Share with your Friends

Wayne Primeau

Wayne Primeau  #18

NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: June 4, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Scarborough, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: BUF / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (17th overall)
Brother of Keith Traded to Tampa Bay by Buffalo with Cory Sarich, Brian Holzinger and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Alexander Kharitonov) in 2000 Entry Draft for Chris Gratton and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Derek Roy) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 9, 2000. Traded to Pittsburgh by Tampa Bay for Matthew Barnaby, February 1, 2001. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. Buffalo, January 8, 2002. Traded to San Jose by Pittsburgh for Matt Bradley, March 11, 2003. Traded to Boston by San Jose with Brad Stuart and Marco Sturm for Joe Thornton, November 30, 2005. Traded to Calgary by Boston with Brad Stuart and Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected T.J. Brodie) in 2008 Entry Draft for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew, February 10, 2007. Missed remainder of 2008-09 due to ankle injury at St, Louis. December 5, 2008. Traded to Toronto by Calgary with Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Brandon Saad) in 2011 Entry Draft for Anton Stralman, Colin Stuart and Toronto's 7th round choice (Matt DeBlouw) in 2012 Entry Draft, July 27, 2009.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016