#5 Wendel Clark
Tampa Bay Lightning (1998-1999)
Toronto Maple Leafs (1985-1994, 1996-1998, 1999-2000)
Played in 1999 NHL All-Star Game
Led NHL with in Hattricks 1998-99 (3)
Led Team in Goals 1998-99 (28)
Wendel Clark was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round (1st overall) in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.
After nine seasons with the Leafs, he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques with Sylvain Lefebvre, Landon Wilson, and a 1st round pick (Jeffrey Kealty) for Garth Butcher, Todd Warriner, Mats Sundin and a 1st round pick (traded to Washington who picked Nolan Baumgartner).
The next season, the Nordiques became the Colorado Avalanche and Wendel Clark was traded in a three way deal with the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils. The Avalanche got Claude Lemieux, the Devils got Steve Thomas and Clark went to the Islanders.
Clark made his first return to Toronto the following year when the Islanders traded him to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Mathieu Schneider and D.J. Smith for Sean Haggerty, Darby Hendrickson, Kenny Jönsson and a 1st round pick (Roberto Luongo).
After two more seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wendel Clark signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 1998-99 season. Though it was his only season with Tampa, Clark made a huge impact by scoring a league leading three hattricks and represented the Lightning in the NHL All-Star Game.
Tampa Bay traded Wendel Clark with 6th round pick (Kent McDonell) to the Detroit Red Wings for Kevin Hodson and a 2nd round pick (Sheldon Keefe who is now the Leafs coach). Despite being traded before the end of the season, Clark still managed to led the Lightning with 28 goals in 65 games.