Vancouver Canucks’ Farm Team: What’s Up with the Chicago Wolves?

November 27th, 2012 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
As the NHL lockout drags on, it can be easy to forget that pro hockey is being played. The Vancouver Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, are now 17 games into their schedule, and hold a 8-6-2-1 record, good for 19 points.They opened the season with four straight wins, but have come back down to earth after their fast start.

Divisions and conferences in the AHL are set up exactly the same as the NHL. The Wolves are currently second in their Midwest Division and eighth in the Western Conference.

Almost-a-Canuck Justin Schultz leads the entire AHL in scoring with 28 points for the Oklahoma City Barons. The most productive Canuck prospect so far is Zack Kassian, who sits second in Wolves' scoring with 5-6-11. That puts him 101st in the league scoring race.

Here's a breakdown by position of the Wolves' efforts to-date, with a snapshot of some of the Canucks' key prospects:



The Wolves currently rank 11th out of 15 in their conference in goals-for with 49. That's just under three goals a game, so scoring has become an issue. Goal-scoring leaders are Brett Sterling—who's not a Canuck prospect&md ...

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