Rangers AHL affiliate the Hartford Wolf Pack announce initial training camp roster

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Rangers Adam Sykora, a 17-year old forward from Finland, works out during the Rangers Prospect Development Camp at the Rangers Training facility in Greenburgh July 12, 2022. Rangers Development Camp - Frank Becerra Jr. / The Journal News-USA TODAY NETWORK

The New York Rangers AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack have announced their initial training camp roster. A total of 30 players will begin today as they await to see if Jake Leschyshyn and potentially other players currently at camp with the big club will join them soon.

Prior to the opening of camp, Hartford announced the signing of ten players to a PTO (professional tryout). They include forwards Luka Burzan, James Hardie, Peter Laviolette, and Michal Mrazik. On defense they’ve signed Matthew Cairns, Chris Cameron, Billy Constantinou, Steven MacLean, and Ryan McCleary. Goalie Brad Arvaniti rounds out the group.

Per the team’s press release:

The Wolf Pack currently has 17 forwards, ten defensemen, and three goaltenders on the training camp roster.

Forwards (17): Matej Pekar, Turner Elson, Riley Nash, Anton Blidh, Luka Burzan, Karl Henriksson, Sahil Panwar, Adam Sýkora, Peter Laviolette, Ryder Korczak, Bobby Trivigno, Maxim Barbashev, James Hardie, Alex Belzile, Drew Worrad, Cristiano DiGiacinto, and Michal Mrazik

Defensemen (10): Matthew Cairns, Connor Mackey, Zach Berzolla, Blake Hillman, Seth Barton, Nikolas Brouillard, Steven MacLean*, Ryan McCleary, Billy Constantinou, and Chris Cameron

Goaltenders (3): Brad Arvanitis, Talyn Boyko, and Olof Lindbom

Update: Rangers trim roster, assign 7 to Wolf Pack

Hartford Wolf Pack camp roster at a glance

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Hartford Wolf Pack on a run. (Photo: John Mrakovcich, Hartford Wolf Pack)

At first glance, one unexpected name stands out and that is Peter Laviolette. Yes, he is the son of current New York Rangers head coach Peter Laviolette.

Laviolette, 25, spent last season in the ECHL with the Wheeling Nailers scoring 5 goals and 11 points in 38 games in his first pro season. Prior to that, he played for Plymouth State University registering 34 goals and 60 points in 97 games over four years.

Other notables are key free agent signings by the Rangers this past July with Alex Belzile, Riley Nash, Nikolas Brouillard, and Connor Mackey joining a Wolf Pack team that ended a long playoff drought last season.

From a prospects perspective, Adam Sykora and Bobby Trivigno are the stand out names on the lost. However, they will certainly be joined by goalie Dylan Garand, along with possibly Brennan Othmann and/or Will Cuylle in the near future.

The New York Rangers are expected to announce another roster trimming soon.

Anthony Scultore is the founder of Forever Blueshirts and has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL... More about Anthony Scultore

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