After posting a 30-goal effort for the Chicago Wolves during the 2011-12 season, right wing Mark Mancari left fans disappointed when he opted to return to the Buffalo Sabres organization last year. But after inking a two-way deal with the St. Louis Blues this offseason he's back in Chicago, and hoping to recapture some of the success he enjoyed the first time around.
Chicago Wolves General Manager Wendell Young has been busy. Since the team's season ended in April, he has facilitated a partnership change, hired a new coach, welcomed an almost entirely new roster of players into the fold and made the Wolves one of the most buzz-worthy teams in the American Hockey League. Before heading to Texas for opening weekend, Young took a time out to shed some light on where the Wolves are post-training camp and who surprised him in the preseason.
He only spent seven games with the Chicago Wolves last season, but defenseman Brent Regner “loved” the experience so much, he’s coming back for the 2013-14 campaign. Read on to find out how he spent his offseason and what’s changed about his game since he entered the American Hockey League.