TRIVA: ‘NUCKS DRAFT PICK AND THE STANLEY CUP

by Ron Spence

The Canucks drafted a player, who would wear a Vancouver uniform during 30 games over two seasons.

He’s the only player who has won: a Memorial Cup, a Calder Cup, a Turner Cup and a Stanley Cup. And he won the Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears, and the Stanley Cup with the Pens.

Who is he?

Wendell Young was selected by the ‘nucks, as an underage junior, in the 4th round – 73rd overall – of the NHL’s 1981 Entry Draft.

The Canucks traded Wendell and their 3rd round 1990 draft choice – Kimbi Daniels – for Darren Jensen and Daryl Stanley on August 28, 1987.

Young had won a Memorial Cup with the Kitchener Rangers in 1982, and would win a Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears in 1988. He later won a Turner Cup with the Chicago Wolves in both 1998 and 2000, and a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992.

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