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James Wisniewski
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: February 21, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Canton, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 203 DRAFTED: CHI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (156th overall)
2014-15: Picked up two assists 12/11 at WSH... Posted 250th career NHL point in 500th career game 11/25 vs. WPG... Recorded second two-goal game of NHL career 11/14 at PHI... Tied career high in assists/points with 0-3-3, recording 200th assist of NHL career on second helper, 11/8 vs. TBL. 2013-14: Matched career high with 51P (2010-11), setting new CBJ record for most points/assists (44) by a D in a season... Finished 9th in the NHL in PPP (28, 3rd among D)... Tallied 200th career NHL point (assist) on 11/7 vs. NYR. Career: Finished 3rd on CBJ in TOI (22:49/game) and 2nd in PP TOI (3:16/game) in 2012-13... Represented USA at 2008 IIHF World Championships (6GP; 1-2-3) as well as 2003 & '04 (Gold Medal, 1st in national team history) World Junior Championships (13GP; 2-7-9 combined) Played 4 seasons (2000-04) in OHL with Plymouth (217GP; 52-135-187).
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

I didn't even know how to celebrate. I threw my hands up, they gave me a hug, so I guess that's all I needed.

— Sabres forward Tim Schaller on scoring his first NHL goal Sunday against the Bruins