Tommy Wingels

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Tommy Wingels
Tommy Wingels.jpg
Born (1988-04-12) April 12, 1988 (age 26)
Evanston, IL, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team San Jose Sharks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 177th overall, 2008
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2010–present

Tommy Wingels (born April 12, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey forward. He is a member of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Wingels was drafted after his freshman collegiate year with the Miami Redhawks by the San Jose Sharks 177th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Wingels made his NHL debut on October 8, 2010 at the San Jose Sharks season premiere wearing jersey number 57. Wingels scored his first career NHL goal in front of his hometown crowd in Chicago on January 15, 2012 against goaltender Corey Crawford.[1]

You Can Play[edit]

Wingels is a member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports.[2] He has also appeared in a video supporting the campaign.[3] He was a close friend of Brendan Burke, whose death was the catalyst for the formation of the organization. Wingels was the Sharks' nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 2012, primarily for his work with You Can Play. He marched in the Chicago Pride Parade with the Chicago Gay Hockey Association on June 24, 2012.[4][5]

On May 2, 2013, Wingels' work with You Can Play led him to be nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, an award given to player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 47 10 18 28 52 6 3 0 3 6
2007–08 Miami RedHawks CCHA 42 15 14 29 22
2008–09 Miami RedHawks CCHA 41 11 17 28 66
2009–10 Miami RedHawks CCHA 44 17 25 42 49
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 69 17 13 30 69
2011–12 San Jose Sharks NHL 33 3 6 9 18 5 0 1 1 7
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 29 13 8 21 28
2012–13 KooKoo Fin.2 18 8 14 22 33
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 42 5 8 13 26 11 0 2 2 6
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 16 22 38 35 7 0 3 3 4
NHL totals 157 24 36 60 79 23 0 6 6 17

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 United States WC 6th 7 0 0 0 6
Senior totals 7 0 0 0 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 2009–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharks vs. Blackhawks - 01/15/2012 - San Jose Sharks". sharks.nhl.com. January 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Staff and Board". You Can Play Project. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Tommy Wingels, San Jose Sharks". You Can Play Project. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  4. ^ Kurz, Kevin. "Wingels to march in Chicago Pride Parade". CSN Bay Area. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  5. ^ http://www.outsports.com/2013/3/11/4092596/tommy-wingels-gay-san-jose-sharks-coming-out
  6. ^ "Wingels Nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy". sharks.nhl.com. May 2, 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tim Miller
CCHA Best Defensive Forward
2009-10
Succeeded by
Carl Hagelin