The Hockey Writers

Fantasy Summary

A slightly undersized but highly talented and athletic netminder.


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June 2023- Dustin Wolf is the best goalie prospect on planet earth. Wolf has put up tremendous numbers in the AHL and is Calgary’s best prospect. The Wranglers were one of the best teams in the entire league and Wolf was the main reason why. The only issue for him is his size, this was the reason he dropped in the draft and why he isn’t with the Flames now. With how Markstrom played last season, this upcoming training camp will be interesting. Especially with a new general manager and coach, I would pay very close attention towards Calgary’s goalies for sneaky late-round picks. Carson Klein

 

April 2023 – Dustin Wolf has made his NHL debut! Wolf was simply marvelous stopping 23 shots out of 24. For Flames Fans and fantasy owners, watch out for this kid as a very sneaky underrated goalie who could easily steal the net next season for the Flames. Wolf is definitely the future in Calgary and his performance in his first ever NHL game proves why he is one of the best goalie prospects in the world. Wolf will now be looking at going on a long run with the Wranglers in the AHL and trying to get to the Calder Cup championship. Carson Klein

February 2023 – Wolf has been one of the best goalie prospects on the planet this year. He has been dominating the entire 2022-2023 season leading the entire league in wins with 29. That is eight more wins than Silovs, who is in second. He leads the league in goals against average with a 2.14 and in shutouts as well with four. His play has been impressive and will be looking to lead the Wranglers to another long playoff run. Wolf has matured very nicely for the Flames, and the amazing part about his dominance this season is the fact he was drafted in the 7th round. He is an extremely smart goalie and making some serious noise at the AHL level for how well he has played. Carson Klein

April 2022 – Wolf has been recalled from the American Hockey League as Markstrom has been made a healthy scratch tonight for load management purposes. He is expected to back up Vladar versus the Canucks. Chris Fekete

April 2022 – Wolf started the first three games in Apriland won two of three, allowing just four goals in three games. He continues to be a force in net. Wolf remains one of the top goaltenders in the entire American Hockey League, and in keeper leagues, although he has yet to register a shutout this season. The Flames have their future number one goalie once Markstrom’s contract is finished. Chris Fekete

 

Nov 2020 – Wolf finished off the year with a .935% and went 34-10-2 with Everett, allowing him to capture both WHL goaltender of the year and the CHL goalie of the year. Real nice showing from the agile Flames prospect. Another high-end prospect with upside in the pipeline. Good steal for Calgary thus far. Joel Henderson

 

Dec 2019 – Dustin Wolf has been selected for Team USA for the WJC. Going into the tournament, he was 17-6-1 with a 1.91 GAA (second in the WHL) and a 0.941 save percentage (first in the WHL). He has good lateral movement, fights to see through screens, and protects the bottom of the net incredibly well. He does sit a bit lower in the butterfly and when pucks are elevated, he can be beaten. His numbers are showing that his agility and battle leave many teams probably wishing they drafted him a round or three earlier. Joel Henderson

 

July 2019 – Wolf has been invited to the USA Hockey’s World Junior Summer Showcase. He has a history with representing his country and has performed fairly well. He was last in net for USA at the Hlinka Gretzky tournament where they finished fourth. Joel Henderso

 

June 2019 – Wolf has been drafted 214th overall by the Flames.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

June 2019 – The recently turned 18-year-old had himself a heck of a draft-eligible campaign. After posting solid results as a 16-year-old backup in Everett, the 6′ tall netminder took over the starting role and ran with it in 2018-19. When the dust had settled, he ended up leading the WHL in games played (61), goals-against (1.69), save percentage (0.936). He was named a WHL First Team All-Star for his efforts. He also brought home the CHL Scholastic Player of the Year by maintaining a 100 percent rate throughout his grade 12 year!  The athletic goalie boasts sound mechanics and manages to keep himself large in the net. He’s projected to be selected somewhere in the 50-75 range this June and could be the second goaltender off of the board. Cam Robinson

 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 16, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 161 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 7; Overall: 214

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2013-2014 Los Angeles Jr. Kings QC Int PW4 2.19 -|      
 2014-2015 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 13U AAAT1EHL 13U3 1.33 .949|      
 2015-2016 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 14U AAAT1EHL 14U7 2.99 .905|Playoffs3 2.00 .920
  Los Angeles Jr. Kings 16U AAAT1EHL 16U2 5.48 .889|      
 2016-2017 Los Angeles Jr. Kings 16U AAAT1EHL 16U18 1.63 .941|Playoffs3 2.38 .936
  Team Black USA-S153 2.67 .905|      
 2017-2018 Everett SilvertipsWHL20 2.25 .928|Playoffs1 0.00 1.000
 2018-2019 Team Red USA-S174 4.32 .897|      
  Everett SilvertipsWHL61 1.69 .936|Playoffs10 2.02 .914
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup3 2.65 .909|      
 2019-2020 Everett SilvertipsWHL46 1.88 .935|      
  USA U20WJC-201 3.00 .850|      
 2020-2021 Stockton HeatAHL3 3.24 .895|      
  Everett SilvertipsWHL22 1.80 .940|      
  USA U20WJC-202 0.00 1.000|      
 2021-2022 Calgary FlamesNHL0 - -|      
  Stockton HeatAHL47 2.35 .924|Playoffs13 2.23 .929
 2022-2023 Calgary FlamesNHL1 1.00 .958|      
  Calgary WranglersAHL55 2.09 .932|Playoffs9 2.67 .912
 2023-2024 Calgary FlamesNHL17 3.16 .893|      
  Calgary WranglersAHL35 2.43 .923|      

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