FORWARD TRAVIS OLEKSUK SIGNS WITH WOLF PACK
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U. Minnesota-Duluth Product has Played 203 Games in three Years with Worcester
BY: Bob Crawford,m Hartford Wolf Pack
HARTFORD, September 3, 2015: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed forward Travis Oleksuk.
A fourth-year pro out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the 6-0, 200-pound Oleksuk has spent his first three seasons with the Worcester Sharks. In 2014-15, the Thunder Bay, Ontario native skated in 69 games for the Sharks, notching ten goals and 17 assists for 27 points, along with 18 penalty minutes. In four playoff games, Oleksuk had one assist and two PIM.
Oleksuk, 26, has amassed 32 goals and 48 assists for 80 points, as well as 50 PIM, in 203 career AHL games with Worcester, including a 19-goal, 40-point season in 74 games in 2013-14, numbers good for second on the Shark club in points, goals and assists (21).
Originally signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks March 30, 2012, Oleksuk spent four seasons at UMD, winning an NCAA title as a junior in 2010-11. In 134 career games in a Bulldog uniform, he totaled 45 goals and 70 assists for 115 points and served 73 minutes in penalties.
The Wolf Pack open their 19th season of AHL play at the XL Center Saturday, October 10, hosting the St. John’s IceCaps in a 7:00 PM game. Tickets for opening night, and all 2015-16 Wolf Pack home games, go on sale Tuesday, September 15 at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.
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