The Chicago Wolves announced Thursday they have signed center Reid Petryk to a PTO (professional tryout contract). Petryk will meet the team in Texas, where the Central Division-leading Wolves play three games in five days.
Petryk, a 26-year-old Edmonton native, has produced 19 goals and 25 assists in 52 games for the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads this season. His nine power-play goals rank ninth in the league while his 19 goals share second on Idaho and his 44 points stand third.
Petryk boasts four years of AHL experience as he spent the last three seasons with the San Antonio Rampage. He also played half of the 2014-15 season with the Lake Erie Monsters. His careeer AHL numbers show 36 goals and 42 assists in 205 games.
Prior to turning pro, Petryk helped the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings capture the 2014 Memorial Cup. Wolves defenseman Griffin Reinhart also was a key component to that championship squad.
The Wolves visit the Texas Stars at 7 p.m. Friday to trigger a three-game swing through the Lone Star State. Chicago returns to Allstate Arena on Saturday, March 30, to face the Milwaukee Admirals on Salute to Military Families Night.