Happy Birthday Steve Maltais

Happy Birthday Steve Maltais

Steve Maltais turns 42 today and is without a doubt the most famous name from the Chicago Wolves franchise.

With playing 11 years in the AHL/IHL with the Wolves, Maltais was the fan favorite when attending the Allstate Arena (Rosemont Horizon). “Malts “has his number 11 hanging in the rafters and for good reason. Below are just some of his accolades that he collected over his years with the team.

International Hockey League

Leo Lamoureux Memorial Trophy (Regular-Season Scoring Champion)

1999-2000

Ironman Award

2000

First All-Star Team

1998-1999, 1999-2000

Second All-Star Team

1995-1996, 1996-1997

Turner Cups

1998, 2000

American Hockey League

John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer – Regular Season)

2002-2003

Second All-Star Team

2003-2004

Calder Cups

2002

Maltais was also captain for many years when he was with the team and saw some time with the Tampa Bay Lightning. His best year with the Wolves in terms of points was in 1995-1996 with when he amassed 56 goals and 66 assists, good for 122 points. The next year he put up 60 goals and 54 assists for 114 points. Nobody in any league comes close to those numbers anymore and it showed the skills he had.

Recently, Maltais hasn’t been seen much around the Allstate Arena and I would hope he would take some type of ambassador role like Steve Martins. Whatever the case is Maltais had a great career for the Wolves and helped the team capture 3 Championships and contributed in every facet.

Hopefully his face is seen more around the team, because every new fan needs to know the history and number 11 was a big part of it.

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Tags: ahl, IHL, Steve Maltais

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