James Wisniewski is an American defenseman on the Anaheim Ducks.
Wisniewski was drafted by Chicago in 2002. He was one of the most talented offensive defenseman in the OHL at the time, and was called up to Chicago in 2005. He suffered a season ending injury in 2007, but played in 68 games in the 2007-08 season, scoring 7 goals and 26 points, along with 103 penalty minutes. At the 2009 trade deadline, Wisniewski was traded to Anaheim. He played well in Anaheim, nearly doubling his season point total during less than 20 games with the club. Wisniewski had another good year with the Ducks in 2009-10, recording 27 assists and 30 points, along with 56 penalty minutes. He was suspended 8 games for a hit he leveled former teammate Brent Seabrook with during a game near the end of the season because he made contact with Seabrook’s head and drove it into the glass. During the 2010 offseason, the Ducks traded Wisniewski to the Islanders for a 3rd round draft pick in 2011.
He played for Team USA at the 2008 World Championships.
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