The club captain has left the club after two memorable years.
The versatile defender, who can play anywhere across the back four, is out of contract at the end of this month and he will now be free to pick his next move.
Ricketts, who has 52 caps for the Welsh national team, joined Wolves from Bolton Wanderers in 2013. He became a steadying influence at the club during a troubled period and helped them win promotion from League One back to the Championship. He went on to become club captain.
But last year he featured rarely for Wolves and spent part of the season on loan with Swindon Town. The experienced defender is set to be in high demand this summer - as a player of his experience and versatility is always welcome in the Football League.
Wolves fans know deep down this is the right decision, but are still upset to see him go. He has become a hero in their eyes, with many on Twitter fondly remembering his antics, especially a cracking strike against Rotherham United last year.
Here is some of the best Twitter reaction from Wolves supporters...
Wishing Sam Ricketts the best of luck after leaving the Club, think everyone will agree he has been an excellent player for us! #wwfc— Danny Batth 'Bart' (@Danny_Batth) June 17, 2015
Thanks for everything & good luck Sam Ricketts! I'll never forget that 18-yard screamer to put us 5-4 up against Rotherham #wwfc— Haroon Patel (@HarooneyP) June 17, 2015
Sam Ricketts. Top professional. Always gave 110%. Great leader. Was just what we needed when club was in turmoil. All the best ! . #wwfc— Benjamin Clifton (@Im_benny_c) June 17, 2015
Sad about Sam Ricketts, pace of the Championship might be too much for him. Always a model-pro & a gentleman. All the best Captain #wwfc— Adam Tranter (@wwfcadd) June 17, 2015
Sad Sam Ricketts has left @OfficialWolves. Was a fantastic captain & the memory of THAT goal against Rotherham will live on - a TRUE legend!— Robert Kostur (@Robbo_WWFC) June 17, 2015
Good luck to Ricketts was outstanding for us in league one helped our young players tremendously great guy too #wwfc— Bradley Parker (@parker_bradley) June 17, 2015
Sorry to see Sam Ricketts leave. Was a massive driving force getting us back to the Championship. Top professional and top bloke.— Rob Bayliss (@Rob_wwfc) June 17, 2015
Ricketts delivered one of most important seasons in our history and scored a goal that will live in the memory forever. Cheers Sam #wwfc— Russ Cockburn (@Dwarfio) June 17, 2015