Jr. Kings graduate, Tustin native Wolf selected WHL Goaltender of the Month
The Western Hockey League announced today that 2019 NHL Draft prospect Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips has been named the WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month for December 2018.
Wolf posted a 6-0-0-1 record, 1.27 goals-against-average, stopped 193 of 202 shots for a .955 save percentage and recorded one shutout as the Silvertips went 8-0-1-0 in the month of December, keeping the Silvertips at the top of the U.S. Division and the WHL’s Western Conference.
The Tustin product and Los Angeles Jr. Kings graduate was dominant throughout the month as the Silvertips extended their undefeated in regulation streak to 16 games with a 14-0-1-1 record. Wolf himself hasn’t lost in regulation to a divisional opponent since Nov. 16, 2018 against the Portland Winterhawks.
Originally selected in the fifth round (104th overall) of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, Wolf was named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week and Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 9. Wolf closed out that week with a 21-save shutout against the Spokane Chiefs, his third of the season and the seventh of his WHL career.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound goaltender was earned first, second, and third star honors of a game once each throughout the month, also earning third star of the night honors once for the entire league.
Through 35 games this season, Wolf has compiled a 26-7-1-0 record, 1.79 goals-against-average, a .930 save percentage and three shutouts. Those figures have Wolf leading the league in wins, second in shutouts, second in GAA, and third in save percentage.
Wolf has appeared in 55 WHL regular-season games, posting a 39-13-1-0 record, 1.95 GAA, a .929 save percentage and seven shutouts. NHL Central Scouting has identified Wolf as a prospect eligible for selection at the 2019 NHL Draft, giving the goaltender a ‘C’ rating on their most recent ‘Players to Watch’ List released in November.
(Jan. 2, 2019)