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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)
Last Game: 2015-16 Season: * Suffered a torn left ACL after just 0:47 of ice time in Carolina's season-opener at NSH (10/8)... Expected to miss six months 2014-15 Season: * Totaled 34 points (8g, 26a) in 69 combined games with Columbus and Anaheim * Was tied for third among NHL defensemen in power-play goals (7) * Traded to Anaheim on March 2, 2015, along with a third-round pick in exchange for Rene Bourque, William Karlsson and a 2015 second-round pick * Twitter: @jameswisniewski * OFF THE RADAR: James helped create True Defenders, a new program in which Hurricanes players provide a full game-night experience for military members and their families * Career Highs: G: 2 A: 3 P: 3 PIM: 17 * HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 1 gp, 0-0-0, 0 PIM
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

He's been one of our top players all year. Tonight he was by far our best player. There wasn't anybody in the same universe as him.

— Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz on goalie Braden Holtby, who made 33 saves to shut out the Edmonton Oilers 1-0
World Cup of Hockey 2016