James Wisniewski
James Wisniewski
Number: 34
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 203
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 21, 1984  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Canton, MI, United States
Hometown: Canton, MI
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Acquired: From Chicago with Petri Kontiola in exchange for Samuel Pahlsson, Logan Stephenson and a conditional pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Drafted: CHI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (156th overall)
2009-10 Regular Season: Appeared in his fifth NHL season, his second with Anaheim…recorded 3-27=30 points with 56 PIM in 69 contests…established career highs in games played, assists and points…ranked third on the club in both assists and points among defensemen…also ranked second on the club overall in hits (129) and blocked shots (102)…was sixth in shots (146) among his teammates and second among club defensemen…had seven multiple-point games (all multi-assist)…registered two assists in the club’s season finale, a 7-2 victory, Apr. 11 vs. EDM…missed eight games due to suspension, Mar. 19-Apr. 2…logged a career-high 29:06 TOI, Mar. 3 vs. COL…scored his second PPG of the season, Jan. 29 @ TB…also scored the shootout-winning goal for the second time in four games…registered two assists while also scoring the shootout-winning goal on his first career attempt, Jan. 23 @  STL…earned two assists in a 4-3 Anaheim win, Jan. 13 vs. BOS…scored his second goal of the season, Jan. 7 vs. STL…matched a season-high with a +3 rating while also earning two assists, Dec. 29 vs. MIN…faced his former club for the first time, earning his 12th assist of the season, Nov. 27 vs. CHI…logged a then career-high 28:54 TOI, Nov. 23 vs. CGY…scored his first PPG of the season and third of his career, Nov. 21 vs. SJ…appeared in his 200th career NHL contest, Nov. 19 vs. TB…had a three-game point streak (0-5=5), Oct. 30-Nov. 7…missed two games due to suspension, Nov. 3-5…recorded three assists and matched a season-high +3 rating, Oct. 30 vs. VAN…tied his career high for both assists (third time) and points (fourth time)…missed three games due to a sprained shoulder, Oct. 11-17…had back-to-back multi-assist games (both 0-2=2), Oct. 6 @ MIN and Oct. 8 @ BOS.

Appeared in his fourth NHL season, first with Anaheim…registered a plus-or-even rating for his fourth consecutive NHL season (+24 on his career)…set a career high in assists with 21…acquired by Anaheim at the trade deadline (Mar. 4) from Chicago with Petri Kontiola in exchange for Samuel Pahlsson, Logan Stephenson and a conditional selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft…following his acquisition, Anaheim went 11-5-1 with Wisniewski on the roster…also ranked second among team defensemen in points after his acquisition…had four multiple-point games (all multi-assists)…ranked third on the Ducks in plus/minus…collected two assists for fourth multi-point game of the season, Apr. 11 @ PHX…logged 24:46 TOI on Apr. 2 @ VAN, his highest total with Anaheim…matched a single-game career high for points and assists (0-3=3), Mar. 25 @ COL…it was his second three-assist game and third three-point game of his career…earned a PPA with a season-high +3 rating, Mar. 22 vs. PHX…scored the club’s opening goal in his Ducks debut, Mar. 6 vs. DAL…with Chicago, earned two assists for his second multi-point game of the season, Feb. 19 @ FLA…logged a career-high 28:23 TOI, Jan. 16 vs. NYR…had a career-high three assists (0-3=3) in his season debut, Dec. 16 @ EDM…missed the first 28 games of the season with a knee injury...PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut with Anaheim, appearing in 12 of the Ducks’ 13 contests…assisted on Todd Marchant’s GWG at 1:15 of triple OT in Game 2 of the CSF, May 3 @ DET…logged a playoff career-high 35:30 TOI in the contest…missed Game 4 of the CSF vs. DET with a lung contusion suffered after taking a puck to the chest in Game 3…scored his first career playoff goal in Game 3 of the CQF, Apr. 21 vs. SJ…collected his first career playoff point (assist) in Game 2 of the CQF, Apr. 19 @ SJ.

CAREER: Signed a one-year contract with Anaheim, July 13, 2009…2007-08: In his third NHL season, ranked third among Chicago blueliners, setting a career high for games played with 68…led Blackhawks defensemen and ranked second overall with a career high 103 PIM…registered four multiple-point games, including two multi-assist contests…logged a season-high 25:08 TOI, Apr. 4 vs. DET…scored the GTG, had an assist and a career-high +4 rating in a 4-3 OT win, Mar. 23 vs. STL…accrued a career-high 15 PIM, Mar. 5 vs. ANA…put together a career-high four-game point streak (1-5=6), Feb. 10-17…missed 10 games from Dec. 30 to Jan. 16 due to a sprained knee suffered on Dec. 26 vs. NSH…appeared in his 100th NHL game, Dec. 22 @ OTT…missed three games due to a facial injury, Nov. 28-Dec. 1…scored the first PPG of his career as part of a career-high three-point night (1-2=3), Oct. 31 @ DAL…scored the first SHG of his career, Oct. 7 vs. DET…2006-07: In his second NHL season, played the majority of the campaign with Chicago, also appearing in 10 contests with Norfolk (AHL)…with Chicago, suffered a torn ACL on Mar. 6 vs. LA, which kept him out of the lineup for the remainder of the season…posted a plus-or-even rating in 37 of his 50 NHL contests…earned a then career-high 1-1=2 points on two separate occasions: Jan. 28 vs. CGY and Dec. 20 vs.  BOS…also logged a then career-high 25:47 TOI, Dec. 9 @ MIN…with Norfolk, earned six assists in 10 games…2005-06: Made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks, appearing in 19 contests for the club…notched his first career NHL goal, Mar. 23 @ PHX…put together a two-game point streak (0-2=2), Feb. 8-11…collected his first career NHL point (assist), Feb. 8 @ SJ…made his NHL debut, Feb. 2 @ STL…in 61 games with Norfolk (AHL), recorded 7-28=35 points, the most among team defensemen…earned 1-2=3 points in four playoff games with the Admirals…2004-05: Made his professional debut with Norfolk, appearing in 66 games while earning 7-17=25 points with 100 PIM…racked up 1-3=4 points in five Calder Cup Playoff games…2003-04: Capped his junior career ranking second on the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) in assists and third in points while serving as team captain…named the Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year and to the Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team…also named the OHL Defenseman of the Year and to the OHL First All-Star Team…was also a member of the OHL’s All-Scholastic Team…MISCELLANEOUS: In 217 career OHL contests, collected 52-135=187 points with 295 PIM…was also named to the OHL’s All-Scholastic team in 2003…in 2000-01, was named Plymouth’s Rookie of the Year and was selected to the OHL First All-Rookie team…has won a gold medal with the United States at three different levels…captured gold at the 2001 World Under-17 Challenge, the 2002 IIHF Under-18 World Junior Championships and the 2002 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championships…skated for Team USA, which finished fourth, at the 2003 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championships.

PERSONAL: Was engaged to fiancée Nicole last summer…is one of four children having two older sisters and one younger sister…enjoys cooking, but mostly on the grill...his uncle, Billy Dea was a player (Detroit, Pittsburgh, Chicago and NY Rangers), coach (Detroit) and scout in the NHL with a career spanning 50 years…donates his time to the USO of Illinois…lists Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United as his favorite athlete outside the sport of hockey…enjoys watching the History Channel when he has time for television.




1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67


R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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