Oleksuk Typifies Wolf Pack’s Depth
Hartford, CT – Unlike last year’s Hartford Wolf Pack squad, which featured high-end production like Chris Bourque’s 29 goals and Oscar Lindberg’s 28, this year’s Pack offense has been much less top-heavy.
In fact, if there has been one consistent offensive theme for the 2015-16 Wolf Pack, it has been steady production by club’s “bottom six” forwards. Whether it has been Chad Nehring starting the season on the fourth line and jumping into the team leadership in scoring, Nick Tarnasky hitting double digits in goals, or a guy like fourth-year veteran Travis Oleksuk excelling as a key faceoff man and dependable penalty-killer, the Wolf Pack forward lineup has been one that has featured important contributions from every member.
According to Oleksuk, that is an element that has been a critical part of the Wolf Pack’s recent surge.
“That’s definitely key for our lineup, (lines) one through four has been producing and that’s huge,” the former Worcester Shark said recently. “I mean, we have Tarnasky on the fourth line who’s putting up ten, 11 goals. That’s a heck of a year for a half year, never mind for a whole year, what he’s going to end up with. So it’s important for us, we don’t have the guys who are throwing up huge points like some of the other teams. So as long as everyone’s contributing and doing their part, that’s where we find success.” Continue reading