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Born October 2, 1968 (1968-10-02) (age 41),
Red Deer, Alberta
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Carolina Hurricanes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Hartford Whalers
Boston Bruins
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1987
Boston Bruins
Playing 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 defencemen.

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Playing career

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.

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. He took the Stanley Cup to Camp Lejeune, to the beach, and to his churches for his day with the Cup. He visited with family and topped it off with a giant sundae from the Cup.

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. [1]

On June 5, 2008 Wesley announced his retirement at after his 20th NHL season, and his 10th 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.

Personal life

Wesley and his wife, Barb, have 3 children, Amanda, Josh, and Matthew. His older brother Blake is also a retired NHL defenseman.[1]

Wesley lived in Danvers, Massachusetts in the early 1990's while a member of the Bruins and Avon, Connecticut from 1994 until 1997 when the Whalers relocated to North Carolina. The Wesley family now resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 3 1 2 3 0
1984–85 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 67 16 52 68 76 6 1 6 7 8
1985–86 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 69 16 75 91 96 15 3 11 14 29
1986–87 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 63 16 46 62 72 20 8 18 26 27
1987–88 Boston Bruins NHL 79 7 30 37 69 23 6 8 14 22
1988–89 Boston Bruins NHL 77 19 35 54 61 10 0 2 2 4
1989–90 Boston Bruins NHL 78 9 27 36 48 21 2 6 8 36
1990–91 Boston Bruins NHL 80 11 32 43 78 19 2 9 11 19
1991–92 Boston Bruins NHL 78 9 37 46 54 15 2 4 6 15
1992–93 Boston Bruins NHL 64 8 25 33 47 4 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Boston Bruins NHL 81 14 44 58 64 13 3 3 6 12
1994–95 Hartford Whalers NHL 48 2 14 16 50
1995–96 Hartford Whalers NHL 68 8 16 24 88
1996–97 Hartford Whalers NHL 68 8 26 32 40
1997–98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 6 19 25 36
1998–99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 74 7 17 24 44 6 0 1 1 2
1999–00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 78 7 15 22 38
2000–01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 5 16 21 42 6 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 5 13 18 56 22 0 2 2 12
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 63 1 7 8 40
2002–03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 0 3 3 4 5 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 74 0 6 6 32
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 64 2 8 10 46 25 0 2 2 16
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 68 1 12 13 56
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 78 1 7 8 52
NHL totals 1457 128 409 537 1045 169 15 38 53 141

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