Wendel Clark, former team captain and one of the most beloved players in Toronto Maple Leafs history, retired from the National Hockey League following the 1999/2000 season. Clark’s rambunctious style of play endeared him to the fans during the 13 seasons he spent with the Leafs. Wendel Clark #17 was born in Kelvington, Saskatchewan October 25,1966. His last amateur club was the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. Wendel played left wing but was drafted as a defenseman 1st overall in the 1985 entry draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 793 career NHL regular season games spanning 15 seasons, Clark recorded 330 goals, 234 assists, 564 points and 1,690 penalty minutes. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and was second in voting for the Calder Trophy. He was selected to the NHL All-Star Game in 1986 and 1999. Named the 14th captain in Toronto Maple Leafs history on August 8, 1991 and captained the Leafs to 1994. Wendel Clark set career-highs in goals (46), assists (30) and points (76) during the 1993-94 season. During his career Wendel also played for Quebec Nordiques, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings.
• Recorded four points (all assist) in the first period of March 3 1995 game vs. Winnipeg, tying Mario Lemieux’s total for NHL’s season best for assists in one period. •
Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team •
Second in voting for the Calder Trophy •
Selected to the NHL All-Star Game in 1986 and 1999 •
Named the 14th captain in Toronto Maple Leafs history