Connauton Included In Roy Trade, Schroeder Returned To Chicago Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
02 April 2013

Connauton Included In Roy Trade, Schroeder Returned To Chicago

The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenseman Kevin Connauton from the Chicago Wolves and traded him to the Dallas Stars with a second-round selection in the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft in exchange for center Derek Roy. In addition, the Canucks have reassigned center Jordan Schroeder to the Wolves.

CONNAUTON ranked first among Chicago blueliners with 7 goals and held second among team rear guards with 18 assists and 25 points in 60 outings this year. The 23-year-old blueliner accumulated five goals, 11 assists and 16 points in 25 outings since Feb. 1 after notching seven helpers and nine points in 35 matchups during the first four months of the season.

The Edmonton, Alberta, native ranked sixth on the Wolves and shared fourth among American Hockey League blueliners with 13 goals and paced team rear guards with 33 points in 71 games last season. He also represented the Wolves in the 2012 AHL All-Star game and scored a goal in the contest.

Overall, CONNAUTON accumulated 31 goals, 50 assists, and 81 points in 206 career AHL tilts with Chicago and the Manitoba Moose spanning three seasons (2010-present).

SCHROEDER has tallied 6 assists and 9 points in 31 games with Vancouver during his NHL debut this season. The 22-year-old center has registered 10 goals, 13 assists, and 23 points in 33 tilts with the Wolves this year.

The Wolves open a season-high six-game road trip against the San Antonio Rampage at 7 p.m. tonight at the AT&T Center. For more information, or to buy tickets to Wolves home games, visit or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.