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Warm signs with Wolves

Goalie just a step away from the NHL
Whistler goalie Beck Warm, shown here with the Edmonton Oil Kings, inked a contract with the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves. Photo by Andy Devlin/Edmonton Oil Kings

There’s a Warm gust heading into the Windy City.

Whistler goaltender Beck Warm has inked a standard player contract with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Chicago Wolves for the 2020-21 season, which is expected to begin in early February. The Wolves are the top affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Warm split the 2019-20 season, his final junior campaign, with the Tri-City Americans and the Edmonton Oil Kings, helping Edmonton to the third-best record in the Western Hockey League when play was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When Warm suits up for Chicago, it’ll be the highest level of hockey a Whistler product has achieved. Garrett Milan has played 25 games at the ECHL level, a step below the AHL, for the Atlanta Gladiators, Greenville Swamp Rabbits and Rapid City Rush.

Warm previously attended NHL prospects camps with the Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals.

Warm’s twin brother, defenceman Will, committed to McGill University’s men’s team over the summer.