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Wade Redden
Born June 12, 1977 (1977-06-12) (age 44)
Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Played for Ottawa Senators
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Boston Bruins
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1995
New York Islanders
Playing career 1996–2013

Wade Redden (born on June 12, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins.

Wade played for Canada internationally seven times, winning two gold medals in the World Junior Championships and one in the World Cup of Hockey. He was a two-time NHL All-Star.

Playing Career

Early Playing Career

Wade played minor hockey with the teams at Hillmond High School and the Mid West Red Wings which were from the rural area.

After that, he played one year with the Lloydminster Blazers before joining the Brandon Wheat Kings.

After that, he was named rookie of the year. The Wheat Kings made it to two Memorial Cup while Wade was a member of the team.

Wade was a member of the 1995 and 1996 Canadian teams at the World Junior Hockey Championships, both teams winning gold medals.

Wade was selected second overall by the New York Islanders in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, but he never played for the team.

He was traded to the Ottawa Senators along with Damian Rhodes for Don Beaupre, Martin Straka and the rights to Bryan Berard on January 23, 1996.

The trade had become necessary when the Senators' efforts to sign Berard (whom they had selected first overall in the same draft) had become futile.

Ottawa Senators

New York Rangers

Career Statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Lloydminster Blazers AJHL 34 4 11 15 64
1993–94 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 64 4 35 39 98 14 2 4 6 10
1994–95 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 64 14 46 60 83 18 5 10 15 8
1995–96 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 51 9 45 54 55 19 5 10 15 19
1996–97 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 6 24 30 41 7 1 3 4 2
1997–98 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 8 14 22 27 9 0 2 2 2
1998–99 Ottawa Senators NHL 72 8 21 29 54 4 1 2 3 2
1999–00 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 10 26 36 49
2000–01 Ottawa Senators NHL 78 10 37 47 49 4 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 9 25 34 48 12 3 2 5 6
2002–03 Ottawa Senators NHL 76 10 35 45 70 18 1 8 9 10
2003–04 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 17 26 43 65 7 1 0 1 2
2005–06 Ottawa Senators NHL 65 10 40 50 63 9 2 8 10 10
2006–07 Ottawa Senators NHL 64 7 29 36 50 20 3 7 10 10
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 6 32 38 60 4 0 1 1 11
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 81 3 23 26 51 7 0 2 2 0
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 75 2 12 14 27
2010–11 Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale AHL 70 8 34 42 46 6 0 6 6 0
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 49 4 16 20 26 9 0 1 1 8
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 2 3 5 11
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 6 1 1 2 0 5 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 1023 109 348 457 665 106 13 36 49 55

International Statistics

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Canada WJC 7 3 2 5 0
1996 Canada WJC 6 0 2 2 0
1999 Canada WC 10 1 2 3 6
2001 Canada WC 7 0 3 3 25
2004 Canada WCH 2 0 1 1 0
2005 Canada WC 9 2 3 5 2
2006 Canada OG 6 1 0 1 0
Junior int'l totals 13 3 4 7 0
Senior int'l totals 34 4 9 13 35

International Play

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2005 Vienna
World Cup of Hockey
Gold 2004 Canada
World Junior Championships
Gold 1995 Alberta
Gold 1996 Massachusetts

Awards & Achievements

  • WHL Rookie of the Year: 1994
  • WHL East Second All-Star Team: 1995
  • WHL East First All-Star Team: 1996
  • Memorial Cup All-Star Team: 1996
  • NHL Rookie of the Month: April 1997
  • Played in NHL All-Star Game: 2002
  • NHL Defensive Player of the Month: January 2004
  • Named to NHL All-Star Game: 2004 (did not play due to the flu)
  • Best Defenceman: 2005 IIHF World Championship
  • NHL Plus/Minus Award: 2006 (joint winner)
  • Victoria Cup (as a member of the New York Rangers): 2008

Personal Life

Wade grew up in Hillmond, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is the youngest of three children: he has an older sister named Niki & an older brother named Bart.

Wade attended the Hillmond School from Kindergarten to grade nine, then he attended the Lloydminster Comprehensive School for grade ten and then completed grades eleven & twelve in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He played hockey & softball in his younger years.

During the off-season, Wade and his wife, Danica Topolnisky had a home near Kelowna, British Columbia.

After two years of involvement, the couple became engaged in September of 2007 and married in August of 2008.

Since moving to Ottawa to play NHL hockey, Wade became involved in the Ottawa community.

He sponsored a suite at the Scotiabank Place named "Wade's World" reserved for critically and terminally-ill children that he paid for while a member of the Senators from 1997 until 2008.

Wade was also involved with the charity "65 Roses Club" committed to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. He also appeared in Road Hockey Rumble in his hometown.

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