Wendel retired from the NHL following the 1999/2000 season. Wendel Clark’s rambunctious and fearless play endeared him to the fans during the 13 seasons he spent with the Leafs.
Wendel Clark’s return to Toronto in his last season of play brought full circle a career that began in 1985 when he was selected first overall by Toronto in that year’s Entry Draft. Clark retires ranked among the Leafs all-time leaders in points (15th, 441), goals (7th, 260), penalty minutes (2nd, 1535), playoff points (4th, 61) and playoff goals (1st, 34).
In 793 career NHL regular season games spanning 15 seasons, Clark recorded 330 goals, 234 assists, 564 points and 1690 penalty minutes. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and was second in voting for the Calder Trophy given to the NHL’s rookie of the year. He was selected to the NHL All-Star Game in 1986 and 1999.
Wendel captained the Leafs from 1991 to 1994 and set career highs in goals (46), assists (30) and points (76) during the 1993-94 season. In all, he served three different stints with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wendel now works as a Toronto Maple Leafs ambassador and spokesperson for select Canadian corporations. He has taken permanent residence with his family north of Toronto.