Hartford Wolf Pack General Manager Al Coates announced today that left-wing/defenseman Todd Hall has retired from the team. Hall, one of two Connecticut natives to suit up for the Wolf Pack (Ridgefield’s Chris Winnes was the other), has been with the Wolf Pack since the franchise’s inception in the summer of 1997.
“Todd Hall has been a very valuable member of the Wolf Pack throughout the team’s history,” Coates said, “as well as a great ambassador for the sport of hockey in Connecticut. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Hall, 28, has played in one game with the Wolf Pack this year (October 12 at Bridgeport). Last season, the Hamden, CT native suited up for 79 of Hartford’s 80 regular-season games, scoring five goals and adding 12 assists for 17 points, with 13 penalty minutes. In 299 career contests with the Pack, Hall notched totals of 37-79-116, with 65 PIM. His best season statistically was the Wolf Pack’s Calder Cup-winning year of 1999-2000, in which the 6-1, 200-pounder notched 11-34-45, finishing third on the team in assists and fourth in points. He added 2-6-8 in 23 playoff games that postseason, including the game-winning goal in the decisive Game Six of the Finals in Rochester.
Originally drafted in the third round (53rd overall) of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers out of Hamden High School, Hall was signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers October 17, 1996. Prior to turning pro, he spent two seasons (1991-93) at Boston College, before transferring to the University of New Hampshire (1994-96), where he was named a First-Team Hockey East All-Star his Senior year (1995-96).
The Pack returns to action tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 7 at the Hartford Civic Center (7:05 PM faceoff) against the Houston Aeros, one of the new franchises in the American Hockey League. Wolf Pack season-ticket, multi-game, coupon book, group-discount packages, and single-game tickets, are all currently on sale. For more information, contact the Wolf Pack ticket office at 860-548-2000.