After a fourteen year professional career, Ken Gernander has decided to call it quits. The only captain the Hartford Wolf Pack has ever known, Gernander is expected to join the Wolf Pack coaching staff as an assistant going forward. Drafted in the fifth round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, Gernander joined the Rangers organization as a free agent in the summer of 1994.
Gernander played 788 regular season games for the Wolf Pack and Binghamton Senators, registering 245 goals, 509 points and 300 penalty minutes. He won the Calder Cup in the 1999-00 season and leaves the Wolf Pack with the most appearances and most points in franchise history. Gernander has also been the only captain during the eight year existence.
In the NHL, Gernander played 27 games, including 15 in the post season and was called up for a final two game stint as a reward for his contributions to the organization. The call-up was his first appearance in the NHL since the 1996-97 playoffs when he played nine games without registering a point.