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Jay Wells

Jay Wells  #24

Defenseman
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: May 18, 1959
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Paris, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: LAK / 1979 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (16th overall)
OMJHL First All-Star Team (1979) Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for Doug Crossman, September 29, 1988. Traded to Buffalo by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Peter Ambroziak) in 1991 Entry Draft for Kevin Maguire and Buffalo's 2nd round choice (Mikael Renberg) in 1990 Entry Draft, March 5, 1990. Traded to NY Rangers by Buffalo for Randy Moller, March 9, 1992. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers for Doug Lidster, July 31, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, August 3, 1996.
Quote of the Day

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday