Wendel Clark
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 25/10/1966
DRAFTED: TOR: 1985-1 overall
WHL East First All-Star Team (1985) NHL All-Rookie Team (1986) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1986, 1999) Traded to Quebec by Toronto with Sylvain Lefebvre, Landon Wilson and Toronto's 1st round choice (Jeffrey Kealty) in 1994 Entry Draft for Mats Sundin, Garth Butcher, Todd Warriner and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington Washington selected Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994 Entry Draft, June 28, 1994. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to NY Islanders by Colorado for Claude Lemieux, October 3, 1995. Traded to Toronto by NY Islanders with Mathieu Schneider and D.J. Smith for Darby Hendrickson, Sean Haggerty, Kenny Jonsson and Toronto's 1st round choice (Roberto Luongo) in 1997 Entry Draft, March 13, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 31, 1998. Traded to Detroit by Tampa Bay with Detroit's 6th round choice (previously acquired, Detroit selected Kent McDonell) in 1999 Entry Draft for Kevin Hodson and San Jose's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Sheldon Keefe) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 23, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 2, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Toronto following release by Chicago, January 14, 2000. Officially announced retirement, June 29, 2000.

It didn't take long for the high expectations of Maple Leafs fans on NHL Draft day in 1985 to be realized. Chosen by the Maple Leafs with the first overall selection, Wendel Clark's truculent style and heavy wrist shot quickly endeared him to the Leafs' faithful starting just a few months later. In 1985-86, Clark established a club scoring record for rookies by registering a team-high 34 goals and his 'rough and tumble' approach was even on display in the NHL All-Star Game that same season. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and he was second in voting for the Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year.

The native of Kelvington, Saskatchewan captained the Maple Leafs from 1991 to 1994 and set career highs in goals (46), assists (30) and points (76) during the 1993-94 season. During the Leafs stirring playoff runs to the 1993 and 1994 conference finals, Clark's accomplishments included; a conference final road hat trick in Game Six (1993) versus Los Angeles followed by two goals in Game Seven, two goals in Game Seven versus the Blues in the 1993 conference semi-finals, and two goals in both 'elimination games' (Game Six and Seven) of the 1994 conference semi-final's against the Sharks.

He was selected to the club's 'Top 25 Players List' during the team's 75th Anniversary Season in 2001-02.

In three stints, 608 games and 13 seasons spent with the club, the left-winger ranks among the Maple Leafs all-time leaders in points (16th, 441), goals (8th, 260), penalty minutes (3rd, 1535), playoff points (4th, 61) and playoff goals (1st, 34).

Clark announced his retirement as a player on June 29, 2000 and he is certainly one of the most beloved Toronto Maple Leafs over the past 30 years. On November 2, 2000, Clark was named a community representative for the organization. Along with Darryl Sittler, Clark represents the hockey club in all areas of Marketing, Community Relations, and Alumni Relations.

On November 22, 2008, Clark's Honoured Number banner was raised to the rafters of Air Canada Centre in a stirring pregame ceremony.