The Chicago Wolves announced Thursday that forward Ryan Wagner has signed a standard player contract with the team for the 2018-19 season.
Former University of Wisconsin standout Wagner will return to the Wolves next season after skating in seven games during the 2017-18 campaign with the team. In his professional debut on March 9, the the 22-year-old recorded his first pro point, an assist.
Wagner, a Park Ridge, Illinois, native who attended Maine South High School, finished his senior season at Wisconsin as the team’s leading scorer with 33 points (15G, 18A) in 37 games. He also earned the squad’s Spike Carlson/Chris Chelios Most Valuable Player award. During four seasons with the Badgers, Wagner skated in 143 games and registered 88 points (36G, 52A).
The 5-foot-8, 185-pound Wagner was a one-year member of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program then-based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During the 2013-14 campaign, Wagner played 49 games and collected 13 points (6G, 7A). He joined the NTDP from the Chicago Mission Minor program.