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Wolves Sign Trio To Amateur Tryout Contracts

April 5, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Chicago Wolves News Release

The Chicago Wolves have signed defensemen BEN CHIAROT (CHAIR-awt) and CODY SOL (SOLE) and goaltender EDWARD PASQUALE (pas-KWAHL-ee) to Amateur Tryout Contracts (ATO).

CHIAROT completed his third Ontario Hockey League season on March 24 when the Sudbury Wolves were swept, 4-games-to-0, by the Barrie Colts in the first round of the OHL's Eastern Conference Championship. He recorded one goal and six penalty minutes in four postseason games.

The 18-year-old defenseman split the regular season between the Guelph Storm (OHL) and Sudbury, registering career-highs with eight goals, 13 assists, 21 points in 67 contests this season. He also collected a career-most 167 penalty minutes, which ranked fifth in the OHL. Overall, the Atlanta Thrashers fifth choice, 120th overall, in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft recorded 10 goals, 33 points and 292 penalty minutes in 165 career OHL games with Guelph and Sudbury, spanning three seasons (2007-10).

SOL completed his third season with the OHL's Saginaw Spirit on March 28 when they were eliminated by the Kitchener Rangers, 4-games-to-2, in the first round of the OHL's Western Conference Championship. He accrued eight penalty minutes in six playoff matchups.

The 19-year-old defenseman paced Saginaw and ranked 14th in the OHL with a career-most 151 penalty minutes and set career-highs with seven goals, eight assists and 15 points in 55 regular-season outings this year. Overall, the Atlanta Thrashers sixth choice, 125th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft tallied eight goals, 22 points and 283 penalty minutes in 133 career regular-season matchups with Saginaw, spanning three seasons (2007-10).

PASQUALE notched a 27-17-5 record with a 3.17 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 51 contests with Saginaw during his fourth OHL season this year. His .916 save percentage shared fourth in the league while his 27 victories shared sixth. The 19-year-old netminder also backstopped Saginaw in six postseason matchups, posting a 2-4 record with a 2.33 goals-against average and .941 save percentage.

The Atlanta Thrashers fourth choice, 117th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft has amassed a 75-48-13 record, 3.11 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in 142 career OHL contests with Saginaw and the Belleville Bulls, spanning four seasons (2006-10).

In accordance with team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

The Wolves return to action Wednesday night when they take on the Milwaukee Admirals in an Amtrak Rivalry game at the Allstate Arena at 7 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets to the game, or the first round of the 2010 Calder Cup playoffs, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit chicagowolves.com.


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