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Wendel Clark

Born:October 25, 1966Draft:1985 Maple Leafs #1 Overall
Hometown:Kelvington, SKPosition:LW
Known For:8th on Leafs’ All-Time Goals ListShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Retired

Wendel L. Clark (born 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 Chicago Blackhawks. He was chosen first overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft by the Maple Leafs, the team he played with on three occasions, captaining the team from 1991 to 1994. A fan favourite in the city, Clark has been cited by multiple current NHL players as a boyhood idol.

Wendel Clark Toronto Maple Leafs Rick Wamsley St. Louis Blues
Wendel Clark, Toronto Maple Leafs and Rick Wamsley, St. Louis Blues, April 1986. (Photo by Graig Abel)

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Achievements

  • Jersey #17 retired by the Maple Leafs in 2016
  • Inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Captain of the Maple Leafs (1992-1994)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1986, 1999)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (1986)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (1985)
  • WHL East First All-Star Team (1985)
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