Wolf Pack Sign Joe Whitney to AHL Deal

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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.

 

3 comments

  • What’s up with all these older guys in the AHL this year? I know there’s always been some older players but it just feels like I’m reading about more 27 to 29 year olds lately.

    • I was thinking the same thing. Not that I really follow the everyday ins and outs of Hartford.I really couldn’t care if Hartford won or lost. I would love if it was a consistent feeder system like the Devils had for a decade. This is the perfect place to play your younger players who couldn’t make the parent team to expose them to ice time and pressure situations. A perfect place for them to learn the system the Rangers play so they can thrive when they get called up. Yes you need veteran leadership but this team should be filled mostly with Ranger draft picks and college free agent signings.

  • Yeah that’s what I say too. I’m not getting excited about a 28 year old guy in Hartford. I’m more concerned if we have young kids and our picks in hartford and wether or not they’re good enough to make the team if we need them to come up to the Rangers.

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