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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: DEC 4-10, 2017

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: Dec 4-10, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, CT – The Wolf Pack (8-12-3-1, 20 pts., .417) banked three out of a possible six points in a three-game week this past week.  After a 3-1 loss at home to Springfield on Wednesday night, the Wolf Pack came back from 1-0, 3-1 and 4-3 deficits in Rochester on Friday, to defeat the Americans 5-4 in a shootout.  It was the Toronto Marlies who came back on the Wolf Pack, though, Saturday at Toronto, as a 3-1 third-period lead slipped away on the Wolf Pack in a 4-3 overtime loss.  Rookie Ryan Gropp scored in both Friday’s and Saturday’s games, including a two-goal effort Saturday for his first multiple-point game as a pro, and Scott Kosmachuk netted the tying goal with 4:23 left in Friday’s third period, and also had the shootout winner.

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This week:

The Wolf Pack finish a stretch of seven out of nine games on the road Friday night, with a 7:05 PM visit to Providence.  That is followed by back-to-back home games, Saturday night vs. Rochester at 7:30 and a 5:00 Sunday date with Springfield.

Friday, December 8 at the Providence Bruins (Boston) at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, 7:05 PM

  • This is the Wolf Pack’s first of five trips in the year to Providence, where they were 1-3-0-1 in five visits last season.  In the first matchup of the year between the Wolf Pack and Bruins, November 4 at the XL Center, Providence prevailed by a score of 5-0, the Wolf Pack’s only shutout-against thus far on the season.
  • The P-Bruins (13-6-2-0, 28 pts., .667) come into the week winners of four straight and six of their last seven, and only percentage points behind Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the Atlantic Division lead.
  • Providence goaltender Jordan Binnington made 33 saves in the Bruins’ 5-0 blanking of the Wolf Pack November 4 in Hartford, and currently ranks fourth among AHL netminders in goals-against average (1.83) and tied for fifth in save percentage (93.0).
  • Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford on News Radio 1410 WPOP, online at iheart.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at ahllive.com.

Saturday, December 9 vs. the Rochester Americans (Buffalo) at the XL Center, 7:30 PM

  • This is “Star Wars Night” at the XL Center.  Fans can hang out with their favorite Star Wars characters and win some awesome Star Wars prizes.
  • The first 2,000 fans into this game will receive a free Wolf Pack 2018 calendar, presented by Hartford Distributors.
  • This is the third meeting of the year between the Wolf Pack and Americans, and Rochester’s first of two visits to the XL Center.  In two clashes in Rochester this season, the Wolf Pack have posted a 4-2 loss November 17 and a 5-4 shootout victory this past Friday.
  • The Americans’ leading scorer, Rookie forward C.J. Smith, who had a goal and two assists in Rochester’s last game, a 5-2 win at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday, is second among AHL rookies in points and assists, with 7-16-23 in 22 games.
  • Rochester finished last week with points in six straight games (3-0-2-1), and with only one regulation loss in its last 14 contests (8-1-3-2) and just two in its last 17 (10-2-3-2).  The Americans (12-5-3-2, 29 pts., .659) still trail first-place Toronto by seven points, though, in the North Division.
  • Tickets for this and all 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, online at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger are just $10 each, and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.
  • Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford and Mark Bailey on News Radio 1410 WPOP, online at iheart.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at ahllive.com.

Sunday, December 10 vs. the Springfield Thunderbirds (Florida) at the XL Center, 5:00 PM

  • At this and every Wolf Pack Sunday home game of the season, fans can take advantage of the Wolf Pack’s “Click It or Ticket Family Value Pack”.  The Family Value Pack includes two tickets, two sodas and two hot dogs, all for just $40.
  • The Thunderbirds have taken the last two head-to-head battles in the I-91 rivalry after the Wolf Pack won two of the first three.  The two clubs have split two earlier encounters in Hartford, the Wolf Pack winning 4-2 on November 5 and the Thunderbirds countering with a 3-1 triumph this past Wednesday.
  • After posting their seventh victory in nine games with Wednesday’s 3-1 verdict over the Wolf Pack, Springfield lost both ends of a two-game visit to Charlotte, falling 4-1 on Friday night and 4-3 on Sunday.
  • Forward Jayce Hawryluk is Springfield’s leading goal-scorer in the season series vs. the Wolf Pack and has five (3-2-5) of his 11 points on the season (3-8-11 in 23 GP) against Hartford.
  • Tickets for this and all 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, online at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger are just $10 each, and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.
  • Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford and Mark Bailey on News Radio 1410 WPOP, online at iheart.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at ahllive.com.

