|Assets:||Has excellent passing skills. Plays with ice water in his veins and never gets rattled. Is extremely durable and owns an accurate point shot. Is a solid puck mover.|
|Flaws:||Has regressed in his overall game with time. Tends to lack passion when he plays. Also lacks a physical game and doesn't initiate contact with any frequency.|
|Career Potential:||Fading veteran puck-moving defenseman.|
|NHL||Bud Light Plus/Minus Award||2005-06|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2003-04 (Injured), 2001-02|
|Memorial Cup||All-Star Team||1995-96|
|WHL||Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy||1993-94|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||1995-96|
|WHL||East Second All-Star Team||1994-95|
|6/01/2013||Missed the last 6 playoff games (undisclosed).|
|5/12/2013||Missed the last playoff game (undisclosed).|
|4/03/2013||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|2/01/2013||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|1/18/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a one-year contract.|
|1/17/2013||Contract bought out by the New York Rangers.|
|1/16/2013||Placed on waivers by the New York Rangers.|
|9/27/2010||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|9/25/2010||Placed on waivers by the New York Rangers.|
|12/09/2009||Missed 5 games (right shoulder injury).|
|11/26/2009||Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|12/10/2008||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|12/07/2008||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2008||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers to a six-year contract.|
|3/29/2008||Missed 2 games (hip injury).|
|3/25/2008||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|3/30/2007||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|3/27/2007||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/21/2006||Missed 9 games (chest injury).|
|12/01/2006||Chest injury, day-to-day.|
|11/20/2006||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|11/13/2006||Groin, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/08/2006||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|6/30/2006||Re-signed by the Ottawa Senators to a multi-year contract.|
|4/25/2006||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|4/23/2006||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|4/11/2006||Missed 7 games (personal reasons).|
|3/30/2006||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|12/17/2005||Missed 10 games (knee injury).|
|11/23/2005||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/10/2004||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|7/16/2003||Re-signed by the Ottawa Senators to a multi-year contract.|
|1/30/2003||Missed 2 games (viral infection).|
|1/27/2003||Viral infection, day-to-day.|
|11/16/2002||Missed 3 games (hip flexor).|
|11/09/2002||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|4/14/2002||Missed the last 3 games of the regular season (flu).|
|8/15/2001||Re-signed by the Ottawa Senators.|
|10/17/2000||Missed 4 games (bruised right hand).|
|10/05/2000||Bruised right hand, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/03/2013||St. Louis Blues traded Wade Redden to the Boston Bruins for a conditional 7th round selection in 2014.|
|1/18/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|7/01/2008||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|1/23/1996||Ottawa Senators traded Bryan Berard, Don Beaupre and Martin Straka to the New York Islanders for Damian Rhodes and Wade Redden.|
|7/08/1995||Drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 1995.|
Wade Redden, Hamilton work on 4th pairing | 05/30/2013 9:50 AM
NewsIf Wade Redden gets the green light to return for the Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals then he might start out the series as a healthy scratch.
ImpactHe skated on Boston's fourth defense pair with rookie Dougie Hamilton during Wednesday's practice session. Hamilton was a healthy scratch in Game 5 against the Rangers due to the return of Dennis Seidenberg to the lineup. It doesn't look like the team plans to make any changes heading into Game 1, but that could change by Saturday.
Wade Redden is probable for ECF opener | 05/27/2013 9:07 AM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) is likely to be available for the start of the Eastern Conference finals.
ImpactBruins GM Peter Chiarelli described Redden as "close, if not ready." Redden hasn't played since May 12 due to the ailment.
Redden continues to progress | 05/25/2013 8:41 AM
NewsWade Redden continues to progress in his recovery from an undisclosed injury.
ImpactHe has been practising with his teammates and may be close to a return to action. We would consider Redden questionable for Game 5 Saturday afternoon.
Wade Redden remains day-to-day | 05/24/2013 5:35 PM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) practiced with the Boston Bruins on Friday.
