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James Wisniewski

32-Year-Old Defenseman – Carolina Hurricanes

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Traded to the Hurricanes in the offseason, it appears Wisniewski just can’t find a place to call home. The 31-year-old blueliner has now been a part of five different teams since the 2010-11 season. That being said, he still carries some fantasy intrigue, as a power-play qua...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2016
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 203   DOB: 2/21/1984
BORN: Canton, Michigan   DRAFTED: 5th Rd, #156 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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James Wisniewski Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $33 million contract with the Blue Jackets in July 2011. Traded to the Ducks in March 2015. Traded to the Hurricanes in June 2015.

February 23, 2016  –  James Wisniewski News

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Wisniewski (knee) was on the ice prior to morning skate Tuesday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer 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 ANH 13 0 5 5 -3 10 20 0.0 0 0 20:13 0 1 1 2:17 16 12
2014-15 30 NHL CLS 56 8 21 29 -10 34 127 6.3 2 0 21:25 7 7 14 3:13 99 69
2015-16 31 NHL CAR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0:47 0 0 0 0:00 1 0
2015-16 Proj 31 NHL CAR 69 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for James Wisniewski

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#4 Left Defenseman
  1. Jaccob Slavin
  2. Noah Hanifin
  3. Ron Hainsey
  4. James Wisniewski  IR
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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

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On average, James Wisniewski was on the ice for 0:47.

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On average, James Wisniewski was on the ice for 0:00 during power plays.

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Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, James Wisniewski was on the ice for 0:00 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 20:13 2:17 1:12
2014-15 21:25 3:13 1:55
2015-16 0:47 0:00 0:00

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   James Wisniewski
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 @FLA Did Not Play
Apr 7 MON Did Not Play
Apr 5 @BOS Did Not Play
Apr 2 CLM Did Not Play
Mar 31 NYR Did Not Play
Mar 29 @NYI Did Not Play
Mar 27 NJD Did Not Play
Mar 26 NYI Did Not Play
Mar 24 @CLM Did Not Play
Mar 22 BUF Did Not Play
Mar 19 @MIN Did Not Play
Mar 17 @PIT Did Not Play
Mar 15 @WAS Did Not Play
Mar 12 @BUF Did Not Play
Mar 10 @BOS Did Not Play
Mar 8 OTT Did Not Play
Mar 5 @TAM Did Not Play
Mar 1 @NJD Did Not Play
Feb 28 STL Did Not Play
Feb 26 BOS Did Not Play
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Feb 25 @TOR Did Not Play
Feb 23 PHI Did Not Play
Feb 21 TAM Did Not Play
Feb 19 SAN Did Not Play
Feb 18 @OTT Did Not Play
Feb 16 WPG Did Not Play
Feb 13 NYI Did Not Play
Feb 12 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 7 @MON Did Not Play
Feb 5 @WPG Did Not Play
Feb 3 @CGY Did Not Play
Jan 26 CHI Did Not Play
Jan 24 CGY Did Not Play
Jan 22 NYR Did Not Play
Jan 21 @TOR Did Not Play
Jan 17 @PIT Did Not Play
Jan 15 VAN Did Not Play
Jan 14 @STL Did Not Play
Jan 12 PIT Did Not Play
Jan 9 @CLM Did Not Play
Jan 8 CLM Did Not Play
Jan 6 @VAN Did Not Play
Jan 4 @EDM Did Not Play
Jan 2 NAS Did Not Play
Dec 31 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 29 @NJD Did Not Play
Dec 27 @CHI Did Not Play
Dec 26 NJD Did Not Play
Dec 21 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 19 @PIT Did Not Play
Dec 18 FLA Did Not Play
Dec 15 @PHI Did Not Play
Dec 12 @ARI Did Not Play
Dec 11 @ANA Did Not Play
Dec 8 @DAL Did Not Play
Dec 6 ARI Did Not Play
Dec 5 MON Did Not Play
Dec 3 NJD Did Not Play
Nov 30 @NYR Did Not Play
Nov 27 @BUF Did Not Play
Nov 25 EDM Did Not Play
Nov 23 @PHI Did Not Play
Nov 22 LOS Did Not Play
Nov 20 TOR Did Not Play
Nov 16 ANA Did Not Play
Nov 14 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 12 MIN Did Not Play
Nov 10 @NYR Did Not Play
Nov 7 OTT Did Not Play
Nov 6 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 1 TAM Did Not Play
Oct 30 COL Did Not Play
Oct 29 @NYI Did Not Play
Oct 27 @DET Did Not Play
Oct 24 @SAN Did Not Play
Oct 23 @LOS Did Not Play
Oct 21 @COL Did Not Play
Oct 17 @WAS Did Not Play
Oct 16 @DET Did Not Play
Oct 13 FLA Did Not Play
Oct 10 DET Did Not Play
Oct 8 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0:47 0:00

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

Wisniewski is still rehabbing from left knee surgery performed early last October, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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Wisniewski is expected to be sidelined six months after undergoing surgery on his left knee Friday to repair the torn ACL he suffered in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Predators, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.

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Wisniewski left Thursday's game in the first period with a lower-body injury and will not return.

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Wisniewski (groin) played in the Hurricanes' final preseason game Friday, skating 17:30 and registering a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over the Penguins.

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Wisniewski missed Monday's practice with a groin injury, The News & Observer reports.

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The Hurricanes acquired Wisniewski from Anaheim on Saturday in exchange for goalie Anton Khudobin, TSN's Jason Gregor reports.

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Wisniewski will not take the ice Saturday against Winnipeg, the Orange County Register reports.

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Wisniewksi will be a healthy scratch for Game 1 of the Ducks' first-round playoff series Thursday against the Jets, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Wisniewski notched an assist in Sunday's win over the Devils, giving him three straight games with a helper.

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Wisniewski will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Wisniewski tallied an assist in his first game back at Nationwide Arena since being traded to the Ducks, but it wasn't enough in a 5-3 loss to Columbus.

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Wisniewski recorded his first point in his second stint as a Duck on Sunday night, tallying a power-play assist against Nashville.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

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 those points came with the man advantage, and while his injury history makes it tough to bank on a repeat performance, the young roster around Wisniewski should continue to get better, which may help soften the blow of any regression in his production.

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.