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Craig Wolanin

Craig Wolanin

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: July 27, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Grosse Pointe, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: NJD / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
Traded to Quebec by New Jersey with future considerations (Randy Velischek, August 13, 1990) for Peter Stastny, March 6, 1990. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Tampa Bay by Colorado for Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Ramzi Abid) in 1998 Entry Draft, July 29, 1996. Traded to Toronto by Tampa Bay for Toronto's 3rd round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Alex Henry) in 1998 Entry Draft, January 31, 1997. Missed majority of 1997-98 and 1998-99 due to knee injury vs. Montreal, November 1, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Detroit (IHL), January 31, 1999.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday