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Tommy Wingels
Born April 12, 1988 (1988-04-12) (age 33)
Evanston, Illinois
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 177th overall, 2008
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2010–present

Tommy Wingels (born on April 12, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey forward. He is a member of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing Career

Tommy was drafted after his freshman collegiate year with the Miami Redhawks by the San Jose Sharks 177th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on October 8, 2010 at the San Jose Sharks season premiere wearing jersey number 57.

On January 15, 2012, Tommy scored his first career NHL goal in front of his hometown crowd in Chicago on January 15, 2012 against goaltender Corey Crawford.

Career Statistics

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 San Jose Sharks NHL 42 5 8 13 26 11 0 2 2 6
NHL totals 80 8 14 22 44 16 0 3 3 13
NCAA totals 127 43 56 99 137

Awards & Achievements

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 2009–10

Personal Life

Tommy is a member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports. He has also appeared in a video supporting the campaign. He was a close friend of Brendan Burke whose death was the catalyst for the formation of the organization.

Tommy was the Sharks' nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 2012, primarily for his work with You Can Play. He intends to march in the Chicago Pride Parade on June 24th, 2012.

On May 2, 2013, Tommy's 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.

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