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Cannone, Welsh and Beach return to the fold

The St. Louis Blues, in conjunction with the Chicago Wolves, announced Wednesday that center Pat Cannone has signed a contract for the 2015-16 season. This occurred one day after center Jeremy Welsh and right wing Cody Beach signed deals to stay with the organization.

The 28-year-old CANNONE played for the Wolves the last two seasons and delivered 30 goals and 51 assists in 125 regular-season games. The alternate captain centered Chicago’s top line throughout the 2014-15 season and paced the team with 33 assists while ranking second with 47 points. He also contributed 6 assists in 5 Calder Cup Playoff games as the Wolves took the Utica Comets to the limit in the Western Conference Quarterfinal.

WELSH produced 20 goals, 21 assists and a +8 plus/minus rating in 75 games for the Wolves during the 2014-15 regular season, which set career highs in every category for the 27-year-old Bayfield, Ontario, native. He added 1 goal and 1 assist during the playoffs. WELSH has posted 1 goal and 1 assist in 25 National Hockey League appearances.

BEACH has spent most of the last two seasons with the Wolves and notched 7 goals and 13 assists in 75 regular-season games. The 22-year-old forward picked up 210 penalty minutes in 41 games during 2014-15, which ranked as the franchise’s highest single-season total since Andre Deveaux’s 232 minutes in 2007-08.

The Wolves celebrate the start of their 22nd season with their home opener on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Allstate Arena. To discover the team’s best deals on group outings and season tickets, visit ChicagoWolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.