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Zaba heads up from Charlotte

December 12, 2007 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Connecticut Whale News Release

HARTFORD, December 12, 2007: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Matt Zaba to the Wolf Pack from the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL.

A rookie out of Colorado College, Zaba has compiled a record of 3-2-0 in five outings with the Checkers, with a 3.94 goals-against average and an 88.1% save percentage. He has yet to get into a game with the Wolf Pack, but has served as the Pack's backup for six contests. Last season, in 33 WCHA contests with Colorado College, the Yorkton, Saskatchewan native posted a 15-13-4 record, with a 2.39 GAA, a 91.7% save percentage and three shutouts.

The 24-year-old Zaba, who stands 6-1 and weighs 185 pounds, signed with the Rangers as a free agent August 20, 2007. In 110 career games at Colorado College, he compiled a record of 55-42-10, a 2.42 GAA, 91.3% save percentage and 10 shutouts.

The Wolf Pack hit the ice at the Hartford Civic Center tonight, taking on the Houston Aeros (7:00 faceoff). They also play at home on Saturday evening, hosting the Manchester Monarchs in a 7:00 game.

Wolf Pack single-game tickets are on sale at the Hartford Civic Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including Macy's at the Buckland Hills Mall and at the Westfarms Mall. Tickets may also be charged by phone at (860) 525-4500, (203) 744-8100, (203) 624-0033 or (413) 733-2500, and on-line at Throughout the 2007-08 Wolf Pack season, kids are always $10. Any seat. Any game.

Wolf Pack season tickets are also on sale now. For information on all of the Wolf Pack's ticketing options, including full-season, five, 10 and 20-game packages, coupon books and group discounts, contact the Wolf Pack Ticket Office at (860) 548-2000.

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