Wolf Pack Announce Roster AdditionsApr 13, 2015
Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced five additions to the Wolf Pack’s roster.
The Wolf Pack has recalled defenseman Dallas Jackson from loan to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, and the parent New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Jason Missiaen, and forwards Chris McCarthy and Josh Nicholls, from Greenville to the Wolf Pack. Additionally, the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Daniel Walcott to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.
Jackson, who signed an AHL contract with the Wolf Pack January 3, has skated in 43 games with the Wolf Pack this season, scoring one goal and adding nine assists for ten points while serving 18 minutes in penalties. In 23 games with Greenville, the fifth-year pro had five goals and nine assists for 14 points, as well as 14 PIM.
Missiaen, a fourth-year veteran and March 24, 2011 free-agent signee by the Rangers, has appeared in five Wolf Pack games this season, with a record of 1-2-1, a 3.56 goals-against average and an 88.4% save percentage. In 37 outings with the Road Warriors, the 6-8, 220-pound backstop was 18-15-3, with a 3.08 GAA, a 90.0% save percentage and two shutouts.
McCarthy, a rookie out of the University of Vermont, logged five games with the Wolf Pack, scoring one goal, and had 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points, plus 12 penalty minutes, in 63 games with Greenville. McCarthy signed as a free agent with the Rangers March 31, 2014.
Nicholls, a second-year pro out of the Western Hockey League who was inked to a free-agent contract by the Rangers March 5, 2013, had one assist in five games with the Wolf Pack this season. In 53 games with the Road Warriors, Nicholls totaled 21-22-43 with 20 PIM, good for a tie for second on the team in goals and third in points.
Walcott, 21, a 5-11, 165-pound native of Ile Perrot, Quebec, was a fifth-round selection (140th overall) by the Rangers in the 2014 NHL Draft. He has spent the past two seasons with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and this season had seven goals and 34 assists for 41 points, 40 penalty minutes and a +20 in 54 games. Walcott led Armada defensemen in points, goals and assists, and finished fourth overall on the team in points and assists. His career QMJHL totals stand at 121 games, 17 goals and 63 assists for 80 points, plus 111 PIM and a +35.
The Wolf Pack’s next action is the team’s final regular-season home game this Friday night, April 17, as the Wolf Pack host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7:00. Fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period of that game, which is also the Wolf Pack’s “Fan Appreciation Night”.
Tickets for Friday’s game, and for the Wolf Pack’s first home playoff contest, are now on sale at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger.
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