HARTFORD WOLF PACK INK VETERAN FORWARD TANNER FRITZ TO AHL CONTRACT FOR 2021-22 SEASONSep 15, 2021
HARTFORD, CT - The Hartford Wolf Pack announced today that the club has signed veteran forward Tanner Fritz to a one-year American Hockey League (AHL) contract through the 2021-22 AHL season.
Fritz, 30 (8/20/91), scored six points (3 g, 3 a) in 20 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers during the 2020-21 AHL season. Fritz added ten PIM’s and finished with a -5 rating during the abbreviated campaign.
The 5’11”, 192-pound forward has played each of his first six professional seasons in the New York Islanders organization. He scored a career-high 42 points (19 g, 23 a) in 63 games with the Sound Tigers in 2016-17, then made his NHL debut the next season with the Islanders on January 2nd, 2018, against the Boston Bruins.
Fritz appeared in 34 NHL games during the 2017-18 season, scoring seven points (3 g, 4 a). In all, Fritz has appeared in 42 NHL games over the course of two seasons with eight points (3 g, 5 a) and ten PIM’s.
An undrafted free agent, Fritz signed with the Islanders organization for the 2015-16 season following a successful NCAA career. Fritz played four seasons for Ohio State University, scoring 110 points (36 g, 74 a) in 142 games. A native of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Fritz served as the captain of the Buckeyes during his senior season in 2014-15. He also wore the “A” for the Sound Tigers in 2020-21.
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