Wendel lived in Kelvington for most of his childhood growing up on a farm with two brother Donn and Kerry and mother and father Les and Alma Clark, living on a farm meant that Wendell had to get up at six in the morning and help his father and brothers get the farm ready. That meant planting seeds gathering the crops ext.
Wendel had a fifteen year NHL career which involved playing with for six different NHL teams, Wendel didn't play the most games but he definitely put up good numbers 564 points in 793 NHL games and 1690 penalty minutes.
1985 U20 World juniors held in Helsinki Finland, was big event in Wendels career as a rookie and he ended up making team Canada but to his surprise there were a couple big name players that didn't make the team players like Todd Gill,Joe Nieuwendyk,Gary Roberts and Patrick Roy. The team did exceptionally well in Helsinki capturing gold medal over the Czechoslovakians, Wendel managed to get 6 points 4 goals and 2 assists in 7 games.
Being in the NHL has always been a dream of Wendel’s since he was a boy and he needed an agent for the 1985 NHL entry draft and their was a couple big agents out there but at the end of the day he decided to go with a agent by the name of Don Meehan and on June 15 1985 Wendel Clark was drafted 1st overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs, also that would be a memorable day for the NHL entry draft because it would be the first draft held out of Montreal.
Wendel was named the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1991-92 season, Clark's second year captaining the team, the Leafs set team records in wins 44 and points 99 and also made the playoffs for the first time in three years. Clark was the captain of the leafs for three seasons.
After the 2000 season Wendel wasn’t sure if he wanted to play another year or just call it quits. He went to his close friend/agent Don Meehan for advice, Don said “it’s your choice” he said, “but I can see the road to come”. He needed to know by July 1st when players became free agents. Wendel Clark made the decision, so on June 29 2000 at the age of 34 Wendel Clark officially retired from the NHL.