Wolves get 2008 AHL MVP

CHICAGO -- The Atlanta Thrashers announced on Saturday that they have assigned Jason Krog, who was the 2008 MVP of the American Hockey League, to the Chicago Wolves.

Krog led the Wolves to the Calder Cup championship and became the first player in AHL history to earn both regular season and postseason MVP honors. The 33-year-old Krog, who is a center, was also the third player in the history of the league, and the first since 1985, to lead the league in goals (39), assists (73) and points (112) -- all career highs and franchise records for the position -- after skating in all 80 regular-season games.

Last year, Krog spent the season with the Manitoba Moose, where he led the club and ranked third in the league with 86 points in 74 games. Krog, a native of Fernie, B.C., led the Moose to a berth in the Calder Cup finals, and also appeared in four NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks, scoring one goal.

In addition to Krog, the Wolves were assigned forwards Joey Crabb, Spencer Machacek and Tim Stapelton; defensemen Arturs Kulda, Grant Lewis, Paul Postma and Mike Vernace and goaltender Drew MacIntyre.