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| Wendel Clark was a true warrior in every sense of the word. To most of the NHL he would not be considered a hockey hero. To any true Maple Leaf fan he was what the word hero meant. He could score, he could scrap and had one of the best wrist shots in the game. Who knows how good he could have been had Harold Ballard not left the pride of the Maple Leafs to fend for himself.
In the first Wendel Clark era he was on his own, playing on a team that really had no true talent. He had to be the enforcer and the scorer on the same team. He did what he could for the Maple Leafs, the team you see today would not be what it was had it not been for Clark. He was traded to the Quebec Nordiques for Mats Sundin.
Wendel's hockey career began in Kelvington, Sask. The town still boast a sign that reads:
HOME OF LES AND ALMA CLARK
| Wendel was drafted as an underage junior by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1995. He played in Toronto, Quebec, NY Islanders, Detroit and Chicago. If you ask anyone he was a true Maple Leaf. He was just a special player in Toronto, he could never match that in any other city. That is why the Maple Leafs reaquired him twice
The thing that made him so special in Toronto was the fans, he came back to Toronto because the fans wanted him back and he never gave any less than 110% when he was in Toronto.
Wendel now resides in the Toronto are with his wife and 2 daughters.He enjoys waterskiing and working out in his free time. He is still with the Maple Leafs organization. He is the Toronto Maple Leaf Goodwill Ambassador
WHL East First Team All Star 1985
NHL All Rookie Team 1986
NHL All Star Team 1986