HARTFORD, March 1, 2020: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Chris Drury announced today that the Wolf Pack has recalled forward Greg Chase from its ECHL affiliate, the Maine Mariners, and that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned forward Jake Elmer from the Wolf Pack to Maine.
Chase, a fifth-year pro out of the Western Hockey League, has skated in 42 games with the Mariners this season, posting 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points, plus 56 penalty minutes. The 6-0, 190-pound Edmonton, Alberta native stands third on the Maine club in PIM and has the fourth-most assists on the team. Last year, Chase, 25, who was signed to an AHL contract by the Wolf Pack July 1, 2019, played in five games with the Wolf Pack, going scoreless with four penalty minutes and two shots on goal. He also logged a total of 64 ECHL games with three different teams. In 41 contests with the Mariners, Chase notched 21 goals and 21 assists for 42 points, as well as 72 penalty minutes. He also suited up for ten games with the Wichita Thunder (1-5-6, 12 PIM) and 13 games with the Allen Americans (1-2-3, 19 PIM).
A seventh-round draft pick (188th overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in 2013, Chase has seen action in a total of 102 AHL games in his career, with the Wolf Pack, Oklahoma City Barons, Bakersfield Condors and Springfield Thunderbirds, tallying seven goals and 20 assists for 27 points and amassing 55 penalty minutes. In 166 career ECHL contests with the Mariners, Thunder, Americans and Norfolk Admirals, he has totaled 58 goals and 75 assists for 133 points, as well as 215 PIM.
Elmer skated in one game for the Wolf Pack after being summoned from Maine February 9. In two games with the Wolf Pack on the season, the rookie out of the Western Hockey League is scoreless with one minor penalty. In 32 games with Maine Elmer has scored 12 goals and added 11 assists for 23 points, along with 26 penalty minutes and a +4.