Pack Announce Roster MovesDec 28, 2017
Wolf Pack general manager Chris Drury today announced three Wolf Pack player transactions.
Forward Vinni Lettieri has been recalled from the Wolf Pack by the parent New York Rangers, and the Wolf Pack has signed forwards Branden Troock and Chris Langkow to Professional Tryout (PTO) agreements.
Lettieri, a rookie out of the University of Minnesota whom the Rangers signed as a free agent March 27, 2017, leads the Wolf Pack, and is tied for fifth among AHL first-year pros, in goals with 12, and has added nine assists for 21 points, in 31 games with the Wolf Pack. He stands third among Wolf Pack skaters in points.
Troock is a 23-year-old fourth-year pro, who comes to the Wolf Pack from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Troock is second on the Greenville club in goals, with 14, and third on the team, and tied for sixth in the ECHL, with 33 points, in 29 games. The 6-2, 215-pound Troock, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, saw AHL action last year with the Texas Stars (10 GP, 0-4-4, 4 PIM) and Tucson Roadrunners (20 GP, 4-3-7, 11 PIM). In 15 ECHL games in 2016-17 with the Idaho Steelheads, he notched 7-2-9 and had four PIM.
A fifth-round selection (134th overall) by the Dallas Stars in the 2012 NHL Draft out of the Western Hockey League, Troock has logged 118 career AHL games with the Stars and Roadrunners, amassing 13 goals and 24 assists for 37 points, plus 80 PIM. In 57 career ECHL contests with the Steelheads and Swamp Rabbits, he has totals of 24-25-49, with 32 PIM.
Langkow, who is in his eighth pro season, has skated in 25 games with the Worcester Railers of the ECHL this year, and has posted a team-leading 24 points and 15 assists, along with nine goals and 15 penalty minutes. A 6-2, 190-pound native of Vegreville, Alberta, the 28-year-old Langkow split last year between Ljubljana Olimpia HK in Austria, for which he notched 10-18-28 and 23 PIM in 41 games, and Vasteras IK of Sweden 1 (13 GP, 0-3-3, 4 PIM).
Langkow is a veteran of 148 career AHL games with the Peoria Rivermen and Bridgeport Sound Tigers, and has overall AHL numbers of 15-29-44 and 52 PIM. The Western Hockey League product has also suited up for 232 career ECHL tilts (62-105-167, 140 PIM), with the Railers, Alaska Aces, Reading Royals, South Carolina Stingrays and Elmira Jackals, and won an ECHL championship in 2010-11 with the Aces.
The Wolf Pack’s next game is tomorrow night, Friday, December 29, when they travel to Wilkes-Barre, PA to take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Faceoff is 7:05 PM, and all of the action can be heard live on News Radio 1410 WPOP, and on-line at www.newsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio. Video streaming is available at www.ahllive.com.
The next home action for the Wolf Pack is this Saturday, December 30, when they host the Springfield Thunderbirds in a 7:00 contest. The first 2,000 fans into that game will take home a Wolf Pack player trading card set, presented by CM Concessions.
Tickets for all 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.
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