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Tustin native, Jr. Kings alum Wolf wins WHL Goaltender of the Year honor

 

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The Western Hockey League announced today that Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips has been named the recipient of 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, a 1.88 goals-against average, a .935 save percentage, and nine shutouts.

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Among WHL goaltenders, Wolf led the way in GAA, save percentage, 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 product 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.

The Silvertips selected Wolf in the fifth round (104th overall) of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, while Calgary chose Wolf in the seventh round (214th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft.

For his WHL career, the 19-year-old Wolf has appeared in 127 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 shutouts by a goaltender.

Last month, Wolf was named to the WHL’s Western Conference First All-Star Team.

As the recipient of the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy, Wolf is now one of three nominees for the Canadian Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Year Award.

Photo/Connor Zary/Everett Silvertips

(May 19, 2020)