The Hartford Wolf Pack made their first round of cuts on Thursday, trimming 11 players from their training camp roster.
Ryan Garlock, who signed an AHL contract with the Wolf Pack this summer, has been loaned to the Charlotte Checkers (ECHL). Chris Chappell, who’s got an NHL deal with the Rangers, has also been reassigned to Charlotte. Joining them there are Tyler Doig, Matt Schepke, Andrew Carroll, and Steve Ward, all of whom under contract with the Checkers.
Somewhat surprisingly, Daniel Bartak, who seemed to make a good impression during Traverse City Prospects Tournament thanks to great chemistry with Rangers 2009 draft pick Roman Horak, was cut, as were Sasha Pokulok and everyone’s favorite mustache, Matt Maccarone.
Sam Klassen, who signed an entry level deal with the Rangers in the offseason, has been sent back to his junior team, the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. Camp invitee David Stich has also been released and will return to Major Junior hockey.
With today’s addition of Bobby Sanguinetti, who was reassigned to Hartford by the Rangers, that leaves 34 players remaining in camp for the Wolf Pack:
Goal (4): Chad Johnson, Ryan Munce, Miika Wiikman, Matt Zaba
Defense (13): Mike Berube, Tysen Dowzak, Trevor Glass, Ilkka Heikkinen, Brent Henley, Tomas Kundratek, Luke Lucyk, Jared Nightingale, Corey Potter, Bobby Sanguinetti, Michael Sauer, David Urquhart, Nigel Williams
Forwards (17): Andres AmbÃ¼hl, Tyler Arnason, Dane Byers, Jean-Philip Chabot, Derek Couture, Paul Crowder, Devin DiDiomete, Brodie Dupont, Ryan Hillier, Dan LaCouture, Corey Locke, Jordan Owens, P.A. Parenteau, Patrick Rissmiller, Justin Soryal, Dale Weise, Tomas Zaborsky
The Wolf Pack’s next preseason game is Friday against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Puck drops at 7pm at the Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit Connecticut Clippers Youth Hockey.
Players cut/reassigned on September 24:
Loaned by Wolf Pack to Charlotte (ECHL):
Forwards (1): Ryan Garlock
Reassigned by NY Rangers from Wolf Pack to Charlotte (ECHL):
Forwards (1): Chris Chappell
Released by Wolf Pack and Joining Charlotte (ECHL):
Defensemen (1): Steve Ward
Forwards (3): Tyler Doig, Andrew Carroll, Matt Schepke
Reassigned by NY Rangers to Saskatoon (WHL):
Defensemen (1): Sam Klassen
Released by Wolf Pack and returning to Junior Hockey:
Defensemen (1): David Stich
Released by Wolf Pack:
Forwards (2): Daniel Bartek, Matt Maccarone
Defensemen (1): Sasha Pokulok
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