Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
James Wisniewski
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JamesWisniewski
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 203
BIRTHDATE: 02/21/1984
AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Canton, MI, USA
DRAFTED: CHI: 2002-156 overall
- Recorded multi-point games: (Dec. 16, Feb. 19).
- Tallied his first goal of the season against Buffalo on Jan. 14.
- Logged a season-high 28:23 time on ice against the New York Rangers on Jan. 16.
- Established a career-high three assists against Edmonton on Dec. 16 in his first game back from the Injured Reserve list.
- Activated from Injured Reserve on Dec. 16 after missing the Blackhawks first 28 games of the season due to a knee injury sustained during the offseason.
- Appeared in two games with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs on a long-term injury exception conditioning loan (Dec. 11 - 13), which includes notching his first pro hat trick and a pro career-high four points in the second contest.

2007-08:
- Led Blackhawks defensemen and ranked second overall on the squad with a career-high 103 penalty minute
- Ranked third among team blueliners with seven goals and 26 points and tied for third with 19 assists in an NHL career high 68 matchups
- Netted the game-tying goal and an assist and posted a +4 plus/minus rating in a 4-3 overtime victory on March 23 against St. Louis
- Missed 10 games from Dec. 30 to Jan. 16 due to a sprained knee suffered on Dec. 26 against Nashville
- Missed three games due to a facial injury (Nov. 28 to Dec. 1)br>- Accrued a career-best three-point night (one goal, two assists) on Oct. 31 against Dallas
- Posted multiple points four times

CAREER

2006-07: Began the season with the Blackhawks but was assigned to the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) on Oct. 10 … Appeared in 10 AHL games talling 6 points (assists) with 8 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating … Appeared in 50 games with the Blackhawks, tallying 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) … Season was cut short due to a torn ACL on March 6 vs. Los Angeles and underwent surgery on March 8 … Was even or plus in 37 of 50 games … Tallied an assist and was plus-2 in a 5-2 win at St. Louis on Dec. 1 … Played a career-high of 25:48 minutes at Minnesota on Dec. 5 … Collected an assist and was plus-1 in a 3-2 win at St. Louis on Dec. 12 … Recorded a plus-3 rating in a 6-4 win at Columbus on Dec. 15 … Marked a career-high of 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and was plus-2 vs. Boston on Dec. 29 … Recorded a goal and an assist and was plus-2 in a 4-3 overtime win on Jan. 28 over Calgary.

2005-06: Wisniewski appeared in 19 games for the Blackhawks recording seven points (2-5) and an even rating ... Made his NHL debut at St. Louis on Feb. 2 with an even rating, one shot and four penalty minutes ... Picked up his first career point with an assist at San Jose on Feb. 8 ... Scored his first career NHL goal at Phoenix on March 23 ... Recorded 35 points (7-28) and a plus-4 rating in 61 games played for Norfolk ... His 35 points led all Norfolk defenseman ... Appeared in four playoff games for the Admirals registering one goal and two assists for three points.

2004-05: Appeared in 66 regular season games in his first full stint with Norfolk...Registered a plus-4 rating, 110 penalty minutes and 25 points (7-18-25).

2003-04:
Named OHL and CHL Defenseman of the Year...Recorded a plus-31 rating and 70 points (17-53-70) in 50 regular season games with Plymouth...Tallied 10 points in nine playoff games.

2002-03: Had 4 assists in 7 games at the U20 World Junior Championship...Registered a plus-35 rating in 52 regular season games with Plymouth...Contributed 10 assists in 18 playoff games.

2001-02: Had 1 goal and 2 assists in 3 games at the U18 World Junior Championship...Was a plus-39 and contributed 36 points in 62 regular season games...Had a plus-3 rating in six playoff games.

2000-01: Named Plymouth's Rookie of the Year and was a member of the OHL First All-Rookie Team.

PERSONAL

James has 3 sisters … His favorite day of the year is Christmas, favorite seasons are spring and summer and his favorite ice cream flavor is cookie dough … Prefers newspapers over the internet and a SUV over a car or truck … Enjoys golf and was a highly scouted amateur baseball player.