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New York Rangers Farm Team In AHL 2023

By Kapil Sapkota / 22 August 2023 10:44 AM

Wolf Pack players celebrating the goal during the 2022-23 season
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New York Rangers AHL Team for the 2023-24 season is Hartford Wolf Pack. The Rangers were previously affiliated with Binghamton Rangers.

NY Rangers and Wolf Pack affiliation began way back in 1997. The AHL team plays its home matches at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

Hartford won their first Calder Cup in 2000, defeating the Rochester Americans in the finals. The Wolf Pack is the only AHL franchise to play every season since the league's inception in 1936.

Other teams such as New Haven Nighthawks, Springfield Indians, Providence Reds, and other teams are affiliated with the Rangers as its major league partner teams.

New York Rangers AHL Affiliate History

NY Rangers' affiliation in AHL started in 1936 with the Philadelphia Ramblers. The Ramblers were a Pennsylvania-based minor league team. 

Bryan Hextall from the Philadelphia Ramblers became a four-time NHL all-star and Stanley Cup winner with the Rangers in 1940. The Ramblers' association with the Rangers ended after the 1940-41 season.

New Haven Eagles became the second affiliated AHL team of the Rangers from 1941-1942. The Eagles based in Connecticut were a founding member of the American Hockey League.

The Eagles were renamed the New Haven Ramblers from 1946 to 1950. The franchise reverted to the Eagles again during the 1950-51 season.

The Cincinnati Mohawks were the Rangers minor league team from 1950-52. The Mohawks team finished in the last position in both seasons.

In 1955, the Rangers chose to affiliate with the Providence Reds, named after the breed of chicken known as the Rhode Island Red. Following the alliance, the Reds moved into the newly built Providence Civic Center, which is now called the Amica Mutual Pavilion.

The Springfield Indians became the next affiliated team of the Rangers after the Reds in 1958. Star hockey players such as Charlie Rayner, Earl Seibert,  Cecil Dillon, and Ott Heller played with the Indians prior to NHL.

During the 1959-60 season, the Indians led the league in the regular season for three straight years and won three straight Calder Cups. During the affiliation with the Rangers, the Indians became the most dominant team in the AHL from 1959 - 1962.

Baltimore Clippers were one of the most successful farm teams of the Rangers franchise from 1962-67. The eight former players of the Clippers are inducted into the AHL Hall of Fame.

The Rangers allied with the New Haven Nighthawks from (1977-81 and 1984-87). The Nighthawks became the Calder Cup finalists four times.

The affiliation history of the New York Rangers franchise over the years is listed in the table below.

Affilation YearTeam Name
1936-1941Philadelphia Ramblers
1941-1942New Haven Eagles
1946-1950New Haven Ramblers
1950-1952Cincinnati Mohawks
1955-1958Providence Reds
1958-1962Springfield Indians
1959-1960Trois-Rivieres Lions
1962-1967Baltimore Clippers
1967-1970Buffalo Bisons
1971-1976Providence Reds
1976-1981New Haven Nighthawks
1981-1982Springfield Indians
1984-1988New Haven Nighthawks
1990-1997Binghamton Rangers
1997-2010Hartford Wolf Pack
2010-2011Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale
2011-2013Connecticut Whale
2013-2023Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford Wolf Pack Roster

Hartford Wolf Pack is based in Hartford, Connecticut. Their illustrious history dates back to 1926 when they were named the Providence Reds.

Originally, they were among the five charter members of the Canadian-American Hockey League. The team was relocating to several places until it finally moved to Hartford in 1997.

The Wolf Pack ranks among the oldest professional hockey franchises in existence. They are one of the four pro hockey teams in Connecticut.

The team was renamed the Connecticut Whale in October 2010 in honor of the former NHL team Hartford Whalers. But the franchise reverted back to its current name after playing the 2012-13 AHL season.

Brad Smyth is one of the most notable athletes of the Wolf Pack franchise. He recorded 50 goals in a single season during 2000-01 and 184 goals during his career, whilst leading in points (365) as well.

