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Wolf again named WHL Goaltender of Year as Jr. Kings grad, Tustin native garners Del Wilson Memorial Trophy

 

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The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday Everett Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf has won his second Del Wilson Memorial Trophy as WHL Goaltender of the Year.

Wolf, a prospect of the Calgary Flames, helped the Silvertips claim the U.S. Division championship as he recorded a league-best 18 wins during the 2020-21 WHL season. The Los Angeles Jr. Kings alum and Tustin native finished with a share of the WHL shutout lead with four while holding a 1.80 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage, both of which were second among WHL netminders during the 2020-21 season.

The 6-foot, 168-pound puckstopper set a Silvertips’ franchise record shutout minutes streak, going 216:27 without surrendering a goal from March 20-26, 2021. He also enjoyed four separate winning streaks of four games or longer, including a stretch of six straight appearances with a victory from April 16-28, 2021.

He was originally selected by the Silvertips in the fifth round (104th overall) in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. He holds a career record of 106-34-4-2, with a 1.84 GAA and a .935 SV% in 149 career WHL regular-season games. Only two goaltenders in WHL history have amassed more than the 24 regular-season shutouts Wolf has totaled during his WHL career.

Wolf was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the seventh round (214th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Wolf won the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy during the 2019-20 WHL season, posting a record of 34-10-2-0 with a 1.88 GAA, a .935 SV% and nine shutouts. He was also named the 2019-10 CHL Goaltender of the Year.

The 20-year-old becomes the second Silvertips goaltender to win the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy, joining Carter Hart, who was named WHL Goaltender of the Year on three consecutive occasions from the 2015-16 season through 2017-18 season. Overall, Everett goaltenders have had their names inscribed on the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy for five of the past six WHL campaigns.

Photo/Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips

(June 9, 2021)


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