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25 September 2011

Sweatt and Sauve Among Six Assigned to Wolves

The Vancouver Canucks have assigned forwards STEVEN ANTHONY, DARREN ARCHIBALD and BILL SWEATT (SWEHT) and defensemen KEVIN CONNAUTON (kuh-NAW-tuhn), SEBASTIAN ERIXON (AIR-ihx-uhn) and YANN SAUVE (YAHN soh-VAY) to the Chicago Wolves.

The Vancouver Canucks have assigned forwards STEVEN ANTHONY, DARREN ARCHIBALD and BILL SWEATT (SWEHT) and defensemen KEVIN CONNAUTON (kuh-NAW-tuhn), SEBASTIAN ERIXON (AIR-ihx-uhn) and YANN SAUVE (YAHN soh-VAY) to the Chicago Wolves.

SWEATT ranked second on the team and shared ninth among American Hockey League rookies with 46 points (19G, 27A) in 80 with the Manitoba Moose during his professional debut last season. His 19 goals held second on the Moose while his 27 assists held third. The Elburn, Ill., native also posted five assists and six points in 14 Calder Cup playoff contests last year.

SAUVE made his National Hockey League debut in five games with the Canucks as a rookie last season. He also registered 11 assists and 14 points in 39 AHL games with Manitoba and accrued two assists in eight ECHL games with the Victoria Salmon Kings last year. The 21-year-old blueliner also dished out an assist in 13 postseason matchups with the Moose.

CONNAUTON shared first among Manitoba Moose defensemen with 11 goals and ranked third among team blueliners with 23 points in 73 outings during his professional debut last season. He also bagged a goal in six Calder Cup playoff games last year.

ERIXON set professional career-highs with five goals, 15 assists and 20 points in 44 outings with Timra IK of the Swedish Elite League last season. His 20 points paced team defensemen and ranked eighth overall on Timra IK.

ANTHONY completed his fourth QMJHL season with the Saint John Sea Dogs last year, recording career-highs with 23 goals, 27 assists and 60 points in 61 contests. He also tallied seven assists and 12 points in 14 postseason contests helping Saint John capture the 2011 Memorial Cup. Overall, the 20-year-old forward posted 66 goals, 97 assists and 163 points in 244 career QMJHL contests with Niagara from 2007 to 2011.

ARCHIBALD split last season between the OHL’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 21-year-old forward amassed 82 goals, 82 assists and 164 points in 186 career OHL games, spanning three seasons (2008-11).

The Wolves open training camp in preparation for their 18th season at the Triphahn Community Center and Ice Arena in Hoffman Estates, on Mon., Sept. 26. For more information, or to buy tickets to the Wolves home opener against the Milwaukee Admirals on Sat., Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., presented by LifeSource, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit chicagowolves.com.



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