Stanley Cup Final
James Wisniewski
NUMBER: 20 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 23 @ 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.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4