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James Wisniewski
James Wisniewski
Defenceman
Number: 20
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 203
Shoots: Right
Born: 21 Feb 1984  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Canton, MI, United States
Hometown: Canton, MI
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Drafted: CHI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (156th overall)

Career: Represented USA at 2008 IIHF World Championships (6GP-1G-2A-3P) as well as 2003 & '04 (Gold Medal – 1st in national team history) World Junior Championships (13GP-2G-7A-9P combined)… Also won 1st World U18 Championship Gold Medal in USA history in 2002 (3GP-3G-1A-2P)… Played 4 seasons (2000-04) in OHL with Plymouth (217GP-52G-135A-187P)… Named OHL/CHL Defenceman of the Year in 2004.

2013-14: Set CBJ record for most points by a defensemen in one season (46) on 4/3 at PHI... Registered 200th career NHL point (assist) on 11/7 vs. NYR... Matched career high with 3 points (1G-2A) on 10/22 vs. NJD.

2012-13: Led all CBJ defensemen and finished 7th among NHL blueliners in PPG (4)... Finished 3rd on CBJ in TOI (22:49/game) and 2nd in PP TOI (3:16/game)... Skated in 400th career NHL game on 4/12 vs. STL

Personal: Nickname: ‘Wiz’… Is an avid golfer... Favorite player growing up was Chris Chelios… Nephew of former NHL player (PIT, DET, CHI, NYR), head coach (DET) and FLA scout Billy Dea.



OHL First All-Star Team (2004) OHL Defenseman of the Year (2004) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2004) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2004) Traded to Anaheim by Chicago with Petri Kontiola for Samuel Pahlsson, Logan Stephenson and future considerations, March 4, 2009. Traded to NY Islanders by Anaheim for NY Islanders' 3rd round choice (Joseph Cramarossa) in 2011 Entry Draft, July 30, 2010. Traded to Montreal by NY Islanders for Montreal's 2nd round compensatory choice (Johan Sundstrom) in 2011 Entry Draft, December 28, 2010. Traded to Columbus by Montreal for Columbus's 5th round choice (Charles Hudson) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 29, 2011.