Former Los Angeles Jr. Kings goaltender Dustin Wolf earned his first career professional victory as a member of the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat in its 4-2 triumph over the Toronto Marlies on Wednesday.
Wolf turned aside 36 shots in the win on his way to being named the game's First Star.
A two-time member of the U.S. National Junior Team, Wolf and his teammates took home the gold medal at this year’s World Junior Championship, which was contested in Edmonton.
Wolf, who signed an entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames in May - the team that selected him in the seventh round of last year's draft (214th overall) - capped off an award-laden 2019-20 season himself with the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Everett Silvertips, earning a spot on the WHL Western Conference First-Team while also being named the WHL Western Conference Goaltender of the Year and ultimately the league’s Goaltender of the Year and Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Year.
The 2001-born Wolf was also named the recipient of the USA Hockey Dave Peterson Goaltender of the Year award.