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Glen Wesley
Glen Wesley
(WEH-slee, GLEHN)
Number: 2
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 207
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 2, 1968
Birthplace: Red Deer, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 8, 2003.
Drafted: BOS / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (3rd overall)
Draft: Boston 1987 (1-3-1)
Acquired: July 8, 2003, Signed as a free agent
First NHL Game: Oct. 8, 1987 in a 4-3 Boston win vs. Washington
First NHL Point: Oct. 8, 1987, an assist in a 4-3 Boston win vs. Washington
First NHL Goal: Nov. 21, 1987 in a 7-5 Boston win at Minnesota vs. Kari Takko
Most Goals, Game: 3 - Dec. 15, 1993 in a 5-4 Boston win at New Jersey
Most Assists, Game: 5 - Oct. 16, 1988 in a 10-3 Boston win at Chicago
Most Points, Game: 6 - Oct. 16, 1988 in a 10-3 Boston win at Chicago
Most Penalty Minutes, Game: 15 - twice (Last: Feb. 11, 1989 vs. Edmonton)

Personal: Glen and his wife, Barb, were married on July 30, 1988... They have a daughter, Amanda (14), and two sons, Josh (11) and Matthew (8)... They spend their summers in Raleigh and have two Keeshonds, Blade and Bella… Glen enjoys golf and “family time” in the off-season… His favorite movie is Gladiator, favorite TV show is Gilligan’s Island and favorite band is Casting Crowns… His most prized possessions are his face and his Stanley Cup… Glen’s favorite team growing up was Boston and his favorite player was Bobby Orr… His favorite food is chicken parm and his favorite book is The Bible… Glen enjoys “spending time with the guys” and listening to music on the road… He says if he wasn’t playing pro hockey, he would be in the Secret Service… His favorite Web site is, favorite vacation spot is Costa Rica and favorite holiday is Christmas… His plan for life after hockey is to travel with his family… His favorite non-hockey team is the Carolina Panthers and his favorite non-hockey athlete is Reggie White… Glen’s guilty pleasure is ice cream… He says Mike Myers would play him in a movie about his life… His favorite road arena is the Bell Centre, favorite road city is Vancouver and favorite team to play against is Montreal... Port City Java is his favorite place to visit in the Triangle.

2006-07 Highlights
  • Completed his 19th NHL season and 12th with the Hurricanes
  • Led all Hurricanes in plus/minus (+11) and was second on the team in blocked shots (103)
  • Left the game at TOR (3/27) with a lower-leg injury and did not return
  • Assisted on Ladd’s first goal and was (+2) vs. SJ (3/24)
  • Earned a pair of assists for his first multi-point game of the season and was named second star at NJ (3/17)
  • The first of the two assists was the 400th of his NHL career
  • Assisted on Brind’Amour’s shorthanded goal vs. FLA (3/13)
  • Scored the first overtime goal of his 19-season NHL career, beating Antero Niittymaki with a shorthanded goal 16 seconds into the extra period vs. PHI (2/22)...Was (+1) in 14:08 of ice time
  • His first career overtime goal came in his 1,366th regular-season game...Prior to the game, he had appeared in the second-most games among active players who had never scored an overtime goal… Wesley’s shorthanded overtime goal 16 seconds into overtime vs. PHI (2/22) was just the fifth shorthanded overtime goal by a defenseman since the 5:00 overtime period was instituted in 1983-84
  • Assisted on Cole’s goal and was (+1) at MTL (2/17)
  • Assisted on Staal’s goal vs. WSH (1/18)
  • Assisted on Stillman’s empty-net goal vs. FLA (12/26)
  • Skated in his 800th game with the Hurricanes franchise vs. FLA (12/23)
  • Assisted on Belanger’s goal vs. NYI (12/22)
  • Assisted on Cole’s first goal vs. MTL (11/30)
  • Played his 600th game with the Hurricanes (since the franchise relocated to North Carolina in 1997) at WSH (11/17)
  • Assisted on Belanger’s goal and was (+2) vs. PIT (11/11)
  • Assisted on Staal’s goal and was (+2) vs. WSH (11/8)
  • Returned to action vs. ATL (10/25) after missing four games with an upper-body injury and blocked five shots in the game
Games missed due to injury: 14 (upper-body: 10/14-10/21; lower-body: 1/6-1/13; foot: 3/28-4/7)
Longest assist streak: 2 games (11/9-11/11: 0g, 2a)
Longest point streak: 2 games (11/9-11/11: 0g, 2a)
Multi-assist games: 1 (3/17 at NJ: 0g, 2a)
Multi-point games: 1 (3/17 at NJ: 0g, 2a)

