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Born March 20, 1983 (1983-03-20) (age 26),
Kitchener, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Boston Bruins
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 241st overall, 2002
Buffalo Sabres
Career 2005 – present

Dennis Wideman (born March 20, 1983 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

Wideman was drafted from the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in the 8th round, 241st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He started the 2005–06 NHL season with the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League but eventually got the call up to the St. Louis Blues and made his NHL debut on November 9, 2005 at Columbus.

Wideman played in 55 games for the Blues during the 2006–07 NHL season before being traded from the Blues to the Boston Bruins on February 27, 2007 for Brad Boyes. He finished with 25 points on the season.

On December 31, 2007, Wideman scored the 18,000th goal in Boston Bruins history, at 4:40 of the second period, during a power play, against Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Kari Lehtonen, and was the first Bruins goal in a 5–2 home game victory over the Atlanta team,[1] and finished the season with 36 points.

Wideman was a career high plus 32 in the 2008–09 NHL season as the Bruins finished first overall in the Eastern Conference. During the season, Wideman scored 13 goals to go along with 37 assists.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Sudbury Wolves OHL 63 10 26 36 64 12 1 2 3 22
2000–01 Sudbury Wolves OHL 25 7 11 18 37
2000–01 London Knights OHL 24 8 8 16 38 5 0 4 4 6
2001–02 London Knights OHL 65 27 42 69 141 12 4 9 13 26
2002–03 London Knights OHL 55 20 27 47 83 14 6 6 12 10
2003–04 London Knights OHL 60 24 41 65 85 15 7 10 17 17
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 79 13 30 43 65
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 12 2 4 6 31
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 8 16 24 83
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 55 5 17 22 44
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 20 1 2 3 27
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 81 13 23 36 70 6 0 3 3 0
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 79 13 37 50 34 11 0 7 7 4
NHL totals 302 40 95 135 258 17 0 10 10 4

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