The Atlanta Thrashers, parent club of the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, have signed forwards Brian Maloney and Adam Smyth. Maloney was a restricted free agent and Smyth was an unrestricted free agent.
Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Maloney, 26, notched 17 points (7g, 10a) and ranked fourth on the club with 164 penalty minutes in a career-high 77 games with Chicago (AHL) last season. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound left wing helped Chicago reach the 2005 Calder Cup Finals, notching three points (two goals, one assists) and 38 penalty minutes in 18 Calder Cup Playoff games.
The native of Bassano, Alta., has earned 38 points (16g, 22a) and 231 penalty minutes in 150 career AHL games with the Wolves over two-plus seasons. Maloney set career highs with nine goals, 11 assists and 20 points in 69 games with Chicago in 2003-04.
Adam Smyth spent most of his rookie 2004-05 season in the ECHL.
Maloney, who originally signed with Atlanta as a free agent on March 28, 2003, played collegiately at Michigan State.
Smyth, 21, split his first full professional season with Gwinnett (ECHL) and Chicago in 2004-05, notching 16 points (6g, 10a) and team-best 217 penalty minutes in 49 games with Gladiators. He was scoreless in three games with the Wolves.
The 6-1, 215-pound right wing from Wiarton, Ont., played four seasons of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with Ottawa and Owen Sound.
The signings come one day after the Thrashers inked free-agent forwards Ramzi Abid and Scott Barney.