Pack's Graves Wins Hardest Shot Event

Pack's Graves Wins AHL Skills Competition's Hardest Shot Event

Feb 1, 2016

(Photo by Scott Thomas)

Wolf Pack rookie defenseman Ryan Graves won the Hardest Shot contest in Sunday’s 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Skills Competition at the historic War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, NY.

Graves, competing for the Eastern Conference All-Stars unleashed a drive of 103.4 miles-per-hour, which was more than three MPH faster than the next-hardest shot recorded in the event.  The 2013 New York Ranger fourth-round draftee (110th overall), who has notched 5-10-15 and is a +2 in 45 games with the Wolf Pack this season, also took part in the Skills Competition’s Panasonic Breakaway Relay.

Graves will skate tonight for the Atlantic Division squad in the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Challenge, a round-robin tournament among the league’s four divisions combining 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 play.  Start time is 7:00 PM, and the event will be telecast live on NESNplus, MSG Network and AHL Live (

The Wolf Pack’s first action after the All-Star break is this Friday, February 5, as they travel to Portland, ME to take on the Portland Pirates in a 7:00 PM game.  All of the action 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 Friday, February 12, with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins visiting the XL Center for a 7:15 PM game.  At all Friday-night Wolf Pack home games, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers, through the start of the second period.

Tickets for all 2015-16 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger have been reduced to $10 this season, and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.

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.

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