Blues, Wolves announce affiliation

The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Wolves announced Tuesday that the teams have reached a three-year affiliation agreement to make the Wolves the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate.

The Wolves, who joined the AHL in 2001, play their home games at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. In their 12-year AHL history, the club has never had a losing season and has qualified for the postseason eight times, appearing in the league championship finals three times and winning the Calder Cup twice (2002, 2008).

The Wolves were formerly affiliated with the Atlanta Thrashers from 2001-11 and the Vancouver Canucks from 2011-13.

Prior to joining the AHL, the Wolves were members of the International Hockey League from 1994-2001 and won the Turner Cup twice (1998, 2000).