Chris Wideman

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Chris Wideman
Chris Wideman 2017-05-13.jpg
Wideman with the Senators in 2017
Born (1990-01-07) January 7, 1990 (age 28)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10[1] in (178 cm)
Weight 180[1] lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Ottawa Senators
National team  United States
NHL Draft 100th overall, 2009
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2012–present

Chris Wideman (born January 7, 1990), is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently a member of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a fourth-round draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, 100th overall by the Ottawa Senators.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Wideman played high school hockey for Chaminade College Preparatory School. In 2007, Wideman joined the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the USHL where he played one year of Tier I junior hockey before entering Miami University in 2008. After one season at Miami, the Ottawa Senators chose him in the 2009 draft. Wideman completed his university eligibility, playing four years of NCAA Division I college hockey for the Miami RedHawks and graduating in 2012. Wideman helped the RedHawks earn their first two trips to the Frozen Four, a national championship game appearance, and their first CCHA tournament title.[2][3]

Professional[edit]

Wideman signed with Ottawa and joined the Binghamton Senators for the 2012–13 season. In 2014–15, Wideman had an outstanding season with Binghamton and was awarded the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's top defenceman. He was called up in January 2015 to Ottawa but did not play during the team's stretch run. Wideman, a potential unrestricted free agent, re-signed with Ottawa on a one-year, two-way contract in June 2015. The contract pays him $600,000 at the NHL level or $400,000 at the AHL level, considered a high salary for the AHL.[4] He was expected to challenge for a NHL job at the Ottawa Senators' training camp and is seventh on their defence depth chart.[5] Wideman stayed with Ottawa after training camp. He made his NHL debut on October 17, 2015, in a home game versus the Nashville Predators.[6] On November 7, in his fourth game, Chris scored his first NHL goal in Raleigh, NC against the Carolina Hurricanes. He scored the 2–1 goal on a rebound from a blocked Bobby Ryan shot, 15.59 into the second period.[7]

During the 2017–18 season, Wideman underwent surgery to repair a hamstring injury,[8] ending his season. Despite this, Wideman signed a one year contract extension with the Senators on June 24, 2018.[9]

Wideman and Duchene became the best players of the game between Team USA and Team Canada at the 2016 World Championship.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 53 2 12 14 51 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Miami RedHawks CCHA 39 0 26 26 56
2009–10 Miami RedHawks CCHA 44 5 17 22 63
2010–11 Miami RedHawks CCHA 39 3 20 23 32
2011–12 Miami RedHawks CCHA 41 4 20 24 40
2012–13 Elmira Jackals ECHL 5 0 5 5 7
2012–13 Binghamton Senators AHL 60 2 16 18 46 3 1 2 3 2
2013–14 Binghamton Senators AHL 73 9 42 51 101 4 1 0 1 6
2014–15 Binghamton Senators AHL 75 19 42 61 116
2015–16 Ottawa Senators NHL 64 6 7 13 34
2016–17 Ottawa Senators NHL 76 5 12 17 46 15 1 3 4 4
2017–18 Ottawa Senators NHL 16 3 5 8 6
NHL totals 156 14 24 38 86 15 1 3 4 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2016 United States WC 4th 10 2 4 6 8
Senior totals 10 2 4 6 8

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
CCHA All-Rookie Team 2009 [10]
CCHA Second All-Star Team 2011
AHL
All-Star Game 2015
First All-Star Team 2015
Eddie Shore Award 2015
CCM/AHL Player of the Week November 3, 2014
Player of the Month October 2014 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chris Wideman Profile". NHL.com.
  2. ^ Rutherford, Jeremy (June 28, 2009). "Ottawa picks St. Louisan Notebook • Defenseman Chris Wideman goes in fourth round NHL DRAFT". stltoday.com. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Miami a Family Affair for Wideman Brothers". Chaminade Red Devils Hockey. June 18, 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  4. ^ Garrioch, Bruce (2015-06-29). "Senators re-sign prospect Chris Wideman to rich deal". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  5. ^ Warren, Ken (2015-06-29). "Opportunity knocks and Senators sign Wideman to a two-way deal". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  6. ^ Warren, Ken (October 18, 2015). "Senators' Chris Wideman relishes first taste of NHL". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Medaglia, Craig (March 21, 2016). "Look Back: First career NHL goals this season". NHL.com. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Senators' Chris Wideman to undergo surgery for torn hamstring". sportsnet.ca. December 1, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Senators sign Chris Wideman to one-year contract extension". sportsnet.ca. June 24, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Miami, Michigan, OSU Land 2 Each on All-Rookie Team". College Hockey News. March 9, 2009.
  11. ^ "October monthly award winners named". AHL. November 3, 2014.

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