Career: Enters his 13th season with the Hurricanes, 20th in the NHL... Won the Stanley Cup in his 1,480th career NHL game, regular-season and playoffs included... It was the third-highest number of total games played prior to winning a Stanley Cup in NHL history, behind Ray Bourque (1,826) and Dave Andreychuk (1,759)... Named to NHL All-Rookie Team (1988)... Played in 1989 NHL All-Star Game... Acquired from Boston on Aug. 25, 1994 for Hartford’s first-round draft picks in 1995, 1996 and 1997... Traded to Toronto on March 9, 2003 for a second-round draft pick in 2004 and then re-acquired as a free agent signee on July 8, 2003... Ranks second in franchise history in games played (835)

1986-87: Selected by Boston with the third overall pick in 1987 NHL Entry Draft after helping Portland to the WHL finals... Named a first-team league all-star and top defenseman (West) in each of his final two seasons of junior hockey

1987-88: Completed his first NHL season by totaling 37 points (7g, 30a) in 79 games... Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team... Led NHL rookies with a (+21)... Collected an assist in his first NHL game vs. WSH (10/8)... Scored his first career NHL goal at MIN (11/21)

1988-89: Established a career-high by scoring 19 goals... Led the Bruins with a (+23)... Played in the 1989 NHL All-Star Game... At CHI (10/16), collected a career-high six points (1g, 5a) and tied a Boston record with four assists in a period... Played his 100th career game vs. CHI (11/26)

1989-90: Registered 36 points (9g, 27a) in 78 games... Scored his 100th NHL point vs. NJ (11/18) with an assist... Played his 200th game (1/15) vs. HFD... Scored the series-clinching goal in the Adams Division Final vs. MTL in Game 5

1990-91: One of two Boston players to play in all 80 games (Bob Sweeney)... Posted seven multiple-point games, including a season-high four-point effort (2g, 2a) against DET (1/14)... Opened season on a five-game point streak (2g, 5a) from 10/4-11... Collected his 100th career assist vs. MTL (11/17)... Played in his 300th NHL career game vs. BUF (3/2)

1991-92: Finished fifth on team in scoring, second among defensemen, with 46 points (9g, 37a)... Recorded 11 multiple-point games, including a three-assist effort against EDM (12/21)... Missed two games after suffering a groin injury against CHI (3/7),. snapping his consecutive-games played streak at 202

1992-93: Posted seven multiple-point games... Played his 400th NHL game in VAN (10/25)... Missed 19 games with injuries, including 14 games with a broken foot from 11/25-12/22

1993-94: Posted 58 points (14g, 44a) in 81 games... Established career-highs in assists, points and games... Registered his 300th career point against QUE (3/22)... Became the third Boston defenseman (Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque) to score a hat trick (3/15 at NJ)

1994-95: Acquired by Hartford on 8/25... Notched 16 points (2g, 14a) during his first season with the club... One of two Whalers to play in all 48 games... Collected his first point as a Whaler with an assist on 1/25 against OTT... Scored his first goal as a Whaler at BOS (2/4)

1995-96: Tied for lead among club defensemen with eight goals and ranked second in assists (16) and points (24)... Scored a season-high two goals in his 600th career NHL game vs. PHI (11/18)... Game-high for points and assists was three (3a) at OTT (11/4) in a 5-4 victory

1996-97: Voted the teams Most Valuable Defenseman by media... Led team defensemen in goals (6), assists (26) and points (32)... Posted eight multi-point games... Missed 14 games due to injury/flu...

1997-98: Ranked second among defensemen in goals (6), assists (19) and points (25)... Changed number to 2 after wearing 20 for Whalers and 26 with the Bruins... At OTT (1/22), had a power-play assist for his 300th NHL assist... Collected his 400th career point with an assist at DAL (3/20)... Against BOS (4/13), had (1g, 1a) for his third multi-point game of the season while playing in his 800th NHL game

1998-99: Led team defensemen in goals (7), assists (17) and points (24)... Ranked second on
the team in plus/minus with a (+14)... Missed eight games (3/26-4/14) due to an ankle sprain... Against EDM (12/15), scored his 100th NHL goal

1999-00: Ranked third among team defensemen in goals (7), assists (15) and points (22)... Played his 400th game with the franchise against PHX (3/1)... Played in his 900th NHL game against CGY (11/30)... Against ATL (12/18), recorded his 100th assist with the franchise on Ron Francis goal at 18:34 of the third period... Missed four games due to injuries.

