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Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed forward Justin Vaive to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.
Vaive, a 6-4, 210-pound third-year pro and son of former long-time NHLer Rick Vaive, has ten goals and eight assists for 18 points in 13 games this season for the Wolf Pack’s ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors. Those numbers are good for second on the Road Warrior club in goals and fifth in points.
Vaive split his first two pro seasons between the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage and the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. In 56 total games with the Rampage, the 24-year-old Vaive had two goals and two assists for four points, along with 48 penalty minutes. In 46 outings with the Cyclones, he posted eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points, plus 75 PIM.
Prior to turning pro, Vaive played four seasons at Miami University (Ohio), amassing career totals of 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points, while serving 208 minutes in penalties. The Buffalo, NY native was a fourth-round (92nd overall) selection by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 NHL draft, from the U.S. National Development Program’s Under-18 squad.
The Wolf Pack wrap up a three-game road weekend today in Bridgeport. Faceoff is 3:00 PM, and all the action 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 Friday, January 24, a 7:00 PM contest against the Springfield Falcons. All Wolf Pack Friday-night home games feature $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period, presented by Marc’s Appliance Warehouse, located at 75 Prospect Ave., Hartford, CT.
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.