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updated: 3/10/2010 10:12 AM

Wolves sign NHL veteran Simpson to new contract

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    Reid Simpson


The Chicago Wolves have signed left wing Reid Simpson to a standard player contract and reassigned left wing Patrick Galivan to the ECHL's Gwinnett Gladiators.

Simpson, a veteran of 301 National Hockey League games, has recorded 2 assists and 30 penalty minutes in 12 games with the Wolves since being signed to a tryout deal on Feb. 2.

The 40-year-old forward collected 18 goals, 18 assists, 36 points and 838 penalty minutes over parts of 12 NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota North Stars, New Jersey Devils, Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Flin Flon, Manitoba, native also amassed 63 goals, 137 points and 1,178 penalty minutes in 328 career AHL contests with the Hershey Bears, Albany River Rats, Milwaukee Admirals and Wilkes/Barre-Scranton Penguins, prior to joining the Wolves.

Most recently, Simpson spent two seasons (2005-07) with Chekhov Vityaz of the Russian Super League, where he posted 13 points (3G, 10A) and 506 penalty minutes in 77 games.

Galivan, a 23-year-old Oak Park native, collected 5 points (2G, 3A) in 16 contests with the Wolves, spanning two recalls.

The Wolves return to action on Friday when they host the Toronto Marlies at the Allstate Arena at 7:30 p.m.