Wendel Clark has been my favourite hockey player for as long as I can remember.
I thought about why he achieved that title in my eyes, and it came fast and clear. Wendel Clark taught me how hockey should be played. Watching Wendel in my youth showed me just how a hockey player should act on the ice and off the ice.
These are the lessons taught to me by Wendel Clark.
1- Stick up for your teammates, no matter what.
2- Size does matter in hockey, but just in how big you play.
3- Don't showboat.
4- You can be both feared and respected.
5- The slap shot is over rated, wristers win games more often than not.
6- High traffic areas are where plays are made and broken.
7- Hit hard, hit fast, hit clean.
8- Lead by example.
9- Be thankful to those who helped get you where you are.
10- Play every shift like it may be your last.