Former Los Angeles Jr. King Dustin Wolf was named the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Western Conference Scholastic Player of the Year. He was also nominated for the Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy as the WHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year.
In his second season with the Everett Silvertips, Wolf, a goaltender, enjoyed a career year registering a record of 41-15-2-2, including seven shutouts, to compliment a 1.69 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage in a career-high 61 appearances.
Wolf excelled in the classroom as well, maintaining a 100 percent average for the current academic year, as well as an overall average of 98.8 percent for his high school years. In Grade 12 courses, Wolf achieved perfect grades in English 12, Statistics, Economics, and American Government.
“Dustin is very dedicated and driven to graduate with a 4.0 GPA,” said Silvertips education coordinator Darren Parsons. “He’s very mature, reliable and very organized. He’s done an excellent job with combining the rigors of hockey to his high educational demands.”
Tabbed 17th among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting on its midterm rankings of 2019 draft-eligibles, Wolf was originally selected by the Silvertips in the fifth round (104th overall) of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.
In August 2018, Wolf represented USA Hockey at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
The Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy will be presented at the 2019 WHL Awards on May 1 in Red Deer, Alta. It’s awarded annually to the WHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year and recognizes a player who has demonstrated academic excellence while competing in the WHL.