As the 2010s come to a close, we’re taking advantage of this opportunity 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’ve started the voting with goaltenders and centers, but now we move on to some of the franchise’s finest scorers in recent years. It wasn’t easy to settle on the top four right wings of the last 10 seasons, but these are the ones we suggest are the best of the best. Here are the candidates for the honor of Wolves Right Wing of the Decade in alphabetical order:
WOLVES ALL-DECADE CANDIDATES
This southern California native joined the Wolves prior to the 2013-14 season and filled up the nets for two years. Harper was especially prolific in 2014-15, when he produced a career-high 32 goals to finish third in the AHL. Harper finished his Wolves tenure with 45 goals and 38 assists in 138 games and improved his stock so much, he made his NHL debut the following year with the Florida Panthers. Harper plays for Orebro HK in Sweden.
Haydar, who captained the 2008 Calder Cup champs, wrapped up his AHL Hall of Fame career with the Wolves during the early 2010s. During his final three seasons in Chicago, Haydar piled up 68 goals and 120 assists in 218 regular-season games and captained the 2012-13 squad. As part of the 2010-11 Midwest League champions, Haydar added four goals and four assists in five Calder Cup games to set the AHL all-time records for postseason goals (63) and assists (80).
The Wolves knew McKenzie was a winner when he joined the organization prior to the 2018-19 season as he had just led the Texas Stars to the Calder Cup Finals. Then McKenzie promptly served as a leader for the Wolves’ squad that reached the 2019 Calder Cup Finals as he paced the squad with eight postseason goals. The British Columbia native ranks as the No. 2 scorer on the current squad and owns 30 goals and 45 assists in 101 regular-season appearances for the Wolves.
At 20 years of age, Rattie burst on the professional scene with the Wolves and promptly piled up 31 goals — tied for fourth in the AHL. Over the course of the next three seasons, the Calgary native split time between the Wolves and the St. Louis Blues. Rattie finished his Wolves tenure with 71 goals and 70 assists in 215 games. He spent all of last season with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and now plays in the KHL.
Voting takes place on our social media. Visit Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Stories to offer your vote! The balloting for right wings closes Saturday, Dec. 21, and we’ll start a new poll Sunday. Each position will have three days, then we’ll unveil the All-Decade team on New Year’s Eve!