Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Blake Wesley
Blake Wesley was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd-round, 22nd overall, in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. For three years, Wesley patrolled the defense for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League. Told he would need to show some extra grit if he wanted a career in the NHL, Wesley amassed 292 minutes in penalties during his final junior season while contributing ten goals and 42 assists in 69 games.

He split the following year between the Flyers and their AHL farm team in Maine. In 1980-81, Wesley played in 50 games for Philadelphia. His most productive NHL season came in 1981-82 as a member of the Hartford Whalers, when he scored nine goals and had 18 assists in 78 games.

Wesley spent two and a half years with the Quebec Nordiques before moving on to the Maple Leafs for a 27-game swan song in 1985-86. Blake's younger brother Glen plays for the Carolina Hurricanes.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Red Deer Rustlers AJHL 3 1 0 1 4
1975-76 Red Deer Rustlers AJHL 55 19 41 60 199
1976-77 Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL 63 8 25 33 111 10 0 5 5 32
1977-78 Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL 67 7 37 44 190 8 1 2 3 20
1978-79 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 69 10 42 52 292 25 3 8 11 70
1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 1 1 2 -3
1979-80 Maine Mariners AHL 62 12 22 34 76 12 2 5 7 62
1980-81 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 50 3 7 10 107 +13
1980-81 Maine Mariners AHL 24 6 10 16 20 9 1 8 9 53
1981-82 Hartford Whalers NHL 78 9 18 27 123 -34
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 22 0 1 1 46 -16
1982-83 Quebec Nordiques NHL 52 4 8 12 84 -4 4 0 0 0 2
1983-84 Quebec Nordiques NHL 46 2 8 10 75 +14 9 1 2 3 20
1984-85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 21 0 2 2 28 -2 6 1 0 1 8
1984-85 Fredericton Express AHL 25 3 4 7 80 2 1 0 1 2
1985-86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 27 0 1 1 21 -4
1985-86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 37 3 4 7 56 13 0 3 3 41
1986-87 Newmarket Saints AHL 79 1 12 13 170
1987-88 Maine Mariners AHL 34 0 3 3 124 1 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 298 18 46 64 486 19 2 2 4 30


Brother of Glen
WHL Second Team All-Star (1979)
Traded to Hartford by Philadelphia with Rick MacLeish, Don Gillen and Philadelphia's 1st (Paul Lawless), 2nd (Mark Paterson) and 3rd (Kevin Dineen) round choices in 1982 Entry Draft for Ray Allison, Fred Arthur and Hartford's 1st (Ron Sutter), 2nd (later traded to Toronto - Toronto selected Peter Ihnacak) and 3rd (Miroslav Dvorak) round choices in 1982 Entry Draft, July 3, 1981. Traded to Quebec by Hartford for Pierre Lacroix, December 3, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 31, 1985.
Played w/ RHI's Portland Rage in 1993 (1-0-0-0-0).