The Wolf Pack (36-33-6-5, 83 pts.) finished the season three points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but went out on a high note. The Pack won their last three games of a four-game week last week, and five of their last six of the regular season and eight of their last 11. After starting last week with a 9-2 pounding at the hands of the Worcester Sharks at the XL Center, the Wolf Pack rebounded to post a 3-2 win over the Atlantic Division champs Friday in Worcester. The Pack scored a franchise-record seven goals in the second period Saturday at home, on the way to a wild, 7-5 victory vs. Springfield, and then captured the 2009-10 GEICO Connecticut Cup with a 2-1, season-ending win at Bridgeport on Sunday. Corey Locke had 2-3-5 in the three games he played on the week, to finish the season with a pro career-high 31 goals, and 85 points, the third-highest total in the AHL. In goal, Chad Johnson won all three of his starts last week, with eight total goals-against on 89 shots, giving him a team season-high streak of five straight winning decisions.
Tysen Dowzak – reassigned by the New York Rangers to the Wolf Pack from Charlotte (ECHL) April 4.
Roman Horak – released by the Wolf Pack from Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement April 8.
Julien Brouillette – released by the Wolf Pack from Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement April 12.
Derek Couture – released by the Wolf Pack from Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement April 12.
Jared Nightingale – returned on loan to Charlotte (ECHL) April 12.
The Wolf Pack’s annual Equipment Sale will be coming up in a matter of days. Professional-grade hockey gear, still in excellent condition, will be available for purchase at rock-bottom prices. Stay tuned to www.hartfordwolfpack.com for the imminent announcement of the sale date and time, and additional details.
The AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack is operated by Northland AEG LLC, a joint partnership between Northland Investment Corporation and AEG Facilities. The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.
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