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Davies Signs With Chicago Of The AHL

Former St. Louis Jr. Blues forward Michael Davies signed a contract with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.  The Wolves are an affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL.  After helping lead the Jr. Blues to a National Championship, Davies went on to play for the Springfield Jr. Blues in the North American Hockey League.  After one season in Springfield, where he was on the NAHL All-Rookie Team, he moved on to the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League.  Finally, Davies moved on to the University of Wisconsin where he played for four seasons, leading the team in scoring his senior year. 

Former Jr. Blues Head Coach Jack Behan said, "I heard from Michael with the great news and I am extremely happy for him.  I will never forget his amazing ability to put the puck in the net.  But, most of all, I will remember his enthusiasm every second he is on the ice.  He simply loves the game.   I know he is thrilled that he will be paid to do something he loves.   I never underestimated his determination.  Each step of the way, he had people tell him he was too small, but he always used that as a motivation.  I don't think people are saying that about him anymore.  He is a great example of what determination can lead to.  I am very proud of him and wish him continued success."

After Wisconsin ended their season last year in the NCAA Championship Finals, Davies signed an Amateur Tryout contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  Said Davies, "I finished with Bridgeport which was the New York Islanders AHL team. It was a good experience."  But the Wolves put the crafty forward under contract for next season, "I got a very good deal and excited that all my hard work paid off."