Pack Receive Defenseman Steven Kampfer, McIlrath Traded

Pack Receive Defenseman Steven Kampfer, McIlrath Traded

Nov 8, 2016

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Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced that the parent New York Rangers have assigned defenseman Steven Kampfer to the Wolf Pack, following his acquisition by the Rangers in a trade with the Florida Panthers.

The Rangers received a conditional draft pick from the Panthers in addition to Kampfer, sending fellow defenseman Dylan McIlrath to Florida in exchange.

Kampfer, 28, has skated in 134 career NHL games over parts of five seasons (2010-11 – 2011-12; 2014-15 – 2016-17), registering nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points, along with a plus-eight rating and 60 penalty minutes. Kampfer skated in 47 games with Florida in 2015-16, tallying four assists and posting a plus-four rating. He also skated in one game with the Panthers this season, recording four penalty minutes.

The 5-11, 192-pounder has played in 206 career American Hockey League (AHL) games over parts of six seasons (2009-10 – 2014-15), registering 23 goals and 66 assists for 89 points. Kampfer established an AHL career-high in goals with eight in 42 games during the 2014-15 season with the San Antonio Rampage.

The Ann Arbor, Michigan native signed with the Rangers as a free agent on July 1, 2014, and he was acquired by Florida from the Blueshirts on October 6, 2014. Kampfer was selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (93rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

McIlrath skated in 38 games with the Rangers over parts of four seasons, registering two goals and two assists for four points, along with 84 penalty minutes.  In action with the Wolf Pack this season, the fifth-year pro had appeared in four games, going scoreless with 11 penalty minutes and five shots on goal.

The Wolf Pack’s next game is this Friday night, November 11, when they travel to Rochester for a 7:05 PM game vs. the Americans.  All of the action of that battle can be heard live on News Radio 1410 WPOP, and on-line at and iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at

The next home game for the Wolf Pack is this Sunday, November 13 vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, with faceoff at 5:00 PM.  Each of the Wolf Pack’s Sunday home games features the Wolf Pack’s “Click It or Ticket Family Value Pack”.  The Family Value Pack includes two tickets, two sodas and two hot dogs, all for just $40.

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