The 2020-21 season is in the books for the Wolf Pack. Hartford’s 24 game slate was completed in early May. The Wolf Pack finished with a record of 14-9-1 for 29 points. As the season progressed, noticeable storylines emerged.
Morgan Barron and Tarmo Reunanen had immediate impact on the squad and were knocking on the NHL door hard. Ty Ronning, with his expiring entry level contract made noise as well, becoming a consistent forward after being a scratch early on in the season. Adam Huska finishes his second full season with the Pack and has shown noticeable growth in the crease.
Hartford Wolf Pack
There are going to be plenty of changes from top to bottom in the organization. With respect to Hartford, the 2020-21 season was successful from a developmental standpoint. The next steps are going to be intriguing as Hartford’s former General Manager, Chris Drury is the top dog in New York.
In addition to roster changes, Hartford will have a change in management as the General Manager role needs to be filled. The next replacement must continue the success that Chris Drury and Kris Knoblauch established in Hartford. Back to back seasons showed a winning culture and strong development. They will need to keep that going.
Let’s look at the contracts and possible roster for next season.
Players on NHL Deals- Returning
Morgan Barron (C/wing)
Justin Richards (C/RW)
Patrick Khodorenko (C)
Austin Rueschhoff (RW)
Jacob Elmer (RW)
Anthony Greco (RW)
Jonny Brodzinski (C)
Tarmo Reunanen (LD)
Mason Geertsen (LD)
Players Eligible Joining Hartford on NHL Deals
Will Cuylle (LW, Entry level contract begins in 2021-22 season. Forward spent 2020-21 season on AHL deal)
Lauri Pajuniemi (RW)
Karl Henriksson (C)
Hunter Skinner (RD, Entry level contract begins in 2021-22 season. Defenseman spent 2020-21 season through SPC)
Braden Schneider (Played 2 games in 2020-21 season)
Players on NHL Deals- Up for Renewal
Patrick Newell (C/LW, RFA)
Ty Ronning (RW, RFA)
Tim Gettinger (Wing, RFA)
Gabriel Fontaine (C, RFA)
Yegor Rykov (LD, RFA)
Darren Raddysh (RD, UFA G6)
Brandon Crawley (LD, RFA)
Players on AHL Contracts- Up for Renewal
The finalized roster for the 2021-22 season is far from complete. There are plenty of variables that will factor in the roster for the upcoming season. Stay tuned for an active summer for the organization.
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