HARTFORD, April 16, 2011:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Carl Hagelin to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.

CT WhaleHagelin, 22, was the parent New York Rangers’ sixth-round pick (168th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.  The 6-0, 187-pound Sodertalje, Sweden native has played the last four seasons in the NCAA’s Central Collegiate Hockey Association for the University of Michigan Wolverines.  In 2010-11, Hagelin skated in 44 games for the Wolverines, notching 18 goals and adding 31 assists for 49 points.  Those numbers were good for first among Wolverines players in points, goals and assists, and a tie for fourth in the CCHA in assists and fifth in points. Hagelin helped lead Michigan to this year’s Frozen Four title game as one of the teams’ co-captains. He was also named to the All-CCHA First Team, while also winning the CCHA’s award for Best Defensive Forward.

In 171 career games with Michigan, Hagelin totaled 61 goals and 91 assists for 152 points, to go along with 133 penalty minutes.


The Whale continue their Atlantic Division Semi-final Calder Cup playoff series tonight, with Game Two at Portland (7:00 PM faceoff, WTIC HD 3, www.ctwhale.com, www.wtic.com).  After tonight’s clash, in which the Whale go for a split of the first two games after a 3-2 loss in Game One Thursday, the series switches to Hartford’s XL Center for Games Three and Four tomorrow, Sunday, April 17 (6:00 faceoff), and this Tuesday, April 19 (7:00).

Tickets for those first two Whale home games in the series are on sale now at the XL Center ticket office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.CTwhale.com.

Playoff ticket packages are also available that include tickets to all possible home playoff games, plus rollover options and incentives for next year’s season tickets.  To speak to a Whale account executive about a playoff ticket package, call (860) 728-3366.  More information is available at www.ctwhale.com.