Dustin Wolf and Matthew Phillips named AHL First Team All-Stars
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By Ryan Pike7 months ago
A pair of Calgary Wranglers players have been named among the top players in the American Hockey League for the 2022-23 season. Goaltender Dustin Wolf and forward Matthew Phillips have been named to the AHL’s First All-Star Team.
From the release:
Winner of the Baz Bastien Award as the AHL’s top goaltender as a rookie in 2021-22, Dustin Wolf has followed up with another remarkable season, leading the AHL in wins (41), goals-against average (2.08), save percentage (.932), shutouts (7), minutes played (3,120), shots faced (1,594) and saves (1,486). Wolf, a 21-year-old native of Gilroy, Calif., also earned co-MVP honors at the 2023 AHL All-Star Challenge in Laval back in February, and picked up a victory in his NHL debut with the Calgary Flames on Apr. 12. He becomes the first AHL goaltender to garner back-to-back First Team All-Star nods since Bob Janecyk in 1981-82 and 1982-83, and the first ever to do so in his first two pro seasons.A 2016 draft pick by his hometown Calgary Flames, Matthew Phillips has set career highs across the board for the second year in a row, recording 36 goals (tied for the AHL lead), 39 assists, 75 points and a plus-17 rating in 64 games for the Wranglers. The fifth-year pro has also tied an all-time AHL mark with 15 game-winning tallies, helping Calgary to a league-best 50 victories and the best record ever for a Flames AHL affiliate. The AHL Player of the Month for November also skated in his first AHL All-Star Classic.
Wolf and Phillips join teammate Jeremie Poirier, named to the All-Rookie Team on Wednesday, as Wranglers receiving league honours.
The Wranglers finish their regular season schedule on Friday and Saturday against the Abbotsford Canucks.
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