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Wes Walz
Wes Walz
Center
(WAHLS)
Number: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: May 15, 1970
Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on September 6, 1995.
Drafted: BOS / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (57th overall)
In 1987-88, Walz played his first major junior game with the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders, scoring a goal and an assist. The following season, he joined the Lehtbridge Hurricanes and had 75 assists and 104 points as a WHL rookie. In 1989-90, he scored 54 goals and 140 points and was named a WHL East 1st Team All-Star. In the playoffs, he scored a league-best 24 assists and 37 points in 19 games.

The Boston Bruins selected Walz with their 3rd-round pick in the 1989 NHL entry draft. During his rookie season with the Bruins, he scored eight goals and eight assists and after 15 games in 1991-92, he was traded with Garry Galley and a 3rd-round draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for Gord Murphy, Brian Dobbin, and a 3rd-round draft pick. He played just two games with the Flyers before the close of the season.

On August 26, 1993, Walz signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames. That year, he scored 38 points in 53 games as the Flames won the Pacific Division title. In the shortened 1994-95 campaign, he played 39 games with the Flames as they repeated as Pacific Division champions.

On September 6, 1995, Walz signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings. That season, he played two games at the NHL level. Frustrated at his lack of NHL success, he opted to play two seasons with Lugano in the Swiss Elite League, winning the league title in 1998. After finding new confidence in his game, Walz returned to the NHL with the expansion Minnesota Wild in 2000-01, playing all 82 games, scoring 18 goals and assisting on 12 others. Over the next three seasons Walz continued be an on ice leader with the Wild and was instrumental in the team's playoff success in 2003.

Walz won a gold medal with Canada at the 1990 World Junior Championships. Just over eleven years later, he represented the national team at the 2001 World Championships.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80