Tustin native, Jr. Kings graduate Wolf selected WHL Western Conference Goaltender of the Year
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The Western Hockey League (WHL) announced today that Everett Silvertips goalie Dustin Wolf has been named the WHL Western Conference Goaltender of the Year and nominee for the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy as WHL Goaltender of the Year.
In his third season with the Silvertips, the Calgary Flames prospect continued to shine between the pipes. Through 46 games, Wolf compiled a 34-10-2-0 record, 1.88 goals-against average, .935 save percentage, and posted nine shutouts.
Among WHL goaltenders, Wolf led the way in GAA, SV%, and shutouts. He was tied with divisional rival Joel Hofer for the league lead in victories.
The 6-foot, 165-pound Tustin product and Los Angeles Jr. Kings graduate continued to stifle opposing offenses throughout the regular season. From Jan. 17-22, Wolf compiled a shutout streak of 147:47, including a pair of shutouts against the Seattle Thunderbirds.
In 21 of his 46 games, Wolf allowed one goal or fewer.
His 2,713 minutes ranked as the sixth-most among all WHL goaltenders this season. The 1,316 shots faced by Wolf this season were the 10th-most among WHL goaltenders.
The Silvertips selected Wolf in the fifth round (104th overall) of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.
For his WHL career, the 19-year-old Wolf has appeared in 127 WHL regular-season games, compiling an 88-31-4-2 record, 1.85 GAA, .934 SV%, and 20 shutouts. Wolf presently ranks in a tie for fifth-all time in WHL history for goaltender shutouts.
Last week, Wolf was named to the WHL’s Western Conference First All-Star Team.
The Flames chose Wolf in the seventh round (214th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft.
The Del Wilson Memorial Trophy honors a WHL goaltender deemed to be the most outstanding during the WHL Regular Season.
WHL Eastern and Western Conference Goaltenders of the Year are voted upon annually by WHL general managers and head coaches. The winner of the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy for WHL Goaltender of the Year will be announced on Monday, May 18.
(April 17, 2020)