Hartford Wolf Pack Report

By Steve Feldman


Bob Crawford Wins Ellery Award
Hartford Wolf Pack Radio Broadcaster Bob Crawford is named winner of the 2001 James H. Ellery Award for outstanding media contributions in the radio category.

Bob has spent 13 seasons doing radio broadcasts in the AHL for Adirondack, Providence, Binghamton, and Hartford. Bob was also an on ice reporter during the 2001 AHL All Star Game.

Hartford Wolf Pack Raise Ticket Prices and Charge More On Game Day
The Hartford Wolf Pack raised ticket prices for the fourth time since 1997-98. Ticket Prices went up $1.50 on both the upper and lower level. Ticket prices are now $20.00 for the lower level and $17.50 for the upper level.

In addition to the increase from last seasons ticket prices, the Wolf Pack also charges another dollar on game day. Raising the increase $2.50 from last season. The lower level will now be $21.00 and the upper level will be $18.50 at the box office on game day. This is the first time that the Hartford Wolf Pack are charging more money on game day, and are one of two teams that charge more money on game day.

Emile Francis and Norman Poile Honored with New AHL Trophies
The AHL’s two new division trophies will be named in the honor of Emile “The Cat” Francis for the North Division and Norman “Bud” Poile for the West Division.

Francis played 343 games in the American Hockey League, and was on the Calder Cup Champion Cleveland Barons in 1954. In addition to his time in the AHL “The Cat’ has played 14 seasons of professional hockey. Emile has served in the NHL from Coach to General Manager and won the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1982 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame also in 1982.

Poile started his playing career in the 1940’s and won the Stanley Cup in 1947 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the Western Hockey League Bud oversaw championship teams in Edmonton and San Francisco. Poile was also general manager for the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Vancouver Canucks. Bud also served as the general manager for the AHL’s Quebec Aces from 1968 to 1970. Poile served as the vice president of the World Hockey Association and commissioner for both the Central Hockey League and International Hockey League. In 1990 Bud Poile was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

2001 Draft

Dan BlackburnGoalieKootenay10th Overall
Fedor TutinDefenseSt. Petersburg40th Overall
Garth MurrayCenterRegina79th Overall
Bryce LampmanDefenseOmaha113th Overall
Shawn CollymoreRight WingQuebec     139th Overall
Marek ZidlickyDefenseIFK176th Overall
Petr PreucilCenterQuebec        206th Overall
Pontus PetterstromForwardTingsryd226th Overall
Leonid ZhvachinDefensePodolsk Jr.230th Overall
Ryan HollwegCenterMedicine Hat238th Overall
Juris StalsCenterLukko269th Overall


6/11/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Barrett Heisten

6/12/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Matt Kinch

6/13/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Layne Ulmer

6/23/01 New York Rangers Aquire Chris St. Croix from Calgary for Burke Henry
2000-01Saint John (AHL)GP-69G-0A-4PTS-4PIM-66

6/24/01 New York Rangers Aquire Mikael Samuelsson and Christian Gosselin from San Jose for Adam Graves
Mikael Samuelsson
2000-01Kentucky (AHL)GP-66G-32A-46PTS-78 PIM-58
2000-01San Jose (NHL)GP-4G-0A-0PTS-0PIM-0
Christian Gosselin
2000-01Kentucky (AHL)GP-42G-2A-3PTS-5PIM-145

6/26/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Scott Meyer

6/29/01 New York Rangers Aquire Sean Gagnon and Future Considerations from Ottawa for Jason Doig and Jeff Ulmer
2000-01Grand Rapids (IHL)GP-70G-4A-16PTS-20 PIM-226
2000-01Ottawa (NHL)GP-5G-0A-0PTS-0PIM-13

6/30/01 New York Rangers Aquire Nils Ekman and Kyle Freadrich from Tampa Bay for Tim Taylor
Nils Ekman
2000-01Detroit (IHL)GP-33G-22A-14PTS-36PIM-63
2000-01Tampa Bay (NHL)GP-43G-9A-11PTS-20 PIM-40
Kyle Freadrich
2000-01Detroit (IHL)GP-29G-3A-3PTS-6PIM-120
2000-01Tampa Bay (NHL) GP-13G-0A-1PTS-1PIM-26

6/30/01 New York Rangers Aquire Dave Duerden from Florida for Future Considerations

7/1/01 New York Rangers Sign Igor Ulanov
2000-01Edmonton (NHL)GP-67G-3A-20PTS-23 PIM-90

7/1/01 New York Rangers Sign Dave Karpa
2000-01Carolina (NHL)GP-80G-4A-6PTS-10 PIM-159

7/10/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Vitali Yeremeyev
2000-01Charlotte (ECHL)GP-5W-3L-2T-0GAA-4.23
2000-01Hartford (AHL)GP-36W-16L-15T-3GAA-2.97

7/16/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Fedor Tyutin
2000-01St. Petersburg (RUS)GP-34G-2A-4PTS-6 PIM-20

7/17/01 New York Rangers Sign Zdeno Ciger
2000-01Slovan Bratislava (Czech.) GP-53 G-17 A-32 PTS-49 PIM-22

7/24/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Sandy McCarthy
2000-01New York R. (NHL)GP-81G-11A-10PTS-21 PIM-171

8/6/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Manny Malhotra
2000-01New York R. (NHL)GP-50G-4A-8PTS-12 PIM-31
2000-01Hartford (AHL)GP-28G-5A-6PTS-11 PIM-69

8/7/01 New York Rangers Claim Darren Van Impe off Waivers
2000-01Boston (NHL)GP-31G-3A-10PTS-13 PIM-41

