Where are They Now: Player Tracker

July 10, 2018

The place to find the latest Chicago Wolves-related personnel transactions for players rostered during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Every time one door closes, another opens. With the 2018 Calder Cup champion crowned (shoutout to the Toronto Marlies), the Chicago Wolves are already laser-focused on the 2018-19 campaign – our 25th anniversary season.

Summer has barely begun, but hockey never sleeps, so Wolves general manager Wendell Young has been busy doing his homework and seeking hidden gems (does Kevin Lough ring a bell) to set up the Wolves for a chance at a fifth championship.

Chicago’s approach to building a team will continue to hold true – a blend of grizzled, wily veterans and young guns (Vegas prospects) looking to cut their teeth in the pros.

The contract ink has barely dried as the Wolves, and Golden Knights, continue to stockpile players and grade performances (VGK development camp opened on June 26) for the 2018-19 season and beyond.

Who’s likely to be on the Wolves’ and Golden Knights’ rosters for the upcoming campaign? Where are recent Wolves favorites going to be playing? Check this tracker to learn the latest:

Transactions by Date

July 27, 2018:
Petteri Lindbohm signed by Lausanne (SUI)
July 17, 2018:
Teemu Pulkkinen signed by Minsk Dinamo (KHL)
July 16, 2018:
Philip Holm signed by Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL)
July 6, 2018:
Oscar Dansk signed to two-way contract by Vegas (NHL)
Beau Bennett signed by Minsk Dinamo (KHL)
July 3, 2018:
Mackenzie MacEachern signed to two-way contract by St. Louis (NHL)
July 2, 2018:
Paul Thompson signed to two-way contract by Florida (NHL)
July 1, 2018:
Daniel CarrZach Fucale, Alex GallantCurtis McKenzie and Jimmy Oligny signed by Vegas (NHL)
• Max Lagace and Brandon Pirri signed to two-way contracts by Vegas (NHL)
Wade Megan signed by Detroit (NHL)
June 25, 2018:
• Kevin Lough signed to SPC by Chicago (AHL)
June 23, 2018:
• Bryce Gervais signed by EHC Olten (Swiss-B)
June 15, 2018:
Lucas Elvenes signed ELC by Vegas (NHL)
June 12, 2018:
• Brooks Macek signed to two-way contract by Vegas (NHL)
June 11, 2018:
• Stefan Matteau signed to two-way contract by Vegas (NHL)
June 2, 2018:
• Ben Jones, Jake Leschyshyn and Gage Quinney signed to ELC by Vegas (NHL)
May 31, 2018:
• Tomas Hyka and Zac Leslie signed to two-way contracts by Vegas
• Tyler Wong signed to SPC by Chicago (AHL)
May 29, 2018:
• Kasimir Kaskisuo signed to two-way contract by Toronto (NHL)
May 10, 2018:
• Matthew Weis signed to SPC by Chicago (AHL)
March 8, 2018:
• Zach Whitecloud signed to ELC by Vegas (NHL)
• Ryan Wagner signed to SPC by Chicago (AHL)

2018-19 Contracts

Chicago Wolves
Under Contract

Kevin Lough
Ryan Wagner
Matthew Weis
Tyler Wong

Free Agent

Dmitry Osipov
Brett Sterling
Scooter Vaughan

Vegas Golden Knights
Under Contract

Jake Bischoff
+ Erik Brannstrom
Daniel Carr
+ Dylan Coghlan
Oscar Dansk
Reid Duke
+ Lucas Elvenes
Dylan Ferguson
Zach Fucale
Alex Gallant
+ Cody Glass
+ Nicolas Hague
Tomas Hyka
Ben Jones
Keegan Kolesar
Max Lagace
Jake Leschyshyn
Zac Leslie
Brooks Macek
Stefan Matteau
Curtis McKenzie

Jimmy Oligny
Brandon Pirri
Gage Quinney
Griffin Reinhart
+ Nick Suzuki
T.J. Tynan
Zach Whitecloud

Unrestricted Free Agent

Chris Casto
Jason Garrison

Former Wolves (organization)
Under Contract

* Ivan Barbashev (STL)
Beau Bennett (Dinamo, KHL)
* Conner Bleackley (STL)
Bryce Gervais (Olten, Swiss-B)
Philip Holm (Torpedo, KHL)
* Kasimir Kaskisuo (TOR)
* Tobias Lindberg (PIT)
Petteri Lindbohm (Lausanne, SUI)
* Mackenzie MacEachern (STL)
* Wade Megan (DET)
Teemu Pulkkinen (Dinamo, KHL)
* Paul Thompson (FLA)
* Jake Walman (STL)

Unrestricted Free Agent

* Michael Leighton (PIT)

 * will not return to Chicago due to player’s NHL affiliation
+ first season will be first year of NHL entry-level contract
italic bold indicates veteran status (has played more than 260 games in the AHL, NHL and European leagues)




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