Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 11/13/14

HARTFORD, September 24, 2012:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Danny Hobbs to an American Hockey League contract.

Hobbs, 23, a 6-1, 196-pound native of Shawville, Quebec, played the last four seasons in Hockey East for the U. Mass-Amherst Minutemen.  In 32 games this past year, Hobbs scored 12 goals and added 12 assists for 24 points, while serving 24 minutes in penalties.  Those 12 goals were good for a tie for third on the U. Mass-Amherst squad, and Hobbs’ 24 points ranked him fifth on the team.  In his Junior year, 2010-11, Hobbs led the Minutemen in points and tied for the team lead in goals, with 12-16-28 in 32 games.

Hobbs’ four-year career totals at U. Mass-Amherst included 28 goals and 35 assists for 63 points, along with 76 PIM, in 120 games.  Prior to joining the Minutemen, Hobbs was selected by the New York Rangers in the seventh round (198th overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft, from the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets of the United States Hockey League.

 

The Whale open their 2012-13 season Friday, October 12 at the XL Center, with a 7:30 PM battle against their in-state rivals the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  At that game, all fans can purchase tickets at the special price of $12 each, and that night will also kick off the Whale’s new Friday night $1 hot dogs and $2 beers promotion.

Tickets for that game, and all Whale regular season home games at the XL Center, are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, through TicketMaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ticketmaster.com.

Season tickets for the Whale’s 2012-13 AHL season are also available. For information on season seats, and all of the Whale’s many ticketing options, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 548-2000 to talk with an account executive today.

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