|Born||June 12, 1977 |
Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Ottawa Senators|
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||2nd overall, 1995|
New York Islanders
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.
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.
New York Rangers
|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|
|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|
|2012–13||St. Louis Blues||NHL||23||2||3||5||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||13||3||4||7||0|
|Senior int'l totals||34||4||9||13||35|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Cup of Hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
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
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.