26 February 2012

Archibald And Ellington Head To Chicago

Left wing Darren Archibald. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago WolvesThe Vancouver Canucks have reassigned left wing Darren Archibald and defenseman Taylor Ellington from the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings to the Chicago Wolves.

Left wing Darren Archibald. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

The Vancouver Canucks have reassigned left wing Darren Archibald and defenseman Taylor Ellington from the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings to the Chicago Wolves.

ARCHIBALD has posted 21 assists and 30 points in 36 games with Kalamazoo during his professional debut this season. He also skated in 18 games with the Wolves this year, notching one goal and 6 penalty minutes.

The 22-year-old forward split last season between the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts and Niagara IceDogs. He recorded 30 points (18G, 12A) in 24 matchups with Barrie and 36 points (23G, 13A) in 37 contests with Niagara. Overall, the Newmarket, Ontario, native amassed 82 goals, 82 assists and 164 points in 186 career OHL games spanning three seasons (2008-11).

ELLINGTON ranks third among K-Wings defensemen with 15 assists and 22 points in 55 outings this year.

The 22-year-old blueliner skated in 14 ECHL games with the Victoria Salmon Kings last season, posting 3 assists and 18 penalty minutes. The Victoria, British Columbia, native notched 29 assists, 39 points and 101 penalty minutes in 125 career ECHL matchups with Victoria and Kalamazoo spanning three seasons (2009-present). He also accrued 5 points (2G, 3A) in 20 career AHL outings with the Manitoba Moose, spanning two seasons (2008-10).

ARCHIBALD and ELLINGTON will join the Wolves when they visit the Rockford IceHogs for an Illinois Lottery Cup matchup at 5 p.m. tonight. For more information or to buy tickets to Wolves home games, visit chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.