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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

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense