Monday, 27 June 2011

Canucks new AHL Affiliate

  The waiting and wondering is over !   Today Mike Gillis announced a new affiliate agreement between the Canucks and the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

“We look forward to this new venture with the Chicago Wolves,” said Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis “The Canucks have placed great importance and resources in developing prospects and have seen positive results to date, including the likes of Alex Burrows, Ryan Kesler and Chris Tanev. The two organizations will work closely to ensure our goals are one in the same and continue to work on developing a strong relationship with our prospects.”

  The Chicago Wolves play their home games in the Allstate Arena which is located in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.  Their AHL franchise was established in 2001 and was previously affiliated with the Atlanta Thrashers. . The Wolves have won 2 Calder Cups as the AHL's playoff champions. ( 2001 and 2008).

  I'd like to wish our Moose/Wolves good luck in the windy city. It doesn't much matter where they are , as long as they come home to us when needed ;) .

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