Chris Wideman (born January 7, 1990), is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently under contract to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the fourth round, 100th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Wideman with the Ottawa Senators in 2017
January 7, 1990|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
|National team||United States|
100th overall, 2009|
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, Wideman was drafted in the fourth round, 100th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. During his four-year stint in Miami, he helped the RedHawks earn their first two Frozen Four appearances, a national championship game appearance, and their first CCHA tournament title.
On March 28, 2012, the Senators signed Wideman to a two-year, entry-level contract. After graduating from Miami, he joined the Senators' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Binghamton Senators for the 2012–13 season. In his first professional season, Wideman scored two goals and 18 points in 60 games. He also skated in five games for the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL.
Wideman played another two full seasons with Binghamton, and had a career-year during the 2014–15 season. After recording 19 goals and 61 points in 75 games, he was awarded the Eddie Shore Award as the league's best defenseman. On June 29, 2015, the Senators re-signed Wideman to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000.
During the 2017–18 season, Wideman underwent surgery to repair a hamstring injury, ending his season. Despite this, Wideman signed a one-year contract extension with the Senators on June 24, 2018.
Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers and Pittsburgh PenguinsEdit
During the 2018–19 season, on November 22, 2018, Wideman was traded by the Senators to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2020 conditional sixth-round pick. Over the course of a month with the Oilers, Wideman featured in only 5 games for 2 assists before he was dealt for a second time within the season, leaving the Oilers along with a 2019 third-round pick, to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Alex Petrovic on December 30, 2018. Wideman made his Panthers debut in a 4-3 overtime defeat to the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 5, 2019, before he was placed on waivers the following day. He cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, where he collected 3 goals and 13 points through 16 games from the blueline.
At the trade deadline, Wideman's journeyman season continued as he was dealt for the third time, traded by the Panthers to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Jean-Sébastien Dea on February 25, 2019. He was assigned to report directly to AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
As a free agent from the Penguins, Wideman was signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks on July 15, 2019.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2007–08||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||USHL||53||2||12||14||51||1||0||0||0||0|
Awards and honorsEdit
|CCHA All-Rookie Team||2009|||
|CCHA Second All-Star Team||2011|
|First All-Star Team||2015|
|Eddie Shore Award||2015|
|CCM/AHL Player of the Week||November 3, 2014|
|Player of the Month||October 2014|||
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- "Senators' Chris Wideman to undergo surgery for torn hamstring". sportsnet.ca. December 1, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- "Senators sign Chris Wideman to one-year contract extension". sportsnet.ca. June 24, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
- Staples, David (November 22, 2018). "Edmonton Oilers take another stab at fixing "D" depth trading for Chris Wideman". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
- "Panthers Acquire D Chris Wideman and 2019 3rd round pick from Oilers". Florida Panthers. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
- "Kings Scherbak, two others placed on waivers". The Sports Network. January 6, 2019. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
- "Penguins get Wideman from Panthers for Dea". The Sports Network. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
- "Ducks sign Del Zotto, De Leo, Kloos and Wideman to one-year contracts". Anaheim Ducks. July 16, 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
- "Miami, Michigan, OSU Land 2 Each on All-Rookie Team". College Hockey News. March 9, 2009.
- "October monthly award winners named". AHL. November 3, 2014.