|Assets:||Owns excellent puck skills and is a quality asset at the point with the man advantage. Can log a lot of minutes and is a solid puck-moving D-man.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't play the body nearly enough, and struggles in defensive-zone coverage. Will cough up the puck at the wrong time. Lacks consistency.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran offensive defenseman.|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2011-12|
|Canadian Major Junior||Second All-Star Team||2003-04|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||2003-04|
|4/13/2014||Missed the last 20 regular season games (upper body injury).|
|3/07/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/03/2014||Missed 16 games (broken hand).|
|11/28/2013||Broken hand, injured reserve.|
|4/23/2013||Missed 2 games (broken finger).|
|4/19/2013||Broken finger, day-to-day.|
|6/27/2012||Signed by the Calgary Flames to a five-year contract.|
|6/27/2012||Acquired from the Washington Capitals.|
|5/04/2011||Missed the last 5 games of the regular season and all 9 playoff games (right leg injury).|
|4/05/2011||Right leg injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/31/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/28/2011||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|6/22/2010||Acquired from the Boston Bruins.|
|1/18/2010||Missed 1 game (left knee injury).|
|1/16/2010||Left knee injury, day-to-day.|
|12/21/2009||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|10/21/2009||Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).|
|10/12/2009||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|4/11/2009||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|12/06/2008||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|7/23/2008||Re-signed by the Boston Bruins to a multi-year contract.|
|4/13/2008||Missed Game 2 of Round One against the Montreal Canadiens (upper body injury).|
|4/12/2008||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/11/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Boston Bruins.|
|2/27/2007||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|11/12/2006||Missed 3 games (hand injury).|
|11/04/2006||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|11/08/2005||Recalled from Peoria (AHL).|
|10/03/2005||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|9/22/2005||Recalled from Peoria (AHL).|
|9/20/2005||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|6/30/2004||Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|9/20/2003||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|9/16/2002||Returned to his junior team (London-OHL).|
|6/27/2012||Washington Capitals traded Dennis Wideman to the Calgary Flames for Jordan Henry and a 5th round selection in 2013.|
|2/28/2011||Florida Panthers traded Dennis Wideman to the Washington Capitals for Jake Hauswirth and a 3rd round selection in 2011.|
|6/22/2010||Florida Panthers traded Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell to the Boston Bruins for Dennis Wideman, a 1st round selection in 2010 and a 3rd round selection in 2011.|
|2/27/2007||Boston Bruins traded Brad Boyes to the St. Louis Blues for Dennis Wideman.|
|6/30/2004||Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|6/23/2002||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 8th round (241st overall) in 2002.|
Dennis Wideman is done for 2013-14 | 04/09/2014 1:35 PM
NewsDennis Wideman (upper body) won't return before the conclusion of the season.
Wes Gilbertson on Twitter
ImpactWideman will consequently finish the 2013-14 campaign with four goals and 21 points in 46 games. This was the second season of his five-year, $26.25 million contract with Calgary.
Calgary loses Dennis Wideman for min. 2 games | 03/07/2014 1:36 PM
NewsDennis Wideman is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Flames.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactThe Calgary Flames have ruled Wideman out for Friday and Saturday's games. He has four goals and 21 points in 46 contests in 2013-14.
Dennis Wideman collects two assists Thursday | 01/31/2014 9:20 AM
NewsDennis Wideman recorded two assists in Calgary's 4-1 victory on Thursday.
ImpactWideman didn't record a point in his previous five contests. He has a solid 17 points in 38 contests, but fantasy owners have also had to endure his minus-15 rating. Despite the Flames current four-game winning streak, Calgary is likely to resume its descent in the not too distant future and Wideman's plus/minus rating should go down further before the campaign's over.
Dennis Wideman logs over 38 mins Saturday | 01/19/2014 5:25 AM
NewsDennis Wideman logged 38:05 minutes of ice time in Calgary's 3-2 shootout loss on Saturday.
ImpactThat's what happens when you engage in a line brawl just two seconds into the contest. The officials, in an effort to prevent the game from devolving further, booted four Flames players immediately following the massive melee. That force the remaining players to be leaned on extensively and Wideman was one example of that. Of course, Calgary never needs an excuse to lean on the veteran defenseman, as they already ask him to log 24:59 minutes during an average game.