Wolf Pack Community Appearances:

The Wolf Pack have the following appearances scheduled this week.  For further information on these, or any other Wolf Pack community initiatives, contact Wolf Pack community relations manager Frank Berrian, at (860) 541-4728:

Wolf Pack players Alexandar Georgiev and Vince Pedrie exchange holiday well-wishes with hospital staff and patients.

  • Thursday, December 7, 9:30 AM, Richard D. Hubbard School, 139 Grove St., Berlin, CT

Sonar, the Wolf Pack’s lovable mascot, and Bob Crawford, the play-by-play voice of the Wolf Pack, promote the Wolf Pack’s “Read to the Rink” program, presented by ProHealth Physicians and Healthy Me.

  • Thursday, December 7, 4:30-9:00 PM, Goodwin Park, 1130 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT

Members of the Wolf Pack’s Promo Team volunteer at “Holiday Light Fantasia”, in support of the Channel 3 Kids Camp.

Recent Transactions:

Peter Holland – loaned to the Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers, after being acquired in a trade from Montreal, November 30.

Adam Cracknell – recalled from the Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers, and traded to Montreal, November 30.

Dawson Leedahl – reassigned to the Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers from Greenville (ECHL) November 30.

Wolf Pack Holiday Pack:

The Wolf Pack Holiday Pack, the perfect holiday gift for any hockey fan, is available now through the end of December.  The Holiday Pack includes: a limited-edition Wolf Pack mini-stick, autographed by a Wolf Pack player, complete with a certificate of authenticity; two (2) Red-level Flex Vouchers, good for any remaining 2017-18 Wolf Pack home game (subject to availability); and a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.  The cost of the Holiday Pack, which is a $75 value, is only $56.  The Wolf Pack Holiday Pack can be purchased by calling 855-762-6451 and speaking with a Wolf Pack ticket representative, or by visiting

hartfordwolfpack.com/holiday.

Pack Tracks:

Friday, December 15, when the Wolf Pack host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7:15 PM, it’s “’80’s Night” at the XL Center.  Fans are encouraged to come dressed in their best ‘80’s fashion and relive their favorite decade with ‘80’s throwback music and promotions.

Once again this season, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers at every Friday Wolf Pack home game, through the start of the second period, presented by Dave & Buster’s.  The Wolf Pack’s next Friday-night date is December 15, when they host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7:15 PM.

Each of the Wolf Pack’s Sunday and Wednesday home games will feature the Wolf Pack’s “Click It or Ticket Family Value Pack”.  The Family Value Pack includes two tickets, two sodas and two hot dogs, all for just $40.  After this Sunday, the next Family Value Pack game is Sunday, January 7, when the Springfield Thunderbirds visit for a 5:00 PM tilt.

Every Wolf Pack Wednesday home game is a “Winning Wednesday”.  If the Wolf Pack win at home on a Wednesday, fans can show their Winning Wednesday ticket at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center and receive a free ticket to the next Wolf Pack home game (some restrictions apply).  The next Wolf Pack Wednesday home outing is February 7, the “Sonar’s Edu-Skate” school-day morning game vs. Bridgeport at 11:00 AM.

Wolf Pack home game tickets can be purchased at the XL Center ticket office, online at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger are just $10 each, and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.

To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

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TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS SET FOR TEST AGAINST MAVERICKS

TOSTI: Swamp Rabbits Set for Test Against Mavericks

Students from across The Upstate flock to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena for second annual Elementary Education Day Game.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (2-3-1-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, and the Kansas City Mavericks (3-2-0-0) await the opening bell for Elementary Education Day at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. Greenville returns home after playing four games away from The Upstate. The Mavericks have lived on the highway, playing four of the first five games away from Independence, Missouri. Greenville’s offensive production has been a catalyst for the team early in the season, netting 25 goals. Kansas City has needed to rely on defense earning all three of their wins by less than a two-goal advantage. The Swamp Rabbits and Mavericks have never faced one another and will not take the same ice for the remainder of the season. Greenville is set to play seven games against Western Conference teams this year, the most in a single season in franchise history. Continue reading

NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 16

NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 16

 BY: The New York Rangers

  1. Filip Chytil, C, Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) – Chytil registered three points (one goal, two assists), including his first career AHL goal/assist/point, tallied the game-winning goal, and posted a plus-three rating on Oct. 14 at Springfield. The Rangers’ first-round pick (21st overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft also posted a plus-one rating while making his AHL debut on Oct. 13 vs. Toronto. Chytil became the youngest player to appear in an AHL game since Mario Tremblay in 1974. He leads the Wolf Pack in plus/minus rating (plus-four), is tied for second in assists (two), and is tied for third in points (three) thus far in 2017-18, and he also leads the team in points per game (1.50) thus far this season.
  2. Lias Andersson, C, Frolunda Indians (SHL) – Andersson registered two points (one goal, one assist), including the game-winning goal in the third period, won seven of 12 faceoffs (58.3%), recorded three shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating while helping Frolunda earn a 3-1 win in a Champions Hockey League (CHL) game against Rapaces de Gap on Oct. 10. The Rangers’ first-round pick (seventh overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft has tallied four points (two goals, two assists) and a plus-two rating in five CHL games with Frolunda this season, and he has posted a multi-point game in each of his last two CHL contests.
  3. Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) – Shesterkin posted a 1-0-1 record, along with a 1.48 GAA, a .941 SV% (48 saves on 51 shots), and 1 SO in two appearances during the week. Shesterkin stopped all 21 shots he faced to earn his fourth shutout of the season on Oct. 9 against Spartak Moscow. He has posted a 14-0-1 record, along with a 1.21 GAA, a .954 SV%, and 4 SO in 15 appearances this season. Shesterkin has allowed one goal or fewer in 11 of his 15 appearances in 2017-18. The Rangers’ fourth-round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has registered a 45-4-2 record, along with a 1.52 GAA, a.942 SV%, & 12 SO in 54 appearances since the start of last season. Shesterkin ranks second in the KHL in wins (14), GAA (1.21), SV% (.954), and shutouts (four) thus far in 2017-18.

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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: October 9-15, 2017

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: Oct. 9-15, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack opened their 2017-18 season by splitting a pair of home games this past weekend.  In Friday night’s season opener vs. the Charlotte Checkers, the Wolf Pack built leads of 1-0, 3-1 and 4-2, but the Checkers came back with three goals in the final 10:18 of the third period for a 5-4 win.  On Sunday against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Hartford grabbed its first win of the season, defeating the Phantoms 2-1 in a shootout.  Adam Tambellini scored the only Wolf Pack regulation goal in that game, and also had the only score of the shootout, and Chris Nell made 28 saves and went 3-for-3 in the shootout. 

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

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NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 9

NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 9

 Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) – Shesterkin posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 1.00 GAA and a .968 SV% (61 saves on 63 shots) in two appearances during the week. He has posted a 13-0-0 record, along with a 1.17 GAA, a .957 SV%, and 3 SO in 13 appearances this season. Shesterkin has allowed one goal or fewer in 10 of his 13 appearances in 2017-18, including each of his last seven appearances (7-0-0 record, 0.73 GAA, .973 SV%, 2 SO over the span).

The Rangers’ fourth-round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has registered a 44-4-1 record, along with a 1.53 GAA, a .942 SV%, and 11 SO in 52 appearances since the start of last season. Shesterkin leads the KHL in wins (13), GAA (1.17), and SV% (.957), and is tied for the league lead in shutouts (three) thus far in 2017-18. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

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Camp Skates Start Monday at XL Center

 

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, September 19, 2017:  Wolf Pack general manager Chris Drury today announced the schedule for the Wolf Pack’s 2017 training camp.

The training camp begins with on-ice testing this Sunday, September 24 at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT, starting at 1:00 PM.  Practice sessions start this Monday, September 25 at the XL Center, with ice time at 10:30 AM and an off-ice workout at 12:00.  The team will follow that same schedule daily through Wednesday, September 27, prior to the Wolf Pack’s first preseason action.

