Four Players Join Wolves Roster Center Alex Mallet. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
14 January 2013

Four Players Join Wolves Roster

The Chicago Wolves have recalled right wing Alexandre Grenier and defenseman John Negrin from the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings and goaltender Mathieu Corbeil from the Central Hockey League’s Missouri Mavericks. In addition, the Vancouver Canucks have reassigned center Alex Mallet from Kalamazoo to the Wolves.

GRENIER, who was signed by Chicago on Jan. 5, has posted three assists and a +4 plus/minus rating in three outings with Kalamazoo after being assigned to the K-Wings on Jan. 8. The 21-year-old forward also skated in 25 games with Salzburg EC of the Austrian League during his professional debut this season, posting 5 goals, 13 points, and 21 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, the Laval, Quebec, native played two seasons in the QMJHL with the Quebec Remparts and the Halifax Mooseheads. Last season, he ranked second on Halifax with 39 assists and 64 points in 64 games. He also ranked third on the Mooseheads with 25 goals.

MALLET has amassed 5 goals and 10 points in 17 games with the K-Wings after being reassigned there from the Wolves on Dec. 4, 2012. The 20-year-old forward also has skated in 13 games with the Wolves this season during his professional debut, accruing seven penalty minutes.

The Amqui, Quebec, native posted career-highs with 34 goals, 47 assists, 81 points, and 132 penalty minutes in 68 QMJHL games with Rimouski Oceanic last season. He ranked first on Rimouski with 34 goals and 132 penalty minutes and second on the squad with 47 assists and 81 points.

NEGRIN has tallied 4 points (G, 3A) and 24 penalty minutes in 32 games with the K-Wings this season.

The 23-year-old forward has appeared in 109 American Hockey League tilts from 2009-12, collecting 25 points (5G, 20A) with Abbotsford and St. John’s. He also accrued an assist in three National Hockey League tilts with the Calgary Flames in 2008-09.

CORBEIL has appeared in nine CHL contests with the Mavericks during his rookie year this season, recording a 3-6 mark with a 2.79 goals-against average and .908 save percentage.

The 21-year-old netminder led the QMJHL with a career-high 37 victories and a 2.38 goals-against average, while sharing fourth in the league with a .911 save percentage in 48 outings with the Saint John Sea Dogs last season. He posted a 37-10-1 record and also ranked first in the QMJHL with six shutouts.

The Wolves open a three-game homestand at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, when they host the Texas Stars at the Allstate Arena. All veterans and active-duty military personnel can receive a complimentary ticket on Wednesday by showing an ID card at the Allstate Arena box office. For more information or to buy tickets to the game, visit or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.