Jim Schoenfeld (General Manager): Named NY Rangers senior vice-president 7/1/15…Served as a NY Rangers assistant coach for four seasons, after assuming that role for final 21 games of 2008-09 season…Promoted to New York Rangers Assistant General Manager, Player Personnel July 23, 2007, and retained Wolf Pack general manager’s designation…Entered 2015-16 with total Wolf Pack/Whale GM’s record of 512-325-52-55 (.599) in 12 seasons…Compiled a record of 95-53-5-7 (.631) in two campaigns (2005-06 and 2006-07) as Wolf Pack head coach…Added head coaching duties to Wolf Pack general manager’s role July 13, 2005…Named Wolf Pack GM by NY Rangers July 21, 2003…Spent 2002-03 season as an assistant coach with Rangers…Lead analyst for ESPN’s National Hockey Night 1999-00 through 2001-02…Compiled career record of 256-246-78 (.509 winning percentage) in 10 seasons of head coaching experience in NHL…Head coach of Phoenix Coyotes 1997-99 (72-66-24)…Member of North American team’s coaching staff at 1999 NHL All-Star Game…Coached Washington Capitals for three-plus seasons (1994-97), compiling a 113-102-34 (.522) record…Head coach of New Jersey Devils from January 26, 1988 - November 6, 1990 (50-59-15)…Led Devils to franchise’s first-ever playoff appearance, and to within one win of Stanley Cup Finals, in 1987-88…Served as head coach for Buffalo Sabres for 43 games in 1985-86 (19-19-5)...Spent 25 games (17-6-2) as head coach of 1984-85 Rochester Americans, before returning to Buffalo to resume his playing career…Skated for 13 seasons (1972-73 through 1984-85) as an NHL defenseman, with Buffalo, Detroit and Boston…Played a total of 719 NHL games (51-204-255, 1132 PIM), 584 of them with Buffalo…Second-Team NHL All-Star selection 1979-80…Took part in 1979 Challenge Cup, NHL vs. Soviet Union…Skated in 1977 and 1980 NHL All-Star Games…Captained Sabres club from 1974-77…Member of Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame…Buffalo’s first pick (5th overall) in 1972 NHL Entry Draft…Born September 4, 1952 in Galt, Ontario.
Ken Gernander (Head Coach): Won his second division title as Wolf Pack head coach in 2014-15, leading the Pack to a Northeast Division crown with a mark of 43-24-5-4 for 95 points…Inducted into AHL Hall of Fame January 28, 2013…Entered 2015-16 with total Wolf Pack/Whale head coaching record of 323-226-32-43 (.578) in eight seasons, the longest-tenured coach in franchise history…Piloted Wolf Pack to an Atlantic-Division title, the third division championship in team history, in 2008-09, with a record of 46-27-3-4 for 99 points…Was 96-47-5-12 (.653) in his first two seasons as Pack head coach, and led Wolf Pack to a franchise-record 110 points (50-20-2-8) in his first season in his current position…Named the fifth head coach in Wolf Pack franchise history July 23, 2007…Spent the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons as a Wolf Pack assistant coach (hired July 13, 2005)…Served as Wolf Pack’s captain for first eight seasons of franchise’s existence, and captain of NY Rangers’ top development team for ten straight seasons…Retired as Wolf Pack’s all-time leading point-scorer (160-187-347), but was subsequently surpassed for that honor by Brad Smyth…Holds Wolf Pack franchise record for games-played (599)…Retired as highest-scoring American-born player in AHL history (since surpassed by Keith Aucoin), with totals of 293-331-624 in 973 GP with Wolf Pack, Binghamton Rangers and Moncton Hawks…Finished his career with a then-league-record total of 123 AHL playoff games-played…Two-time winner of AHL’s Fred T. Hunt Award (sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey), capturing the honor in and 1995-96 with Binghamton 2003-04 with Wolf Pack…Named Wolf Pack’s American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for 2003-04…Suited up for 12 regular-season NHL games (2-3-5) during his 11 years as a player in NY Rangers organization and saw action in 15 playoff contests…Originally signed with NY Rangers as a free agent July 4, 1994…Member of Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame (inducted April 8, 2006)…Spent first three seasons of his pro career in Winnipeg Jets organization, which drafted him out of high school in fifth round (96th overall) of 1987 NHL Entry Draft…Played four seasons of college hockey at University of Minnesota…Born June 30, 1969 in Coleraine, Minnesota.
