Wolves sign local product Galivan

The Chicago Wolves have signed Oak Park, Ill., native Patrick Galivan, the team announced on Monday.

Galivan completed a four-year career at Western Michigan University (CCHA) this spring, leading the team with a career high 19 goals, 28 assists and 47 points in 41 outings. The Oak Park River Forest High School graduate also paced the squad with 23 assists as a junior in 2007-08, and ranked fourth on the team with eight goals that season. Overall, the 23-year-old forward registered 35 goals, 60 assists, 95 points and 112 penalty minutes in 122 career games with the Broncos, spanning four seasons (2005 to 2009).

Prior to joining Western Michigan, GALIVAN skated two seasons with the Texarkana Bandits of the North American Hockey League from 2003 to 2005, recording 37 goals, 43 assists, 80 points and 95 penalty minutes in 103 matchups.

The Wolves have announced eight prime dates for the 2009-10 season, which kicks off with the franchise’s 16th home opener at the Allstate Arena on Sat., Oct. 3. The complete regular-season schedule, along with times and opponents, will be released later this summer. For information on season tickets, group outings or the new Saturday Family Plan, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit chicagowolves.com.