Wendel Clark is one of the most beloved players in Toronto Maple Leafs history. On November 2, 2000, the former captain was named a community representative for the organization. Clark represents the hockey club in the areas of Marketing, Community Relations, and Alumni Relations.
The native of Kelvington, Saskatchewan, was Toronto’s first choice, first overall, in the 1985 Entry Draft. In 1985-86, Clark established a club scoring record for rookies by scoring a team-high 34 goals. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and was second in voting for the Calder Trophy. Clark was also selected to participate in the NHL All-Star Game in his first season. He ranks among the Leafs all-time leaders in points (15th, 441), goals (8th, 260), penalty minutes (3rd, 1535), playoff points (5th, 61) and playoff goals (1st, 34). Clark 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. He served three different stints with the Leafs.
In 793 career NHL regular season games spanning 15 seasons, Clark recorded 330 goals, 234 assists, 564 points and 1690 penalty minutes.
Wendel and his wife Denise have three children (Kylee, Kassidy and Kody) and reside in King City, Ontario.