Nolan Baumgartner enters his first season as Wolves assistant coach after announcing his retirement as a player and being named to the position on July 6.
Baumgartner wrapped up his 16-year professional career by serving as the Wolves captain during the 2011-12 campaign.
The 36-year-old tallied 83 goals, 307 assists, 390 points, and 815 penalty minutes in 878 career American Hockey League contests with the Portland Pirates, Norfolk Admirals, Manitoba Moose, Philadelphia Phantoms, Iowa Stars, and the Wolves. He also accrued 29 points (4G, 25A) and 85 penalty minutes in 86 career Calder Cup playoff outings, which included an appearance in the 2009 Calder Cup finals as a member of the Manitoba Moose.
The Calgary, Alberta, native also posted 40 assists, 47 points, and 67 penalty minutes in 143 career National Hockey League outings with the Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, and Dallas Stars.
Baumgartner and his wife, Liz, have a son, Jake, and reside in the northwest suburbs.