We have four terrific choices in the latest installment of the Chicago Wolves’ Your Favorite Number series, presented by Jewel-Osco. If you like guys who could score from all over the ice, then this is the one for you. Take a look and then pick your favorite Wolves player who wore No. 15!
Over the course of the organization’s first 26 years, most Wolves jersey numbers have been shared by several great players. To celebrate their brilliance, we are creating highlight reels of Wolves who wore the same jersey number and asking you to vote for your favorite.
It’s no coincidence the Wolves’ first championship happened in Marinucci’s first season with the franchise. Not only did the Grand Rapids, Minnesota, native pile up 27 goals and 48 assists — ranking second on the team in points — he posted a team-high +21 plus/minus rating for the 1998 Turner Cup champs. Marinucci added 31 goals and 33 assists for the 2000 Turner Cup victors and concluded his three-year run with 99 goals (good for fifth on the Wolves’ all-time list) along with 121 assists and a +60 plus/minus rating.
Brett Sterling wasn’t the only Colorado College standout who went straight from college to the Wolves in 2006-07. Crabb also made that jump and spent nearly four full seasons in Chicago. The Anchorage, Alaska, native stacked up 55 goals and 84 assists in 256 regular-season appearances. He also contributed one goal and four assists while playing in all 24 games of the Wolves’ climb to the 2008 Calder Cup championship.
Welsh joined the Wolves in 2014-15 after splitting his two previous seasons between the AHL and NHL. The powerful forward from Bayfield, Ontario, became an immediate contributor — scoring in his first Wolves game — and he produced 35 goals and 34 assists in two seasons with the team. Welsh then crossed the pond and spent the last four years playing in Germany’s top league.
Coghlan was just 20 years old when he made his Wolves debut in Oct. 2018. The British Columbia native’s booming slap shot from the blue line and his knack for scoring game-winning goals helped the Wolves win the 2019 Central Division title and roll all the way into the Calder Cup Finals. In his two seasons in Chicago, Coghlan posted 26 goals and 38 assists in 126 regular-season games.
If you missed any of the previous episodes, here they are:
Your Favorite Number 2
Your Favorite Number 3
Your Favorite Number 4
Your Favorite Number 5
Your Favorite Number 6
Your Favorite Number 7
Your Favorite Number 8
Your Favorite Number 9
Your Favorite Number 10
Your Favorite Number 12
Your Favorite Number 13
Your Favorite Number 14