ImpactRedden is still questionable for Game 5 on Saturday. He hasn't played since May 12.
Wade Redden unlikely to play in Game 4 | 05/23/2013 2:24 PM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) is unlikely to play in Game 4 Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
ImpactHe participated in the team's morning session, but Boston isn't expected to alter their lineup.
Wade Redden won't play in Game 3 Tuesday | 05/21/2013 7:20 PM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) won't be back in Game 3 Tuesday night.
Boston Bruins on Twitter
ImpactThe Boston Bruins will ice the same lineup they did in Games 1 and 2.
Wade Redden will travel to New York | 05/20/2013 1:16 PM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) practiced Monday and he will travel with his Boston teammates to New York.
ImpactThe Bruins and Rangers will play Games 3 and 4 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. Redden hasn't played since Game 6 in the first round versus Toronto, but he appears to be getting closer to a return after skating with the team for a second time.
Redden practising Saturday and is day-to-day | 05/18/2013 2:05 PM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) practised with his Bruin teammates Saturday and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals.
Steve Zipay Twitter
ImpactWe will update you as to Redden's status on Sunday.
Wade Redden might be available for Game 2 | 05/17/2013 1:46 PM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) hasn't been ruled out for Game 2 on Sunday.
Impact"There is a possibility. That much I can say," Bruins coach Claude Julien said of Redden's status as well as the availability of defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference. Redden missed the Bruins' morning skate on Thursday and the team didn't practice on Friday.
Wade Redden not expected to play Thursday | 05/16/2013 1:47 PM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) was absent from Thursday's morning skate.
CSN New England
ImpactHe didn't last long during Wednesday's session. Redden likely won't be available when Boston opens their semifinal series against the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
Redden doesn't last long at practice Weds. | 05/15/2013 12:10 PM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) was on the ice at the start of Wednesday's practice, but he left during the session.
ImpactIt is cloudy if he'll be available to play Thursday when Boston hosts the Rangers in Game 1 of their semifinal series. Redden missed two games due to injury against Toronto in Round 1.
Wade Redden's status unclear for Round 2 | 05/15/2013 9:42 AM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) wasn't able to play in Game 7.
ImpactHe played in Game 6 after missing Game 5 with an unknown ailment as well. Boston begins Round 2 on Thursday when they host the New York Rangers and it isn't clear if Redden will be available.
Wade Redden was able to play in Game 6 | 05/13/2013 9:49 AM
NewsWade Redden (undisclosed) was able to play Sunday in Game 6.
ImpactHe didn't play in Game 5 due to an undisclosed ailment. Redden filled in for injured blueliner Andrew Ference and was credited with one blocked shot during his 17:33 of ice time.
Report: Bruin Wade Redden not playing tonight | 05/12/2013 1:13 PM
NewsJosh Rimer of NSSradiotv.com is reporting in a tweet that neither Wade Redden nor Andrew Ference will be in the Boston Bruins' defense corps tonight.
ImpactThe Bruins visit Toronto with a 3-2 first-round series lead over the Leafs. Redden will not reveal what his injury is.
Wade Redden likely back in Boston lineup | 05/12/2013 10:49 AM
NewsBoston defenseman Wade Redden, who won't say what his injury is, wasn't ruling himself out for tonight's playoff game against the Maple Leafs in Toronto.
Impact"It felt pretty good," Redden said after practicing with the Bruins Saturday. "I've been feeling better, so that's a positive. But it's a game-day decision." Redden was asked if it was a tough decision on whether to give it a go for Game 5 or it was obvious he should sit out, which he did. "It was pretty much an obvious thing," he said. "But like I said, it's turned the corner." Considering Redden was given a new lease on his NHL life this year after being banished to the AHL the previous two years by the New York Rangers, it's hard to imagine he'd take sitting out a playoff game lightly. He continues to stay positive, both with his situation and that of the team.
Wade Redden practices, still day-to-day | 05/11/2013 1:37 PM
NewsWade Redden practiced with the Boston Bruins on Saturday, yet his status remains day-to-day, according to head coach Claude Julien.
