Defenseman Samuel Noreau Joins Pack from Greenville

Dec 23, 2013

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Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned defenseman Samuel Noreau to the Wolf Pack from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.

Noreau, a 6-5, 225-pound rookie out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, was scoreless and +1, with 38 penalty minutes and 12 shots on goal, in 23 ECHL games with Greenville.  The 20-year-old Montreal native skated in 66 games with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL last season, notching seven goals and 25 assists for 32 points and serving 64 minutes in penalties.  Noreau’s point, goal and assist totals ranked second among Drakkar defensemen, and he finished fourth on the team in PIM.

In four seasons of QMJHL action with Baie-Comeau, Noreau, who was a fifth-round (136th overall) selection by the Rangers in the 2011 NHL Draft, amassed 18 goals and 45 assists for 63 points, plus 314 PIM, in 225 games.

The Wolf Pack’s next action is this Thursday night, December 26, when they travel to Bridgeport to meet the Sound Tigers.  Faceoff is 7:00, and all the action can be heard live on Fox Sports Radio 1410, and on-line at www.foxsportsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at www.ahllive.com.

The Wolf Pack’s next home game is this Saturday, December 28, a 7:00 PM battle with the Worcester Sharks at the XL Center.  That is the Wolf Pack’s Military Appreciation Night, and tickets are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger.  To speak with a representative about season or group tickets, call (855) 762-6451.