Tommy Wingels, C
Hometown: Evanston, Illinois
Drafted: 2008 by San Jose, 177th overall
March 2013 – Wingels has had an up and down season. He has shown flashes of raw determination that lead to scoring chances, and then disappears in following games. Inconsistency is the maiden he’s chosen to dance with and that is why he finds himself a healthy scratch or with limited playing time. Until his play matures and he becomes more consistent he will continue to find himself on the bubble each and every game day. Tim Graveline
July 2012 – He recently earned a two year contract with the Sharks and barring any major signings should have a spot on the NHL roster. From there he must continue to work and contribute to earn more ice. Should San Jose suffer injuries on the wings, Wingles may be pushed up the chart. Jason Banks
May, 2012 – Speed and a great two-way game is what brought Wingels back to the big club time and again. Wingels is a gritty forward with decent hands as he scored 9 points in 33 games for the San Jose Sharks. He earned some time with the top six pairings, but his inconsistency and the overall play of others has limited the quality of ice time receives. He goes to the dirty areas and plays physical on a team that can shy away from that at times. So expect him to stay most of the upcoming season with San Jose on the third or fourth line, with chances at top six duties. He earns those minutes because he’s fearless and makes plays happen even from a checking line role. If he can garner more top six minutes he’ll find ways to put up more on the board, but don’t expect him to do that with any consistency, as there is too much depth ahead of him. In Worchester, he puts up numbers on a fairly consistent pace. It’s all about ice time with him.
Decent upside. But he’ll need top six minutes to reach it – and that probably won’t happen, barring luck/injuries.
Wingels’ first NHL goal exemplifies the type of goals he gets:
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