Flames prospect Dustin Wolf named WHL Goaltender of the Year
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May has been a good month for Dustin Wolf. Check that, a great month.
The 19-year-old netminder started things off by inking his first professional contract with the Calgary Flames.
Now, he’s adding to his hardware collection. Today Wolf was officially named WHL Goaltender of the Year.
Wolf won 34 of 46 decisions (73.91%) with the Everett Silvertips while posting a ridiculous .935 save percentage. Of all goaltenders to appear in at least 30 games, the next highest SV% was .921.
Wolf really did lap the field in 2019-20 and he fully deserves all the accolades that are coming his way. If anything, they help make up for being somewhat slighted a year ago.
He recorded a .936 save percentage and appeared in 61 of 68 games during the 2018-19 season. Unfortunately, it was Ian Scott (.932 SV% in 49 games played) who was honored as the WHL’s top netminder.
Scott had a great season, no doubt, but Wolf posted better numbers on a worse team; and at a younger age. His season was more impressive.
Nevertheless, Wolf got his due this year and – Corona Virus permitting – will have the chance to go back for more next season. Not just in the WHL, but as the (likely) starter of Team USA at the World Juniors.
If all goes well, Wolf will put together yet another dominant campaign before turning pro in 2021-22.
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