The Chicago Wolves announced Wednesday that forward Brandon Pirri has been recalled from loan by the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. Pirri departs as the American Hockey League’s leading scorer with 17 goals and 24 assists in 28 games.
Pirri, 27, has been riding one of the hotter streaks of his professional career. He owns seven goals in the Wolves’ last four games and has piled up nine goals and 10 assists during his current nine-game point streak. His 41 points this season are eight more than the AHL’s No. 2 scorer, teammate Daniel Carr.
The Chicago resident has appeared in 228 NHL games over the last eight years for the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, New York Rangers and Vegas. He has contributed 60 goals and 41 assists in those games, which includes three goals during a two-game stint late last season with the Golden Knights.
The Wolves take their season-high six-game winning streak into Friday’s Illinois Lottery Cup clash with the Rockford IceHogs. It’s a 7 p.m. start for the Wolves’ inaugural Craft Beer Arena Crawl.