Wendell Young was Vancouver’s 4th round pick – 73rd overall – in 1981.
He wore a nucks’ uniform for 22 games in 1985-86, and 8 games in 1986-87.
But mostly, Young played in Fredericton before joing the Philadelphia organization.
He was the Chicago Wolves’ goalie from 1994-95 until 2000-01, and is now the team’s GM.
“Wendell has been involved here a long time and knows what’s going on,” said Wolves chairman Don Levin. “He knows everybody. He’s probably been the face of the organization since we’ve been here.”
“You see a lot of goalies in broadcasting and management after their careers and I think it’s because goalies sit back and see things and analyze the game differently,” Young said. “Player, executive, coach and GM are all different job descriptions, but they all have one common theme and that’s to win. It’s just people rowing at different parts of the boat to get to the same destination.”
‘If you’re not committed to winning, shame on you, and I will address it,” Young said. ”We have a commitment from the top to the bottom to win. It’s been like that year after year. I don’t see it (his job) as pressure. I’ve been given great assets. We don’t see ourselves having a successful year until we win a championship.”