Wayne Primeau

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Wayne Primeau
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Born (1976-06-04) June 4, 1976 (age 37)
Scarborough, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Centre/left wing
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Tampa Bay Lightning
Pittsburgh Penguins
San Jose Sharks
Boston Bruins
Calgary Flames
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 17th overall, 1994
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1995–2010

Wayne Michael Primeau (born June 4, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League. He is the younger brother of Keith Primeau.

Playing career[edit]

Wayne Primeau was a 1st round draft pick of the Owen Sound Platers (OHL) and played with the Platers for 3 years from 19921995.

Wayne Primeau was drafted 17th overall in 1994 by the Buffalo Sabres where he scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2000 and was then traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 1, 2001.

Primeau was acquired by San Jose from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Matt Bradley on March 11, 2003. After a career year in 2003–04, Primeau was eligible for group IV unrestricted free agency. However he decided to re-sign with the San Jose Sharks.

He was traded to the Boston Bruins on November 30, 2005 with Brad Stuart and Marco Sturm for Joe Thornton, and the Bruins traded him to the Calgary Flames, along with Stuart, in exchange for Chuck Kobasew and Andrew Ference on February 10, 2007.

On July 27, 2009 he was traded from the Calgary Flames to the Toronto Maple Leafs along with a 2nd round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for forward Colin Stuart, defenceman Anton Stralman and a 7th round pick in 2012.

Prior to the start of the Maple Leafs' 2010 training camp, Primeau was signed to a professional tryout contract with the Leafs.[1] He was released at the conclusion of training camp on September 26.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Owen Sound Platers OHL 66 10 27 37 110 8 1 4 5 0
1993–94 Owen Sound Platers OHL 65 25 50 75 75 9 1 6 7 8
1994–95 Owen Sound Platers OHL 66 34 62 96 84 10 4 9 13 15
1994–95 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 1 0 1 0
1995–96 Owen Sound Platers OHL 28 15 29 44 52
1995–96 Oshawa Generals OHL 24 12 13 25 33 3 2 3 5 2
1995–96 Rochester Americans AHL 8 2 3 5 6 17 3 1 4 11
1995–96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Rochester Americans AHL 24 9 5 14 27 1 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 45 2 4 6 64 9 0 0 0 6
1997–98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 6 6 12 87 14 1 3 4 6
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 67 5 8 13 38 19 3 4 7 6
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 41 5 7 12 38
1999–00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 17 2 3 5 25
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 47 2 13 15 77
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 28 1 6 7 54 18 1 3 4 2
2001–02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 33 3 7 10 18
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 5 11 16 55
2002–03 San Jose Sharks NHL 7 1 1 2 0
2003–04 San Jose Sharks NHL 72 9 20 29 90 17 1 2 3 4
2005–06 San Jose Sharks NHL 21 5 3 8 17
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 50 6 8 14 40
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 51 7 8 15 75
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 27 3 4 7 36 6 0 2 2 14
2007–08 Calgary Flames NHL 43 3 7 10 26 7 1 0 1 4
2008–09 Calgary Flames NHL 24 0 4 4 14
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 3 5 8 35
NHL totals 774 69 125 194 789 90 7 14 21 42

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wayne Primeau joins Toronto Maple Leafs on a try-out". bettor.blog.com. 2010-09-19. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 

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Preceded by
David Cooper
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
1994
Succeeded by
Jay McKee