Rangers AHL affiliate has a lot of work to do this summer

Wolf Pack

The offseason has begun for the Hartford Wolf Pack, and it is time to look at the contract statuses of the roster. At this time a majority of the team will return on October. Still, major changes are expected.

There are a lot of open spots available in which Chris Drury must fill wisely. From the coaches to veterans, the Pack must find an equal balance on ice and a developmental coach that has a successful track record. Who will walk? Who will return? That will be found out later on in the summer.

Signed Players


  • Players with 1 season remaining
    • Matt Beleskey
    • Ville Meskanen
    • Ryan Gropp
    • Dawson Leedahl
    • Gabriel Fontaine
    • Steven Fogarty
  • Players with 2 seasons remaining
    • Ty Ronning
    • Tim Gettinger
    • Patrick Newell
  • Jacob Elmer is the lone forward with 3 years remaining.


  • Players with 1 season remaining
    • Brandon Crawley
    • Darren Raddysh
  • Players with 2 seasons remaining
    • Ryan Lindgren
    • Sean Day
  • Joey Keane is the lone defenseman with 3 years remaining.


  • Adam Huska is the lone signed goaltender. He has a 2 year contract.

Unsigned Players


  • Vinni Lettieri – RFA, made $925k in prior deal.


  • Rob O’Gara – UFA, group 6. He made $874,125 last season with Hartford.
  • Chris Bigras – RFA, made $874,125 last season.
  • Julius Bergman – RFA. He is expected to sign overseas. Prior to the trade with Columbus, the defenseman already made commitments to play overseas.
  • John Gilmour – UFA, group 6. The all-star defenseman made $650k last season.


  • Chris Nell – RFA. Contract was worth $925k.
  • Brandon Halverson – RFA. Contract was worth $772,500.
  • Dustin Tokarski – UFA. Contract was worth $650k.

AHL Deals

The following players signed with Hartford through a SPC (Standard Player Contract). These players are also unsigned. Both are also forwards.

  • Bobby Butler
  • Shawn St. Amant

The following players were on ATOs or PTOs. The tryout agreements conclude at the end of each season.

  • Lewis Zerter-Gossage (forward)
  • Shawn McBride (forward)
  • Nick Jones (forward)
  • Ryan Dmwoski (forward)

Josh Wesley is an special occasion player. He was loaned to Hartford. As a result, his deal is still with the Checkers (Hurricanes).