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Among the most popular Maple Leafs ever to wear the Blue and White, Wendel Clark forged a spectacular career with both his goal-scoring ability and his toughness. Originally drafted as a defenceman, Wendel debuted with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1985-86, and made his presence known immediately, combining 34 goals with 227 penalty minutes during his rookie season. His aggressive play reduced his NHL career to 15 seasons, and only once did he play 80 games. Although his travels took him to Quebec City, Long Island, Tampa, Detroit and Chicago, it is his three tenures in Toronto that made him a legend in our city. His number 17 has been retired by the Maple Leafs, and in February 2017, it was announced that Wendel would have a statue added to the team’s Legends Row. In 793 regular season games, he potted 330 goals and 564 points, as well as 1,690 minutes in penalties. Today, Wendel serves as an Ambassador for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He also owns three Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Sports Lounge restaurants. His autobiography, ‘Bleeding Blue: Giving My All For the Game’ was published in 2016.