Wolf Pack Make Two Player Moves

Oct 22, 2014

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Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Mackenzie Skapski to the Wolf Pack from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, and have reassigned forward Chris McCarthy from the Wolf Pack to Greenville.

Skapski, a rookie out of the Western Hockey League and a sixth-round draftee (170th overall) by the Rangers in 2013, has played one game with Greenville, making his pro debut in a 3-0 loss at Orlando Sunday, in which he allowed three goals on 32 shots.  Last season with the Kootenay Ice of the WHL, the 6-3, 192-pound Skapski was 28-22-2 in 53 appearances, with a 2.70 goals-against average, a 91.6% save percentage and one shutout.  In 141 career WHL games over four seasons with Kootenay, the 20-year-old Abbotsford, B.C. native was 74-54-5, with a 2.81 GAA, a 90.9% save percentage and eight shutouts.

McCarthy is in his first full year of pro hockey out of the University of Vermont, and has yet to see action in any of the Wolf Pack’s first four games.  Last year McCarthy joined the Wolf Pack after the conclusion of his college career and skated in eight games, scoring one goal and serving one minor penalty.  In 38 games at UVM, he posted totals of 18-24-42, with 12 PIM.  McCarthy signed with the Rangers as a free agent March 31, 2014.

The Wolf Pack are next in action this Friday night, October 24, hosting the Albany Devils at the XL Center in a 7:00 PM game.  Once again this season every Friday night home game features $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period.  Tickets for all 2014-15 Wolf Pack home games are now on sale at the XL Center ticket office, 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.

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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