Rangers Affiliate Sign Forward To AHL Deal

Hartford Wolf Pack

Yesterday, Hartford Wolf Pack GM Chris Drury announced the signing of forward, Shawn O’Donnell. The grizzled veteran has been signed through an American Hockey League contract, which does not count against the Rangers contract limit.


Shawn O’Donnell is a familiar face and name to Wolf Pack fans. The 30-year-old veteran joined the organization late last season to play one game before his injury through a Professional Tryout deal. Prior to joining Hartford, O’Donnell spent the entire season with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL notching 19 goals and 25 assists for 44 points in 46 games. He also had 26 penalty minutes. The rugged winger has cut down on his time spent in the box as he had higher amounts in past seasons.

A 30-year-old native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, O’Donnell has suited up for 135 career AHL games with the Wolf Pack and the Milwaukee Admirals, totaling seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points, plus 220 penalty minutes. In 110 career ECHL contests with the Cyclones, Florida Everblades and Greenville Road Warriors, he has registered 37 goals and 61 assists for 98 points, along with 84 PIM.

Shawn O’Donnell joined Hartford previously for the 2013-14 season and left the group after the 2015-16 season.

O’Donnell, a sixth-year pro, has skated in 129 games with the Wolf Pack over parts of four seasons, including one game in 2017-18. In his Wolf Pack career, the 6-1, 192-pound O’Donnell has contributed seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points, while serving 208 minutes in penalties.

Welcome back, Shawn!


Due to the Rangers not making cuts until after Thursday’s game, the Wolf Pack was forced to cancel their preseason game this Friday against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

The Pack will play one preseason game on Saturday at 1 pm against Bridgeport. Currently, the Pack has a few forwards and defensemen with three goalies. The Rangers should be able to make cuts before Saturday’s contest.

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