OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has recalled defenceman Chris Wideman from its American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. The NHL recall is the first of his career.
Wideman, who will turn 25 on Jan. 7, is in the midst of his third season of professional hockey with Binghamton and currently leads the B-Sens in scoring with 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) while having appeared in each of the team’s 32 games to date. His 29 points also see him tied for the lead in scoring among AHL defencemen after ranking fourth in that category with a career high 51 points (nine goals, 42 assists) over 73 games in 2013-14.
A St. Louis native, Wideman has recorded 98 points (23 goals, 75 assists) and 177 penalty minutes over 165 career AHL games, all of which have occurred with the B-Sens. He was originally selected by Ottawa in the fourth round, 100th overall, of the 2009 NHL Draft.
The Senators return to action this afternoon when they visit the Bruins at Boston’s TD Garden at 1 p.m.
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