Alex Westlund

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Alex Westlund
Born (1975-12-28) December 28, 1975 (age 41)
Flemington, New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1999–2014

Alex Westlund (born December 28, 1975) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender who is now working as a coach.

Playing career[edit]

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,[1] "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.[2] 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.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

He has been working for Pro Crease Goaltending since January 2013.[4][5] In July 2015, Westlund was named goalie coach of German side Augsburger Panther.[6] Prior to the 2016–17 season, he joined the staff of Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL as goalie coach.[7]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC First Team 1997–98 [8]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1997–98
Ice Hockey World Championships Bronze Medal (USA) 2004 [9]
Austrian League Most Valuable Player 2009–10 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William Neely Mallory Award". "Yale University". 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Elliott and Mallory Awards: Varsity Sports". "Yale University". 1999-05-31. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Alex Westlund". "eliteprospects.com". 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Alex Westlund". "linkedin.com". 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  5. ^ "About Pro Crease". "Pro Crease". 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Zwei neue Trainer für die Augsburger Panther". "Augsburger Allgemeine". 2015-07-29. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Cameron embarks on KHL coaching career with Dwyer, HC Medvescak - Hockey - The Guardian". www.theguardian.pe.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  8. ^ http://www.yaleherald.com/archive/xxvii/1999.01.15/sports/p22aow.html
  9. ^ http://www.medvescak.com/en/khl/old-acquaintance-in-the-den---medvescak-brings-goalie-alex-westlund-no861
  10. ^ "Westlund wertvollster Spieler der Saison". "oe24.at". 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 

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