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Chicago Wolves
City: Rosemont, Illinois
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Western Conference
Division: West Division
Founded: 1994 (As a member of the IHL)
Home Arena: Allstate Arena
Colors: maroon, gold and white
Owner(s): Don Levin & Buddy Meyers
General Manager: Kevin Cheveldayoff
Head Coach: John Anderson
Media: Comcast cable
Affiliates: Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL)
Franchise history
1994 to 2001 (IHL): Chicago Wolves
2001 to present (AHL): Chicago Wolves
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 1 IHL 1999-00
0 AHL
Division Championships: 4 IHL 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01
2 AHL 2004-05, 2006-07
Conference Championships: 3 IHL 1997-98,
1999-00, 2000-01
2 AHL
2001-02, 2004-05
Turner Cups: 2 1997-98, 1999-00
Calder Cups: 1 2001-02

The Chicago Wolves are a professional hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. The Wolves play home games at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. 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.

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History

The team never had a losing season during its tenure in the IHL. The Wolves won the IHL's Turner Cup in 1998 and 2000 and the AHL's Calder Cup in 2002. The Wolves qualified for every postseason except for the 2005-06 season. Chicago has also appeared in five league championship finals.

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 and defenseman 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.

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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 Chicago Blackhawks former owner Bill Wirtz had refused to allow Blackhawks home games to be locally televised, the Wolves were viewed and embraced as an alternative. Broadcast announcers are long-time Blackhawks commentator Pat Foley and Bill Gardner.

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
1998-99 82 49 21 -- 12 -- 110 285 246 1st, Midwest
1999-00 82 53 21 -- 8 -- 114 270 228 1st, Western
2000-01 82 43 32 -- 7 -- 93 267 249 1st, Western
2001-02 80 37 31 7 5 -- 86 250 236 4th, West
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 See 2007-08 AHL season for up-to-date standings.

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 Out of playoffs.
2006-07 -- W, 4-0, MIL W, 4-2, IOWA L, 1-4, HAM --
2007-08 Regular season in progress.

Team records

Single Season

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

Career

Career Goals: 454, Maltais
Career Assists: 496, Maltais
Career Points: 950, Maltais
Career Penalty Minutes: 1053, Maltais
Career Goaltending Wins: 169 Flag of Canada Wendell Young
Career Shutouts: 16, Young
Career Games: 843, Maltais

Players

Team captains

  • Steve Maltais (1994-1996)
  • Troy Murray (1996-97)
  • Kevin Dahl (2000-01)
  • Steve Maltais(2001-2005)
  • Derek MacKenzie (2005-06)
  • Darren Haydar (2006-07)

Retired numbers

Current roster

As of October 17, 2007 [1]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
31 Flag of the Czech Republic Ondrej Pavelec R 2007 Kladno, Czech Republic
40 Flag of Canada Fred Brathwaite R 2007 Nepean, Ontario
<center>Defensemen
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
2 Flag of the United States Brian Fahey R 2007 Naperville, Illinois
3 Flag of Canada Chad Denny L 2007 Sydney, Nova Scotia
4 Flag of Slovakia Boris Valabik L 2007 Nitra, Czechoslovakia
5 Flag of the United States Brian Sipotz R 2007 South Bend, Indiana
6 Flag of the Czech Republic Karel Pilar R 2007 Prague, Czechoslovakia
7 Flag of Canada Scott Lehman L 2007 Windsor, Ontario
8 Flag of Canada Joel Kwiatkowski-A L 2007 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
22 Flag of Canada Nathan Oystrick L 2006 Regina, Saskatchewan
38 Flag of the United States Grant Lewis R 2007 Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
<center>Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
9 Flag of Canada Jesse Schultz RW R 2007 Strasbourg, Saskatchewan
10 Flag of Canada Jason Krog - A C R 2007 Fernie, British Columbia
12 Flag of Canada Guillaume Desbiens RW L 2006 Alma, Quebec
13 Flag of Canada Andre Deveaux RW R 2006 Welland, Ontario
14 Flag of the United States Jordan Lavallee-A LW R 2002 Corvallis, Oregon
15 Flag of the United States Joey Crabb RW R 2002 Anchorage, Alaska
17 Flag of the United States Matt Anderson C R 2007 West Islip, New York
18 Flag of Canada Alexandre Giroux C L 2007 Quebec City, Quebec
21 Flag of Canada Kevin Doell C R 2004 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
23 Flag of the United States Colin Stuart LW L 2001 Oak Park, Illinois
25 Flag of the Czech Republic Tomas Pospisil RW R 2007 Sumperk, Czechoslovakia
26 Flag of Canada Steve Martins C L 2007 Gatineau, Quebec
29 Flag of the United States Brett Sterling LW L 2007 Los Angeles, California
32 Flag of Canada Colin Fretter LW R 2007 Harrow, Ontario

References

  1. Chicago Wolves Website [1]

External links

  • The Chicago Wolves
  • The Internet Hockey Database - Chicago Wolves (AHL)
  • The Internet Hockey Database - Chicago Wolves (IHL)
  • Chicago Wolves Laser Shows Over A Decade of Wolves Laser Shows
American Hockey League
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Trophies and Awards Calder Cup · Les Cunningham Award · John B. Sollenberger Trophy · Willie Marshall Award · Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award · Eddie Shore Award · Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award · Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award · Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award · Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award · Yanick Dupre Memorial Award · Jack A. Butterfield Trophy · Richard F. Canning Trophy · Robert W. Clarke Trophy · Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy · Frank Mathers Trophy · Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy · Emile Francis Trophy · F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy · Sam Pollock Trophy · John D. Chick Trophy  · James C. Hendy Memorial Award  · Thomas Ebright Memorial Award  · James H. Ellery Memorial Awards  · Ken McKenzie Award  · Michael Condon Memorial Award
Related Articles NHL · ECHL · IHL · CHL · SPHL · List of AHL seasons


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