Davies Wins Wolves 2012-13 Dan Snyder Award Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
12 April 2013

Davies Wins Wolves 2012-13 Dan Snyder Award

Forward Michael Davies has been named the Chicago Wolves’ Dan Snyder Man of the Year in recognition of his unwavering commitment to Chicago-area charities and the community during the 2012-13 season.

Davies read2succeedThe award is earned by one Wolves player each season in memory of Snyder, who passed away on Oct. 5, 2003, after suffering head injuries in a car accident. Snyder spent the 2001-02 and 2002-03 season with the Wolves and helped the team capture the 2002 Calder Cup championship.

Wolves chairman of the board Don Levin, general manager Wendell Young, and senior advisor/director of hockey operations Gene Ubriaco will present the 26-year-old DAVIES with the award Saturday at Allstate Arena shortly before the team’s 7 p.m. contest against Charlotte.

“I was shocked at first when I heard I was getting this award,” said DAVIES, who’s wrapping up his third season with the Wolves. “I know how much this means to the organization and there are so many other guys who do great community service. It’s a really big honor and it’s great to be thought of that way, of someone who deserves this recognition. I’m thrilled.”

Since joining the Wolves in 2010, DAVIES has devoted his community time to efforts that benefit Chicago-area youth. He has played a primary role in the Read to Succeed program that works with multiple libraries and thousands of children each year. He also has been the first to volunteer to visit children’s hospitals.

“Mike has this zest for life,” said Courtney Mahoney, the Wolves senior vice president of operations. “It’s so reminiscent of Dan Snyder and that’s why he’s perfect to receive this honor. It’s more than just the community involvement. I can call Mike for anything and he’ll do it and he’s amazing. He’s a happy guy and he has such a love of the game that makes him a fantastic ambassador for our team.”