Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Wolves announce new AHL affiliate agreement
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks will enter into a new affiliation agreement with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League through 2012.13.
“We look forward to this new venture with the Chicago Wolves,” said 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 AHL franchise was established in 2001 when the IHL was abolished. Since joining the AHL, the Wolves have won two Calder Cups as the American Hockey League’s playoff champions (2002 and 2008). The Wolves play their home games at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
CANUCKS MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATION HISTORY
1970-1972 Rochester Americans (AHL)
1971-1974 Seattle Totems (WHL)
1974-1975 Seattle Totems (CHL)
1975-1978 Tulsa Oilers (CHL)
1978-1982 Dallas Black Hawks (CHL)
1982-1988 Fredericton Express (AHL)
1988-1993 Milwaukee Admirals (IHL)
1992-1994 Hamilton Canucks (AHL)
1994-2000 Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
2000-2001 Kansas City Blades (IHL)
2001-2011 Manitoba Moose (AHL)