The Chicago Wolves are getting ready to vie for the Calder Cup championship this postseason, but before their series began one of their star players received the AHL’s highest honor.
Forward Daniel Carr was named the AHL’s most valuable player on Friday, as he was named as the recipient of the Les Cunningham Award.
The 27-year-old forward had a monster year for the Wolves, scoring 30 goals and dishing out 41 assists in 52 games. He set career highs in both goals and assists, and was a plus-35 on the season for the Wolves, also a career high.
Carr is the fourth player in Wolves history to win the prestigious award, joining Kenny Agostino, who won in 2017, and Jason Krog and Darren Haydar, who won in back to back seasons in 2007 and 2008.
The Wolves will begin their quest for a Calder Cup crown on Friday night when they welcome the Grand Rapids Griffins to the Allstate Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the game can be seen on The U Too in Chicago.