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James Wisniewski

Born:February 21, 1984Draft:2002 Blackhawks 156th Overall
Hometown:Canton, MichiganPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Free Agent

James Joseph Wisniewski (born February 21, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Kassel Huskies of the German DEL2. He has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Chicago BlackhawksAnaheim DucksNew York IslandersMontreal CanadiensColumbus Blue Jackets, and Carolina Hurricanes.

James Wisniewski with Columbus. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

James Wisniewski Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
March 4, 2009Chicago Blackhawks LogoPeter KontiolaSamuel Pahlsson
Logan Stephenson
July 30, 2010Third-Round Pick
(Joseph Cramarossa)
December 28, 2010Second-Round Pick
(Johan Sundstrom)
June 29, 2011Fifth-Round Pick
(Charles Hudson)
March 2, 2015Third-Round Pick
(Brent Gates)
Second-Round Pick
(Kevin Stenlund)
Rene Bourque
William Karlsson
June 27, 2015Anton Khudobin

Deeper Dive


  • OHL All-Rookie First Team (2001)
  • CHL Top Prospects Game (2002)
  • IIHF U18 World Juniors Gold Medal (2002)
  • OHL First All-Star Team (2004)
  • OHL Most Outstanding Defenseman (2004)
  • CHL First All-Star Team (2004)
  • CHL Defenseman of the Year (2004)
  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Gold Medal (2004)