Tim Gettinger from Hartford has also appeared in the NHL games
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The complete roster of the Hartford Wolf Pack includes the following players:

Goaltenders

  • Parker Gahagen

Defencemen

  • Adam Clendening
  • Ty Emberson
  • Libor Hájek
  • Louka Henault
  • Zac Jones
  • Wyatt Kalynuk
  • Brandon Scanlin
  • Cooper Zech

Forwards

  • Anton Blidh
  • Easton Brodzinski
  • Ryan Carpenter
  • Cristiano DiGiacinto
  • Tanner Fritz
  • Tim Gettinger
  • Patrick Khodorenko
  • Will Lockwood   
  • Ryan Lohin 
  • Lauri Pajuniemi
  • C.J. Smith
  • Ben Tardif

Hartford Wolf Pack Schedule 2023

The upcoming 2023 schedule of Hartford Wolf Pack is listed as under:

November

  • Nov. 3, 7:05 PM: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Nov. 4, 7:05 PM: Utica Comets
  • Nov. 10, 7:05 PM: Bridgeport Islanders
  • Nov. 11, 7:00 PM: Providence Bruins
  • Nov. 12, 3:05 PM: Providence Bruins
  • Nov. 15, 11:00 AM: Springfield Thunderbirds
  • Nov. 17, 7:00 PM: Syracuse Crunch
  • Nov. 18, 7:0 PM: Syracuse Crunch
  • Nov. 22, 7:00 PM: Providence Bruins
  • Nov. 24, 7:05 PM: Springfield Thunderbirds
  • Nov. 25, 7:30 PM: Belleville Senators

December

  • Dec. 1, 7:00 PM: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Dec. 2, 7:00 PM: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Dec. 6, 7:00 PM: Cleveland Monsters
  • Dec. 8, 7:00 PM: Laval Rocket
  • Dec. 9, 7:00 PM: Laval Rocket
  • Dec. 15, 7:00 PM: Rochester Americans
  • Dec. 22, 7:00 PM: Toronto Marlies
  • Dec. 22, 7:00 PM: Bridgeport Islanders
  • Dec. 27, 7:05 PM: Springfield Thunders
  • Dec. 30, 7:00 PM: Bridgeport Islanders

Rangers Farm Team In ECHL

YearFarm Team in ECHL
1991-1994Erie Panthers
1996-2010Charlotte Checkers
2010-2015Greenville Road Warriors
2015-2018Greenville Swamp Rabbits
2018-2021Maine Mariners
2021-presentJacksonville Icemen
2023 -Cincinnati Cyclones

Erie Panthers from Pennsylvania was the first NY Rangers farm team in ECHL. Erie is also one of the founders of the East Coast Hockey League.

The Panthers were one of the strongest teams in the league from 1988-96. They were famous for their capacity to score quickly and frequently. Erie was also known for its over-aggressive style of play that led to several fights.

The franchise became the Rangers' affiliate team in the ECHL from 1991-94. The Panthers hold records in 15 different categories in the league.

The Charlotte Checkers were affiliated with the NY Rangers from 1996 - 2010 in ECHL. The Checkers are based in Charlotte North Carolina.

Charlotte Checkers partnered with the Rangers from 1996-2010.
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The Greenville Road Warriors were the top affiliates of the Rangers from 2010-18. They were renamed the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in 2015.

The Warriors were originally founded as the Johnstown Chiefs prior to the 1987-88 AHL season. The Warriors were successful during the 2010-11 season and won the ECHL regular-season conference title with a 46–22–4 record.

The Maine Mariners became the next minor league affiliate team of the Rangers from 2018 - 2021. The Mariners are based in Portland, Maine.

The Jacksonville Icemen then became the ECHL farm team of the Rangers in 2021. The Icemen were previously affiliated with Winnipeg Jets.

Cincinnati Cyclones Roster

Cincinnati Cyclones are the current ECHL affiliate team of the Rangers. They play at the Heritage Bank Center under head coach Matt Thomas.

The Cyclones have won two regular season titles in 2007-08 and 2018-19. They also have 3 Conference Titles and 2 Kelly Cups in their name.

The Rangers have recently affiliated with the Cincinnati Cyclones
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Forwards

  • Zack Andrusiak
  • Yushiroh Hirano
  • Louie Caporusso
  • Lincoln Griffin
  • Cody Caron
  • Patrick Polino
  • Lee Lapid
  • Adam Berg
  • James Hardie
  • Justin Vaive
  • Luka Burzan
  • Matt Berry

Defensemen

  • Sean Allen
  • Jalen Smereck
  • Steven Maclean
  • Andrew Nielsen
  • Matthew Cairns
  • Zach Berzolla
  • Zacob Murray

Goalies

  • Mark Sinclair
  • Beck Warm

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