Glen Wesley
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
207 lb (94 kg)
Teams Carolina Hurricanes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Hartford Whalers
Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Canada & Flag of the United States
Born October 2 1968 (1968-10-02) (age 51),
Red Deer, AB
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1987
Boston Bruins
Pro Career 1987 – 2008

Glen Edwin Wesley (born October 2, 1968) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played 10 seasons for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. He also played for the Boston Bruins, Hartford Whalers and Toronto Maple Leafs. He is currently the Hurricanes' director of development for defensemen.

Playing CareerEdit

Wesley was drafted 3rd overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft from the Portland Winter Hawks, appearing in 202 regular season games over 3+ seasons, scoring 49 goals and 175 assists for 224 points. He has played in 1,410 career NHL games with the Bruins, Whalers/Hurricanes and Maple Leafs, scoring 128 goals and 404 assists for 532 points. He has also scored 53 points in 169 career playoff games.

Wesley moved with the Whalers to Carolina, in 1997. In March 2003, nearing the trade deadline, he was traded from Carolina to Toronto, joining the Maple Leafs for the rest of the 2002–2003 season in an effort for both teams to make the Stanley Cup playoffs. He re-signed with the Hurricanes at the end of the season, and has been with the club since the 2003–2004 season.

Wesley won his first Stanley Cup on June 19, 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes, defeating the Edmonton Oilers, his childhood favorite team. When he won this, he ended one of the longest streaks for active players who had not yet won a Stanley Cup.

Wesley, a resident of the United States since he was in his early 20s, is now an American citizen.

Wesley was acquired by the Hartford Whalers in what would end up being one of the most lopsided trades in Whalers history when he was acquired from the Boston Bruins for three first round draft picks, the picks turned out to be Kyle McLaren (1995), Johnathan Aitken (1996) and Sergei Samsonov (1997).

On June 1, 2007 Wesley agreed to a 1 year, $1.4 million contract to remain with the Hurricanes for the 2008 season.

On June 5, 2008 Wesley announced his retirement at after his 20th NHL season, and his 13th with the Carolina Hurricanes. He will remain in the Hurricanes organization as Director of Defensemen Development. The Hurricanes retired Wesley's No. 2 jersey February 17, 2009, while hosting the Boston Bruins at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC.

Glen Wesley was the only player to have played in each of the Hurricanes' first 10 seasons since the team once known as the Hartford Whalers relocated to North Carolina.

Awards and AchievementsEdit

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84Portland Winter HawksWHL31230
1984–85Portland Winter HawksWHL671652687661678
1985–86Portland Winter HawksWHL6916759196153111429
1986–87Portland Winter HawksWHL6316466272208182627
1987–88Boston BruinsNHL79730376923681422
1988–89Boston BruinsNHL7719355461100224
1989–90Boston BruinsNHL7892736482126836
1990–91Boston BruinsNHL801132437819291119
1991–92Boston BruinsNHL7893746541524615
1992–93Boston BruinsNHL64825334740000
1993–94Boston BruinsNHL81144458641333612
1994–95Hartford WhalersNHL482141650
1995–96Hartford WhalersNHL688162488
1996–97Hartford WhalersNHL688263240
1997–98Carolina HurricanesNHL826192536
1998–99Carolina HurricanesNHL74717244460112
1999–00Carolina HurricanesNHL787152238
2000–01Carolina HurricanesNHL71516214260000
2001–02Carolina HurricanesNHL7751318562202212
2002–03Carolina HurricanesNHL6317840
2002–03Toronto Maple LeafsNHL7033450112
2003–04Carolina HurricanesNHL7406632
2005–06Carolina HurricanesNHL642810462502216
2006–07Carolina HurricanesNHL681121356
2007–08Carolina HurricanesNHL7817852
NHL totals 1457 128 409 537 1045 169 15 38 53 141

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