David Wolf (ice hockey)

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David Wolf
Born (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 27)
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Adler Mannheim
Hannover Scorpions
Hamburg Freezers
Calgary Flames
National team  Germany
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

David Wolf (born 15 September 1989) is a German professional ice hockey player who currently plays for Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He played five seasons in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the Hannover Scorpions and Hamburg Freezers between 2009 and 2014 before moving over to North America. Internationally, Wolf has represented Germany at both the junior and senior levels

Playing career[edit]

Wolf's first full season of professional hockey was the 2007–08 season. He appeared in 46 games for ETC Crimmitschau in the 2nd Bundesliga, the second level of German hockey.[1] Following a 9-point season, Wolf returned to ETC Crimmitschau for the 2008–09 season, where he scored 8 points and recorded 120 penalty minutes in 36 games.[1] Wolf was a member of the German national junior team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He scored one goal in the tournament, against Canada,[2] and recorded 53 penalty minutes in six games.[3]

In 2009–10, Wolf moved up to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) and joined the Hannover Scorpions. He played two seasons with Hannover before moving to the Hamburg Freezers in 2011.[4] He earned a place on Hamburg's top line and enjoyed a dramatic increase in his offensive production; Wolf scored 35 points in 46 games in 2011–12 after recording only 6 in 51 games the year before.[1][5] He also led the DEL with 167 penalty minutes.[6] The National Hockey League's (NHL) Toronto Maple Leafs offered Wolf a try-out at their 2012 summer camp but failed to stick with the team.[7]

Wolf returned to Hamburg for the 2012–13 season where he scored a career high 17 goals and added 19 assists. He improved to 40 points the following season, and again led the DEL in penalties with 152 minutes.[4][7] Wolf also played with the German national team in that country's failed attempt to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics.[7] Following the 2013–14 DEL season, Wolf left Germany intending to try to make the NHL. He signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames.[5] The Flames assigned him to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Adirondack Flames to begin the 2014–15 season. He scored 12 goals and added 9 assists in his first 35 games with Adirondack before earning his first recall to Calgary on 26 January 2015.[8] Wolf made his NHL debut on 31 January, a 4–2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.[9] He suffered a laceration to this thigh during the game and missed the following three games due to the injury.[10]

Wolf turned down offers to remain in North America and returned to Germany for the 2015-16 season, again signing with the Hamburg Freezers.[11] Following the 2015-16 campaign, he was traded to fellow DEL side Adler Mannheim in exchange for Martin Buchwieser. Wolf signed a seven-year deal with the Adler organization.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Wolf is a second-generation hockey player. His father, Manfred, was born in Canada but played professionally in Germany and twice represented West Germany at the Winter Olympics.[5]

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 Heilbronner Falken 3.GBun 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 ETC Crimmitschau 2.GBun 46 7 2 9 40 6 0 1 1 6
2008–09 ETC Crimmitschau 2.GBun 36 2 6 8 120
2009–10 Hannover Scorpions DEL 54 4 7 11 40 11 3 0 3 12
2009–10 Fischtown Pinguins 2.GBun 7 2 2 4 33
2010–11 Hannover Scorpions DEL 51 2 4 6 97 4 1 1 2 52
2010–11 Hannover Indians 2.GBun 1 0 3 3 4
2011–12 Hamburg Freezers DEL 46 12 23 35 167 5 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Hamburg Freezers DEL 49 17 19 36 96 6 1 3 4 26
2013–14 Hamburg Freezers DEL 48 14 26 40 152 10 4 8 12 47
2014–15 Adirondack Flames AHL 59 20 18 38 168
2014–15 Calgary Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Hamburg Freezers DEL 36 10 12 22 82
DEL totals 284 59 91 150 634 36 9 12 21 139
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Germany WJC18 8th 1 0 0 0 0
2009 Germany WJC 9th 6 1 0 1 53
2013 Germany OGQ DNQ 3 2 1 3 0
2016 Germany OGQ Q 3 0 0 0 4
Junior totals 7 1 0 1 53
Senior totals 6 2 1 3 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "David Wolf statistics". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Germany Canada Junior Worlds Hockey". Associated Press. 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2015-01-26.  – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  3. ^ Podnieks, Andrew, ed. (2011). IIHF Guide & Record Book 2012. International Ice Hockey Federation. p. 439. ISBN 978-0-7710-9598-6. 
  4. ^ a b "David Wolf player card". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  5. ^ a b c Cruickshank, Scott (2014-05-13). "Flames prospect likes to 'hit guys'". Calgary Herald. p. C9. 
  6. ^ "DEL 2011–12 league leaders". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  7. ^ a b c Gilbertson, Wes (2014-05-13). "Wolf in Flames clothing". Calgary Sun. p. S3. 
  8. ^ Johnston, Mike (2015-01-26). "Flames recall Baertschi, Wotherspoon, Wolf". Sportsnet. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  9. ^ "Flames rally in big third period to top Oilers 4-2". ESPN. 2015-01-31. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  10. ^ Gilbertson, Wes (2015-02-10). "Flames snapshots". Calgary Sun. p. S4. 
  11. ^ "David Wolf von der NHL zurück zu den Freezers: "Ich bin nicht gescheitert"". BILD.de. Retrieved 2016-02-14. 
  12. ^ "ADLER Mannheim". www.adler-mannheim.de. Retrieved 2016-05-02. 

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