27 November 2012

Wolves Make Roster Moves

The Vancouver Canucks have reassigned left wing Darren Archibald from the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings to the Chicago Wolves and have reassigned forward Stefan Schneider from the Wolves to the K-Wings. In addition, the Wolves have recalled defenseman Jeremie Blain from the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads.

ARCHIBALD shares second on Kalamazoo with 6 goals and fifth with 13 points in 18 games this season. He also ranks second on the K-Wings with a +6 plus/minus rating this year.

The 22-year-old forward appeared in 20 games with the Wolves as a rookie last season, accruing a goal and 10 penalty minutes. The New Market, Ontario, native also ranked fourth on Kalamazoo with 31 assists and shared fifth with 45 points in 49 ECHL outings with the K-Wings last year.

BLAIN paces Idaho blueliners and ranks seventh among ECHL defensemen with 14 points (4G, 10A) in 18 games during his professional debut this season. His 4 goals and 10 assists also rank first among team rear guards.

Prior to turning pro, the 20-year-old defenseman amassed 116 assists, 132 points, and 218 penalty minutes in 211 QMJHL tilts with Victoriaville and Acadie-Bathurst from 2008-12.

SCHNEIDER has not appeared in any games with the Wolves this season. The 22-year-old forward posted a career-best four goals, five assists, and nine points in 46 games with Chicago during the 2011-12 campaign.

The Wolves host their Illinois Lottery Cup rival, the Rockford IceHogs, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28. For more information or to purchase tickets to the game, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit chicagowolves.com.