James Joseph Wisniewski (born February 21, 1984 in Canton, Michigan) is an NHL ice hockey defenceman that is currently an unrestricted agent. He was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with the 156th overall pick in the 2002 NHL Draft.
February 21, 1984|
Canton, MI, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
New York Islanders
Columbus Blue Jackets
|National team||United States|
156th overall, 2002|
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.
- 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.