Lethbridge, AB – The Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League announced Thursday that they have signed former Lethbridge Hurricanes Captain Tyler Wong to a contract for the 2017-2018 campaign.
Wong, 21, spent his entire five year Western Hockey League career with the Hurricanes playing a total of 317 regular season games registering 298 points (143g-155a) along with 224 penalty minutes and a plus-12 rating.
The Cochrane, Alberta product served as Captain of the Hurricanes for the final two years of his career. He enjoyed his best offensive season in 2016-2017 as he led the team in scoring with 109 points, including a WHL-leading 51 goals along with 58 assists. Wong also collected a team-leading 24 points (11g-13a) in 20 post-season games helping the Hurricanes to the Eastern Conference Championship Series for the first time since 2008.
Wong finished his career with the Hurricanes finishing third in all-time Hurricanes career games played (317), third in all-time goals (143), ninth in all-time assists (155), and sixth all-time in points (298). He was a five-time winner of the Hurricanes Fan Favourite Award, a three-time winner of the Scholastic Award, two-time winner of the Three Star Award, a two-time winner of the Hurricanes Community Relations Award, a two-time winner of the ‘Canes Most Valuable Player and Top Scorer while also being a one-time recipient of the Hurricanes Hardest Working Award. Wong was also the WHL’s Eastern Conference nominee of the Humanitarian of the Year Award for three straight seasons, winning each of the last two years.
Wong appeared in thee AHL games in 2015-2016 with the Toronto Marlies on an Amateur Try Out recording one assist. He also attended the Toronto Maple Leafs rookie development camp as well as their main camp in 2016 before being returned to the Hurricanes.
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