Wolves sign former Calder Cup champion

The Chicago Wolves on Monday announced the signing of nine-year National Hockey League goaltending veteran Steve Shields.

In addition, the Atlanta Thrashers have reassigned goaltender Adam Berkhoel to Chicago.

The 33-year-old Shields has recorded a 79-102-39 mark with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage in 241 career NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres (1995-1998), San Jose Sharks (1998-2001), Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001-2002), Boston Bruins (2002-03) and Florida Panthers (2003-04). He also posted a 9-16 record with a 3.07 goals-against average in 25 NHL playoff games.

The Toronto native registered a 15-3 mark during the 1996 Calder Cup Playoffs to help Rochester win its sixth AHL championship. In parts of four AHL seasons in Rochester, Shields posted a record of 37-32-4 in 80 games.

Berkhoel made his NHL debut on Saturday with Atlanta, recording 24 saves in a 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers. He has recorded a 1-1-0 mark and a 2.53 goals-against average in two games with the Wolves this year.