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Wayne Primeau
Wayne Primeau
Number: 18
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Left
Born: 4 Jun 1976
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Drafted: BUF / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (17th overall)

Wayne Primeau played for his hometown Maple Leafs for just one season. During the 2009-10 campaign, Primeau played in 59 games for Toronto under Ron Wilson and scored three goals and added five assists while accumulating 35 penalty minutes.

The Whitby, Ontario native joined the Leafs in a trade with the Calgary Flames on July 27, 2009 and retired following the season. The big centreman was originally a first-round selection, 17th overall, of the Buffalo Sabres in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Primeau joined the Sabres for their 1995 season finale on May 3rd and he scored once in his NHL debut against the Devils.

Primeau spent 774 career games (plus 90 more in the playoffs) in the National Hockey League with Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, San Jose , Boston, Calgary and Toronto. He played in the NHL playoffs on seven different occasions with four teams and he was part of the memorable Boston - San Jose trade in 2005 that saw Joe Thornton move west.

Primeau scored 69 career goals and added 125 assists for 194 points. He was a Stanley Cup finalist with Buffalo in 1999 and lost to Dallas in OT of Game 6 on the controversial “foot in the crease” goal by Brett Hull.

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