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May 1, 2024  (6:53 PM)
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Stan Bowman at the 2020 NHL Draft
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Bleacher Nation reporter Tab Bamford who covers the Chicago Blackhawks shot down an old rumor today.

As talks progress, it seems likely that the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, will become affiliated with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes once again.
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The team had sought independence, which hasn't been so sweet after being a season away from the Hurricanes hasn't turned out so well.
They finished 7th in the Central Division, and haven't played in the AHL playoffs since 2021-2022.
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This was announced by Tab Bamford today, and would quickly shoot down a comment that the AHL team was only dedicated to winning instead of developing NHL players.
Which he quickly pointed out that, the talking point was dead back in 2021 and even if you take a look on their website dating back to 2023 they boast of how many players would be promoted to the NHL.
Players inking deals with the Wolves have included several who were on the team last season, veterans of both the NHL and AHL as well as young players about to get their first taste of the AHL.

NHL teams have taken notice of the Wolves roster and must like what they see as five players signed this season have been invited to NHL training camps, including goaltender Keith Kinkaid (New Jersey), forwards Cory Conacher (Carolina), Peter Abbandonato (Pittsburgh), Isaac Ratcliffe (St. Louis) and defenseman Austin Strand (Arizona). Also, Winnipeg added forward Connor McClennon to its roster for the Young Stars Classic.

«I think this shows respect for Wendell's ability to choose players,» Wolves owner Don Levin said. «Players who were not considered by the NHL before signing with the Wolves are now being sought after by several NHL teams after Wendell signed them. As always, we are thrilled when a Wolves player makes the NHL.»

The Wolves have a proven track record of developing players for the NHL and the five players currently headed to NHL camps will have an opportunity to further showcase their skills with that goal in mind.

Source: ChicagoWolves.com
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