8/7/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Jeff Toms
2000-01Springfield (AHL)GP-5G-6A-5PTS-11 PIM-0
2000-01New York I. (NHL)GP-39G-2A-4PTS-6 PIM-10
2000-01New York R. (NHL)GP-15G-1A-1PTS-2 PIM-0
2000-01Hartford (AHL)GP-12G-4A-9PTS-13 PIM-0

8/8/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Jason Dawe
2000-01Hartford (AHL)GP-4G-2A-0PTS-2 PIM-2

8/9/01New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Brad Smyth
2000-01Hartford (AHL)GP-77G-50A-29PTS-79 PIM-110
2000-01New York RangersGP-4G-1A-0PTS-1 PIM-4

8/20/01 New York Rangers Acquire Eric Lindros from Philadelphia for Kim Johnsson, Jan Hlavac, Pavel Brendl, and a Third Round Draft Choice in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft
2000-01Did Not Play

8/23/01 New York Rangers Agree to Term with PJ Stock
2000-01Montreal (NHL)GP-20G-1A-2PTS-3 PIM-32
2000-01Philadelphia (NHL)GP-31G-1A-3PTS-4 PIM-78

8/28/01 New York Rangers Agree to Terms with Steve McKenna
2000-01Minnesota (NHL)GP-20G-1A-1PTS-2PIM-19
2000-01Pittsburgh (NHL)GP-34G-0A-0PTS-0PIM-100

9/4/01 Theo Fleury Cleared To Return to Rangers
2000-01New York R. (NHL)GP-62G-30A-44PTS-74

Hartford Wolf Pack 2001 Pre-Season Schedule
Tuesday 9/18/01 @ Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in West Hartford – Intrasquad
Saturday 9/22/01 @ Champions in Cromwell -vs- Worcester Ice Cats
Wednesday 9/26/01 @ South Windsor Arena in South Windsor -vs- Lowell Lock Monsters

Hartford Wolf Pack 2001-02 Schedule

10/6/01AwayAlbany River Rats
10/12/01AwayBridgeport Sound Tigers
10/13/01HomeBridgeport Sound Tigers
10/14/01HomeSpringfield Falcons
10/16/01AwayQuebec Citadels
10/19/01AwayProvidence Bruins
10/20/01Home Providence Bruins
10/26/01AwaySpringfield Falcons
10/27/01Home Manchester Monarchs
11/3/01AwayWorcester Ice Cats
11/7/01HomeHouston Aeros
11/9/01HomeSpringfield Falcons
11/10/01HomeHouston Aeros
11/16/01AwayWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
11/17/01AwayBridgeport Sound Tigers
11/21/01HomeSt. John's Maple Leafs
11/23/01AwayLowell Lock Monsters
11/24/01HomeNorfolk Admirals
11/25/01HomeWorcester Ice Cats
11/30/01AwayProvidence Bruins
12/1/01HomeAlbany River Rats
12/2/01AwaySpringfield Falcons
12/7/01AwayHouston Aeros
12/8/01AwayHouston Aeros
12/12/01HomeSpringfield Falcons
12/14/01AwayBridgeport Sound Tigers
12/15/01HomeProvidence Bruins
12/16/01HomeSt. John's Maple Leafs
12/22/01HomeBridgeport Sound Tigers
12/23/01AwayBridgeport Sound Tigers
12/26/01HomeProvidence Bruins
12/28/01AwayNorfolk Admirals
12/29/01AwayNorfolk Admirals
12/31/01AwayManchester Monarchs
1/4/02AwayPhiladelphia Phantoms
1/5/02AwayAlbany River Rats
1/9/02HomeLowell Lock Monsters
1/12/02HomeWorcester Ice Cats
1/13/02HomeHershey Bears
1/16/02AwayHershey Bears
1/18/02HomePhiladelphia Phantoms
1/19/02Home Albany River Rats
1/20/02AwayWorcester Ice Cats
1/23/02HomeBridgeport Sound Tigers
1/24/02AwaySpringfield Falcons
1/26/02HomeAlbany River Rats
2/1/02AwayManitoba Moose
2/3/02AwayManitoba Moose
2/5/02AwaySt. John's Maple Leafs
2/6/02AwaySt. John's Maple Leafs
2/8/02AwayRochester Americans
2/10/02AwayPortland Pirates
2/15/02HomeWorcester Ice Cats
2/16/02HomeProvidence Bruins
2/18/02AwayAlbany River Rats
2/20/02Home Chicago Wolves
2/22/02HomeQuebec Citadels
2/23/02HomeWilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2/24/02AwayLowell Lock Monsters
2/27/02HomeNorfolk Admirals
3/1/02Home Lowell Lock Monsters
3/2/02HomePortland Pirates
3/6/02HomeSpringfield Falcons
3/8/02AwaySpringfield Falcons
3/9/02HomeRochester Americans
3/10/02HomeAlbany River Rats
3/13/02AwayWorcester Ice Cats
3/15/02AwayAlbany River Rats
3/16/02AwaySpringfield Falcons
3/17/02AwayProvidence Bruins
3/22/02HomeBridgeport Sound Tigers
3/23/01HomeSpringfield Falcons
3/24/02HomeWorcester Ice Cats
3/27/02AwayChicago Wolves
3/29/02HomeManitoba Moose
3/30/02HomeManitoba Moose
4/3/02AwayWorcester Ice Cats
4/5/02AwayProvidence Bruins
4/6/02HomeBridgeport Sound Tigers
4/7/02AwayBridgeport Sound Tigers

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