Tommy Wingels

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Tommy Wingels
Tommy Wingels 2016.jpg
Born (1988-04-12) April 12, 1988 (age 28)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Ottawa Senators
San Jose Sharks
KooKoo
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 currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Wingels played three seasons with the Miami Redhawks of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). After his freshman season he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks at 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. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Wingels continue his play in Finland for KooKoo (Liiga). Wingels scored his first career NHL goal in front of his hometown crowd in Chicago on January 15, 2012 against goaltender Corey Crawford.[1]

During the 2016–17 season, in the midst of his seventh year with the Sharks and having contributed with 8 points in 37 games, Wingels was traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for minor-league players Buddy Robinson, Zack Stortini, and a 2017 7th round draft pick on January 24, 2017.[2]

You Can Play[edit]

Wingels is a member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports.[3] He has also appeared in a video supporting the campaign.[4] 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.[5][6]

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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Tommy Wingels graduated from Miami University in 2011 with a degree in Accounting while playing in the AHL.[8] Wingels married his wife Molly Wingels (née Meyer) on July 12, 2014.[9]

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 Liiga 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
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 75 15 21 36 40
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 68 7 11 18 63 22 2 0 2 21
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 37 5 3 8 15
NHL totals 337 51 71 122 197 45 2 6 8 38

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
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2009 [10]
All-CCHA Second Team 2009–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharks vs. Blackhawks - 01/15/2012 - San Jose Sharks". sharks.nhl.com. January 15, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Senators acquire forward Tommy Wingels from San Jose". Ottawa Senators. 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Staff and Board". You Can Play Project. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tommy Wingels, San Jose Sharks". You Can Play Project. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ Kurz, Kevin. "Wingels to march in Chicago Pride Parade". CSN Bay Area. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jim Buzinski (March 11, 2013). "NHL's Tommy Wingels: An Out Player Is Coming Soon". Outsports. 
  7. ^ "Wingels Nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy". sharks.nhl.com. May 2, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ High, Alison (July 20, 2011). "Development Camp Update: Tommy Wingels". Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Molly Meyers and Tommy Wingels OurWedding Site". Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 

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