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Cannata Heads to Chicago

November 27, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) Chicago Wolves

The Vancouver Canucks have reassigned goaltender JOE CANNATA from the ECHL's Kalamazoo Wings to the Chicago Wolves.

CANNATA has posted a 2-3-0 record with a 3.62 goals-against average and .892 save percentage in five games with Kalamazoo this season.

The 22-year-old netminder appeared in one game with the Wolves last season after being signed to an Amateur Tryout Contract (ATO). He backstopped the team to a 4-2 win over Peoria on April 15, 2012.

The Wakefield, Mass., native completed his senior campaign at Merrimack College (Hockey East) last year, posting a 17-12-7 record, and career-bests 2.18 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 36 contests. His 2.18 goals-against average ranked 14th in the NCAA, while his .925 save percentage held 11th nationally.

Overall, CANNATA notched a 59-46-16 mark, 2.47 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in 122 career games with Merrimack College spanning four seasons (2008-12). His 59 victories set the school record for most career wins by a goaltender.

The Wolves host their Illinois Lottery Cup rival, the Rockford IceHogs, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28. For more information or to purchase tickets to the game, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit chicagowolves.com.

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