The Chicago Wolves announced Tuesday that they have re-signed right wing Darren Haydar.
Haydar ranked first on the Wolves with 36 assists, shared second with 21 goals, and ranked second with 57 points in 70 outings last season. His 57 points marked the 10th time in his 10-year pro career he surpassed the 50-point plateau and his 21 goals marked his ninth 20-plus goal campaign.
The 32-year-old forward ranks 22nd on the American Hockey League’s scoring list with 731 career points, 29th with 272 goals and 14th all-time with 459 assists in 709 AHL games over 10 seasons with Chicago, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids and Lake Erie.
Haydar was awarded the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player and the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the league’s leading scorer after posting a career-best 122 points (41g, 81a) in 73 games with Chicago during the 2006-07 campaign. The Milton, Ont., native made history that season when he collected a point in 39 consecutive games, an AHL record.
Haydar was selected to captain the Western Conference team at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic; it was his third career All-Star appearance (2003, 2007). He has also earned three postseason All-Star Team berths, named to the First Team in 2007 and the Second Team in 2009 and 2011.
Haydar is also the AHL’s all-time leader in goals (63), assists (80) and points (143) during Calder Cup Playoff competition, appearing in 110 postseason games. He won a Calder Cup with Milwaukee in 2004 and captained the Wolves to a championship in 2008.
The University of New Hampshire product and 2003 AHL Rookie of the Year has appeared in 23 career National Hockey League matchups, tallying eight points (1g, 7a) with Nashville, Atlanta and Colorado.