, the AHL has voted to cancel the rest of the regular season and the playoffs. The league, like all other sporting events, had been suspended due to COVID-19, and the league voted today to just hit the ground running for next season.

For the Hartford Wolf Pack, this comes as the team had slid from first place to fourth in the Atlantic Division. The club was gutted by recalls, losing their three best players in Igor Shesterkin, Ryan Lindgren, and Filip Chytil to the New York Rangers. They also lost Joey Keane to a trade to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The leading scorer on the team wound up being Vinni Lettieri, with a line of 25-22-47 in 61 games. Adam Huska, who took over the starting goaltender job when Shesterkin was recalled, struggled mightily with a line of 11-8-6, a 3.03 GAA, and a .894 SV%.

The Pack finished with a 31-20-6-5 record, but a 2-7-1-0 record in their final 10 games. The organization has already begun retooling the Pack for next year, adding three undrafted free agents and inking highly touted K’Andre Miller and Tyler Wall to entry level contracts.