As the 2010s come to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on all of the terrific players and teams the Chicago Wolves have put on the ice over the last 10 years. It’s also time to vote for the Wolves’ All-Decade Team.
During this decade, the Wolves have captured six division titles (2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019) and stormed all the way to the 2019 Calder Cup Finals.
We started the voting last week with goaltenders and continue with centers. The Wolves have been blessed to have plenty of top-shelf centermen over the last 10 years, but here are the best of the best. Here are the candidates for the honor of Wolves Center of the Decade in alphabetical order:
WOLVES ALL-DECADE CANDIDATES
“Pistol Pat” joined the Wolves prior to the 2013-14 season and became a mainstay for three seasons. Cannone delivered 50 goals and 83 assists in 196 regular-season games while helping the 2013-14 squad earn a division title and serving as captain for the 2015-16 team. He then spent two years with the Iowa Wild — which included a brief stint with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild — before taking his talents to Germany. He plays for the DEL’s Schwenningen Wild Wings.
Krog dominated the American Hockey League for the Wolves during the late 2000s — earning the Most Valuable Player award while guiding the 2007-08 team to the Calder Cup championship — and he still had plenty of game early in this decade. From Jan. 1, 2010 through the end of the 2010-11 season, Krog piled up 30 goals and 83 assists in 122 games for the Wolves. After his Wolves tenure closed, he went to Europe and played five years before retiring at the age of 40.
After three solid pro seasons, Megan joined the Wolves prior to the 2016-17 campaign and became a star. The Canton, New York, native, led the American Hockey League with 33 goals and earned a spot on the First All-Star Team. He also scored his first NHL goal that season in the first period of his NHL debut. Megan finished with 44 goals and 55 assists in 136 games for the Wolves. After splitting the 2018-19 season between the Detroit Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins, he retired.
The Orland Park native joined the Wolves prior to the 2017-18 season and stacked up 27 goals and 104 assists in two years with the team. Tynan led the American Hockey League last year with 59 assists. He also served as one of the captains of the team that rolled all the way to the Calder Cup Finals — and produced two goals and 11 assists during that postseason while centering the top line the whole time.
Voting takes place on our social media. Visit Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Stories to offer your vote! The balloting for centers closes Wednesday and we’ll start a new poll Thursday. Each position will have three days, then we’ll unveil the All-Decade team on New Year’s Eve!