Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Wesenberg
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Cobourg Cougars ON-Jr.A 40 14 18 32 81
1994-95 Guelph Storm OHL 66 17 27 44 81 14 2 3 5 18
1995-96 Guelph Storm OHL 66 25 33 58 161 16 4 11 15 34
1995-96 Guelph Storm M-Cup 3 0 0 0 8
1996-97 Guelph Storm OHL 64 37 43 80 186 18 4 9 13 59
1996-97 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 3 0 0 0 7
1997-98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 74 17 22 39 93 +9 19 1 4 5 34
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 5 +1
1998-99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 71 23 20 43 169 +3 16 5 3 8 28
1999-00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 22 3 5 8 44 -5
1999-00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 31 9 3 12 50 0 4 0 0 0 9
2000-01 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 12 2 0 2 19 0
2000-01 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 4 0 0 0 7 -3
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 5


Traded to Philadelphia by Anaheim for Anatoli Semenov and Mike Crowley, March 19, 1996. Traded to Atlanta by Philadelphia for Eric Bertrand, December 9, 1999.