Dennis Wideman (hand) is ready to return | 01/03/2014 9:23 AM
NewsDennis Wideman (broken hand) will return on Friday.
ImpactWideman has been out since Nov. 27. Before the injury, he was averaging 26:14 minutes per contest, so naturally his absence left the Flames with a huge void to fill. He also chips in offensively and that's crucial for Calgary right now as they have scored just one goal in their past three games.
Dennis Wideman expected to play Friday | 01/01/2014 5:08 AM
NewsDennis Wideman (broken hand) is expected to play on Friday according to coach Bob Hartley.
ImpactWideman broke his hand on November 27 and was expected to miss six-eight weeks so he is on the early side of the original diagnosis. He has 12 points but a minus-six rating this season in 24 games. The Flames will welcome the blueliner back as he was the Flames leader in ice time averaging 26:14 minutes before his injury. Get him back in your lineup in deeper leagues.
Dennis Wideman (hand) might return in a week | 12/29/2013 9:06 AM
NewsDennis Wideman (broken hand) took part in Saturday's practice.
ImpactWideman hadn't skated with his teammates since he sustained the injury on Nov. 27. Although this was obviously a step in the right direction, it's worth noting that he was wearing a non-contact jersey. He might be able to return in about a week, but there's no firm timetable.
Flames lose Dennis Wideman for 6-8 weeks | 11/28/2013 2:28 PM
NewsDennis Wideman is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a broken hand.
ImpactHe was placed on injured reserve by the Flames on Thursday. Wideman saw 21:00 of ice time against Chicago on Wednesday night. He has 12 points and a minus-6 rating in 24 games this campaign. Wideman also takes plenty of shots and he plays a rugged game that Calgary will miss. He leads the team with 26:14 of average ice time per contest.
Dennis Wideman scores his second of season | 11/17/2013 4:58 AM
NewsDennis Wideman potted his second goal of the season Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the lowly Edmonton Oilers.
ImpactWideman has 12 points this season and is a good two-three blueliner in most deeper leagues. His plus/minus will take a hit in Calgary as they are likely a bottom three NHL team this season but he will perform well on the power play and should get 45-50 points if he can stay healthy.
Dennis Wideman has two assists Saturday | 10/27/2013 6:43 AM
NewsDennis Wideman had two assists Saturday in the win over Washington.
ImpactWideman played an amazing 29:17 minutes in the win. He now has a goal and seven points in 11 games with a plus-three rating. He should be on someone's roster in all but the shallowest of pools.
Dennis Wideman is second in minutes per game | 10/16/2013 9:20 AM
NewsDennis Wideman ranks second in the NHL with an average of 27:46 minutes per game.
ImpactWideman has a goal and three points in five games this season. "He's been definitely one of our best players," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. "His experience, also his presence in the locker room, here's a guy that knows the game very well. He's taking care of his partners. He's taking care of the kids on the team. He's an offensive defensemen, but I think what we're forgetting to talk about is the way he's really committed to the game and three zones." He won't maintain his current minutes per game pace, but he will continue to log plenty of ice time.
Wideman leads Flames past Devils | 10/12/2013 2:06 AM
NewsDennis Wideman had a goal and an assist in a Flames' 3-2 victory over the Devils Friday night.
ImpactThe defenseman scored his first goal of the season and it was a power play goal in the second period. Mark Giordano also scored a goal and assisted a goal while rookie Sean Monahan scored the winning goal for the Flames in the third period.
Wideman scored twice as Flames beat Islanders | 09/18/2013 3:29 AM
NewsDennis Wideman got the first star of the game scoring twice as the Flames beat the Islanders 5-3.
ImpactCurtis Glencross was also impressive in the game for the Flames scoring a goal and giving two assist while TJ Galiardi made the winning goal for the Flames. He also assisted a goal. Also Lance Bouma got on the scoresheet for the Flames. Michael Grabner, Griffin Reinhart and Riley Wetmore scored for the Islanders.
| 04/24/2013 1:58 AM
NewsDennis Wideman returned to action on Tuesday April 23.
Wideman is day-to-day with finger injury | 04/19/2013 3:53 PM
NewsDennis Wideman has a broken finger.
