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Ernest Wakely

Ernest Wakely  #31

Goalie
NUMBER: 31 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's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

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