Off the Post: Kings Earn Shootout Win in Philly, Austin Wagner Interview

Off the Post: Kings Earn Shootout Win in Philly, Austin Wagner Interview – On Thursday, February 7th, 2019, the Los Angeles Kings won a hard fought battle against the Philadelphia Flyers. When the horn rang after the conclusion of the third period, both teams were tied 2-2. The Kings prevailed in the shootout and took home a 3-2 win. Rookie left winger Austin Wagner scored a goal in the game and afterwards he spoke with Russ Cohen.

Off the Post: Kings Earn Shootout Win in Philly, Austin Wagner Interview

Off the Post: Kings Earn Shootout Win in Philly, Austin Wagner Interview – Austin Wagner Player Profile

Austin Wagner was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1997. He began his amateur career playing for the Regina Pats. Wagner had an incredible second season with the Pats, scoring 39 points in 61 games. At the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected with the 99th overall pick by the Los Angeles Kings. Wagner attended training camp for the Kings, but returned to the Pats for the 2015-16 season. That year, he scored 62 points in 70 games.

Wagner continued his progress as a prospect in 2016-17 where he set new career highs in goals and assists. He suffered a shoulder/bicep injury prior to the 2017-18 season, and would make his NHL debut in the 2018-19 season. His debut came on October 5th, 2018. He would scored his first NHL goal on November 21st, 2018 in a loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Collectors can find Austin Wagner’s rookie cards in Upper Deck’s 2018-19 NHL hockey products. You can find his Young Guns rookie card in 2018-19 Series One.

Check out Austin Wagner’s career NHL stats:

NHL Standard career statistics
Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV Awards
2018-19 21 LAK NHL 39 5 5 10 -1 10 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 42 11.9 75 338 8:39 2 2 50.0 4 83 7 10
Career 1 yr NHL 39 5 5 10 -1 10 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 42 11.9 75 338 8:39 2 2 50.0 4 83 7 10
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/11/2019.

Here is a look at some of Wagner’s cards as he talks about Thursday night’s win with Russ Cohen. You can listen to the Off the Post podcast HERE.

Off the Post: Kings Earn Shootout Win in Philly, Austin Wagner Interview – Image Gallery

Russ Cohen is the author of several top-selling sports related books.

Baseball’s Best Rookies
Numbers Don’t Lie: Mets: The Biggest Numbers in Mets History
100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters
100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
“Strike Three!” – A Player’s Journey through the Infamous Baseball Strike of 1994
The Winter Classic: The NHL’s Savior
The Philadelphia Flyers: Images of Sports
Pioneers of Baseball

 

Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen is an accomplished writer for www.sportsology.info and radio host for the Sportsology Radio Network and covers multiple sports including writing specifically about the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. He has numerous articles published on NHL.com and other team websites as well as Slam, CSNPhilly.com and FoxSports.com. Some of his articles have appeared in Canadian Sports Collector, Goalie News, New England Hockey Journal, The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, Blueshirt Bulletin, NHL Publications and he has a monthly column in Center Ice Magazine that is distributed to every amateur hockey rink in the Pennsylvania. Russ has been asked to be a guest on several radio shows as a respected and valued expert on sports and has extensive AM radio experience including Hockey Prospect Radio on NHL Network Radio for the last 10 years, plus TSN 1050 and Sportstalkny WLIE 540 AM.
Russ Cohen