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Tommy Wingels
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Born April 12, 1988 (1988-04-12) (age 29)
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
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
San Jose Sharks
Ottawa Senators
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
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 currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Tommy played three seasons with the Miami Redhawks of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC).

After his freshman season, he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks at 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.

Tommy scored his first career NHL goal in front of his hometown crowd in Chicago on January 15, 2012, against goaltender Corey Crawford. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, he would play in Finland for KooKoo.

During the 2016–17 season, he contributed with 8 points in 37 games. On January 24, 2017, Tommy was traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for minor-league players Buddy Robinson, Zack Stortini and a 2017 7th round draft pick on January 24, 2017.

On July 1, 2017, having left the Senators as a free agent, he signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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 KooKoo Mestis 18 8 14 22 33
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 42 5 8 13 26 11 0 2 2 6
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 16 22 38 35 7 0 3 3 4
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 75 15 21 36 40
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 68 7 11 18 63 22 2 0 2 21
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 37 5 3 8 15
2016–17 Ottawa Senators NHL 36 2 2 4 12 9 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 373 53 73 126 209 54 2 6 8 42

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 United States WC 6th 7 0 0 0 6
Senior totals 7 0 0 0 6

Personal LifeEdit

In 2011, Tommy graduated from Miami University with a degree in Accounting while playing in the AHL. He married his wife Molly Wingels (née Meyer) on July 12, 2014. On February 10, 2016, the couple welcomed a daughter named Greta.

Tomy 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 & was a close friend of Brendan Burke, whose death was the catalyst for the formation of the organization.

In 2012, he was the Sharks' nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, primarily for his work with "You Can Play".

On June 24, 2012, Tommy marched in the Chicago Pride Parade with the Chicago Gay Hockey Association.

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.

AccoladesEdit

Award Year
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2009
All-CCHA Second Team 2009–10

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