Chris Wideman

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Chris Wideman
Born (1990-01-07) January 7, 1990 (age 25)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Defenseman
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Ottawa Senators
Binghamton Senators (AHL)
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 Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL). He was a fourth-round draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, 100th overall by the Ottawa Senators.

Early life and amateur career[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 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.[1][2]

Professional career[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. He is expected to challenge for a NHL job at the Ottawa Senators' training camp and is seventh on their defence depth chart.[3][4]

Awards[edit]

  • 2014–15:
    • Eddie Shore Award for top AHL defenceman
    • Eastern Conference All-Star in AHL All-Star Game
    • November 3, 2014 - "CCM/AHL Player of the Week" and "AHL Player of the Month" for October 2014.[5]
  • 2009 - CCHA All-Rookie award[6]

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