Wolf Pack Add Depth Forward
Tuesday morning featured another signing for Hartford as the club announced that Lewis Zerter-Gossage is joining the organization on an AHL contract.
Zerter-Gossage, a 24 year old prospect from Harvard University, notched 18 goals and six assists in 33 games last season. The forward spent the last four seasons with Harvard and was the captain of the team in his senior year. Zerter-Gossage notched a total of 42 goals, 43 assists for 85 points at Harvard in 128 games.
The prospect earns himself an AHL deal following a five game stint with Hartford last season following the conclusion of his college season. In the five games with the Pack, he tallied two goals. Chris Drury obviously liked what he saw and decided to bring the forward back for a whole season.
In an already crowded field in Hartford and New York, Lewis Zerter-Gossage will have to compete hard in preseason and have a great training camp if he wants to clinch a spot in Hartford for opening night.
The forward provides additional depth for Hartford. However, I could see him start with the Maine Mariners to begin the season. If he cannot play frequently in Hartford, then let him play bigger minutes in Maine. Next season will be a transition from college to professional hockey for Zerter-Gossage. He has a lot of learning to do as the season progresses. Considering the situation in the organization with the large pool of quality prospects, having him play with Maine is not a problem. He can earn himself a call up when the time is needed.