Former Los Angeles Jr. King and NHL draft prospect Dustin Wolf was one of 44 players invited to the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase that will be held from July 26-Aug. 3 in Plymouth, Mich., at USA Hockey Arena.
The players will audition for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will compete in the 2020 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, which will be showcased from Dec. 26, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020, in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic.
Wolf is coming off an impressive second season with the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Everett Silvertips where he continued the team’s legacy of strong goaltending. In 61 games, he sported a 41-15-2-2 record, including seven shutouts, to compliment a 1.69 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage.
For the regular-season portion of his WHL career, Wolf has fashioned a 54-21-2-2 record in 81 games, sporting a 1.83 goals-against average, .934 save percentage and 11 shutouts.
Wolf, a member of the 2018 U.S. Under-18 Men's Select Team that competed in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup last summer, was also named the WHL Goaltender of the Week for the weeks ending Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Jan. 27, March 3 and March 31 and WHL Goaltender of the Month for December. He was named the Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week for the weeks ending Dec. 9 and Jan. 27.
In April, NHL Central Scouting recognized Wolf, who was also named the WHL Scholastic Player of the Year, on its final rankings of 2019 draft-eligibles. The 2001 birth year is listed No. 12 among North American goaltenders. The 2019 NHL Entry Draft will be conducted this coming weekend (June 21-22) at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Former Jr. King and Philadelphia Flyers draft pick Jack St. Ivany, a sophomore-to-be defenseman at Yale University, competed for last year’s USA National Junior Team.