26 September 2011

Climie and Roussel Sent to Wolves

The Vancouver Canucks have assigned goaltender MATT CLIMIE and defenseman ANTOINE ROUSSEL to the Chicago Wolves.

The Vancouver Canucks have assigned goaltender MATT CLIMIE and defenseman ANTOINE ROUSSEL to the Chicago Wolves.

CLIMIE ranked seventh in the American Hockey League with 26 victories and shared 18th in the league with a .913 save percentage in 55 outings with the San Antonio Rampage last season. The 28-year-old netminder posted a 26-22-3 record and 2.64 goals-against average for the Rampage in his third pro campaign. He also appeared in one National Hockey League outing with the Phoenix Coyotes, allowing one goal in 32 minutes of action. Overall, the Leduc, Alberta, native has accrued a 48-43-7 record with a 2.64 goals-against average and six shutouts in 104 career AHL outings with Texas (2009-10) and San Antonio (2010-11), and appeared in five career NHL matchups with the Dallas Stars (2008-10) and Phoenix (2010-11), recording an 2-2-0 record and a 3.25 goals-against average.

ROUSSEL posted seven assists, eight points and 88 penalty minutes in 42 AHL outings with the Providence Bruins during his professional debut. He also skated in five ECHL games with the Reading Royals, accruing one assist. Prior to turning pro, the 21-year-old forward tallied 59 goals, 80 assists, 139 points and 417 penalty minutes in 252 career QMJHL contests with Chicoutimi Sagueneens, spanning four seasons (2006-10).

The Wolves will open their 18th season in Texas when they battle the San Antonio Rampage at the AT&T Center on Sat., Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. The club will face the Milwaukee Admirals for the team’s home opener, presented by LifeSource, at the Allstate Arena on Sat., Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.Tickets for all regular-season home games are on sale now - visit chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES for more information.