The Chicago Wolves made several moves Sunday to adjust their roster to 32 players six days before their 2014-15 American Hockey League opener at Allstate Arena.
The 29-year-old Fraser, who won Stanley Cup championships in 2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks and 2012 and 2014 with the Los Angeles Kings, and Mueller joined the Wolves after passing through National Hockey League waivers earlier this week. Mueller, 26, has played five seasons in the NHL and contributed 63 goals and 97 assists in 297 games.
Beach returns to the Wolves for a second season and his third overall in the AHL. The 22-year-old set professional career highs last year with 11 points (5G, 6A) and 109 penalty minutes in 34 games with Chicago.
Climie enters his fourth season in a Wolves uniform. The 31-year-old ranks among the top five on the franchise’s all-time list for wins (55), shutouts (7), saves (2,929), games played (108), minutes (6,321) and assists (4).
Brookbank, who has 351 games, 7 goals and 37 assists on his NHL resume, played 48 regular-season games and 7 playoff games last season for the Blackhawks. He accepted an invitation for a training camp tryout. Defensemen Brent Sopel and Steve McCarthy have also been with the Wolves throughout camp on a tryout basis.
The Wolves loaned goaltender Mike Clemente to the Missouri Mavericks in the Central Hockey League and released goaltender Phil Cook, forwards Sean Dolan, Mike Embach,Ryley Grantham, Charles Lachance, and Brett Lyon, and defensemen Sacha Guimond, Chris Kravtchouk, and Nicholas Rioux.
The Wolves launch their bid for the 2015 Calder Cup at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, when they host the Charlotte Checkers at Allstate Arena. To receive the best ticket deals, visit ChicagoWolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.