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The Chicago Wolves are a professional hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. The Wolves play home games at the Allstate Arenamarker in the Chicagomarker suburb of Rosemont, Illinoismarker. The Wolves are owned by Don Levin and Buddy Meyers, who are a pair of Chicago business owners.

Originally a member of the International Hockey League, the Wolves joined the AHL after the IHL folded in 2001. They are currently the AHL affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers. The Wolves' mascot is a gray wolf named Skates. The mascot wears number 94, noting the year (1994) the Wolves began play in the IHL.

History

The team has never had a losing season during its history, including four league playoff championships. The Wolves won the Turner Cup twice (1998, 2000) in the IHL, and the Calder Cup twice (2002,2008) . The Wolves qualified for all except two postseasons (2005–06 and 2008–09 seasons), appearing in six league championship finals. (1998, 2000,2001,2002, 2005, 2008) In their short 16-year history

The team's great star was forward Steve Maltais, who until his retirement after the 2004–2005 season had played every season of the franchise and holds most of its scoring records. Other notable players include goaltender Wendell Young, ex-Pittsburgh star Rob Brown, long time Chicago Blackhawks star Troy Murray, and defenceman Bob Nardella. The Wolves had their best season start in their 14 year history, during the 2007–08 season, winning 13 of the first 14 games, with an overtime loss. The Wolves finished the season with 111 points, and first in the western conference.

Television

The Wolves are the only AHL team with a full television package. All 80 regular-season games, plus playoffs, are broadcast on Comcast cable. As the Chicago Blackhawks' late owner Bill Wirtz had refused to allow Blackhawks home games to be televised locally, the Wolves were viewed and embraced as an alternative. After Judd Sirott served as the team's play-by-play announcer for its first 12 seasons, starting in the '06–'07 season broadcast announcers were long-time Blackhawks commentators Pat Foley and Bill Gardner; Foley would ultimately return to the Blackhawks for the 2008–09 season. Currently Jason Shaver handles play by play for the Wolves, along with Gardner still at color commentator.

Players

Team captains

  • Steve Maltais (1994–96)
  • Troy Murray (1996–97)
  • Steve Maltais (1997-2000)
  • Kevin Dahl (2000–01)
  • Steve Maltais (2001–05)
  • Derek MacKenzie (2005–06)
  • no captain (2006–07)
  • Darren Haydar (2007–08)
  • Jamie Rivers (2008–09)
  • Jason Krog (2009-10)


Retired numbers



Current roster

As of November 24, 2009

Goaltenders
# align=left Player Catches Acquired Place of birth
30 Drew MacIntyre L 2009 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Islandmarker
33 Peter Mannino L 2009 Farmington Hills, Michiganmarker


Defensemen
# align=left Player Shoots Acquired Place of birth
2 Paul Postma R 2009 Red Deer, Albertamarker
3 Boris Valabik L 2006 Nitra, Slovakiamarker
5 Brian Sipotz R 2005 South Bend, Indianamarker
7 Chris Chelios R 2009 Chicago, Illinoismarker
12 Mike Vernace L 2009 Toronto, Ontariomarker
22 Nathan Oystrick R 2009 Regina, Saskatchewanmarker
24 Jamie Hunt L 2009 Calgary, Albertamarker
25 Grant Lewis L 2006 Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvaniamarker
28 Scott Lehman L 2007 Windsor, Ontariomarker
32 Arturs Kulda L 2007 Riga, Latviamarker
36 Steve McCarthy L 2009 Trail, British Columbiamarker