ImpactRedden's been valuable since being added to fold in Boston, though some might overrate that impact. In particular, many pundits point to Tyler Bozak's shorthanded goal as a moment Redden might have prevented. Either way, the Bruins would probably prefer to have the veteran in the lineup as they draw closer to their second attempt to close out the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Redden day-to-day with undisclosed injury | 05/11/2013 9:26 AM
NewsAs reported earlier, Wade Redden did not play in Friday night's 2-1 loss to Toronto.
ImpactHe has an undisclosed injury and should be considered day-to-day. Redden was a key player in the Bruins' first two games of the series against the Maple Leafs but has been relatively quiet since then. We would sit Redden down for the time being as it is questionable whether he will play in Game 6 Sunday night in Toronto.
Wade Redden (undisclosed) will sit Friday | 05/10/2013 2:05 PM
NewsWade Redden won't play Friday night in Game 5 because of an undisclosed injury.
ImpactCoach Claude Julien said Redden is day-to-day. The veteran defenseman played 16:59 in Game 4 Wednesday in Toronto and it's unclear when or how he got hurt.
Wade Redden scores in Boston defeat | 04/23/2013 10:41 PM
NewsWade Redden got his first point as a member of the Boston Bruins in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia.
ImpactIn his third appearance since being traded to Boston from St. Louis, he scored his third goal of the season from Jaromir Jagr and Carl Soderberg, who got his first NHL point on the play. David Krejci had Boston's other marker in a 5-2 loss to the Flyers.
Wade Redden will make Bruins debut Wednesday | 04/17/2013 12:52 PM
NewsWade Redden will make his Boston Bruins debut Wednesday night when the Buffalo Sabres visit.
ImpactHe was acquired from St. Louis prior to the NHL trade deadline after skating in 23 games with the Blues. With Dougie Hamilton also returning to the lineup, it looks like Adam McQuaid and Matt Bartkowski will be taken out.
Redden must bide his time to play | 04/06/2013 8:33 AM
NewsDon't expect Wade Redden to be in the lineup against the Canadiens Saturday night.
ImpactHe practiced alongside Aaron Johnson in the Bruins' fourth defensemen pairing in Friday's scrimmages. Redden seems to understand his role in Boston, though. "I think they had a pretty good defense already, so I'm just going to fill in where things open up,'' Redden said. From a fantasy perspective, Redden is irrelevant.
Wade Redden unlikely to play Thursday | 04/04/2013 9:51 AM
NewsWade Redden will travel to Boston Thursday, but he's not projected to play against New Jersey.
ImpactThe Bruins acquired the veteran defenseman from St. Louis prior to Wednesday's deadline to help with their transition game and serve as a depth option. The team isn't expecting him to quarterback their power play, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they won't try him out there eventually either.
Blues deal Wade Redden to Boston | 04/03/2013 3:32 PM
NewsWade Redden has been sent to the Boston Bruins for a draft pick.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactThe Bruins were in the market for a veteran defender to add some depth to their defense corps. Redden appeared in 23 games with the Blues prior to the move.
Blues to sit Wade Redden Weds. vs. Wings | 02/13/2013 6:23 PM
NewsWade Redden will be scratched from the lineup on Wednesday night.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactHe found the back of the net for the Blues in his second and third games with the club, but hasn't scored a point in his last five. During that five-game span, he also registered a minus-7 rating, so he'll get the night off to regroup and Kris Russell will play in his place.
Wade Redden approaches his 1000th game | 02/07/2013 11:37 AM
NewsWade Redden might play in his 1,000th career game on Thursday.
ImpactIt's been a long and difficult journey for Redden. He spent two seasons in the minors because the Rangers wanted to bury his cap hit. Now he's finally back in the NHL and already has two goals in five games with the Blues. He might have some limited fantasy value in standard leagues this season, but he's a risky pickup.
