Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 4.1.53 Cornwall, Ontario
|How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Quebec Nordiques, 9.21.81
How he left: Signed as a free agent with Nijmegen (Netherlands) after the 82-83 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
The son of Dutch immigrants, Wensink was a tough guy through and through, thriving while playing under Don Cherry
while both were with the AHL's Rochester Americans and later the Boston Bruins. I'm surprised, actually, that Cherry
didn't attempt to get him to Denver sooner than he came.
When he was in the lineup, he looked to fight. He even set a record for PIMs in one game (35) thanks to a tussle with
Grant Mulvey. That earned him 3 misconducts, 2 of them of the game kind. And when he wasn't in the lineup, he also
stood behind the bench as an unofficial assistant coach. At least while the team was in Denver, he did.
After the 82-83 season finished, his cousin Bill persuaded him to finish his playing career over in the Netherlands.
After he did, he went into the construction business in St. Charles, Missouri. He also served as an instructor at the Blues'
|Entry Draft: 1973 Seventh Round Pick (104th overall) by the
St. Louis Blues