Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wendell Young
Wendell Young had just completed his first season of Ontario Major Junior A hockey with the Kitchener Rangers when he was selected 73rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1981 Entry Draft.

He made his NHL debut with the Canucks in 1985-86 after two seasons in the minors. Young went on to post a 4-9-3 record in his rookie season in 22 appearances. He continued to split his career between the NHL and the AHL until the 1989-90 season when he became Pittsburghs number-one goalie.

Young lost the number one job the following year but stayed with the Penguins as the backup goalie and won Stanley Cup rings in both 1990-91 and 1991-92.

He was claimed by Tampa Bay in the 1992 Expansion Draft and appeared in 40 games for the Lightning over the next two seasons. He was traded back to Pittsburgh in February of 1995 and appeared in ten games with the Penguins before seasons end.

Young is the only goaltender to win the Memorial Cup (1982), Calder Cup (1988), Stanley Cup (1991, 1992), and Turner Cup (1998, 2000).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1979-80 Cole Harbour Colts MJrHL 25 0 3.90
1980-81 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 42 19 15 0 1 4.44 14 9 1 1 3.15
1980-81 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 4 2 2 0 0 4.44
1981-82 Kitchener Rangers OHL 60 38 17 2 1 3.37 15 12 1 1 2.33
1981-82 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 5 2 2 0 1 4.44
1982-83 Kitchener Rangers OHL 61 41 19 0 1 3.84 12 6 5 0 3.58
1983-84 Fredericton Express AHL 11 7 3 0 1 4.11
1983-84 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 6 4 1 1 0 3.01
1983-84 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 20 11 6 0 0 4.39 4 0 2 0 5.42
1984-85 Fredericton Express AHL 22 7 11 3 0 4.01
1985-86 Vancouver Canucks NHL 22 4 9 3 0 3.58 1 0 1 0 5.00
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 24 12 8 4 0 3.21
1986-87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 8 1 6 1 0 5.00
1986-87 Fredericton Express AHL 30 11 16 0 0 4.22
1987-88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 6 3 2 0 0 3.75
1987-88 Hershey Bears AHL 51 33 15 1 1 2.77 12 12 0 1 2.19
1988-89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 22 12 9 0 0 4.80 1 0 0 0 1.54
1988-89 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 2 1 0 1 0 3.36
1989-90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 43 16 20 3 1 4.17
1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 4 6 2 0 4.04
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 7 6 0 0 3.79
1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 31 7 19 2 0 3.66
1992-93 Atlanta Knights IHL 3 3 0 0 0 2.62
1993-94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 9 2 3 1 1 2.50
1993-94 Atlanta Knights IHL 2 2 0 0 0 3.00
1994-95 Chicago Wolves IHL 37 14 11 7 0 3.57
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 10 3 6 0 0 3.26
1995-96 Chicago Wolves IHL 61 30 20 6 1 3.63 9 4 5 0 3.33
1996-97 Chicago Wolves IHL 52 25 21 4 1 3.48 4 1 3 0 3.04
1997-98 Chicago Wolves IHL 51 31 14 3 2 3.07 9 5 3 1 2.79
1998-99 Chicago Wolves IHL 35 20 10 4 3 2.46 7 4 3 1 2.70
1999-00 Chicago Wolves IHL 48 32 12 4 6 2.76 9 5 3 0 3.32
2000-01 Chicago Wolves IHL 38 17 16 3 3 3.15 7 2 4 0 3.38
NHL Totals 187 59 86 12 2 3.94 2 0 1 0 3.63


AHL First All-Star Team (1988)
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (Outstanding Goaltender - AHL) (1988)
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP - AHL) (1988)
Traded to Philadelphia by Vancouver with Vancouver's 3rd round choice (Kimbi Daniels) in 1990 Entry Draft for Darren Jensen and Daryl Stanley, August 31, 1987. Traded to Pittsburgh by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 7th round choice (Mika Valila) in 1990 Entry Draft for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (Chris Therien) in 1990 Entry Draft, September 1, 1988. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to Pittsburgh by Tampa Bay for future considerations, February 16, 1995.
Only goaltender in hockey history to win Memorial Cup (1982); Calder Cup (1988); Stanley Cup (1991, 1992) and Turner Cup (1998, 2000).