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Ernest Wakely

Ernest Wakely

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: November 27, 1940
BIRTHPLACE: Flin Flon, MB, Canada
Fewest goals against CPHL (1964) CPHL Second All-Star Team (1968) AHL Second All-Star Team (1969) WHA Second All-Star Team (1978) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1971) Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for Norm Beaudin and Bobby Schmautz, June 27, 1969. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to San Diego (WHA) by Winnipeg (WHA) for cash and future considerations, January, 1975. Claimed by Cincinnati (WHA) from San Diego (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Auction, August, 1977. Traded to Houston (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) for cash, November, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Birmingham (WHA) after Houston (WHA) franchise folded, July 6, 1978.
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It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential