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Wayne Connelly

Wayne Connelly  #17

Center
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: December 16, 1939
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Rouyn, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 170
Shoots: Right
OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1959) OHA-Jr. - MVP (1960) WHL Second All-Star Team (1965, 1966) Traded to Boston by Montreal (Hull-Ottawa - EPHL) for the loan of Bob Armstrong and Dallas Smith and cash, October 26, 1961. Traded to San Francisco (WHL) by Boston for cash, June 6, 1964. Traded to Boston by San Francisco (WHL) for cash, June 14, 1966. Claimed by Minnesota from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Detroit by Minnesota for Danny Lawson and the rights to Brian Conacher, February 15, 1969. Traded to St. Louis by Detroit with Garry Unger for Red Berenson and Tim Ecclestone, February 6, 1971. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis with Gene Carr and Jim Lorentz for Andre Dupont, Jack Egers and Mike Murphy, November 15, 1971. Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers with Dave Balon and Ron Stewart for Gary Doak and Jim Wiste, November 16, 1971. Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Signed as a free agent by Cleveland (WHA) after Minnesota (WHA) franchise folded, March 10, 1976. Traded to New England (WHA) by Cleveland (WHA) for Fred O'Donnell and Bob McManama, June, 1976. Traded to Calgary (WHA) by New England (WHA) for cash, October, 1976. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Calgary (WHA) with Claude St. Sauveur for cash, January, 1977.
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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82