BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Dennis Wideman. Per team policy, terms of the contract will not be disclosed.
The 2007-2008 NHL campaign will be Wideman's second season with the Bruins organization (first full season) after being acquired from St. Louis in exchange for Brad Boyes on February 27, 2007. The 6'0", 200-pound defenseman recorded one goal and two assists with 27 penalty minutes in 20 games with Boston last season. Prior to being traded to the Bruins, Wideman tallied five goals and 17 assists in 55 games with St. Louis last season.
Wideman, a Kitchener Ontario native, was originally drafted by the Buffalo Sabres with an eighth-round selection (241st overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Wideman was signed by the Blues as a free agent in 2004 and then went on to play his first full NHL season for St. Louis in 2005-2006, recording eight goals, 16 assists and 83 penalty minutes in 67 games.