John Wensink was born April 1, 1953 in Cornwall, Ontario. The seventh round, 104th overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft and the third round, 28th overall selection of the New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights in the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft, Wensink is a graduate of the QMJHL's Cornwall Royals.
A hard-nosed winger, Wensink played three seasons in Cornwall (1970-1973) before making his NHL debut with St. Louis during the 1973-74 season. Although he spent most of his time with the AHL's Rochester Americans, Wensink managed to see action in three NHL games.
In the fall of 1974, Wensink suited up for the CHL's Denver Spurs where he played in a mere 21 games before having to miss the remainder of the season and the following seson recovering from back surgery. Following a year and a half of inactivity, Wensink was released by the Blues and signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins in the fall of 1976. Over the course of the next four seasons, Wensink patrolled the wing in Boston and during the 1978-79 season registered a career high 28 goals and 46 points.
In the 1980 Waiver Draft, the Quebec Nordiques acquired the Cornwall native who went to play one season in "La Vieille Capitale" before signing as a free agent with the Colorado Rockies the following year. After one year in Colorado, Wensink and the Rockies franchise relocated to New Jersey and became the New Jersey Devils.
Following the 1982-83 season, John Wensink retired from the game of hockey.