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James Wisniewski

30-Year-Old Defenseman – Columbus Blue Jackets

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Wisniewski finally had the kind of season the Blue Jackets envisioned when they originally signed him three seasons ago, scoring an eye-popping 51 points in 75 games, good for eighth in scoring among defensemen. He benefited from an improved Columbus power play, as 28 of tho...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Finger    EST. RETURN:  11/9/2014
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 208   DOB: 2/21/1984
BORN: Canton, Michigan   DRAFTED: 5th Rd, #156 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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The Blue Jackets signed Wisniewski to a six-year, $33 million deal in July of 2011.

October 30, 2014  –  James Wisniewski News

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The Blue Jackets placed Wisniewski (finger) on injured reserve Thursday, Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Post-Dispatch reports.

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James Wisniewski NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 21 19 2 5 7 0 36 25 8.0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 22 50 2 8 10 3 39 55 3.6 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 23 68 7 19 26 12 103 82 8.5 0 1 1 0 1
2008-09 24 48 3 21 24 9 30 89 3.4 0 0 19:51 1 9 10 2:01 90 60
2009-10 25 69 3 27 30 -5 56 146 2.1 0 0 24:21 2 7 9 2:33 129 102
2010-11 26 NHL MON 43 7 23 30 4 20 87 8.0 2 0 22:43 4 12 16 4:36 56 84
2010-11 26 NHL NYI 32 3 18 21 -18 18 71 4.2 0 0 23:15 3 10 13 4:56 52 35
2011-12 27 NHL CLS 48 6 21 27 -13 37 99 6.1 2 0 24:48 2 10 12 3:53 50 74
2012-13 28 NHL CLS 30 5 9 14 -1 15 62 8.1 0 0 22:50 4 1 5 3:17 53 48
2013-14 29 NHL CLS 75 7 44 51 0 61 166 4.2 1 0 22:37 3 25 28 3:58 101 73
2014-15 30 NHL CLS 9 0 3 3 -1 6 28 0.0 0 0 21:50 0 1 1 4:12 13 6
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James Wisniewski – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

21:50

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, James Wisniewski was on the ice for 21:50.

4:12

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, James Wisniewski was on the ice for 4:12 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 22:50 3:17
2013-14 22:37 3:58
2014-15 21:50 4:12

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James Wisniewski 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 28 OTT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 21:11 6:52
Oct 26 at LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 21:48 2:22
Oct 24 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 21:21 2:51
Oct 23 at SJ 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:42 4:22
Oct 18 at OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 24:44 3:08
Oct 17 CGY 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 20:24 4:57
Oct 14 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 23:15 5:02
Oct 11 NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 21:18 3:46
Oct 9 at BUF 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 21:49 4:31

James Wisniewski: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wisniewksi has been ruled out for one-to-two weeks after suffering a broken finger in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Senators, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Wisniewski was held without a point in Sunday's loss to the Kings. He's accumulated no goals and two assists over the Jackets' first eight games.

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Wisniewski recorded two assists, including setting up Nick Foligno for the overtime winner, as the Blue Jackets evened their first round series against the Penguins with a 4-3 victory Wednesday.

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Wisniewski grabbed an assist in Friday's 4-3 loss to Chicago, giving him five points in the last five games.

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Wisniewski scored the Jackets' first goal on a power play, then assisted on Brandon Dubinsky's goal in a 2-0 win over Philadelphia on Thursday.

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Wisniewski scored the only Columbus goal of the evening in Friday's 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

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Wisniewski snapped a five-game pointless slump with a three-assist night in Tuesday's win over Detroit.

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Wisniewski notched his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Sharks.

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Wisniewski (toe) returned to practice Sunday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Wisniewski (toe) is unlikely to skate again until next week, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Wisniewski (toe) is questionable to practice this week, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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The lower-body injury Wisniewski has been dealing with over the last week is actually a broken pinkie toe, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Wisniewski's second verse in Columbus was the same as the first, as the offensively-gifted defenseman just couldn't stay healthy and managed only 14 points in 30 games. He's now scored 14 goals and 41 points (with a minus-14 rating) in 78 games over two seasons with the Blue Jackets, which gives you a good idea of what he's capable of over a full campaign. Until he proves he can stay in one piece, Wisniewski's probably not worth the risk in most fantasy formats.

2012-13

On a point-per-game basis, Wisniewski almost lived up to his big free agent billing, scoring at a pace that would have seen him finish with 10 goals and 46 points over 82 games, but, between a suspension to start the season, a broken ankle and a concussion (along with lesser bumps and bruises) he managed to suit up for just 48 games. Heading into 2012-2013 he's got a top spot on the power play next to Jack Johnson sewn up, but also a cast of forwards in front of him sorely lacking in proven goal scorers to bang home the rebounds from his big shot. Don't expect more than about 40 points as a result, and another dreadful plus-minus.

2011-12

Wisniewski turned his career year into big bucks, but just because he's cashed in doesn't mean you should expect a big drop in his production. The Blue Jackets have long needed a booming shot off the point for their power play unit, and with Rick Nash and Jeff Carter around to smack home any rebounds Wisniewski should continue to collect plenty of assists with the man advantage. Wisniewski was fifth in scoring among blue liners last season, and another top-15 finish seems well within reach.

2010-11

Obtained by the Islanders for a 2011 third-round draft pick this past July, Wisniewski will be looked upon to give the Isles a tough presence in front of their own net. In other words, the Islanders are hoping he can perform the duties that the departed Brendan Witt could not.

2009-10

Wisniewski had 24 points in 48 games last season and should be able to come close to doubling that total if he plays a full schedule. He will be on the second defensive line with Anaheim.

2008-09

Wisniewski showed the ability to be a quality rearguard last season, notching seven goals and 19 assists in 68 games. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL and underwent ACL in July. The 24-year-old started skating in mid-September and should be ready to go in late December. The best option would probably be to pass him up on draft day, but monitor his progress and steal him off waivers before his return.

2007-08

Wisniewski’s season ended early with a torn knee ligament, but it was the most time with the Hawks for the young defenseman. He has a good shot at staying with the Hawks this season, but he is at least behind Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook in terms of scoring for Hawks defensemen.

2006-07

Had some good numbers for a defenseman in his rookie year for the Hawks with two goals and five assists in only 19 games. Could be a future scorer on defense. Might need another year of seasoning at Norfolk.