Wolf Pack Sign Defenseman Justin Baker to ATO

Apr 3, 2014

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Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Justin Baker to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.

Baker, a 6-2, 190-pound native of Toronto, just completed a four-year college career at St. Lawrence University (ECAC).  In 38 games this season, the 22-year-old tallied nine goals and added 24 assists for 33 points, while serving 32 minutes in penalties.  Those offensive numbers were good for a tie for the St. Lawrence team lead, and for the ECAC league lead, in goals among defensemen, and for the second-most points among team blueliners and third-most among league defensemen.  Overall on the Saints’ squad, Baker finished third in assists, tied for fourth in goals and fifth in points.

As a Junior in 2012-13, Baker was second on the St. Lawrence team, and second overall in the ECAC, in assists by defensemen, and second on the team and tied for fourth in the league in points among defensemen, with 5-21-26 in 38 games.  He also finished fourth overall among St. Lawrence skaters in assists and points.

In 143 career games at St. Lawrence, Baker totaled 19 goals and 63 assists for 82 points, along with 105 PIM.

The Wolf Pack’s next game is this Friday, April 4, when they travel to Manchester to face off against the Eastern Conference-leading Monarchs.  Faceoff is 7:00 PM, and all of the action of that battle can be heard live on Fox Sports Radio 1410, and on-line at www.foxsportsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at www.ahllive.com.

The Wolf Pack’s next home game is this Saturday, April 5, a 7:00 PM contest vs. the Providence Bruins.  Tickets for all Wolf Pack 2013-14 home games are on sale now at the Public Power 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.  To speak with a representative about season or group tickets, call (855) 762-6451.