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.