March 4, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Hartford Wolf Pack announced a pair of trades on Friday morning. The club has recalled forward James Sanchez from the ECHL’s Jacksonville Icemen on loan. Additionally, the Pack signed striker Abbott Girduckis on a professional trial.

Sanchez, re-signed to an AHL contract by the Wolf Pack on September 24and, 2021, has played seven games for the club this season. Sanchez also appeared in 27 games with the Icemen, scoring 19 points (7 g, 12 a). During two AHL seasons with the Pack, Sanchez scored five points (2 g, 3 a) in 15 games played.

Girduckis, a native of Belleville, Ont., has 41 points (15 g, 26 a) in 41 ECHL games with the Icemen this season. He scored 115 points (45 g, 70 a) in 144 ECHL games during four seasons split between the Icemen and the Toledo Walleye.

In addition to his stint in the ECHL the past four seasons, Girduckis appeared in nine AHL games with the Cleveland Monsters during the 2019-20 campaign. Prior to his professional career, Girduckis played four seasons at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), serving as the team’s captain during the 2018-19 season.

The Pack return to the XL Center for two games this weekend. First, the Wolf Pack hosts the Hershey Bears in a key Atlantic Division game on Saturday night. The puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at “Military Appreciation Night, presented by General Dynamics Electric Boat.” The first 1,500 fans will receive a Wolf Pack t-shirt courtesy of CTDOT. On Sunday, the last part of the “Battle of Connecticut” will take place at 3 p.m. Join us in celebrating Sonar’s birthday and “Mascot Madness”!

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ABOUT THE HARTFORD WOLF PACK: The Hartford Wolf Pack has been a premier franchise in the American Hockey League since the team’s inception in 1997. The Wolf Pack is the top player development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers and plays in the XL Center. The Wolf Pack have welcomed some of Rangers’ new faces including Igor Shesterkin, Filip Chytil and Ryan Lindgren. Follow the wolf pack on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and TikTok.


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