CHICAGO – The Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League announced that they have signed defenseman Brian Fahey, who has played in the ECHL each of his first three professional seasons.
The Gwinnett Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Wolves of the AHL and the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League.
The 26-year-old had AHL career highs in 2006-07 with 11 goals and 29 points in 75 games while leading the team in plus-minus rating with +8. He also had career AHL bests in the postseason with three goals and five points in 15 games, including the series-clinching overtime winner in the division semifinals.
In his third professional season in 2005-06, Fahey had two points (1g-1a) and four penalty minutes in three games with Idaho and 17 points (6g-11a) and 74 penalty minutes in 64 regular season games and one assist and eight penalty minutes in seven playoff games with Iowa of the AHL.
Selected in the fourth round (119th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot-1 and 210-pound Fahey had career bests with 11 goals, 26 assists and 37 points in 55 games for Atlantic City as a rookie in 2003-04.
In his first three professional seasons, Fahey has 65 points (22g-43a) and 100 penalty minutes in 104 regular season ECHL games and two assists and two penalty minutes in five Kelly Cup Playoff games with Atlantic City and Idaho.