Hartford Wolf Pack open up training camp for shortened AHL season

By Ricky Milliner
Knoblauch (AHL)

Training camp kicked off on Monday for Hartford’s 24th season in the insurance city. The Wolf Pack will have a shortened 2020-21 season as the group is slated to play two preseason games and 24 regular season games. Playoffs in the American Hockey League will be determined at a later date as the focus is currently on starting the regular season.

Wolf Pack Training Camp Roster

NO.Last NameFirst NamePOS.
​37FontaineGabrielC
55KhodorenkoPatrickC
20McBrideShawnC
9O’LearyMikeC
18RichardsJustinC
17RoyHugoC
21RueschhoffAustinC
14CrawleyBrandonD
44GeertsenMasonD
4GiuttariZachD
5LoVerdeVincentD
24RaddyshDarrenD
51ReunanenTarmoD
29RobertsonMatthewD
78RuggieroSteveD
27SambrookJordanD
2SchneiderBradenD
3TaylorJeffD
28GrecoAnthonyF
15ThompsonPaulF
23Vesey NolanF
40BrassardFrancoisG
1GarandDylanG
35HuskaAdamG
33WallTylerG
47BarronMorganLW
10CuylleWillLW
16DmowskiRyanLW
26GettingerTimLW
22BrodzinskiJonnyRW
59ElmerJakeRW
13NewellPatrickRW
7 RonningTyRW
8WhelanAlexRW
via Hartford Wolf Pack website

Hartford Wolf Pack get back to play

The Wolf Pack will open on preseason action this upcoming weekend on Sunday, January 31st. The regular slate kicks off on February 7th against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The AHL season will run from February to early May.

The players in camp are a mix of prospects, returning players, and a few on tryouts. Hartford has unfinished business as last season was solid for development, culture, winning, having the right players.

This upcoming season will be different in terms of how rosters will look with plenty of new, young faces all around the league. Add in AHL players playing overseas for this season, the AHL will have opportunity for the younger players and ECHLers.

You can also view more additional information regarding training camp here.

Wolf Pack Schedule

Hartford is expected to play a total of 26 games for the upcoming season. They will be only playing the Providence Bruins (Boston) and Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Islanders).

The two preseason games will be against Providence. Hartford will play the Bruins 12 times in the regular season for a total of 14.

Hartford will face Bridgeport 12 times. In normal times, this is usual to play your closer opponents between 10-12 games. However, the Atlantic Division this season is small considering that Charlotte (Florida), and Springfield (St. Louis) opted out and elected to send prospects elsewhere in the league.

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Huska at Wolf Pach Camp (AHL/Wolf Pack)

In addition, there was divisional realignment. Opponents such as Hershey, Lehigh Valley, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are playing, but they were moved to the North Division for only this season.

Puck drop for all games is scheduled to be at 1pm. You can watch the games on AHLTV. Details about listening to games is TBD. Last season Hartford had games live on Mixlr to listen. Fans will not be attending games, unless noted otherwise from the team.

Here’s to a good season

Let’s rock and roll! Having players consistently playing will help from a developmental standpoint. Training camp has abundance of players which will result in fierce competition for spots on the team.

You also have to keep in mind that Hartford cannot send players to Maine since they opted out for the season. It is possible that the group can re-assign players to teams currently playing in the ECHL.