Pack Sign Defenseman Henrik Tallinder to PTO

Nov 24, 2014

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Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have signed defenseman Henrik Tallinder to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.

Tallinder, 35, has skated in 678 NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils in a thirteen-year North American pro career.  Last season the 6-4, 209-pound Stockholm, Sweden native suited up in 64 games for Buffalo, contributing two goals and six assists for eight points and logging 34 penalty minutes.

Tallinder has totaled 28 goals and 114 assists for 142 points, plus 378 penalty minutes, in his 678-game NHL career, and has also skated in two Winter Olympics (2010 and 2014) for Team Sweden, winning a Silver Medal in 2014.  His only previous AHL experience was with the 2001-02 Rochester Americans, with whom he registered six goals and 14 assists for 20 points, along with 26 PIM, in 73 games.

A second-round selection (48th overall) by Buffalo in the 1997 NHL Draft, Tallinder has also skated in 165 career games in the Swedish Elite League with AIK and Linkopings HC, registering six goals and 12 assists for 18 points and serving 178 PIM.

The next action for the Wolf Pack is a trip to Albany this Wednesday, November 26 to battle the Devils.  That game faces off at 7:00, and all of the action can be heard live on Fox Sports Radio 1410, and on-line at and iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at

The Wolf Pack’s next home game is this Friday, November 28, with the Norfolk Admirals visiting the XL Center for a 7:00 game.  Once again this season, every Friday night home game features $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period, and November 28 is also “Flashback Friday”, with the Wolf Pack wearing “throwback”, 1997-98-era jerseys.  Plus, there will be “Black Friday” giveaways of some of the holiday season’s hot gift items.

Tickets for all 2014-15 Wolf Pack home games are now on sale at the XL Center ticket office, on-line at 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 Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

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