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Flames sign German League standout Wolf

May 12, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

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The Calgary Flames have made an interesting free agent signing, agreeing to terms with German forward David Wolf on a one-year, $925,000 deal.

Wolf, 24, is an undrafted free agent that’s spent the last three seasons playing with Hamburg of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the top circuit in Germany. Wolf’s a big guy (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) that scored 14 goals and 40 points in 48 games for the Freezers last season and, in addition to his point total, played with quite the edge — he racked up a whopping 152 PIM in 2013-14 to lead the DEL in penalty minutes.

If you’re thinking this sounds like a truculent player, congrats on making the link — he’s now signed with the same Flames team Brian Burke presides over. In fact, the Wolf deal seems to have Burke’s fingerprints all over it; according to the Calgary Sun, Wolf attended Toronto Maple Leafs prospect camp back in 2012, when Burke was serving as GM.

Finally, we’d be remiss without mentioning that Wolf’s dad is ex-DEL star Manfred “Mannix” Wolf, which is a name even Max Power would be jealous of.

  1. muckleflugga - May 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    aufsässigkeit mein burke-meister …?

    • blomfeld - May 12, 2014 at 1:32 PM


      or “excellent my dear Master Burke” for those of you not familiar with German ! :)

      Comrade Flugga … the bottom line is that the Flames are now definitely trending ‘upwards’ as an organization, while the complete opposite is happening to the Canucks … long term ‘darkness’ is moving in here on the coast and that’s a shame for the Canuckle faithful … 😦

      • germanflyerfan - May 12, 2014 at 3:43 PM

        please stop you youtobe videos of the panzerlied. This is just disgusting

  2. wishingtonredslur - May 12, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Funny, when they were big they needed to be fast now they’re fast and they need to be big, I’d be happy if they could score competitively. Fingers crossed for 14-15:)

  3. alicesrightfootesq - May 12, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Burke SCOURING THE GLOBE for dat truculence.

  4. germanflyerfan - May 12, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    he was not invited to the german team for the world cup because of this incident: (happened in this years playoffs – the guy he fought lost 6 teeth)

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