Wayne Primeau
Wayne Primeau
(PREE-moh, WAYN)
Number: 19
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Left
Born: 4 Jun 1976
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Acquired: From Boston along with Brad Stuart in exchange for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew, February 10th, 2007 DRAFTED: BUF - 1st round, 17th overall, in the 1994 Entry Draft
Drafted: BUF / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (17th overall)
Has taken one career penalty shot (one goal)...2005-06: Set a career season-high in goals with 11 combined between San Jose and Boston...Had 5-3=8 totals with 17 penalty minutes in 21 Sharks games at the time of his Nov. 30 trade to Boston...Added 6-8=14 totals in 50 Bruins games...Had two multiple-point games, both two-goal efforts which matched his previous career game-high (Oct. 12 vs. Columbus with San Jose and Jan. 23 in Washington with Boston)...Had two three-game point streaks, from Oct. 8-15 (2-2=4 totals) and Jan. 23-26 (2-2=4 totals)...Played his 500th NHL game Oct. 5 at Nashville...Missed the final six games of the season with a hip injury...2004-05: Did not play during the NHL lockout...2003-04: Had three multiple-point games, all two-assist efforts...Had 3-5=8 totals in a nine-game span from Jan. 31-Feb. 19...Had three three-game point streaks, from Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Jan. 31-Feb. 5 (1-2=3 totals each) and Feb. 16-19 (1-3=4 totals)...Recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist Oct. 9 at Edmonton...Missed five games to injury (2-hip, 3-groin)...2002-03: Had 5-11=16 totals in 70 Penguins games at the time of his Mar. 11 trade to San Jose...Had a three-game point streak from Oct. 25-28 (1-2=3 totals)...Played his 400th NHL game Jan. 25 vs. Chicago...Missed six games with a back injury...2001-02: Played in just 33 games due to injuries...Had one multiple-point game, a two-assist effort Dec. 22 vs. Washington...Scored a shorthanded penalty shot goal Nov. 10 on Tampa Bay's Nikolai Khabibulin...Had a three-game point streak from Dec. 29-Jan. 5 (1-2=3 totals)...Missed 49 games to injuries (8-broken foot, 41-knee surgery)...2000-01: Had 2-13=15 totals in 47 Lightning games at the time of his Feb. 1 trade to Pittsburgh...Had five multiple-point games, including a career game-high for assists and tied his game-high for points with a three-assist effort Oct. 8 vs. Vancouver...Played his 300th NHL game Mar. 2 at NY Rangers...1999-2000: Had 5-7=12 totals in 41 Sabres games at the time of his Mar. 9 trade to Tampa Bay...Had two multiple-point games, including a career game-high 2-1=3 effort Nov. 20 vs. Atlanta...Missed 23 games to injuries (20-hip, 3-neck)...1998-99: Had one multiple-point game, the first of his career, with a 1-1=2 effort Apr. 6 at NY Islanders...Missed ten games to injuries (1-groin, 9-shoulder)...1997-98: 3-4=7 totals of his 12 points on the season came in an 11-game span from Mar. 12-Apr. 1, including a career-best five-game point streak from Mar. 12-19 (3-2=5 totals)...Played his 100th NHL game Mar. 15 vs. Pittsburgh...1996-97: Split his first full pro season between Buffalo and Rochester/AHL with 9-5=14 totals in 24 Americans games...Was named Buffalo's top rookie with 2-4=6 totals in 45 Sabres contests...Recorded his first NHL assist Dec. 31 vs. New Jersey...1995-96: Joined Buffalo for two scoreless games at the conclusion of his junior career...Also played eight games with Rochester/AHL and won a Calder Cup championship with the Americans, playing in 17 post-season games...1994-95: Joined Buffalo for one game at the conclusion of his junior season...Scored his first NHL goal with the game-winning effort in his first NHL game, May 3 vs. New Jersey...Juniors: Played four seasons of junior hockey with Owen Sound and Oshawa/OHL with 96-181=277 totals and 352 PIM in 249 career junior games...Led Owen Sound in scoring his final season in 1994-95 with 34-62=96 totals in 66 games.

TRANSACTIONS: Buffalo's first pick, 17th overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft...Traded to Tampa Bay by Buffalo with Cory Sarich, Brian Holzinger and 2000 third round draft pick (Alexander Kharitonov) for Chris Gratton and 2001 second round draft pick (Derek Roy), Mar. 9, 2000...Traded to Pittsburgh by Tampa Bay for Matthew Barnaby, Feb. 1, 2001...Traded to San Jose by Pittsburgh for Matt Bradley, Mar. 11, 2003...Traded to Boston by San Jose with Marco Sturm and Brad Stuart for Joe Thornton, Nov. 30, 2005.

PERSONAL: Full name, Wayne Michael Primeau...Nickname, Preems...Married, wife's name is Leanne, son Mason, daughter Madison...His brother Keith played 15 NHL seasons with Hartford/Carolina and Philadelphia.