Right-winger Brian Wesenberg was a second round selection of the Mighty Ducks of Anahiem but was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers before he could ever suit up for them. Wesenberg, who played his Junior hockey in Guelph, was dealt away by the Ducks before he'd finished his time with the Storm. When he turned professional in 1997 he did so with the Flyers farm club, the Phantoms. Wesenberg played all of his first season in the American Hockey League but during his second season he was summoned by the Flyers for a single game.
The big forward was unable to register a point during his debut game, but he did receive a major penalty.
In 1999-00 Wesenberg was back in the minors for the full year but he did get a change of scenery in December when the Flyers traded him to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Eric Bertrand. Wesenberg, who was a favorite among Phantom fans, finished that season with the Orlando Solar Bears, the top affiliate of the Thrashers.
The next year, his first full season in the Atlanta organization, Wesenberg spent time in the East Coast Hockey League with the Greenville Grrrowl and also played a handful of games with the 'Bears.