wing·​er | \ ˈwiŋ-ər How to pronounce winger (audio) \

Definition of winger

: a player (as in soccer or ice hockey) in a wing position

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Colorado needs a winger or center to help in secondary scoring, and atop every team’s list is winger Artemi Panarin, 27, who is seeking $12 million annually. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Analysis: Avalanche must get their guy in NHL free agency," 1 July 2019 Hextall can use a center, a defenseman, and a winger. Sam Carchidi,, "Flyers enter NHL free agency with the cap space, here are the players they might be considering | Sam Carchidi," 29 June 2018 All that's left to do for Wolves is to find another Portguese winger to replace him., "Transfer Rumours: Rakitic to Man Utd, PSG Contact Bonucci, Kylian Mbappe to Refuse New Deal & More," 29 June 2019 Perhaps the Coyotes could execute a deal to bring in Vegas Golden Knights winger Jonathan Marchessault, who is under contract through 2024 with an annual cap hit of just $5 million. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Beyond Phil Kessel: What are the Arizona Coyotes' options in free agency?," 29 June 2019 The team also recently inquired about Minnesota winger Jason Zucker as a trade target, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, but his $5.5 million salary-cap hit was prohibitive. Isabelle Khurshudyan,, "Capitals trade forward Andre Burakovsky to Colorado Avalanche for two draft picks," 28 June 2019 The only trade Fenton even thought about making after selecting dynamic left winger Matt Boldy with the No. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Wild GM Paul Fenton won’t trade Jason Zucker unless the price is right," 22 June 2019 Though under-sized at 5-foot-7 and 162 pounds, winger Cole Caufield is ranked eight after scoring a NDTP record 72 goals this season. John Wawrow, Houston Chronicle, "Devils select U.S. center Jack Hughes with 1st pick in NHL draft," 21 June 2019 That’s the position prized most by NHL decision makers primarily because centers control the play more than natural wingers like Kakko, who typically need to be fed the puck to score. Michael Salfino, WSJ, "Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko? A Tough Choice at the Top of the NHL Draft," 20 June 2019

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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