John Wensink
Left Wing
Left-Handed Shot
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
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1981-82
COL
57
5
3
8
-13
152
35
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1982-83
NJ
42
2
7
9
-8
135
30
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
Team Career
Totals
COL
57
5
3
8
-13
152
35
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
Team Career
Totals
NJ
42
2
7
9
-8
135
30
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
99
7
10
17
-21
287
65
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
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'
hockey camp.
Entry Draft: 1973 Seventh Round Pick (104th overall) by the
St. Louis Blues
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