2000-01: Was third among Hurricanes defensemen in points (21) and assists (16)... Played in his 1,000th NHL game vs. LA (1/20)... Returned to action vs. WSH (3/30) after missing 11 games (3/7-28) due to a broken jaw suffered at CHI (3/4)... Scored a goal and earned two assists at DET (2/14)... Scored the Hurricanes first goal of the game and earned an assist vs. FLA (1/9)... Played in all six games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey... Recorded 12 blocked shots in the series

2001-02: Scored his second goal of the season and was a season-high (+4) vs. CBJ (11/19)... Moved past Robert Kron (509) for fourth on the franchise's all-time games-played list at DET (11/13)... Played in his 500th game with the franchise vs. NYI (10/26)... Scored his first goal of the season at ATL (10/13)... Missed five games due to injury (shoulder: 4/7-14)... Played in 22 of the Hurricanes 23 playoff games... Was fourth on the team in average ice-time at 21:04 per game and notched a pair of assists... Earned his first point of the 2002 postseason with an assist on Vasicek's goal in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals vs. DET (6/8)... Assisted on ONeills goal in Game 5 at DET (6/13)... Missed Game 1 of the Conference Quarterfinals vs. NJ (4/17) due to a shoulder injury.

2002-03: Split the year between Carolina and Toronto... Registered his 500th career NHL point with an assist vs. BUF (3/22)... Made his Maple Leafs debut at EDM (3/10)... Traded to Toronto on 3/9 in exchange for a second-round draft choice in 2004... Scored his only goal of the season at NYR (11/25)... Registered three assists (first points of the season) at MTL(11/23)... Missed 12 games due to injury (groin: 10/11-10/15, 1/25-1/30; broken foot: 3/25-4/5)... Played five playoff games and collected one assist with two penalty minutes for Toronto... Finished third on the team in average ice time (27:38)... Missed the first two playoff games due to injury... Collected his 50th career NHL playoff point (assist) vs. PHI (4/16)

2003-04: Was even or better in 47 of his last 52 games (12/14-4/2: +18)... Led all Hurricanes and was tied for 15th among NHL defensemen in plus/minus (+18)... Played his 700th game with the Hurricanes franchise at NYI (3/27)... Assisted on Erik Cole's game-winner at CHI (3/17)... Played his 1,200th NHL game and earned an assist at BUF (12/26)... Assisted on each of Carolina's goals in a 2-1 overtime victory vs. PIT (12/18)... Returned to action after missing seven games with a shoulder injury vs. MTL (12/5)... Left the game vs. PHI (11/18) with a right shoulder injury after a hit by Donald Brashear... Assisted on Cole's goal and was a season-high (+4) vs. NYR (11/6)... Earned his first point of the season with an assist on Josef Vasicek's power-play goal vs. FLA (10/13)... Missed eight games due to injury (shoulder: 11/20-12/3; foot: 4/4)

2004-05: Did not play.

2005-06: Was fourth on the team in plus/minus (+10)... Became the 12th defenseman in NHL history to reach 1,300 career games played when he skated vs. TB (3/27)... Scored his second goal of the season at BOS (2/5)... Retured to action at FLA (1/25) after missing 10 games with a knee injury... Surpassed Jeff O’Neill for first place on the Hurricanes’ all-time games played list, playing in his 537th game with Carolina at PHX (12/3)... Surpassed 900 penalty minutes for his NHL career when he was called for tripping in the third period vs. TOR (11/3)... Scored his first goal since Nov. 25, 2002 when he beat Caron at PIT (10/29)... The goal was his 200th point with the Hurricanes franchise... Passed Kevin Dineen on the franchise’s all-time games played list, playing his 709th game with the Hurricanes organization at TOR (10/20)... Games missed due to injury: 18 (11/9-11/22: groin; 1/4-1/23: knee)...Completed his 12th NHL playoff season and fourth with Carolina, playing in all 25 postseason contests to capture his first Stanley Cup... Assisted on Ladd’s goal in Game 4 at BUF (5/26)... Assisted on Whitney’s second goal, blocked five shots and was named second star in Game 2 vs. BUF (5/22).




1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54


E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72