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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 think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final