The Chicago Wolves have re-signed right wing Darren Haydar.
HAYDAR ranked first on the Wolves with 36 assists, shared second with 21 goals, and ranked second with 57 points in 70 outings last season. His 57 points marked the 10th time in his 10-year pro career he surpassed the 50-point plateau and his 21 goals marked his ninth 20-plus goal campaign.
The 32-year-old forward ranks fourth on the Wolves all-time scoring register with 311 points (108G, 203A) in just 271 games with the club spanning four seasons (2006-08; 2010-12). He was awarded the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player and John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the league’s leading scorer after posting a career-best 122 points (41G, 81A) in 73 games with Chicago during the 2006-07 campaign.
The Milton, Ontario, native also holds 22nd on the American Hockey League’s scoring list with 731 career points (272G, 459A) in 709 AHL games spanning 10 seasons with the Wolves, Milwaukee Admirals, Grand Rapids Griffins, and Lake Erie Monsters. He made hockey history while with the Wolves in 2006-07 when he collected a point in 39 consecutive games to start the season, tying Wayne Gretzky’s 1985-86 run with the Edmonton Oilers as the fourth-longest streak in professional hockey history. The streak, during which he collected 79 points (24G, 55A), is both an AHL and franchise record.
HAYDAR, who is the AHL’s all-time leader in goals (63), assists (80) and points (143) during postseason competition in 110 games, also appeared in 44 playoff tilts with Chicago, which includes captaining the team to the 2008 Calder Cup championship. The title was his second, after winning the Calder Cup with Milwaukee in 2004.
The University of New Hampshire graduate and 2003 AHL Rookie of the Year has also appeared in 23 career National Hockey League matchups, tallying eight points (G, 7A) with the Nashville Predators (2002-03), Atlanta Thrashers (2006-08), and Colorado Avalanche (2009-10).
In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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