|Born||February 21, 1984
Canton, MI, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Islanders
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||156th overall, 2002
James Joseph Wisniewski (born February 21, 1984 in Canton, Michigan) is an NHL ice hockey defenceman whose rights belong to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with the 156th overall pick in the 2002 NHL Draft.
Wisniewski also played for the Chicago Blackhawks for 4 seasons, the Anaheim Ducks for 2 seasons, the New York Islanders for 1 season and the Montreal Canadiens for 1 season before his rights were traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2012 for the Canadiens. The draft pick will become a fifth-rounder if Columbus actually signs Wisniewski.
Awards[change | edit source]
- He was named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team in the 2000-01 season.
- He was named to the OHL First All-Star Team in the 2003-04 season.
- He won the OHL Max Kaminsky Trophy in the 2003-04 season.
- He was named to the CHL First All-Star Team in the 2003-04 season.
- He was named the CHL Defenceman of the Year in the 2003-04 season.