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No. 1 Picks of the NHL Draft

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1985
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1985

Wendel Clark, LW, Toronto Maple Leafs

One of the most revered Leafs, the aggressive, roughneck Clark scored 34 goals (with 227 PIM) as a rookie and was edged for the Calder by Flames defenseman Gary Suter. Clark later attained the Leafs' captaincy, but was plagued by injuries and traded to Quebec for Mats Sundin in 1994. Clark retired in 2000, having scored 330 goals for six teams.

No. 2: Craig Simpson, LW, Penguins

Notable picks:
No. 27: Joe Nieuwendyk, C, Flames
No. 28: Mike Richter, G, Rangers
No. 52: Bill Ranford, G, Bruins
No. 214: Igor Larionov, C, Canucks


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