Hitmen Acquire Goaltender Carl Stankowski From The Seattle Thunderbirds

The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club today announced they have acquired 18-year-old goaltender Carl Stankowski and a conditional fourth-round WHL Bantam Pick from the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for the rights to 17-year-old U.S. prospect Mike Koster, an eighth-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft and a conditional fourth-round selection in either 2019 or 2020.

“Despite missing all of last season, Carl has a winning pedigree leading Seattle to a WHL Championship in 2017 as a 16-year-old,” said Hitmen general manager Jeff Chynoweth.  “You can never have enough depth in goal and we expect Carl to be ready to hit the ice come training camp which opens August 24th.”

This trade is a homecoming for Stankowski, returning to the city where he got his start.  A graduate of Springbank minor hockey, he was a star for the Calgary AAA Bantam Flames before being selected by Seattle in the second-round of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.

Carl Stankowski GOALTENDER

HOMETOWN:          Laguna Hills, CA         DOB:         March 9, 2000
HEIGHT:                 5’9”                            WEIGHT:   171 lbs.

CATCHES:              Left

Regular Season Team League GP Record GAA SV%
2016-17 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 7 3-0-0-0 2.18 0.910
2016-17 Canada Red U17 WCH-17 2 1-1 3.02 0.860
2015-16 Anaheim Jr. Ducks T1EHL U16 16 11-4 1.87 0.935
2014-15 Calgary Bantam Flames AMBHL 16 9-3 1.88 0.920
2013-14 Calgary Bantam Flames AMBHL 16 12-3 2.37 .893
2013-14 Calgary Stampeders AMMHL 3 1-2 4.38 .875


Playoffs Team League GP Record GAA SV%
2017 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 20 16-4 2.50 0.911
2016 Anaheim Jr. Ducks T1EHL U16 1 N/A 4.00 0.875
2014 Calgary Bantam Flames AMBHL 7 3-3 3.15 0.891

Stankowski’s resume includes stellar performances at both the 2015 Alberta Cup and 2015 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup (WCCC-16).  At the Alberta Cup, he recorded a 1.35 goals-against- average and .949 save percentage in four games with Calgary North.  In two games with Team Alberta at the WCCC-16, Stankowski posted a 1.50 goals-against average and .939 save percentage.

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