Very few hockey players attract the love, respect and adoration as Wendel Clark does. Although quiet and easy-going, Clark has achieved a rockstar-like status among the members of the Leafs Nation. A player who combined grit with goals, he was drafted first overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1985. This came six months after he helped Canada win the 1985 World Junior Championships. In his rookie year, Clark scored 34 goals for 45 points and racked up 227 penalty minutes for good measure. One of the best body checkers in the league, he was not afraid to drop the gloves either. However, his physical style of play took its toll and he retired in 2000, at the age of 33. Although he had brief stints with the Quebec Nordiques, New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, Clark played in Toronto for 13 out of 15 seasons. He is truly loved wherever he goes.
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