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Wolves bring back Blain

The Chicago Wolves announced Monday they have signed Jeremie Blain. The defenseman suited up for the team for 25 games in the 2012-13 season.


The 23-year-old split last season between the Utica Comets and Kalamazoo (ECHL). He dished out four assists, two penalty minutes, and a -2 plus/minus rating in 14 games with the Comets. The blueliner contributed 29 points (5G, 24A), 38 penalty minutes, and a +11 plus/minus rating in 41 games for the K-Wings, ranking fifth on the squad in assists and second in plus/minus. Additionally he registered one assist in one game of the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
The Longueuil, Quebec, native has accrued 8 assists, 48 penalty minutes, and a -6 plus/minus rating in 45 AHL games with Chicago (2012-13) and Utica (2013-15). In 113 ECHL contests with Idaho (2012-13) and Kalamazoo (2013-15), he has recorded 75 points (15G, 60A), 143 penalty minutes, and a +38 plus/minus rating. He has skated in five ECHL postseason tilts, collecting two assists, two penalty minutes, and a -1 plus/minus rating.
Prior to turning pro, he spent four seasons in the QMJHL with Victoriaville (2008-09, 2011-12) and Acadie-Bathurst (2008-12). The rearguard totaled 132 points (16G, 116A) in 211 regular-season games along with 12 points (4G, 8A) in 18 playoff games.
Blain was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round, 91st overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.