Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dennis Wideman
Dennis Wideman was born March 20, 1983 in Kitchener, Ontario. The eighth round, 241st overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Wideman is a graduate of the OHL's Sudbury Wolves and London Knights.

An offensive defenseman, Wideman played five seasons in the OHL registering 271 points (96-175-271) while earning OHL First Team All-Star honours in 2004. Following an impressive junior career, Wideman was acquired by the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 2004 and went on to make his professional debut with the Blues AHL affiliate in Worcester later that fall.

In 2005-06 Wideman made his NHL debut with St. Louis while seeing limited action with the AHL's Peoria Rivermen. The following season Wideman would compete in 55 games with the Blues before the club opted to trade the defenceman to the Boston Bruins for Brad Boyes at the NHL trading deadline.

On June 22, 2010, Wideman was sent to the Florida Panthers as part of a package that saw the Bruins acquire Nathan Horton.

The defender would go on to play less than one full year with the Panthers, being dealt to the Washington Capitals at the NHL trade deadline in exchange for Jake Hauswirth and a third round draft pick. He would complete the year with Washington and appear in all 82 games the following season, recording 11 goals and 35 assists.

With free agency looming, the Capitals traded Wideman's rights to the Calgary Flames on June 27, 2012. He and the Flames would quickly come to terms on a lucrative five year deal.

Wideman would suit up in 46 games for Calgary during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, scoring six times and adding 16 assists. He would appear in just 46 games for the club the following year (2013-14), where he would record nearly identical offensive numbers.

In the 2014-15 season, Wideman would take a giant step forward with the Flames where he would play in 80 games scoring 15 goals and 56 points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Elmira Sugar Kings ON-Jr.B 47 18 30 48 142
1999-00 Sudbury Wolves OHL 63 10 26 36 64 +17 12 1 2 3 22
2000-01 Sudbury Wolves OHL 25 7 11 18 37 -3
2000-01 London Knights OHL 24 8 8 16 38 -24 5 0 4 4 6
2001-02 London Knights OHL 65 27 42 69 141 -7 12 4 9 13 26
2002-03 London Knights OHL 55 20 27 47 83 +4 14 6 6 12 10
2003-04 London Knights OHL 60 24 41 65 85 +51 15 7 10 17 17
2004-05 Worcester IceCats AHL 79 13 30 43 65 -22
2005-06 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 8 16 24 83 -31
2005-06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 12 2 4 6 31 -1
2006-07 St. Louis Blues NHL 55 5 17 22 44 -7
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 20 1 2 3 27 -3
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 81 13 23 36 70 +11 6 0 3 3 0
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 79 13 37 50 34 +32 11 0 7 7 4
2009-10 Boston Bruins NHL 76 6 24 30 34 -14 13 1 11 12 4
2010-11 Florida Panthers NHL 61 9 24 33 33 -26
2010-11 Washington Capitals NHL 14 1 6 7 6 +7
2011-12 Washington Capitals NHL 82 11 35 46 46 -8 14 0 3 3 2
2012-13 Calgary Flames NHL 46 6 16 22 12 -9
2013-14 Calgary Flames NHL 46 4 17 21 18 -15
2014-15 Calgary Flames NHL 80 15 41 56 34 +6 11 0 7 7 12
2015-16 Calgary Flames NHL 51 2 17 19 30 -9
2016-17 Calgary Flames NHL 57 5 13 18 32 -6
NHL Totals 815 99 288 387 503 55 1 31 32 22


OHL First All-Star Team (2004) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2004) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012) Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, June 30, 2004. Traded to Boston by St. Louis for Brad Boyes, February 27, 2007. Traded to Florida by Boston with Boston's 1st round pick (later traded to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Derek Forbert) in 2010 NHL Draft and Boston's 3rd round pick (Kyle Rau) in 2011 NHL Draft for Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell, June 22, 2010. Traded to Washington by Florida for Jake Hauswirth and Washington's 3rd round pick (Jonathan Racine) in 2011 NHL Draft, February 28, 2011. Traded to Calgary by Washington for Jordan Henry and Calgary's 5th round pick (later traded to Winnipeg - Winnipeg selected Tucker Poolman) in 2013 NHL Draft, June 27, 2012.
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