|NUMBER:||21||BIRTHDATE:||February 21, 1984 (AGE 29)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Canton, MI, United States|
|WEIGHT:||208||DRAFTED:||CHI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||5th (156th overall)|
Career: Represented USA at '08 IIHF World Championships (6GP-1G-2A-3P) as well as '03 and '04 (Gold Medal – 1st in national history) World Junior Championships (13GP-2G-7A-9P combined)… Also won 1st World U18 Championship Gold Medal in USA history in '02 (3GP-3G-1A-2P)… Played 4 seasons (2000-04) in OHL with Plymouth Whalers (217GP-52G-135A-187P)… Named OHL and CHL Defenseman of the Year in '04… Earned OHL All-Rookie honors in '01… Made NHL debut (w/CHI) on 2/2/06 at STL… Scored 1st career NHL goal on 3/23/06 at PHX (opposing goalie: David LeNeveau).
2012-13: Currently T-5th in the NHL in PPG by a D (4)... Blocked a season-high 5 shots on 4/9 vs. SJS.
2011-12: Led CBJ in TOI/game (24:47) and finished 4th on the team in blocked shots (74)… Tied career high with 3 points (GWG, 2A) on 4/7/12 vs. NYI.
Personal: Nickname: ‘The Wiz’… Twitter handle: @jameswisniewski... Favorite player growing up was Chris Chelios… Nephew of former NHL player (PIT, DET, CHI, NYR) and head coach (DET) Billy Dea.