The Vancouver Canucks have recalled left wing Mike Duco from the Chicago Wolves.
DUCO notched his first professional hat trick in the Wolves 5-2 win over Peoria Friday night to snap a three-game scoreless streak.
The 24-year-old forward shares fourth on the Wolves with eight goals and ranks eighth with 13 points in 33 games this season. He has collected seven points (4G, 3A) in his last 10 outings after posting six points (4G, 2A) in his first 23 games this year.
The Toronto native set professional career-highs with 20 goals and 31 points in 67 outings with the Rochester Americans last season. He paced the Americans with 20 goals and ranked seventh on the squad with 31 points.
DUCO has recorded 60 penalty minutes in 12 career National Hockey League games with the Florida Panthers spanning two seasons (2009-11).
The Wolves close out a three-in-three weekend when they host the Charlotte Checkers at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Allstate Arena. For more information or to buy tickets to the game, visit chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.