Wade Redden is expected to play Friday | 02/01/2013 5:52 PM
NewsWade Redden (flu) will play against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactRedden is projected to play alongside Alex Pietrangelo. He has two goals in three games this season.
Wade Redden (flu) not in lineup Thursday | 01/31/2013 6:42 PM
NewsWade Redden didn't practice Thursday morning will not dress tonight against Columbus because of the flu-like symptoms.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Impact"He said he feels better, but we'll see how he's doing later," coach Ken Hitchcock said. Redden has tallied two goals and six shots in his first three games with the Blues, while seeing 18:38 of average ice time per contest. Consider him day-to-day.
Wade Redden scores first for Blues | 01/27/2013 9:57 AM
NewsWade Redden scored his first goal with the St. Louis Blues in Saturday's 4-3 win over Dallas.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactRedden's goal opened the scoring for St. Louis and was his first NHL marker since March 18, 2010 which, ironically, came against the Blues."It felt good," Redden said. "Actually, I wasn't sure it didn't hit (Ryan) Reaves on the way through. I'm still not sure." He's not likely to make much of an impact in your fantasy league, but Redden's revival is a god-news story nonetheless.
D Wade Redden not bad in debut for St. Louis | 01/26/2013 1:13 PM
NewsNewcomer Wade Redden had a few rough moments with the puck in the St. Louis Blues' 3-0 win over Nashville on Thursday, but he only put his team into real danger once.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactHe also took a late interference penalty that gave Nashville one last chance to spoil Halak's shutout. The Blues' penalty killing unit picked him up after that mishap. It'll be interesting to see how much he can help the defensive corps once he settles in and gets back to NHL speed.
Wade Redden set to play first game with Blues | 01/24/2013 6:18 PM
NewsWade Redden will be paired with Alex Pietrangelo in his St. Louis debut on Thursday night.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Impact"He has experience, a veteran presence, a calming effect in the dressing room," Pietrangelo said. "He's a guy who's been through everything in this league. It's going to be good to have him in here. You can never have too many veteran guys that have a presence on the ice as well." The 35-year-old defenseman played his last NHL shift with the Rangers in April 2010 before ending up in the minors for the past two seasons. After he was bought out by New York, the Blues inked him to a one-year, $800,000 contract last week.
Blues activate Redden, may play Thursday | 01/23/2013 3:50 PM
NewsSt. Louis has activated defenseman Wade Redden.
ImpactThe Blues temporarily assigned defenseman Ian Cole to the minors and placed Jeff Woywitka on waivers to make room for Redden on their roster. Redden could make his St. Louis debut as early as Thursday night versus Nashville.
Wade Redden won't play in Monday's game | 01/21/2013 3:37 PM
NewsWade Redden will not make his St. Louis Blues' debut on Monday.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactThe Blues are coming off of a commanding 6-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings and don't want to alter their lineup. Consequently, Redden will have to wait a little longer before he finally makes his return to the NHL.
Wade Redden passes physical with the Blues | 01/21/2013 12:44 PM
NewsWade Redden has passed his physical with the St. Louis Blues but will not be in their lineup on Monday.
ImpactCoach Ken Hitchcock still likes the way Redden skates so it's just a matter of time for him to get into the lineup. He has not played in the NHL since the 2009-10 season as the New York Rangers did not want his high salary to count against the cap. They bought him out last week and now we shall see if the Blues have a winner on its hands. We would leave him on the waiver wire for now but grab him quickly if he shows his old form.
Blues offer Wade Redden shot at redemption | 01/18/2013 2:34 PM
NewsThe St. Louis Blues have inked Wade Redden to a one-year, $800,000 deal.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactRedden can earn up to $1 million if he unlocks his games played-related bonuses. Redden hasn't played in the NHL since the 2009-10 campaign because the Rangers wanted to bury his cap hit in the minors. That wasn't a favorable option with the new CBA, but the Rangers were able to use one of their compliance buyouts on him. Redden is worth keeping an eye on, but we can't recommend picking him up at this time.
