Brian Wiseman

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Brian Wiseman
Born (1971-07-13) July 13, 1971 (age 47)
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
NHL Draft 257th overall, 1991
New York Rangers
Playing career 1994–2000

Brian M. Wiseman (born July 13, 1971) is a Canadian retired ice hockey forward and is currently an assistant coach for the University of Michigan's men's ice hockey team.[1]


As a novice player, Wiseman scored 413 goals in a single season.[citation needed] This broke a record held by Wayne Gretzky, and brought about national attention to the nine-year-old Wiseman.[citation needed] He played in the 1984 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Chatham.[2]

Wiseman owns the only retired number of the former Chatham MicMacs (now named Jr. Maroons) of the former Western Ontario Hockey League.[citation needed] His number 9 was retired after he left Chatham to play for the University of Michigan Wolverines. Approximately 3,600 spectators were in attendance to see Wiseman break Ed Olczyk's single season point record. Wiseman amassed 147 points in just 40 games in 1989–90.[citation needed]

During his career at University of Michigan, he was named Freshman of the Year in 1991, had Frozen Four appearances in 1992 and 1993 and the Wolverines were CCHA Tournament Champions in 1994. He finished his U-M career with 248 points including a school-record 164 assists.[citation needed]

He was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 12th round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft after his freshman season, but remained at U-M to complete his stellar career.[citation needed]

Wiseman would next move to play hockey professionally. He played for the Chicago Wolves (IHL), St. John's Maple Leafs (AHL), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), and Houston Aeros (IHL) before retiring due to concussion problems stemming from an injury suffered during the Aeros' 1999–2000 playoff season.[citation needed] He helped the Houston Aeros capture the Turner Cup in the 1998–1999 season and was named the IHL's Most Valuable Player in 1999 after leading the league in scoring with 109 points.[citation needed]

After his playing career, he spent one season as a video coach with the Dallas Stars and another as an assistant coach at Princeton University.[citation needed]

In 2007, Wiseman was inducted into the Chatham (Ontario) Sports Hall of Fame.[citation needed]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 1990–91 [citation needed]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1992 [3]
All-CCHA First Team 1993–94 [4]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1993–94 [citation needed]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1994 [3]


  1. ^ "Brian Wiseman Bio - Michigan Ice Hockey -". Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  2. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  3. ^ a b "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  4. ^ "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
David Roberts
CCHA Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Brian Loney