Quite often people ask us for updates on some of their former Pack favorites and where they are. With final cuts coming on a lot of teams, some fan favorites are heading back to the AHL. Some with good reason…others for no good reason at all.
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Last season's Pack captain, Greg Moore, was sent to Bridgeport by the New York Islanders.
After being resigned and promoted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes, Ryan Hollweg has been sent back down to San Antonio.
Jaime Lundmark has been sent to Abbotsford by the Calgary Flames.
The Minnesota Wild announced today that one time Pack Captain, and all around great guy, Craig Weller has been sent to their AHL Affiliate, the Houston Aeros.
Tommy Pyatt, a mainstay on last year’s “Triplets” with Jordan Owens and Mike Ouellette, is heading to Hamilton. He’ll return to Hartford as past of the Bulldogs on December 19th.
The Pack’s second winningest goaltender in team history, Al Montoya, was sent back to the San Antonio Rampage. Speaking of the Rampage, one of the games true nice guys, Mitch Fritz is out of a job as he was released by the team.
Dave Liffiton, very popular on the D-Line in Hartford has been sent to Syracuse. He returns to Hartford for the first time on January 3rd.
In a total ridiculous move, the Washington Capitals sent Alexandre Giroux to Hershey.
One of the most popular goaltenders is headed to Europe. Dan Cloutier, who has battled injuries the past several years was released by the Detroit Red Wings.
Garth Murray was sent to Abbotsford by the Calgary Flames.
The San Jose Sharks sent Dwight “Dewey” Helminen to Worcester.
Dean Arsene of the Pack cup team was sent to Springfield where he’ll join Jake Taylor.
Mike Busto, who people ask about all the time, was sent to the minors by Montreal.
Forward and former first round pick Hugh Jessiman was sent to Milwaukee by the Nashville Predators.
Bryce Lampman will start the season in Peoria while another defenseman, Vladimir Denisov will play for Hershey where he will join another one time Hartford forward Boyd Kane.
It also looks like Jed Ortmeyer, a personal Howlings favorite player, starts off the season In Worcester.