Jeff Beukeboom (Assistant Coach):Named a Wolf Pack assistant coach July 6, 2012…Spent three seasons (2009-10 through 2011-12) as an assistant coach with Sudbury Wolves of OHL…Assistant coach for OHL’s Barrie Colts in 2008-09 and for Toronto Roadrunners of AHL in 2003-04…Skated for 13 seasons as an NHL defenseman, from 1986-87 to 1998-99…Drafted in first round (19th overall) by Edmonton Oilers in 1983, from OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds…Played total of 284 games in an Oiler uniform from 1986-87 to 1991-92 (12-57-69, 733 PIM)…Won Stanley Cup championships with Edmonton in three of his first four NHL seasons (1987, 1988 and 1990)…Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton November 12, 1991 in exchange for David Shaw, to complete the October 4, 1991 deal in which Mark Messier joined the Rangers…Skated in 520 total games as a Ranger (18-72-90, 1,157 PIM) before his retirement following the 1998-99 season…Captured his fourth career Stanley Cup title with Rangers in 1994…NHL career totals included 30-129-159 and 1,890 PIM in 804 games…Born March 28, 1965 in Ajax, Ontario.
Pat Boller (Assistant Coach/Assistant General Manager):Added assistant general manager duties to his title prior to 2012-13 season…Currently in his ninth year on the Wolf Pack staff…Spent nine seasons with the parent New York Rangers as a coaches’ assistant and Director of Operations of the Madison Square Garden Training Center…Duties with the Rangers included preparing video, assisting with pre-scouting, tracking statistics and helping to coordinate team travel and scheduling…Also assisted in organizing and executing summer prospect camps, as well as setting up player rehab and off-season programs…Member of coaching staff of three ECAC-champion teams at Division III Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)…Served as video coach for USA Hockey at 2006 World Junior Championships in Vancouver, B.C….Has coached at USA Select Festivals every summer since 2006 …Assisted Pat Mikesch in coaching U.S. Under-17 Select Team to championship at the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Slovakia in August of 2013… Assisted Derek Plante in coaching U.S. Under-18 Select Team to bronze medal at the Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament in Slovakia/Czech Republic in August of 2014… As head coach, led U.S. Under-17 Select Team to championship at the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Arosa, Switzerland in August of 2015…Played college hockey at SUNY Potsdam…Born November 20, 1972 in Queens, NY.
Pro 306 154-112-20 2.43 91.6 31 54 36-17 2.32 91.8 7 Career Notes:2014-15: Suffered season-ending injury 12/26 vs. Springfield…Second Star in 2-1 overtime win vs. Lehigh Valley 12/20 (25 saves), his third straight winning decision…Earned his first Wolf Pack shutout in 1-0 shootout loss 12/6 vs. Springfield (31 saves, Second Star)…Turned in First-Star performance in post-injury return to action 11/2 vs. Worcester, making 36 saves in 4-3 victory…Injured 10/21 @ Worcester and missed three games (returned to uniform 11/1 @ Lehigh Valley)…Made 29 saves in Wolf Pack debut 10/12 @ Syracuse (4-3 OT win)…2013-14: Recalled by Tampa Bay from Syracuse 1/31 and made NHL season debut 2/6 vs. Toronto, playing 18:02 in relief of Ben Bishop (2 GA on 13 shots in 4-1 loss)…Played in 200th career AHL game 12/28 vs. Norfolk (35:49 of relief work, 2 GA on 18 shots in 6-3 loss)…Posted his 100th career AHL victory 11/30 @ Adirondack, stopping all 28 shots in 1-0 triumph…2012-13: Registered fourth-best postseason GAA in AHL, helping to lead Syracuse to Calder Cup Finals (lost in six games to Grand Rapids)…2011-12: Topped AHL netminders in save percentage and finished with third-best GAA in league…2010-11: Recalled from Norfolk by Tampa Bay 12/20, and won NHL debut 12/30 vs. Montreal, stopping 27 shots in 4-1 victory (Second Star)…2009-10: Led AHL goaltenders in regular-season GAA, ranked second in shutouts and tied for fourth in wins…Shared Harry “Hap” Holmes Award (outstanding team goaltenders) with Curtis Sanford…Second-team AHL All-Star selection…2008-09: Had shutout streak of 148:35 from 3/3-3/8…Made 28 saves in first career AHL shutout 11/23 @ Houston (First Star in 4-0 win)…2007-08: Helped lead Cincinnati to ECHL championship, earning Kelly Cup MVP honors…Led ECHL in playoff GAA and save percentage…Topped ECHL goaltenders in regular-season shutouts…2006-07: Earned ECHL All-Rookie honors…Finished fifth among ECHL goaltenders in regular-season GAA…Made AHL debut for Hamilton 2/19 @ Syracuse (1 GA on 12 shots in 25:24 of relief work in 5-3 loss)…2005-06: Named Outstanding Goaltender of Memorial Cup, after helping Quebec (QMJHL) to Memorial Cup championship…2004-05: Won QMJHL playoff title with Rimouski…Transactions: Traded to Tampa Bay by Montreal for Dustin Tokarski 2/14/13...Signed as free agent by Montreal 7/1/12…Signed with Colorado as free agent 7/8/11…Acquired by Tampa Bay from Montreal for Karri Ramo 8/16/10…Signed as free agent by Montreal 7/20/10.
