>Wolves Re-Ink Sipotz
Rosemont, IL – The Chicago Wolves have re-signed defenseman Brian Sipotz, a member of the 2008 Calder Cup Championship team, for a fifth season.
The 26-year-old blueliner appeared in 21 of 24 Calder Cup playoff games en route to last season’s title, posting four assists and 14 penalty minutes. He also skated in 54 regular season outings, notching a +10 plus/minus rating and five points (G, 4A).
Overall, the South Bend, Ind., native has notched 32 assists, 39 points and 130 penalty minutes in 259 career American Hockey League games with Chicago, spanning four seasons (2004-2008). The 6-foot-7-inch, 248-pound defenseman also racked up six assists and seven points in 47 career postseason matchups with the Wolves, which includes two trips to the Finals (2005,2008).
Prior to joining Chicago, Sipotz played four seasons at Miami University of Ohio (2000-2004), tallying five assists and 139 penalty minutes in 119 matchups.
In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.