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LA Kings 99th overall pick Left Wing Austin Wagner

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

Austin Wagner

North American Skater - Regina, WHL



Final Rank: 35 Midterm Rank: 43
Position: Left Wing Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 178
Born: June 23, 1997 Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
Born in: Calgary, AB, CAN
Drafted: 2015: LAK (4th Round / 99th Overall) 


• In his breakout season in the Western Hockey League, Wagner was one of eight Pats to score 20 goals in 2014-15. He finished with 39 points (20-19—39) in 61 games to help Regina clinch second in the East Division.

• A constant threat while shorthanded, Wagner tallied eight shorthanded points (5-3—8) in 2014-15 to finish one back of the League lead. Oliver Bjorkstrand (selected 89th overall by CBJ in 2013) was one of only two WHL players with more shorthanded goals than Wagner.

• Wagner played the first nine years of his hockey career with the Blackfoot Minor Hockey Association before joining the Calgary Northstars. He led the Northstars with four goals and five points (tied) in five games at the 2012 Alberta Cup, an under-16 development event.

• Though his favorite NHL team is the Vancouver Canucks, Wagner got his start in hockey at age three after seeing the Calgary Flames play. He grew up idolizing Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who played in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen.

• Wagner also grew up playing lacrosse as a goaltender.

FAVORITES

NHL team: Vancouver Canucks
NHL player: Jannik Hansen
Shootout move: "Backhand, forehand"
Video game: FIFA
Movie: Step Brothers
TV show: One Tree Hill
Actor: Bradley Cooper
Music group: The 1975
Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse
Athlete (non-hockey): Derek Jeter

STATISTICS

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P PIM
2013-2014 REGINA WHL 42 1 1 2 18
2014-2015 REGINA WHL 61 20 19 39 53
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