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James Wisniewski
Jameswinniewski
Position Defenceman
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Blackhawks
Anaheim Ducks
New York Islanders
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born February 21 1984 (1984-02-21) (age 32),
Canton, MI
NHL Draft 156th overall, 2002
Chicago Blackhawks
Pro Career 2004 – present

James Wisniewski (born February 21, 1984, in Canton, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey player currently with the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL.

Playing careerEdit

Wisniewski started his junior hockey career with his hometown Plymouth Whalers of the OHL, in 2000. He improved every year significantly, and was drafted in the 4th round by the Blackhawks in 2002. At the start of the 2003–04 season, he was named captain of the Whalers. Wielding a rocket slap-shot (good for 17 goals, 11 on the power-play), "Wiz" was arguably the most feared defenseman in the OHL that year. He finished 24th in overall scoring with 70 points, but 3rd in defenseman scoring, short 6 points of Kingston Frontenacs defenseman Bryan Rodney. However, Wisniewski played in 17 less games, playing in only 50 to Rodney's 67 (in a 68 game season). For his work, Wisniewski was awarded the OHL's 2004 Max Kaminsky Trophy as most outstanding defenceman. The accolades didn't stop there, as Wisniewski also took home the parent league, CHL's Defenseman of the Year award. This recognition gained Wisniewski a contract with Chicago, and a jump to the AHL's Norfolk Admirals.

Wisniewski was called up early to the Blackhawks in the 2006–07 season and has since stuck with the Blackhawks. James tore his ACL during the 1st period against Los Angeles on March 5, 2007. He was placed on injured reserve and missed the rest of the season.

On March 4, 2009, Wisniewski was traded by the Blackhawks along with Petri Kontiola to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Samuel Pahlsson and Logan Stephenson.

Awards and achievementsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Plymouth Whalers OHL 53 6 23 29 72 19 3 10 13 34
2001–02 Plymouth Whalers OHL 62 11 25 36 100 6 1 2 3 6
2002–03 Plymouth Whalers OHL 52 18 34 52 60 18 2 10 12 14
2003–04 Plymouth Whalers OHL 50 17 53 70 63 9 3 7 10 8
2004–05 Norfolk Admirals AHL 66 7 18 25 110 5 1 3 4 2
2005–06 Norfolk Admirals AHL 61 7 28 35 67 4 1 2 3 6
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 19 2 5 7 36
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 10 0 6 6 8
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 50 2 8 10 39
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 68 7 19 26 103
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 2 3 1 4 0
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 31 2 11 13 14
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 17 1 10 11 16 12 1 2 3 10
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 69 3 27 30 56 - - - - -
NHL totals 254 17 80 97 264 12 1 2 3 10

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2004 Helsinki Ice hockey
World U18 Championships
Gold 2002 Trnava Ice hockey

Played for United States in:

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2002 United States WJ18 3 1 2 3 6
2003 United States WJC 7 0 4 4 6
2004 United States WJC 6 2 3 5 4
2008 United States WC 6 1 2 3 6
Junior int'l totals 16 3 9 12 16
Senior int'l totals 6 1 2 3 6

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