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William Wrenn

North American Skater - Portland, WHL
Final Rank:54Midterm Rank:47
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:6' 1"Weight:190
Born:March 16, 1991
Born in:Anchorage, AK, USA
Drafted: 2009: SJS (2nd Round / 43rd Overall)  San Jose Sharks
• A defensive-defenseman, Wrenn captained the U.S. Under-18 team to a 2009 World Championship gold medal and in his second year in the National Team Development Program, he totaled 17 points (6-11-17) in 60 games.

• He has committed to the University of Denver for the fall of 2009.

• Before the U.S. NTDP, he played 64 games for the LA Selects and notes that winning the AAA National Championship was one of his memorable hockey achievements “because it made leaving home at 14 years old worth it”.

• An Anchorage, Alaska native, he played on his first hockey team with the Boys and Girls Club after he learned to skate with a friend at the age of seven.

• His grandfather, John Kenneth Powell, played in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

• His childhood idol was Joe Sakic and he credits his dad for having the most influence on his career – “he does a lot for the family and I’d do anything to make him proud”.

• If he could have dinner with three people it would be cyclist Lance Armstrong as well as Ultimate Fighter’s Brock Lesnar and Forest Griffen - “they’re all warriors”.

NEWS ARTICLES

WRENN LEADING THE U-18’S ON AND OFF THE ICE


FAVORITES

NHL Team: Anaheim Ducks
NHL Player: Dion Phaneuf
Shootout move: “Fake forehand, backhand, back to forehand and top shelf.”
Goal celebration: “Point to God.”
Video game: NHL ‘09
Movie: The Boondock Saints
TV Show: Sports Center
Actor: Denzel Washington
Group: Breaking Benjamin
Website: NHL.com
Book: Lone Survivor
Pump-up song: “Don’t Tread On Me” by Metallica
Home cooked meal: Dad’s halibut burgers
Sport (other than hockey): UFC
Activity away from the rink: Fishing
Place to shop: Buckle

STATISTICS

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2007-2008USA U-17USHL6307765
2008-2009USA U-18USHL513111483