Category Archives: World Junior Championships

RANGERS SIGN CHRIS MCCARTHY – HEADED TO HARTFORD?

CaptureBY: The New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Chris McCarthy (In picture above on left in Vermont green).

McCarthy, 22, registered 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points, along with 12 penalty minutes and a plus-16 rating in 38 games with the University of Vermont Catamounts of the Hockey East Association (HEA) this season. He established collegiate career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, and plus/minus rating. McCarthy led the Catamounts in assists, points, and shorthanded goals (two), and ranked second on the team in goals and plus/minus rating. He tied for 25th in the nation in points, and ranked seventh in the conference in points, tied for ninth in goals, and eighth in assists. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: ROSTER DECISION FOR 2014-15 LOOM FOR WOLF PACK

gerry-cantlon1-150x150BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special To Howlings

Waterbury, CT - Wednesday saw the AHL Trade Deadline come and go. There was some movement that’s documented below in the Notes section. For the Hartford Wolf Pack. the lineup for the remainder of this season is secure, but for the Rangers, the work begins to look at the organizational depth as a whole, and they’ll need to outline the needs for the team for the 2014-2015 season.

To say this season has been, “Trying,” would be an understatement. The Pack’s struggles have been well chronicled, and despite a second half rebirth with some strong play over the past seven weeks, the team has some clear deficits that will need correcting.

Let’s look at each of the positions: Continue reading

STAMFORD, CT NATIVE HAGGERTY SIGNS WITH NY RANGERS

CaptureNY RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD RYAN HAGGERTY

BY: The NY Rangers

NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Ryan Haggerty.

Haggerty, 21, registered 28 goals and 15 assists for 43 points, along with 42 penalty minutes and a plus-seven rating in 35 games with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) this season. He established career-highs in goals, assists, and points, while finishing third in the NCAA in goals and tied for eighth in points. Haggerty led the ECAC in goals, shots on goal (161), and game-winning goals (six), ranked second in the conference in points, and third in power play goals (10). The Junior posted eight multi-goal performances, including a hat trick on October 19 against Sacred Heart. He also recorded a season-high, six-game point streak from November 23 at Mercyhurst to December 15 against the U.S. National U-18 team. Continue reading

FHL RULE CHANGE – PLAYERS WELCOMED BACK

Federal Hockey LeagueBY:  Dave Smolnycki, Federal Hockey League

This week, on a Board of Governors conference call, the Federal Hockey League has voted and passed an amendment regarding the player suspension rule on moves to the Southern Professional Hockey League.

With the vote passing unanimously, the revised rule now reads that teams can now re-sign players who had left the FHL to the SPHL and have since been released. The rule does not apply to players who are currently under SPHL contract.

Federal Hockey League Commissioner, Don Kirnan commented, “We are continually evaluating our product and how it is presented. We have had numerous discussions on this rule and in the end felt that if we had a chance to improve our product and further develop players it was in the best interest of everyone to make this amendment.”

FHL Vice Commissioner, Andrew Richards stated, “We want to put the best product on the ice. We had some players that by this rule in effect we were freezing out of the game and our league. We always want to give the fans the best show and in an effort to do that, felt it was an appropriate action to review and change for the betterment of our league.”

Playoff eligibility is still maintained at 10 games in the league to be eligible for post season play.

All teams are in action this weekend, beginning Friday.

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

J.T. MILLER RECALLED BY RANGERS

NY-Ranger-Logo1-150x14521BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, February 25, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward J.T. Miller from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Miller, 20, has recorded 17 points (three goals, 14 assists) in 18 games with Hartford since returning to the team on January 11th. He has established AHL career-highs with 10 goals, 16 assists, 26 points, and a plus-seven rating in 26 games with the Wolf Pack this season. Miller ranks fourth on the team in goals and assists, fifth in points, and is tied for first in plus/minus rating. His 1.00 points per game average also ranks second on Hartford. Miller, who represented the Eastern Conference as an AHL All-Star on January 28th, tallied a career-high, three assists, on January 26th at Adirondack, and posted a career-best, four points, with two goals and two assists on February 14th at Springfield. Continue reading

ROADIES STOCK SHELVES FROM AFFILIATES

Greenville-Road-Warriors_thumb11

Road Warriors Assigned Ten Players from Affiliates

BY: Andy Zilch, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC: Today the Road Warriors announced they have received four players from the New York Rangers, four players from the Hartford Wolf Pack, and two players from the Adirondack Phantoms

The New York Rangers have assigned forwards Josh Nicholls, Michael St. Croix, Jason Wilson and defenseman Samuel Noeau. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

Gerry CantlonBY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings

There’s been lots of movement this summer, as there is every summer, in the Hockey world.

Hartford Wolf Pack and New York Rangers fans know that Matt Zuccarello avoided arbitration and resigned with the Rangers for $1.15M. The Rangers have resigned their other free agent players with the exception of Derek Stepan, who remains unsigned. The primary free agent on the Wolf Pack roster was Brandon Mashinter. The left winger, who was acquired from Worcester for Tommy Grant and who played very well when he first arrived, has been re-signed to a new two year deal. Continue reading