Kyle Wanvig

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Kyle Wanvig
Born (1981-01-29) January 29, 1981 (age 36)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Minnesota Wild
Tampa Bay Lightning
Amur Khabarovsk
Brynäs IF
Augsburger Panther
HK SKP Poprad
NHL Draft 89th overall, 1999
Boston Bruins
36th overall, 2001
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2001–2011

Kyle Wanvig (born January 29, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey Right winger who played in the National Hockey League with the Minnesota Wild and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Playing career[edit]

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 July 2006, he was signed by the Atlanta Thrashers. In February 2007, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with Stephen Baby for Andy Delmore and Andre Deveaux.

He came to the Swedish Elitserien to play for Brynäs IF in November 2008. However in January 2009 Wanvig's contract with Brynäs IF was terminated with immediate effect.

In 2009, Wanvig returned to North America, joining the Portland Pirates of the AHL.

In July 2010 he signed a contract with the Augsburger Panther, 2010 finalists of the highest German league, the DEL.[1]

During the 2011–12 season, while contracted to EC VSV, Wanvig announced his retirement after 16 games when he suffered an injury on December 11, 2011.


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