Wolf Pack Sign Joe Whitney to AHL Deal
On Thursday afternoon, the Wolf Pack announced the signing of forward Joe Whitney. The 29-year-old winger joins the Hartford locker room through an American Hockey League contract. Whitney has been in the league for seven seasons and can produce juicy offensive numbers. The veteran adds more punch to the Pack’s lineup. In addition, he is another asset in guiding the younger forwards.
Many Pack fans have witnessed Joe Whitney’s style of play for seasons when he played with the Albany Devils from the 2011-12 to the 2014-15 seasons. Afterwards, he played with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for one season (recording multiple hat tricks against Hartford in the 2015-16 season). Last year, the forward went west to play for the San Antonio Rampage and was then traded to the Tucson Roadrunners. He recorded a total of 36 points, with 14 goals and 22 assists in the 2016-17 campaign. The prior season, in 2015- 16 with Bridgeport, prior to suffering a season ending injury, the forward notched 33 points in 36 contests. In his final year with Albany, he set a personal best of 60 points.
Joe Whitney is another solid addition to the Wolf Pack. Chris Drury did a good job in the off-season to bolster the Pack. Now with the signing, the club should be set for the upcoming season.