The Calder Cup champion Chicago Wolves announced they have signed defenseman David Farrance and forward Eric Cooley to Standard Player Contracts (SPC) for the 2022-23 season.
Farrance, 23, contributed 1 goal and 3 assists in 50 games for the Milwaukee Admirals last year during his first full professional season. The Rochester, New York native also earned 2 NHL games with the Nashville Predators during the 2020-21 season. Prior to turning pro, he produced 26 goals and 62 assists in four seasons at Boston University. He was named a Hobey Baker Award finalist during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.
Cooley, 24, contributed 5 goals and 5 assists in 35 games for Ohio State University last year. The West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, native also spent four seasons at Niagara University, where he amassed 24 goals and 73 points in 130 games. He will make his professional debut this fall
Head coach Ryan Warsofsky’s Wolves start to defend their American Hockey League championship on Saturday, Oct. 15, when they host the Milwaukee Admirals in the season opener. Prior to the game, the Wolves will raise a 2022 Calder Cup championship banner to the Allstate Arena rafters.
(NHL.com photo and Niagara University Men’s Hockey Photo)