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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

James Wright

North American Skater - Vancouver, WHL
Final Rank:35Midterm Rank:43
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 3"Weight:175
Born:March 24, 1990
Born in:Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Drafted: 2008: TBL (4th Round / 117th Overall)  Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Finished seventh in Giants scoring this season with 13 goals, helping Vancouver to a second place finish in the Western Conference with 106 points (49-15-2-6) in 72 games.
  • Selected to the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game.
  • Was a member of the 2007 Memorial Cup Champions as the Vancouver Giants defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers for the title.
  • He got his start in hockey at the age of six on his backyard rink in Saskatoon.
  • Patterns his game after San Jose's Joe Thornton, he's a big playmaking centerman and he wears number 19 after Joe Sakic and Steve Yzerman.
  • His most memorable hockey moment was winning the 2007 Memorial Cup, it was a complete team effort.
  • Credits his parents for having had the most influence on his life and his most embarrassing hockey moment was falling on a penalty shot during his first Vancouver Giants training camp.
  • If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Scotty Bowman, country singer Taylor Swift and Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Colorado Avalanche

NHL Player: Colorado's Joe Sakic

Shootout move: "Wolski deke"

Goal celebration: "Stick in the air"

Practice Drill: 3-on-3 down low

Video Game: Guitar Hero

Movie: Transformers

TV Show: House

Actor: Denzel Washington

Group: Rascal Flatts

Website: whl.ca

Book: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Pump-up song: "Out of Control" by Hoobastank

Food to cook: Steak

Sport (other than hockey): Golf

Activity away from the rink: Watching movies

Place to shop: Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, BC

Place to visit: Hawaii

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2006-2007VANCOUVERWHL48571231
2007-2008VANCOUVERWHL6013233621




Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild