The Calgary Flames have signed goalie Dustin Wolf to a three-year, entry-level contract. Terms of the deal were not released.
Wolf, 19, was a seventh-round pick by the Flames in 2019 and was one of the top goalies in the WHL this season. Starting for the WHL’s Everett Silvertips this season, he posted the most shutouts (nine), highest save percentage (.936), lowest goals-against average (1.88) and tied for the most wins (34). Wolf is a finalist for the WHL’s Del Wilson Memorial Trophy as the league’s top goaltender, which will be announced later this month.
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At six-foot, Wolf is smaller than most goalies, but he hasn’t let that impact his performance on the ice.
“Yeah, obviously teams want six-foot-three goalies now, so you’re trying to be as positionally sound as you can, and you’ve got to make up for your height with being athletic and being able to sprawl across the net to make saves you probably shouldn’t,” Wolf told Sportsnet’s Eric Francis at the Flames training camp last fall. “I’ve been watching (five-foot-11 Nashville backup) Juuse Saros the last few years and he’s a testament to the fact it’s not how tall you are as long as you do your job. Being a shorter guy I try to replicate what he does and how he goes about his business.”