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Hartford Signs Former Yale Star Hamilton

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Hartford Wolf Pack General Manager Al Coates announced today that center Jeff Hamilton, Yale University’s all-time leading scorer, has signed an AHL contract with the Wolf Pack.

Hamilton, 24, led the Eli’s in scoring during 2000-01 (23-22-55 in 31 GP), and finished second in the ECAC in points. The 5-10, 182-pound Englewood, Ohio native was named a First-Team ECAC All-Star for a third straight year. He sat out all but two games of the 1999-00 season because of injury, after winning the ECAC scoring title in his junior year (1998-99, 20-28-48 in 30 GP). Hamilton was twice a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award (top player in U.S. Division One College Hockey), and also led the Eli’s in points his sophomore year (1997-98, 27-20-47 in 33 GP). Prior to his career at Yale, he was a three-sport athlete (hockey, soccer and baseball) at Avon Old Farms.

The Wolf Pack open their 2001-02 training camp Sunday, September 16. The team’s first preseason action is an intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday, September 18 at Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in West Hartford (7:00 faceoff). The regular-season home opener at the Hartford Civic Center is Saturday, October 13 (7:05 faceoff), vs. the new Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the top affiliate of the New York Islanders.

Wolf Pack season seats, multi-game packages, coupon books and single-game seats are all now on sale. Individual-game tickets are available through the Hartford Civic Center Box Office or by phone through Ticketmaster at (860) 525-4500, (203) 624-0033, (203) 744-8100, or (413) 733-2500, or online at For all other ticket information, call the Hartford Wolf Pack ticket office at (860) 548-2000.
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