December 28, 1975 |
Flemington, New Jersey, United States
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)|
|National team||United States|
He attended Yale University from 1995 to 1999, earning All-America Second Team honors. In his final year at Yale, Westlund won the William Neely Mallory Award, "given to the senior man who on the field of play and in life at Yale best represents the highest ideals of American sportsmanship and Yale tradition", according to the Yale website. He left Yale holding several all-time school records including wins, saves and games played. He was also presented with the Ken Dryden Award for the ECAC’s best goalie of the year.
Westlund began his professional career with the Dayton Bombers of the East Coast Hockey League during the 1999–2000 season. His career includes stints in the IHL, ECHL, AHL, in Russia, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Croatia and China.
He has been working for Pro Crease Goaltending since January 2013. In July 2015, Westlund was named goalie coach of German side Augsburger Panther. Prior to the 2016–17 season, he joined the staff of Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL as goalie coach.
Awards and honours
|All-ECAC First Team||1997–98|||
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||1997–98|
|Ice Hockey World Championships Bronze Medal (USA)||2004|||
|Austrian League Most Valuable Player||2009–10|||
- "William Neely Mallory Award". "Yale University". 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
- "Elliott and Mallory Awards: Varsity Sports". "Yale University". 1999-05-31. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
- "Alex Westlund". "eliteprospects.com". 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
- "Alex Westlund". "linkedin.com". 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
- "About Pro Crease". "Pro Crease". 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
- "Zwei neue Trainer für die Augsburger Panther". "Augsburger Allgemeine". 2015-07-29. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
- "Cameron embarks on KHL coaching career with Dwyer, HC Medvescak - Hockey - The Guardian". www.theguardian.pe.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
- "Westlund wertvollster Spieler der Saison". "oe24.at". 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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