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Ex Blue Garbutt signs with Chicago


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Former Winnipeg South Blues' standout Ryan Garbutt is taking his hockey career to the next level.

The Winnipeg native has signed a contract with Chicago Wolves of the American League.

GARBUTT has tallied six goals, 10 points, 29 penalty minutes and a +6 plus/minus rating in 20 games since joining the Wolves on Nov. 10. He had been playing under a tryout contract, which has been upgraded.

His six goals rank seventh on the team, while his +6 plus/minus rating holds fourth.

Prior to joining Chicago, GARBUTT racked up 17 points (10G, 7A) in 10 games with the ECHL's Gwinnett Gladiators.

Last season, the 25-year-old forward ranked third on the Corpus Christi Icerays (CHL) with 22 goals and sixth with 50 points in 64 games during his professional debut. He also paced Corpus Christi and ranked eighth in the CHL with 204 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, the Winnipeg, Manitoba, native posted 29 goals, 29 assists, 58 points and 203 penalty minutes in 116 career outings with Brown University (ECAC), spanning four seasons (2005-09).

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