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Wolfpack recall Brendon Nash; Sign Sam Klassen to PTO

The Hartford Wolfpack added a pair of defensemen today, recalling Brendon Nash from the ECHL and signing Sam Klassen to a PTO. Nash was originally sent to the ECHL three days ago when the Pack recalled Michael St. Croix. Klassen, originally an undrafted UFA signed by the Rangers in 2009, has played 114 games for the Whale/Wolfpack over three years. The 6’2, 200-lb defenseman signed...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Hartford Wolfpack announce training camp roster

The Hartford Wolfpack have announced their training camp roster, with camp set to begin tomorrow (on-ice on Friday). There are currently 30 players (18 forwards, 9 defensemen, 3 goalies) in camp for the Pack, but that number will change as players get cut by the Rangers and cut by the Pack. The training camp roster as of today: Forwards: Sean Ambrosie, Scott Arnold, J.T. Barnett...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Whale Go 2-1 for the Weekend; Look Ahead to Thursday’s Contest

The New York Rangers’ farm team, the Connecticut Whale, won two out of three games this past weekend at home. Defenseman Logan Pyett, forward Nick Palmieri, and Ranger prospect Andrew Yogan all had three points this weekend, while defenseman Dylan McIlrath, Sam Klassen, Blake Parlett, and forwards Ryan Bourque, Benn Ferriero, Brandon Segal, and rookie [...]
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Whale fall to Albany again

Here’s the press release from Connecticut’s 4-3 loss to Albany last night. Albany Devils 4, Connecticut Whale 3 By Wil Goldsholl The Connecticut Whale went head to head with the Albany Devils for the second time in a week at the XL Center in Hartford on Friday. Despite an extremely unfavorable shot count, the Whale hung around late in to the game, only to fall 4-3 to their surging...
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December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Albany Devils 4, Connecticut Whale 3

By Wil Goldsholl The Connecticut Whale went head to head with the Albany Devils for the second time in a week at the XL Center in Hartford on Friday. Despite an extremely unfavorable shot count, the Whale hung around late in to the game, only to fall 4-3 to their surging division rival. The Whale first responded to the Devils’ trap defense by “leading from the back...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Klassen's Play on the Blueline a Plus for Whale

By Bob Crawford The stat sheet from Sunday’s 10-2 loss to Springfield was one that the Connecticut Whale coaches probably wanted to burn and never look at again, but there was one positive on the Whale side. That was next to the name of defenseman Sam Klassen, who was +1 in the game, the only player on the Whale team who ended the night on the plus side. It wasn’t...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 2, Albany Devils 1 (SO)

Albany, NY, November 2, 2012 – Cam Talbot tied his pro career high with 43 saves, and went five-for-five in the shootout, Friday night at the Times Union Center, as the Connecticut Whale defeated the Albany Devils by a score of 2-1. The Whale won their fourth straight game, despite being outshot 44-16 on the night.  Christian Thomas scored for Connecticut, and Matt Gilroy...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale Preseason Game 2: CT at Worcester Sharks

After wrapping up last night’s loss, we decided that it may be a good idea to create some game threads for the CT Whale games during the lockout. Our goal is to post some background info on the opponent, and hopefully some line combinations. Opponent: Worcester Sharks NHL Affiliate: San Jose Sharks Notable NHLers: Tim Kennedy? Top Prospects: Freddie Hamilton (2010, 5th), Travis...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale Sign Defenseman Sam Klassen

HARTFORD, September 20, 2012:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has signed defenseman Sam Klassen to an American Hockey League contract. Klassen has split his first two pro seasons between the Whale and the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, after signing as a free agent with the Whale’s parent club, the New York Rangers, July...
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September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale Sign Forward Marek Hrivik to ATO

HARTFORD, March 31, 2012:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has signed forward Marek Hrivik to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement. Hrivik, who hails from Zilina, Slovakia, has played the last three seasons for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).  This year in 54 games, the 6-1, 197-pounder tallied...
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March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale Add Defenseman Sam Klassen to Roster

HARTFORD, December 20, 2011:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned defenseman Sam Klassen to the Whale from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors. A second-year pro out of the Western Hockey League, Klassen has skated in 23 games with the Road Warriors this season, registering one goal and four...
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December 20, 2011  |  Discuss
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