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Wolf Pack Sign Defenseman Desmond Bergin to PTO

February 8, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Hartford Wolf Pack News Release

HARTFORD, February 8, 2018: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Chris Drury announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Desmond Bergin to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.

Bergin, a second-year pro out of Harvard University, comes to the Wolf Pack from the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder. The 5-11, 190-pound native of Natick, MA has skated in 42 games with the Thunder this season and leads team defensemen in points, goals and assists, and ranks third overall on the team in assists, with 10-21-31 in 42 games. The 25-year-old Bergin has also registered 16 penalty minutes and a +3, and his ten goals are good for a tie for second among all ECHL blueliners.

Bergin spent his first pro campaign last season with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL, and had seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points, along with ten PIM, in 60 games. His +8 rating was the second-best among Swamp Rabbit defensemen and tied him for third overall on the team.

Prior to turning pro, Bergin played in a total of 117 games in a four-year career at Harvard, amassing four goals and 24 assists for 28 points, plus 48 PIM.

DESMOND BERGIN'S AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL RECORD

Regular Season Playoffs

Year Team Lge. GP G A PTS PIM GP G A Pts. PIM

2012-13 Harvard Univ. ECAC 17 3 3 6 6 --- --- --- --- ---

2013-14 Harvard Univ. ECAC 29 0 3 3 16 --- --- --- --- ---

2014-15 Harvard Univ. ECAC 37 1 8 9 10 --- --- --- --- ---

2015-16 Harvard Univ. ECAC 34 0 10 10 16 --- --- --- --- ---

2016-17 Greenville ECHL 60 7 19 26 10 5 0 1 1 4

2017-18 Adirondack ECHL 42 10 21 31 16

The Wolf Pack start a stretch of six straight games, and eight out of ten, on the road tomorrow night, Friday, February 9, when they travel to Syracuse to battle the Crunch. Faceoff is 7:00 PM, and all of the action can be heard live on News Radio 1410 WPOP, and on-line at www.newsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio. Video streaming is available at www.ahllive.com.

The next home game for the Wolf Pack is Friday, February 23, a 7:15 PM contest vs. the Hershey Bears. As at all Friday-night Wolf Pack home games, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period, presented by Dave & Buster's.

Tickets for all 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

Season ticket information for the Wolf Pack's 2017-18 AHL campaign can be found on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com. To speak with a representative about all of the Wolf Pack's many attractive ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.

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