Calgary Flames Top Prospect Captures His 3rd Postseason Award

His stunning work in the American Hockey League has been rewarded with four different honors this offseason, including three awards. Calgary Flames top prospect Dustin Wolf has just added the AHL’s President’s Award for player excellence to his burgeoning list of credits.

The 22-year-old has already been named the AHL's MVP this year, and also took home the “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender (for the second straight season). He was also named (not surprisingly) a first-team All-Star.

Wolf posted a 42-10-2 regular-season record with a 2.09 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage for the Calgary Wranglers. His overall record in 105 AHL games? 77-20-7 with seven shutouts and a .927 save percentage. Wow.

This is all pretty heady stuff for a seventh-round draft pick (2019). But he showed he was worthy of all the hype in his one and only NHL start this past season, stopping 23 of 24 shots in a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on April 12th. 

Earlier this offseason, new Flames GM Craig Conroy said of Wolf, "(He) definitely put himself right in the mix, it’s a good problem for me to have three goalies that we feel very comfortable with... But I do think, at some point, Wolf... needs to play."

In fact, many observers are calling the Wolf the Flames' best goaltender, right now. 

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