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Calgary Wranglers’ Dustin Wolf named the AHL’s most valuable player

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Photo credit:Angela Burger/Calgary Wranglers
Ryan Pike
1 year ago
Four years ago, the Calgary Flames selected goaltender Dustin Wolf at 214th overall – fourth from last – in the 2019 NHL Draft. Flash forward to present day, where Wolf has put together a simply fantastic season at the American League level with the Calgary Wranglers. That 2022-23 season was recognized by the league on Friday, as Wolf was named the recipient of the Les Cunningham Award as the league’s most valuable player.
Here’s the awards haul, so far, for Wolf in 2022-23:
  • Co-Most Valuable Player at AHL All-Star Classic
  • First Team All-Star
  • Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award winner for fewest goals against
  • Alege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award winner as league’s most outstanding goaltender
  • League leader among goaltenders in games played, minutes played, wins, shutouts, goals against average and save percentage
Wolf went 42-10-2 with a 2.09 goals against average and .932 save percentage in 55 appearances. He had, to be very clear, an outstanding season. He also made his NHL debut with the Flames, picking up a victory in the club’s final game of the regular season.
With the Wranglers’ Calder Cup playoff run slated to begin on Wednesday, we’ll see what Wolf has up his sleeve for a post-season encore.

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