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James Wisniewski
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: February 21, 1984  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Canton, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 203 DRAFTED: CHI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (156th overall)
2015 Playoffs: Last Game: Healthy scratch, May 27 @ CHI Playoff Experience: - Has appeared in three career Stanley Cup Playoffs with Anaheim, Montreal and Columbus - Collected two assists with 10 PIM in six First Round games with Columbus in 2014 - Made six playoff appearances with Montreal in 2011, collecting 0-2=2 points in the CQF vs. BOS - Recorded 1-2=3 points in 12 postseason games with Anaheim in 2009 against SJ and DET in the CQF and CSF - Made his NHL playoff debut with Anaheim in Game 1 of the CQF, Apr. 16 @ SJ 2014-15 Regular Season: - Appeared in his 10th NHL season, his third with Anaheim - Began the season with Columbus prior to being acquired by the Ducks on Mar. 2 combined for 8-26=34 points with 44 PIM in 69 games with the Ducks and Blue Jackets - Finished tied for third among NHL defensemen in PPG (7)
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' 5th round choice (Charles Hudson) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 29, 2011. Traded to Anaheim by Columbus with Detroit's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Brent Gates) in 2015 Entry Draft for Rene Bourque, William Karlsson and Anaheim's 2nd round choice (Kevin Stenlund) in 2015 Entry Draft, March 2, 2015. Traded to Carolina by Anaheim for Anton Khudobin, June 27, 2015.
Quote of the Day

I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.

— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website
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