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Wayne Connelly

Wayne Connelly

Center
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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As a player, it's obviously a sad day, but to be on the ice with some of those guys and show our respect as both teams did around center ice, it's definitely a nice touch.

— New Jersey defenseman Damon Severson on the ceremony to honor the fallen Canadian soldiers before the game Saturday in Ottawa
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