The Chicago Wolves announced Thursday that forward Tyler Wong has signed a standard player contract with the club for the 2017-18 season.
During his overage season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 2016-17, Wong led the Western Hockey League with 51 goals and finished third in league scoring with 109 points (51G, 58A). Those totals also allowed him to pace all Hurricanes skaters in the regular season.
In the 2017 WHL Playoffs, he and teammate Giorgio Estephan each finished with 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points to lead the club. Wong’s statistics included two game-winning goals, a short-handed marker and an overtime tally.
Wong spent his entire five-year junior career with Lethbridge and left his mark in its history book. The Cochrane, Alberta, native finished his time with the Hurricanes third in goals (143), fourth in games played (317) and sixth in points (298).
The 21-year-old served two seasons (2015-17) as team captain and was voted Fan Favorite each of his five seasons in Lethbridge. He also earned the Scholastic Player Award three consecutive seasons (2013-16), as well as the Community Relations Award for two (2015-17). Wong earned team MVP honors for the 2016-17 season and twice has been the club’s leading scorer (2014-15, 2016-17).
At the American Hockey League level, Wong skated in three games for the Toronto Marlies during the 2015-16 season. He made his professional debut on April 9, 2016, against the Syracuse Crunch and collected his first AHL point – an assist – on April 17 against the Rochester Americans.
Wong joins second-year forward Bryce Gervais on the list of skaters under contract with the Wolves for the 2017-18 campaign. The 2017-18 schedule features four new opponents: the Bakersfield Condors, Ontario Reign, San Diego Gulls and Tucson Roadrunners. For information about tickets and schedules for the upcoming season, visit www.ChicagoWolves.com.