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Born January 29, 1981 (1981-01-29) (age 29),
Calgary, AB. CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
AHL team
F. teams
Portland Pirates
Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Amur Khabarovsk (KHL)
Brynäs IF (SEL)
NHL Draft 36th overall, 2001
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2003 – present

Kyle Wanvig (born January 29, 1981 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian ice hockey right winger who plays for Portland Pirates.

Career

Wanvig was originally drafted 89th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, but he re-entered the draft and was selected 36th overall by the Wild in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. While with the Minnesota Wild affiliate, the Houston Aeros, in 2002-2003, Kyle Wanvig scored three game winning goals in the first series of the playoffs, against the Milwaukee Admirals, which led to a Calder Cup Championship.

In July 2006, he was signed by the Atlanta Thrashers. In February 2007, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with Stephen Baby for Andy Delmore and Andre Deveaux.

He came to Sweden to play for Brynäs IF in November 2008. However, this was not to last, as in January 2009 Wanvig's contract with Brynäs IF was terminated with immediate effect.

According to some sources Wanvig is looking to be signed in the NHL/AHL for the 09/10 season. After releasing from Brynäs IF of the Elitserien signed in late October 2009 for Portland Pirates.

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