David Wolf, Re-Introducing Your Calgary Flames


Jan 18, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Calgary Flames forward Brian McGrattan (16) and Vancouver Canucks forward Tom Sestito (29) fight in the first 2 seconds of the first period at Rogers Arena. David Wolf surely would have been on the ice for the now infamous melee. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

At the age of 25, German hockey player David Wolf will be playing in his first North American game for our Calgary Flames…against the University of Calgary Dinos.  It almost seems unfair to the U of C players!

"“I heard the universities are pretty good here in Canada,” said Wolf. “So I expect a really hard and good game, a fast game. And guys are fighting for jobs here (at Flames camp), they want to keep up.I will see what happens – how they play. I will play hard definitely. I will try to make some plays, too, and maybe get a goal.”He doesn’t think he needs to embrace an enforcer role – at least not by himself.“I watched (online) the games in Penticton,” said Wolf. “We have pretty big boys on this team. They can all protect themselves pretty good. But, of course, if one of my linemates gets hit from behind or something, I’m going to step up for him. That’s just the normal (part) of my game.” Calgary Herald."

David Wolf is a 6’3″, 223 pounder who loves to punish opposing players.  The question about Mr. Wolf is whether his scoring acumen will translate when it comes to the NHL game.

The Calgary Flames signed Wolf from the Hamburg Freezers.  In three years with the Freezers, Wolf averaged 14.3 goals and 138.3 penalty minutes per season.  Simply stated, Wolf is a Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke kind of player.  I love this quote about David Wolf which I found from Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving:

"“David’s an interesting guy. He’s like a walking fridge,” described Flames GM Brad Treliving after seeing him live for the first time in July. “He’s got a straight-ahead approach and he’s a big body, who does everything well."

David Wolf’s contract for the 2014-15 season is a two-way contract.  I expect Wolf to start the season with the AHL’s Adirondack Flames.

In my previous re-introduction of Calgary Flames enforcer Brian McGrattan, I ended the article suggesting this will be “Big Ern’s” last season as a Flame.  The man opening the door for McGrattan’s departure (or another Calgary Flame veteran) will be the big, bad wolf named David.