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Griffins Sign Derek Hulak to PTO

December 5, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Grand Rapids Griffins News Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday signed forward Derek Hulak (HOO-lak) to a professional tryout.

Hulak, 29, has three points (2-1-3) in eight games with the Hershey Bears this season after sitting out all of 2017-18 due to injury. In his career, the 6-foot, 185-pound winger has skated in 167 career AHL games with Texas (2013-2016), Utica (2016-17) and Hershey, and tallied 94 points (45-49-94), a plus-22 rating and 46 penalty minutes. He has logged 10 career Calder Cup Playoff contests with Texas from 2014-16 and helped the Stars claim the 2014 Calder Cup.

A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Hulak played four seasons with the University of Saskatchewan prior to joining the AHL. From 2010-14, he accumulated 123 points (34-89-123) in 87 games and was twice recognized as the league's top scorer (2013-14 and 2011-12).

Hulak made his pro debut with the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL in 2010-11, posting 14 points (4-10-14) in 21 games. He played in the WHL from 2005-10 between Regina (2005-07) and Saskatoon (2006-10) and collected 242 points (95-147-242) in 267 games.

The Griffins are on a seven-game point and five-game winning streak and host the San Antonio Rampage tonight at 7 p.m. to close out a four-game homestand.

Single-game tickets are currently on sale. Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit for more information.

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