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Wendel Clark
Born October 25, 1966 (1966-10-25) (age 55)
Kelvington, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing/Defence
Shoots Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Quebec Nordiques
New York Islanders
Tampa Bay Lightning
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1985
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1985–2000

Wendel Clark (born Wendel L. Clark on October 25, 1966) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. His professional career lasted from 1985 until 2000, during which time he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Quebec Nordiques, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wendel was chosen first overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team he played with on three separate occasions, captaining the team from 1991 to 1994.

A fan favorite in the city, he has been cited by multiple current NHL players as a boyhood idol.

Playing Career

Career Statistics

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 23 45 68 225
1984–85 Saskatoon Blades WHL 64 32 55 87 253 3 3 3 6 7
1985–86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 34 11 45 227 10 5 1 6 47
1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 37 23 60 271 13 6 5 11 38
1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 28 12 11 23 80
1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 7 4 11 66
1989–90 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 38 18 8 26 116 5 1 1 2 19
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 18 16 34 152
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 19 21 40 123
1992–93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 17 22 39 193 21 10 10 20 51
1993–94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 46 30 76 115 18 9 7 16 24
1994–95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 37 12 18 30 45 6 1 2 3 6
1995–96 New York Islanders NHL 58 24 19 43 60
1995–96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 8 7 15 16 6 2 2 4 2
1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 30 19 49 75
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 12 7 19 80
1998–99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 65 28 14 42 35
1998–99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 12 4 2 6 2 10 2 3 5 10
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 13 2 0 2 13
1999–00 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 2 2 4 21 6 1 1 2 4
WHL totals 136 55 100 155 478 3 3 3 6 7
NHL totals 793 330 234 564 1690 95 37 32 69 201

Accolades

  • Selected to two NHL All-Star Games: 1986 and 1999
  • Inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • Number 17 jersey retired by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Playing Style

Personal Life

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