HARTFORD, October 23, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Jared Nightingale to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.

Hartford Wolf PackNightingale, a ninth-year man out of Michigan State University, is highly familiar with the Wolf Pack jersey, as he played parts of three seasons, 2007-08 through 2009-10, with the Pack and spent the entire 2010-11 and 2011-12 campaigns with the Connecticut Whale. All told, Nightingale has played in 240 games for the Wolf Pack/Whale, tenth all-time in franchise history, and he ranks fifth on the all-time franchise penalty-minute list, with 595. The 32-year-old, 6-3, 207-pound Jackson, MI native also totaled eight goals and 26 assists for 34 points as a member of the Wolf Pack/Whale.

Nightingale has played in one game this season for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, after logging 67 AHL games last year with the Rockford IceHogs. He notched one goal and three assists for four points in those 67 contests in 2013-14, along with a team-leading 114 penalty minutes.

Nightingale has skated in 387 AHL games in his career, with the Wolf Pack/Whale, IceHogs, Syracuse Crunch, Chicago Wolves, Iowa Stars and Springfield Falcons, amassing 14 goals and 35 assists for 49 points, plus 854 PIM. In 114 ECHL contests with the Walleye, Idaho Steelheads and Charlotte Checkers, Nightingale has totaled four goals and 23 assists for 27 points, along with 376 PIM.

The Wolf Pack are next in action tomorrow night, Friday, October 24, hosting the Albany Devils at the XL Center in a 7:00 PM game.  Once again this season every Friday night home game features $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period.  Tickets for all 2014-15 Wolf Pack home games are now on sale at the XL Center ticket office, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger.

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