The Calgary Wranglers call-ups keep on coming, and this one is bound to be the the most exciting of them all: The Calgary Flames have officially announced that they have recalled Dustin Wolf from the Calgary Wranglers.
Can I get an AWOOOO!
It’s Wolf’s time
Many thought that Wolf would have remained with the team after training camp, but due to his waiver-exemption status, he was also the easiest choice to be sent down to the AHL to set the opening night roster.
Wolf has been this franchise’s best prospect for the last few seasons. He was named the AHL’s Goaltender of the Year two seasons in a row, as well as the AHL’s Most Valuable Player last season. He currently sits this season with a 5–1–0 record, a 0.924 SV% and a 2.34 GAA in six games. His five wins are tops in the AHL, a stat that has become more and more common to see him leading.
This comes at an exciting time for the team that is just about to depart on a three-game Canadian east coast road trip, with a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday. It would not shock me at all to see him suit up in Toronto or Ottawa.
The Flames goaltending this season has been, let’s be honest, not great. They currently sit dead last in the NHL in 5v5 SV% at 0.879%. Dan Valdar has been the biggest culprit here with a 0.836 SV% at 5v5, which just isn’t good enough.
What was interesting was a tweet Elliotte Friedman put out after the recall was made official, noting that there could be some injuries behind the scene that has not been announced yet:
Let’s hope nothing serious for Jacob Markstrom or Vladar.
The team has clearly seen the success of their AHL players at the NHL level and is hoping that Wolf can continue this trend. Flames fans, your dreams finally look to be coming true.
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