The Wolves’ roster for the 2023-24 season continues to take shape.
On Tuesday, general manager Wendell Young announced that five more players have signed AHL contracts for the ’23-24 campaign, bringing the total to 22 players on the current Wolves roster.
Tuesday’s signings include forward Isaac Ratcliffe, defensemen Owen Headrick, Austin Strand and Mitchell Vande Sompel and goaltender Keith Kinkaid.
Owen Headrick, D: Led ECHL defensemen with 54 points in 61 games last season while playing with the Idaho Steelheads.
Keith Kinkaid, G: Has played in 169 NHL games (146 starts), spending the majority of his time with the New Jersey Devils. His best NHL season came in 2017-18 when he started 38 games, boasting a 26-10-2 record in net with the Devils. Kinkaid has a .905 save percentage, 2.91 goals-against average and eight shutouts in his NHL career which also includes time with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche.
Isaac Ratcliffe, F: Was the 35th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. Has played in 10 NHL games with the Flyers, scoring a goal and adding four assists. Split time with the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Milwaukee Admirals last season.
Austin Strand, D: Saw time in the NHL in each of the last three seasons, playing in a total of 26 games with the Los Angeles Kings (2020-22) and Anaheim Ducks (2022-23). Split time with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls and Rochester Americans in ’22-23.
Mitchell Vande Sompel, D: The 82nd-overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders led all Bridgeport defensemen in goals (10) during his rookie season in the AHL (2017-18). Played for the Colorado Eagles last season, notching 20 points in 47 games.
The current Wolves roster:
FORWARDS (13): Peter Abbandonato, Cory Conacher, Hank Crone, Timothy Doherty, Hudson Elynuik, Dominic Franco, Kyle Marino, Connor McClennon, Josh Melnick, Isaac Ratcliffe, Cole Schneider, Nathan Sucese, Chris Terry,
DEFENSEMEN (7): Tory Dello, Matt Donovan, Tyson Feist, Alex Green, Owen Headrick, Austin Strand, Mitchell Vande Sompel,
GOALTENDERS (2): Keith Kinkaid, Adam Scheel.
For ticket information for the 2023-24 season–everything from full-season to 12-game plans to group outing and hospitality spaces–contact a ticket representative at 1-800-THE-WOLVES.