Forwards
# align=left Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of birth
4 Josh Gratton LW L 2009 Brantford, Ontariomarker
8 Spencer Machacek RW R 2008 Lethbridge, Albertamarker
9 Riley Holzapfel C L 2007 Regina, Saskatchewanmarker
10 Jason Krog - C C R 2009 Fernie, British Columbiamarker
13 Anthony Stewart C R 2009 LaSalle, Quebecmarker
14 Matt Anderson C R 2007 West Islip, New Yorkmarker
15 Joey Crabb RW R 2006 Anchorage, Alaskamarker
18 Angelo Esposito C L 2009 Montreal, Quebecmarker
20 Rylan Kaip C R 2008 Radville, Saskatchewanmarker
21 Kevin Doell C R 2009 Saskatoon, Saskatchewanmarker
23 Tim Stapleton RW R 2009 La Grange, Illinoismarker
26 Andrew Kozek LW L 2009 Sicamous, British Columbiamarker
27 John Pohl C R 2009 Rochester, Minnesotamarker
29 Brett Sterling LW L 2006 Los Angeles, Californiamarker


Season-by-season results



Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals

for
Goals

against
Standing
1994–95 81 34 33 14 82 261 306 3rd, Northern
1995–96 82 40 34 8 88 288 310 2nd, Midwest
1996–97 82 40 36 6 86 276 290 3rd, Midwest
1997–98 82 55 24 3 113 301 258 1st, Midwest T
1998–99 82 49 21 12 110 285 246 1st, Midwest
1999–00 82 53 21 8 114 270 228 1st, Western T
2000–01 82 43 32 7 93 267 249 1st, Western *
2001–02 80 37 31 7 5 86 250 236 4th, West C
2002–03 80 43 25 8 4 98 276 237 2nd, West
2003–04 80 42 26 9 3 96 246 208 3rd, West
2004–05 80 49 24 2 5 105 245 211 1st, West *
2005–06 80 36 32 4 8 84 278 275 5th, West
2006–07 80 46 25 3 6 101 331 252 2nd, West
2007–08 80 53 22 2 3 111 300 226 1st, West C
2008–09 80 38 37 3 2 81 226 222 6th, West
  • T= Turner Cup Champions
  • C= Calder Cup Champions
  • *= Conference Champions
  • Bold Print = Division Champions


Playoffs

Season Prelim 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1994–95 L, 0–3, KAL
1995–96 W, 3–1 SF L, 1–4, LV
1996–97 L, 1–3, SA
1997–98 W, 3–0, MTB W, 4–2, MIL W, 4–2, LB W, 4–3, DET
1998–99 bye W, 3–0, MTB L, 3–4, HOU
1999–00 bye W, 4–0, LB W, 4–2, HOU W, 4–2, GR
2000–01 W, 4–1, MIL W, 4–2, MTB L, 1–4, ORL
2001–02 W, 2–1, CIN W, 3–2, GR W, 4–3, SYR W, 4–1, HOU W, 4–1, BRI
2002–03 W, 3–2, HER L, 0–4, GR
2003–04 W, 4–0, GR L, 2–4 MIL
2004–05 W, 4–1, HOU W, 4–1, CIN W, 4–0, MTB L, 0–4, PHIL
2005–06 Did not qualify.
2006–07 W, 4–0, MIL W, 4–2, IOWA L, 1–4, HAM
2007–08 W, 4–2, MIL W, 4-3, ROC W, 4-1, TOR W, 4-2,WB/S
2008–09 Did not qualify.


Team records

Single season

Goals: 60 Steve Maltais (1996–97)
Assists: 91 Rob Brown (1995–96)
Points: 143, Rob Brown (1995–96)
Penalty minutes: 390 Kevin MacDonald (1994–95)
GAA: 1.89 Richard Shulmistra (2000–01)
SV%: .937, Richard Shulmistra (2000–01)


Career

Career goals: 454, Maltais
Career assists: 497, Maltais
Career points: 951, Maltais
Career penalty minutes: 1061, Maltais
Career goaltending wins: 169 Wendell Young
Career shutouts: 16, Young
Career games: 843, Maltais


References

  1. "Pat Foley returns to Hawks". Chicago Sun-Times. June 16, 2008. Retrieved on June 16,2008.
  2. Chicago Wolves Website [1]


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