For the Wolf Pack’s full training camp schedule, which is subject to change, click here

The Wolf Pack open their 2017-18 regular season Friday, October 6, with their home-ice opener vs. the Charlotte Checkers.  Faceoff is 7:15 PM.  Tickets for that and all 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, online at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

Season ticket information for the Wolf Pack’s 2017-18 AHL campaign can be found online at hartfordwolfpack.com.  To speak with a representative about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

NYR 2017 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANT BIOS

NEW YORK RANGERS 2017 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANT BIOS

BY: Mitch Beck, Howlings with The New York Rangers

New York, New York Here are the profiles and stats for all of the members of the New York Rangers roster for the upcoming prospect tournament in Traverse City, Michigan

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RANGERS ANNOUNCE 2017 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT ROSTER

RANGERS ANNOUNCE 2017 TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT ROSTER

Annual prospect tournament begins September 8;

Prospects will skate at MSG Training Center on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 11:00 a.m.

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, August 30, 2017 – The New York Rangers have announced their roster for the 2017 Traverse City Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan. The Blueshirts are making their 11th consecutive appearance in the eight-team tournament, which is set to begin on Friday, September 8.

New York’s roster features 23 prospects (14 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goaltenders), including both of the Rangers’ first round selections in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil. In addition to Andersson and Chytil, the Rangers’ fourth round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Brandon Crawley, will participate in the tournament. Ten of the 23 prospects on the Rangers’ roster for the tournament were NHL Entry Draft picks of the team. Also, eight of the players on the Blueshirts’ roster for the tournament signed with the Rangers as free agents, including defensemen Alexei Bereglazov, Vince Pedrie, and Neal Pionk. Several of the prospects on this year’s roster also represented the Rangers at the 2016 Traverse City Tournament, including 2016 draft picks Sean Day, Tim Gettinger, and Ty Ronning.

The Rangers are one of four teams that comprise the Gordie Howe Division, along with the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, and Detroit Red Wings. The Blueshirts begin the tournament with a contest against Chicago on Friday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. New York will face Carolina on Saturday, September 9 at 3:30 p.m. and Detroit on Monday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. Following their three round-robin games, the Rangers will have a placement game against a team from the Ted Lindsay Division on Tuesday, September 12.

Over the ten years, the Rangers have previously participated in the Traverse City Tournament, they have reached the Championship Game twice and won the Tournament in 2007. Current Blueshirts such as Ryan McDonagh, Kevin Hayes, J.T. Miller, Brady Skjei, Jimmy Vesey, Pavel Buchnevich, Jesper Fast, and Marc Staal all represented the team at the tournament in recent years.

In every year since the team began participating in the Traverse City Tournament in 2006, at least one Rangers prospect who represented the team in the tournament also played in an NHL game with the Rangers during the same season.

PLAYERS WHO APPEARED IN THE TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT

AND ALSO PLAYED WITH THE RANGERS IN THE SAME SEASON

TOURNAMENT YEAR/NHL SEASON PLAYER(S)
2006 Tournament/2006-07 season Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky
2007 Tournament/2007-08 season Brandon Dubinsky, Lauri Korpikoski, Marc Staal
2008 Tournament/2008-09 season Artem Anisimov
2009 Tournament/2009-10 season Michael Del Zotto, Chad Johnson
2010 Tournament/2010-11 season Evgeny Grachev, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan
2011 Tournament/2011-12 season Tim Erixon, Carl Hagelin
2013 Tournament/2013-14 season Conor Allen, Jesper Fast
2014 Tournament/2014-15 season Anthony Duclair, Kevin Hayes, Mackenzie Skapski
2015 Tournament/2015-16 season Brady Skjei
2016 Tournament/2016-17 season Pavel Buchnevich, Cristoval Nieves, Jimmy Vesey

 *The Traverse City Tournament did not take place in 2012

2017 Traverse City Tournament – Rangers Schedule

Day Date Opponent Time (ET)
Friday September 8 Chicago 7:00 p.m.
Saturday September 9 Carolina 3:30 p.m.
Monday September 11 Detroit 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday September 12 Placement Game TBD
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TOSTI: SECOND ANNUAL EDUCATION DAYS SET FOR NOVEMBER 1 & 15

Second Annual Education Days Set for November 1 & 15

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are pleased to announce the continuation of their education initiatives and partnership with a variety of Upstate school districts by hosting the team’s second annual Elementary Education Day and Middle School STEM Day games. Last season, the Swamp Rabbits launched the organization’s first Elementary School Education Day and followed that initiative with a Middle School STEM Day in March. Nearly 10,000 students and faculty spanning 50 different schools attended the morning games.

