HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — The 2022 Calder Cup champion Chicago Wolves on Monday kicked off training camp in preparation for the 2022-23 American Hockey League season.
Twenty-five players were included on the initial training camp roster and players will be added as the Carolina Hurricanes’ preseason progresses and individuals are reassigned to the AHL.
“We’re excited to get hockey back going,” Wolves general manager Wendell Young said. “It was a short summer but it was a good summer coming off the championship. It’s Day One to try to replicate what we did last year.
“We want young guys who develop and we want the older guys to teach them and to lead the team,” Young continued. “Usually, when you have a good mix of both of those types of players it’s a good recipe for a good team and possibly a championship team.”
The players scheduled to participate in camp at the Wolves Training Facility in Hoffman Estates, Ill., included:
Forwards (13): Alec Broetzman, Eric Cooley, Jordan Ernst, Patrick Grasso, Jordan Kaplan, Joseph LaBate, Josh Melnick, Cody Milan, Blake Murray, Alexander Pashin, Jack Patterson, Brendan Perlini, Nathan Sucese.
Defensemen (10): Adrien Beraldo, Grigori Dronov, David Farrance, Jason Garrison, Clark Hiebert, Aiden Jamieson, Shane Kuzmeski, William Lagesson, Carter Robertson, Ronan Seeley.
Goaltenders (2): Jeremy Brodeur, Cale Morris.
The Wolves will play a pair of exhibition games in advance of the 2022-23 regular-season opener. Chicago will host the Milwaukee Admirals at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at its training facility, the Triphahn Center in Hoffman Estates, before traveling to Panther Arena in Milwaukee for a 6 p.m. game on Saturday, Oct. 8.
The Wolves open defense of their AHL championship on Saturday, Oct. 15 when they host the Admirals in their 29th season opener. Prior to the game, the Wolves will raise a 2022 Calder Cup championship banner to the Allstate Arena rafters.
For information on Wolves ticket plans for the 2022-23 season — everything from single-game tickets to Flex Packs to group outings — visit ChicagoWolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.