WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE ROSTER MOVES
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Magnus Hellberg Returned by Rangers, Mackenzie Skapski Reassigned to Greenville
BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack
HARTFORD, January 26, 2017: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have returned goaltender Magnus Hellberg to the Wolf Pack and that the Rangers have reassigned netminder Mackenzie Skapski from the Wolf Pack to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
Hellberg appeared in one game with the Rangers following his recall on January 16. He stopped all four shots he faced while making his 2016-17 season debut with the Rangers on January 17 vs. Dallas. The 6-6, 209-pounder has appeared in 25 games with the Wolf Pack this season, posting a 10-9-4 record, along with a 2.91 goals-against average and a 90.5% save percentage.
Skapski, who had joined the Wolf Pack January 17, is 1-6-0 in eight AHL appearances this season, with a 4.66 GAA and an 85.2% save percentage. In 17 ECHL games with the Swamp Rabbits, the third-year pro out of the Western Hockey League is 8-7-0, with a 3.06 GAA, a 90.2% save percentage and one shutout.
The Wolf Pack’s next game is tomorrow night, Friday, January 27, when they travel to Bridgeport to take on the Sound Tigers. Faceoff is 7:00 PM and all of the action can be heard live on News Radio 1410 WPOP, and on-line at newsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio. Video streaming is available at ahllive.com.
The next Wolf Pack home game is this Saturday, January 28, a 7:00 game vs. the Providence Bruins. The first 2,000 fans will receive a 2016-17 Wolf Pack team trading card set, and it’s also “Stick it to Cancer” night, sponsored by Jefferson Radiology. The Wolf Pack will wear special Stick it to Cancer jerseys, which will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefitting cancer charities.
Tickets for all Wolf Pack 2016-17 home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.
Season ticket information for the Wolf Pack’s 2016-17 AHL season can be found on-line at hartfordwolfpack.com. To speak with a representative about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.