This season the Swamp Rabbits will entertain and educate elementary school students on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. as the team takes on the Kansas City Mavericks for the first time in franchise history. On Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m., the Middle School Students are invited to join the Swamp Rabbits as the team takes the ice against the Atlanta Gladiators. All education services are invited to participate in this offer, including home school and private school programs.

Local organizations will once again line the concourse at both games, featuring different educational experiments and activities. The Roper Mountain Science Center will be returning as a partner, featuring liquid nitrogen and dry ice demonstrations. The Greenville Zoo will once again be bringing animals to the arena for classification exercises, and the Youth Aviators will teach students the technical aspects of remote controlled drones. Also rejoining the education initiative is Greenville Soil and Water Conservation to teach the importance of recycling and harmful effects of pollution in The Upstate. A variety of additional organizations is planning to be on hand for these special games this season as well.

As part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiative, the Swamp Rabbits have also partnered with EVERFI. Through Greenville’s NHL affiliation with the New York Rangers, EVERFI is offering the Future Goals – Hockey Scholar Program to Grades 4 to 7. The Hockey Scholar online course provides students with an in depth look at STEM education as it pertains to the sport of hockey. Video segments involving the program will also be played during the intermissions at the games.

If you or your organization would like to become involved in the educational activities or demonstrations please contact James Kalinowski, Community Engagement Coordinator, at (864) 250-4803 or jkalinowski@swamprabbits.com.

Doors will open at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena at 9 a.m. for both games and students are encouraged to tour the concourse and interact with the different organizations and experiments.

As a special offer to the local area schools, tickets may be purchased through the program for $8. For every ten students attending, a faculty member will receive a free chaperone ticket. Extra faculty and parents wishing to attend the game may also purchase tickets for $8 in advance. $8 tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena Box Office. Students are also permitted to bring their own bagged lunch to the game or purchase a boxed lunch option for an additional cost. Lunch orders must be submitted at least a week before the game.

For a more in depth look at each game, please follow links to the specific games. To seek information on enrollment in the programs, fill out the form on either page. A Swamp Rabbits representative will contact you with more information.

Nov. 1: Education Day | Nov. 15: Middle School STEM Day

Contact a Swamp Rabbits Account Executive at 864-674-PUCK (7825) for information on 2017-18 season tickets and to secure your seats today! Get the latest Swamp Rabbits gear by visiting the “Hop Shop” online at SwampRabbits.com/shop to browse the full collection of fan wear and novelties!

CRAWFORD: JOE MORMINA NAMED ASSISTANT COACH OF THE AHL’S HARTFORD WOLF PACK

JOE MORMINA NAMED ASSISTANT COACH OF THE AHL’S HARTFORD WOLF PACK

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

NEW YORK, August 1, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team named Joe Mormina Assistant Coach of the Rangers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Mormina, 35, joins the Rangers organization after serving one season as the Assistant Coach at Mercyhurst University. Under Mormina’s guidance, three Mercyhurst defensemen averaged at least 0.50 points per game during the 2016-17 season. In addition to helping players on the ice, Mormina worked in a player development role during his one season at Mercyhurst.

Before beginning his coaching career, the Montreal, Quebec, native played 11 seasons of professional hockey (2005-06 – 2015-16). Mormina skated in 670 career AHL games with the Manchester Monarchs, Albany River Rats, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Adirondack Phantoms, Syracuse Crunch, and Rochester Americans, registering 31 goals and 120 assists for 151 points, along with a plus-36 rating and 837 penalty minutes. He also helped his team advance to the playoffs in eight of his 11 seasons in the AHL, and he skated in 69 AHL playoff games in his career. Mormina established a career-high with a plus-37 rating in 2008-09, and he ranked second in the AHL in plus/minus rating during the season. Mormina also skated in one NHL game during his career, as he helped Carolina earn a win on February 14, 2008. Mormina was originally a selection by Philadelphia in the sixth round, 193rd overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Mormina played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Colgate University (2001-02 – 2004-05). He skated in 141 collegiate career games, registering 16 goals and 40 assists for 56 points, along with 156 penalty minutes. In his final collegiate season in 2004-05, Mormina helped Colgate finish in third place at the ECAC Hockey Tournament. He was a selection to the ECAC All-Tournament Team.