Wolves sign Terry, Schneider, seven others

The Chicago Wolves have signed nine players to American Hockey League contracts for the 2023-24 season.

The group includes forwards Chris Terry, Cole Schneider, Peter Abbandonato, Hudson Elynuik, Dominic Franco and Kyle Marino; defensemen Tory Dello and Tyson Feist; and goaltender Adam Scheel.

Terry joins the Wolves for his 15th pro season after finishing fourth in the AHL in scoring with a career-best 78 points (27 goals, 51 assists) in 67 games with the Bridgeport Islanders in 2022-23.

Terry has played 754 games in the AHL with Bridgeport, Grand Rapids, Laval, St. John’s, Charlotte and Albany, recording 290 goals and 401 assists for 691 points. He won a league scoring title in 2017-18, is a five-time participant in the AHL All-Star Classic (2012, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), and was a First Team AHL All-Star in 2017-18 and a Second Team selection in 2016-17.

Off the ice, Terry is a three-time team winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his work in the local community in Laval (2018) and Grand Rapids (2019, 2020).

A fifth-round pick by Carolina in the 2007 NHL Draft, Terry has collected 22 goals and 16 assists in 152 career NHL games with the Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens.

Schneider recorded 25 goals and 26 assists for 51 points in 70 games with the Milwaukee Admirals last season, his 11th AHL campaign.

A team captain in Milwaukee (2021-23), Texas (2020-21) and Hartford (2018-19), Schneider has totaled 234 goals and 316 assists for 550 points in 720 games over an AHL career that has included stops in Rochester and Binghamton as well. He was an AHL All-Star in 2017.

Schneider has played six games in the NHL, all with Buffalo over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.

Abbandonato set career highs with 11 goals, 35 assists and 46 points in 66 games with the Laval Rocket in 2022-23, his fourth pro season.

In 159 career AHL contests with Laval and Syracuse, he has recorded 26 goals and 67 assists for 93 points.

Elynuik spent the 2022-23 season with the Tucson Roadrunners, compiling seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points in 58 games.

In 164 AHL games over five seasons with Tucson and Toronto, Elynuik has totaled 18 goals and 33 assists for 51 points. He was a third-round pick by Carolina in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Franco skated in 49 games with the Charlotte Checkers last season, picking up two goals and six assists. He has appeared in 104 AHL contests over three pro seasons with Charlotte and Rochester, tallying six goals and 15 assists for 21 points.

Marino returns to Chicago after notching two goals and two assists in 50 games with the Henderson Silver Knights last season. He was a member of the Wolves’ Calder Cup championship team in 2022, recording two assists in 24 regular-season games.

Dello, a native of Lakewood, Ill., registered four goals and 11 assists in 48 games for the Laval Rocket in 2022-23, his third pro season. He has totaled nine goals and 26 assists for 35 points and a plus-45 rating over 123 AHL games with Laval and Grand Rapids.

Feist appeared in six AHL games with the Syracuse Crunch as a pro rookie in 2022-23, while chipping in five goals and 11 assists in 29 games with Orlando (ECHL).

Scheel spent most of last season with Idaho (ECHL), going 28-8-1 with a 1.97 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage to earn a berth as a Second Team All-Star. The former University of North Dakota standout has a record of 15-17-8 in 45 career AHL appearances with Texas, along with a 3.07 GAA and a .903 save percentage.