Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced that the Wolf Pack has signed forward Matt Carey to an AHL contract.
A third-year pro and 6-1, 195-pound native of Hamilton, Ontario, Carey split last season between the Iowa Wild of the AHL and the ECHL’s Quad City Mallards. In 21 games with the Wild, he contributed two goals and two assists for four points and served 14 minutes in penalties, and in 49 Mallard appearances Carey had a team-leading 25 goals, along with 22 assists for 47 points. That was good for third among Quad City skaters in points, and Carey totaled 46 PIM and a +7 in ECHL action.
Carey, 24, spent the entire 2014-15 season in the AHL with the Rockford IceHogs, notching ten goals and 11 assists for 21 points, along with 43 PIM, in 67 games. He signed an NHL free-agent contract with the Chicago Blackhawks March 21, 2014, after one season at St. Lawrence University (ECAC), and suited up for two NHL contests with the Blackhawks in 2014-15 (one goal, two penalty minutes).