I will have a good summer this year. I will work out a lot and hard. I will come there and I’ll try to make the team right away. That’s my point. - David Wolf
CALGARY, AB -- David Wolf knows he won’t be back with the Hamburg Freezers, so he’s having a garage sale.
Set to return to Mannheim for the summer before departing for North America to join the Calgary Flames, Wolf is selling off all the furniture in his apartment.
But he isn’t pocketing the profits.
“I am giving my apartment away now and I’ve got to sell my stuff and give it to charity for kids without parents,” said Wolf, who had 14 goals, 44 points and 152 penalty minutes in 48 games for the Freezers in 2013-14. “It’s not that much, though. It’s a lot of work for me to move everything from Hamburg 700 kilometers down to Manheim. I’m going to sell my stuff, my big couch and my TV table and I’ve got a bar in there. I’m going to sell that and give the money to disadvantaged kids.”
It’s just the first step in a busy summer for the 24-year-old, who signed his first NHL deal with the Flames on Monday -- a one-year, two-way pact with an average annual value of $925,000.
He’ll soon depart Hamburg for Mannheim, but his summer won’t all be spent in Germany.
The 6-foot-2, 216-pound left winger will make his way to Calgary in July to participate in the Flames’ summer development camp. Following his first stint in Calgary, Wolf will return home to prep for his first opportunity to skate in an NHL training camp.
“I will fly back to Mannheim, I spend my summers with my family in Mannheim and work out here until August,” he said. “Then I’ll go on the ice in Hamburg with my old team and the end of August I will come to Calgary to stay there and hit the ice a little bit before camp starts with the guys.”
It will all be with the focus of one goal -- mark his North American debut in the NHL with the Flames.
“I think I can make it, definitely,” he said. “I will have a good summer this year. I will work out a lot and hard. I will come there and I’ll try to make the team right away. That’s my point. I’m not the youngest anymore, I would say, so I have to give it a try. I’d love to give it a try. That’s why I’m coming to Calgary. My point is to make the NHL.”