Dustin Wolf and Matthew Phillips named AHL First Team All-Stars

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Ryan Pike
1 year 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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