(through end of 2014-15 ECHL 55 30-19-4 2.70 91.6 1 7 3-4 2.67 91.2 0
season) Pro 72 38-26-4 2.79 91.1 1 7 3-4 2.67 91.2 0 Career Notes:2014-15: Second Star in 2-1 Wolf Pack win @ Bridgeport in regular-season finale 4/19 (27 saves)…Recalled from Greenville (ECHL) by Wolf Pack 4/10, after having been returned to Road Warriors 3/25…Made 41 saves in 4-2 loss @ Manchester 2/27…Was victorious in a fifth straight decision, a Wolf Pack season high, 2/21 @ Lehigh Valley, stopping 30 shots in a 5-4 overtime win and improving his AHL record on the year to 5-0-0…Won his first career AHL OT game 2/20 @ Springfield (29 saves in 3-2 victory).. Earned his third victory in three AHL starts on the season 2/15 @ Albany, stopping 22 shots in 4-3 win…Improved to 2-0-0 in AHL action on the year 2/14 vs. Albany, with 29 saves in 5-2 win (Second Star)…Recalled by Wolf Pack from Greenville 2/4…Had been returned to Greenville 12/16…Was victorious in his first AHL appearance of the season, making 35 saves in 5-3 win vs. Worcester 12/12…Recalled from loan to Greenville 12/8…2013-14: Stopped 53 of 56 shots in pro playoff debut for Greenville (ECHL) 4/26 vs. Kalamazoo, in 4-3, triple-OT win in Game Five of first-round series (Third Star)…Returned on loan to Greenville 1/9…Posted his first AHL win in 4-1 victory vs. Portland 11/27 (Third Star)…Recalled by Wolf Pack from Greenville 11/25…Made Greenville regular season-high 52 saves 11/7 vs. South Carolina (Third Star in 4-2 loss)…Had been returned to Greenville 10/29…Made pro debut 10/25 @ Albany (stopped Harri Pesonen penalty shot attempt 5:03 into 1st period)…Recalled from loan to Greenville 10/15…2012-13: Finished Yale (ECAC) career tied for tops in school history with six shutouts…Left Yale third all-time in program history in save percentage (90.7) and wins (36) and fourth in GAA (2.60)…Authored 36-save shutout in Frozen Four Championship Game 4/13 vs. Quinnipiac (4-0 win), to help bring Yale its first NCAA Hockey title…Frozen Four All-Tournament Team selection…Rang up second-highest single-season win total (20), third-best save percentage (91.9) and fourth-lowest GAA (2.24) in school history…Finished second among ECAC goaltenders in wins and tied for third in shutouts (3)…Named ECAC Goaltender of the Month for March/April (8-2-0, 1.76, 2 SHO)…Strung together shutout streak of 111:39, the fifth-longest in Yale history, from 1/12-1/19…2011-12: Tied for fourth in ECAC in shutouts (3)…Posted three consecutive shutouts, tying Yale school record, 11/5 vs. Colgate, 11/11 @ RPI and 11/12 @ Union, and registered second-longest shutout streak in school history (226:39) 11/4-11/19…2009-10: Notched his first win in his first college start, 11/24 vs. Sacred Heart (13 saves in 8-2 victory)…Transactions: Re-signed by Wolf Pack 7/29/15…Re-signed by Wolf Pack 7/9/14.
2015-16: Recalled from loan to Greenville (ECHL) 11/20, after having been assigned to Swamp Rabbits 11/9…Was victorious in season debut 10/25 @ Hershey (24 saves, 2/3 in shootout, in 3-2 win).
#45 - Magnus Hellberg, G
Catches left. 6-5, 185. Born: Uppsala, Sweden – 4/4/91
Acquired: Trade with Nashville, in exchange for a 2017 6th-rd. draft pick, 7/1/15
Regular Season Playoffs
Year Team Lge. GP W-L-T/SOL/OT GAA Sv % SHO GP W-L GAA Sv. %. SHO
Pro Career Notes:2014-15: Member of Western Conference squad for 2015 AHL All-Star Classic…Won each of his first six appearances of the season…2013-14: Made NHL debut for Nashville 10/26 vs. St. Louis, stopping three of the four shots he faced in 12:12 of work…2012-13: Earned first career North American pro playoff win with 23-save shutout 4/27 vs. Texas, in 2-0 win in Game Two of first-round series…Finished regular season tied for second among AHL goaltenders in shutouts, and fourth in save percentage and GAA…Earned February AHL Goaltender-of-the-Month honors, with a 6-1-0 record, 1.36 GAA, 95.0% save percentage and two shutouts in 8 GP…Drafted: 2nd rd. (38th ov.) by Nashville 2011.