Rangers use compliance buyout on Redden | 01/17/2013 6:48 PM
NewsWade Redden has been bought out by the New York Rangers.
Katie Strang on Twitter
ImpactThey exercised one of their compliance buyouts, so Redden's contract won't count against them from a cap perspective in 2013-14. Redden will now have the opportunity to play with an NHL squad in 2013. He's definitely worth keeping an eye on, especially given that he put up great numbers in the minors. At the same time, he hasn't played in the NHL in well over two years and at the age of 35, staging a successful comeback will be tough. With that in mind, don't pick him up in standard leagues unless he starts to produce with whatever club he ends up with.
Wade Redden clears waivers | 01/17/2013 1:38 PM
NewsWade Redden has cleared unconditional waivers.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactThat opens the door for the New York Rangers to buyout his contract. Doing so won't rid them of his cap hit for this season, but it would give Redden the chance to play right away. Redden hasn't played in an NHL contest since the 2009-10 campaign, but he has done well in the minors. We certainly wouldn't expect much from him if he gets another shot with a different club, but he's worth keeping an eye on.
Report: Rangers waive defenseman Wade Redden | 01/16/2013 2:00 PM
NewsWade Redden has reportedly been placed on waivers, according to multiple sources.
ImpactThe Rangers are expected to buy out his contract following the decision of the NHL and NHLPA to allow teams to use their compliance buyouts prior to the start of the 2013 campaign. Redden has $10 million and two seasons remaining on a six-year, $39 million contract. He has played the past two seasons in the AHL and will be able to sign with any team as early as Thursday at noon once he clears waivers.
NHL, union reach deal on compliance buyouts | 01/15/2013 4:07 PM
NewsThe NHL and the NHLPA reached an agreement on compliance buyouts Tuesday, allowing teams to buy out a player before Saturday's opener.
Nick Kypreos on Twitter
ImpactThe window was originally scheduled for the summer after the 2013 season, but it became apparent that would need changing after Scott Gomez and Wade Redden were told by their teams to go home for the season to avoid injury. Teams will still have to suffer the cap hit this season if they buy out a player, but it would allow the player to play elsewhere this season. Expect Gomez and Redden to be bought out shortly by the Habs and Rangers, respectively. Gomez is likely to catch on with a team desperate for forward depth, while Redden's potential suitors remain more of a mystery.
Wade Redden might be traded | 01/11/2013 10:10 PM
NewsWade Redden's agent has been given permission to communicate with other franchises about his client.
Larry Brooks on Twitter
ImpactThe New York Rangers might be willing to absorb some of Redden's cap hit and salary in order to make a trade work. They won't invite him to training camp and he'll probably be bought out after this season if they can't trade him.
Rangers' best option: Pay Wade Redden to sit | 01/09/2013 9:48 PM
NewsThe Rangers have three options for what they can do with Wade Redden, and the most likely choice is to pay him not to play at any level, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
ImpactUnder the old CBA, the Rangers could just bury him in the minors and not have his contract count against the cap. But there are new rules now, and New York would still be on the hook for $5.6 million. The Rangers could trade him, but that would mean including draft picks and/or prospects, which they won't consider. New York could let him play in the AHL this year and take on his cap hit, but that risks injury -- if Redden got injured and it carried over to next season the Rangers could not use one of their compliance buyouts on him. The best option is to pay him to do nothing, this way the Rangers can sever ties with him for good next offseason.
Rangers have interesting to make with Redden | 01/09/2013 2:18 PM
NewsThe Rangers brass has met with the representatives of Wade Redden to discuss what direction the two sides will take going into this season.
New York Newsday
ImpactIn the new CBA, contracts over $900,000 can no longer be hidden away in the minors and his cap hit of $5.6 million would count against the team's salary cap for this season. Additionally, the Rangers can't buyout his contract until June. Redden has played the last two years in the minors.
|Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2004-05||Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Penalty Minutes||70||2002-03 (Ott)|
|Power Play Goals||12||2003-04 (Ott)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2001-02 (Ott)|
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