The Chicago Wolves have signed defenseman J.P. Testwuide (TEHST-wud).
The 26-year-old blueliner posted five points (G, 4A) and 56 penalty minutes in 48 American Hockey League games with the Adirondack Phantoms during his second pro campaign last season.
TESTWUIDE tallied eight points (2G, 6A) and 111 penalty minutes in 58 games as a rookie with the AHL’s Houston Aeros in 2009-10. His 111 penalty minutes ranked second on the Aeros and 11th among league first-year pros.
Overall, the Vail, Colo., native has tallied 13 points (3G, 10A) and 171 penalty minutes in 108 career AHL matchups with the Aeros and Phantoms from 2009 to 2001.
Prior to turning pro, TESTWUIDE spent four years at the University of Denver (WCHA), where he recorded 23 assists, 28 points and 282 penalty minutes in 144 games from 2005 to 2009.
In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Wolves have announced six dates for the 2011-12 season, including the 18th home opener at the Allstate Arena on Sat., Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. For information on ticket packages or group outings, visit chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.