January 29, 1981 |
Calgary, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Minnesota Wild
Tampa Bay Lightning
HK SKP Poprad
|NHL Draft||89th overall, 1999
36th overall, 2001
Wanvig was originally drafted 89th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, but he re-entered the draft and was selected 36th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. While with the Wild affiliate, the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League, in 2002-2003, Kyle Wanvig scored three game winning goals in the first series of the playoffs, against the Milwaukee Admirals, which led to a Calder Cup Championship.
In 2009, Wanvig returned to North America, joining the Portland Pirates of the AHL.
During the 2011–12 season, whilst contracted to EC VSV, Wanvig announced his retirement after 16 games when he suffered an injury on December 11, 2011. He immediately returned to North America and took up a career as a firefighter.
- Kyle Wanvig's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Kyle Wanvig's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Kyle Wanvig – player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
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