January 9, 1961 |
Sudbury, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Buffalo Sabres
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||83rd overall, 1980
James Duncan Wiemer (born January 9, 1961) is a retired former professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins.
Jim began his path to the pros in Peterborough, Ontario with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League in 1978. He helped his team to the 1979 Memorial Cup Championship and continued his playing career in Peterborough until the end of the 1980–81 OHL season. Had his most productive season in 1980–81 when he recorded 95 points on 41 goals and 54 assists. During his tenure there, he was selected in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft draft by the Buffalo Sabres with the 83rd pick in the 4th round.
Jim began his pro career with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League under coach Mike Keenan. He was originally drafted as a forward and was later moved back to defence by coach Mike Keenan. He was an integral part in the 1983 Calder Cup Championship run.
He began his National Hockey League career and began to bounce around a bit to the aforementioned teams. He experienced his first trade in the NHL on December 6, 1984, when the Sabres traded Wiemer and Steve Patrick to the New York Rangers in exchange for Chris Renaud and Dave Maloney. He eventually found a solid home in Boston, with the Bruins, in 1989 and coach Mike Milbury. Was a solid fixture on the bluelines with Boston for the better part of 4 years, playing with some of the games greats such as Ray Bourque, Cam Neely and Adam Oates.
In 1988 Wiemer played 12 regular season games, and 2 games in Conference Finals for the Edmonton Oilers. However, his name was not included on the Stanley Cup. The criteria to get your name on the cup is to play 41 or more games for the winning team during the regular season, 1 game in the finals, or a successful petition by a team.
Jim Wiemer finished his playing career with 325 games played in the NHL (387 including playoffs), and 999 career professional hockey points. He scored 101 (114 including playoffs) points in his NHL career on 29 goals and 72 assists (34 and 80 including playoffs) with 378 PIMS and a +/- of +17 (437 and +14 including playoffs).