Dustin Wolf, the AHL’s Best Goaltender for the 2021-22 season, made his highly anticipated NHL debut last night for the Calgary Flames. The Northern California native, who grew up as a big San Jose Sharks fan, fittingly faced off against his childhood team in his first NHL start. The Sharks fired 24 shots on goal during the game, but Wolf was up to the task, making an impressive 23 saves and earning a save percentage of .958. The Flames went on to secure a 3-1 victory, marking a successful debut for the young netminder. Dustin Wolf NHL debut
At just 21 years old, Dustin Wolf was drafted by the Flames in the 7th round of the 2019 NHL Draft. Since then, he has become a standout star in the AHL. In 53 games this season, Wolf recorded 41 wins, a goals-against average (GAA) of 2.08, and a save percentage (SV%) of .932. During last season’s AHL playoffs, he was a star, playing in 13 games with a 2.23 GAA and a .929 SV%.
Wolf’s promising performance in his NHL debut has caught the attention of the Flames organization, who see him as the future of their goaltending position. With his strong AHL record and his impressive NHL debut against the Sharks, it’s clear that Dustin Wolf has a bright future ahead in the league.