The Chicago Wolves earned a clean sweep of the American Hockey League’s 2016-17 scoring titles as left wing Kenny Agostino led the 30-team circuit in points and assists while center Wade Megan paced the league in goals.
Agostino, who finished with 24 goals and 59 assists for 83 points in 65 games, receives the John B. Sollenberger Trophy for his efforts. Tucson center Chris Mueller was next in points (67) and assists (48) as the 24-year-old Agostino enjoyed the widest margin over the second-place scorer since the Wolves’ Jason Krog piled up 112 points and led the way by 24 points in 2007-08.
The Flanders, New Jersey, resident becomes the fourth Wolves skater to capture the Sollenberger Trophy as he joins Krog, Darren Haydar (122 points in 2006-07) and Steve Maltais (86 points in 2002-03). On Friday, Agostino received the Les Cunningham Award that goes to the AHL’s Most Valuable Player.
Megan scored during Saturday’s regular-season finale against Charlotte to take home the Willie Marshall Award with 33 goals, one more than Hartford’s Nicklas Jensen. The 26-year-old Canton, New York, native becomes the first Wolves player to win the Marshall Award since Krog produced 39 goals in 2007-08. Current Wolves teammate Brett Sterling claimed the 2006-07 Marshall Award with 55 goals.
The Wolves (44-19-8-5) captured the AHL’s Central Division title with 101 points — the franchise’s highest total since the 2009-10 squad posted 105 points. Their .664 winning percentage ranks as the organization’s best since the .694 showing for the 2008 Calder Cup champions.
Chicago opens the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs with a best-of-five series against the Charlotte Checkers. The Central Division Semifinals open on Thursday, April 20, at Bojangles’ Coliseum. After the Checkers host the first two games, the series moves to Allstate Arena for Game 3 at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23. If necessary, the Wolves also will host Game 4 on Tuesday, April 25, and Game 5 on Wednesday, April 26.
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