The Hurricanes and the AHL’s Chicago Wolves officially announced a three-year partnership agreement Thursday, putting to rest a four-month separation saga with the Charlotte Checkers, their now former affiliate.

To be clear, the Hurricanes’ prospects are still the Hurricanes’ prospects. Head coach Ryan Warsofsky is still their coach, and his coaching staff is still his coaching staff. The front-office staff — including PR and media personnel — will become Wolves employees. The Wolves were most recently affiliated with the Vegas Golden Knights.

“I think they’re all excited,” Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said. “Ryan’s actually very familiar with the situation there. He knows it’s gonna be an attraction. I actually spoke to him this morning, he’s getting a lot of calls already from players that want to be there. So I think from a staff standpoint it’s worked out real…





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