2015-16: Third Star in 3-2 overtime loss 10/24 @ Hershey…Extended a winning streak to four straight games with 33 stops in 4-3 victory @ Syracuse 10/23…Won a third straight decision 10/18 vs. Syracuse, with 33 saves in 5-2 victory…Registered his first shutout in a Wolf Pack uniform, and the Wolf Pack’s first shutout of the season, in 30-save performance 10/17 vs. Utica (First Star in 3-0 win)…Posted his first Wolf Pack win 10/14 vs. Providence, making 34 saves in 4-3 overtime triumph…Made Wolf Pack debut in season opener 10/10 vs. St. John’s (2 GA on 29 shots in 3-1 loss).
CAREER TOTALS: Pro 31 17-9-3 2.30 91.7 4 2 0-1 5.43 82.1 0
(through end of 2014-15 WHL 141 74-54-5 2.81 90.9 8 15 4-9 3.83 88.5 0
season) Career Notes:2014-15: Made first pro postseason start 5/26 vs. Manchester (5 GA on 34 shots in 5-3 loss in Game Three of Conference Finals)…Made pro playoff debut in Game Two of Conference Finals @ Manchester 5/23, with 20 minutes of work (2 GA on 5 shots) in relief of Yann Danis…Dressed as backup 5/1 vs. Providence (3-2 overtime win in Game Five), after missing previous ten games due to injury…Registered a fifth straight winning decision, tying a team season high, with 27 saves in 3-2 overtime victory @ Springfield 3/28…Posted a 27-save shutout (First Star in 5-0 Wolf Pack win) 3/26 vs. Providence, in first Wolf Pack appearance since 1/31…Returned to Wolf Pack by NY Rangers 3/25…Registered first career NHL shutout in second career appearance 3/14 @ Buffalo (20 saves, Second Star in 2-0 win)…Was victorious in NHL debut for NY Rangers 2/20 @ Buffalo, stopping 24 shots in 3-1 victory…Received first career NHL recall from NY Rangers 2/4…Registered his second pro shutout 1/17 @ Norfolk, making 19 saves in 3-0 win (Second Star)…Stopped all 24 shots that he faced in relief of Cedrick Desjardins 12/26 vs. Springfield (Second Star in 2-1 shootout loss)…Returned to action 12/19 (22 saves in 2-0 loss vs. Syracuse), after missing previous three games due to injury…Made Wolf Pack season-high 45 saves in 4-2 win vs. Binghamton 12/7 (First Star)…Denied his second penalty shot in two games 11/28 vs. Norfolk, stopping Emerson Etem at 8:55 of third period…Stopped his first career pro penalty shot-faced (Mike Sislo), in overtime, and went 3/3 in first career pro shootout, 11/26 @ Albany (36 saves, First Star in 4-3 win)… Notched his third win in three career AHL decisions 11/9, with 22 saves in 3-2 victory @ Hershey (Second Star)…Posted his second First-Star effort in two AHL starts 11/1 @ Lehigh Valley, stopping 27 shots in 4-2 win…Authored shutout, and notched first pro win, in first career AHL start 10/26, making 16 saves in 3-0 victory vs. Norfolk (First Star)…Made AHL debut for Wolf Pack 10/24 vs. Albany (0 GA on three shots, in 7:59 of relief work)…Reassigned by NY Rangers to Wolf Pack from Greenville (ECHL) 10/22…Made pro debut for Greenville 10/19 @ Orlando (3 GA on 32 shots in 3-0 loss)…2013-14: Had sixth-best save percentage among WHL goaltenders…Strung together WHL career-high ten-game win streak from 1/12-2/11 (1.80, 94.0)…2012-13: Tied for WHL lead in regular-season shutouts and finished sixth in wins…Transactions: Signed NHL contract with NY Rangers 6/2/14…Notes: Played for former Wolf Pack head coach Ryan McGill with Kootenay 2012-13 and 2013-14.
2015-16: Denied Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Carter Rowney on first penalty shot faced by the Wolf Pack 11/15…Made Wolf Pack season debut 11/13 @ Portland, stopping 25 shots in 3-2 loss (Third Star)…Reassigned by NY Rangers to Wolf Pack from Greenville (ECHL) 11/9…Made season debut for Greenville 11/6 @ Norfolk (4 GA on 33 shots in 4-2 loss)…Had been assigned to Greenville 11/2, after missing Wolf Pack’s first ten games of season due to injury.