ImpactThe Calgary Flames are listing Wideman as day-to-day. He has six goals and 22 points in 43 games this season.
Dennis Wideman scores sixth goal of 2013 | 04/14/2013 8:51 AM
NewsDennis Wideman scored a goal on Saturday.
ImpactWideman has six goals and 22 points in 41 games. He's leading the team with an average of 25:06 minutes per contest.
Dennis Wideman gets an assist Wednesday | 04/04/2013 8:56 AM
NewsDennis Wideman recorded an assist on Wednesday.
ImpactWideman has a goal and four points in his last four games. That gives him 19 points in 35 contests, which is a point-per-game pace he should be able to maintain for the rest of the season.
Wideman best Flame in 6-4 loss Friday | 03/30/2013 8:40 AM
NewsDennis Wideman was the best Calgary Flame in the team's 6-4 loss to Columbus Friday night.
ImpactHe scored a goal, egistered an assist and was the game's second star for his efforts. Brian McGrattan, Curtis Glencross and Mickael Backland scored Calgary-s other goals. Jay Bouwmeester had a miserable night and did not enahnce his trade value with a minus four effort.
Dennis Wideman ends cold streak | 03/07/2013 8:50 AM
NewsDennis Wideman recorded an assist in Calgary's 4-1 victory on Wednesday.
ImpactWideman a seven-game pointless slump. He has three goals and 11 points in 21 games this season. That's a pace he should be able to maintain and it makes him worth owning in standard leagues. However, his fantasy value is higher in leagues that also count blocked shots.
D. Wideman fitting in well in attacking zone | 02/09/2013 2:29 PM
NewsDennis Wideman has enjoyed a strong start with Calgary.
ImpactHe has registered two goals, seven points and 27 shots in eight games. "He has that poise with the puck that kind of puts opponents to sleep," head coach Bob Hartley said. "He makes the right decision. If he has the shot, he wants to shoot. If not, he always finds the open man." The Flames blueliner will be riding a four-game point streak heading into Saturday's match with Vancouver. He has picked up two goals and three assists over during that time.
Dennis Wideman lights up Red Wings | 02/05/2013 11:42 PM
NewsDennis Wideman recorded a goal and an assist for the Flames in a 4-1 win over Detroit Tuesday.
ImpactWideman's goal was of the power play variety and he has now recorded six points in seven contests as a member of the Flames. It was a night of firsts for Calgary as both Jarome Iginla and Mark Giordano recorded their first goals of the season. Curtis Glencross also recorded his fourth marker of the campaign in the win.
Flames play well despite SO loss to Chicago | 02/04/2013 6:17 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames were happy with their effort but not the result in a shootout loss to Chicago Saturday.
ImpactThe Flames dropped a 3-2 decision to the Blackhawks but went toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the NHL. "If we play (this) way we're going to win more games than we lose," predicted defenseman Dennis Wideman. "If we create that many chances, have that many shots ... we're going to be scoring more than three goals a game. I thought (Saturday) was a good bounce-back from the Colorado game. We were better in almost every area. We've been at home for a while now, and maybe we don't have the record we'd like - we'd certainly prefer the numbers were flip-flopped - but I think it'll be good for us to get out on the road now. And hopefully get some wins." Wideman has a goal and three assists in six games thus far with only one assist not coming on the power play. We suggest picking him up if you are looking for scoring on the blueline.
D. Wideman leads Flames in PP ice time | 01/31/2013 9:40 AM
NewsDennis Wideman has been a big help for the Calgary Flames with the man advantage.
ImpactCalgary ranks sixth this season with a 29.4% power-play success rate. Wideman has personally chipped in with two power-play assists, but Flames coach Bob Hartley thinks he's done even more than the numbers imply. "Puck control. Vision," said Hartley. "Every other team, they really respect his shot. Obviously, if they don't pay attention to him, he's going to shoot. We all know the quality of his shot. And if they pay attention to him, that opens other guys. He's bringing us a totally new dimension." Wideman leads the Flames in total power-play ice time.
Wideman knows how to adjust on the fly | 01/09/2013 10:57 AM
NewsDennis Wideman has already been traded mid-season twice, so he has some experience adjusting to a new team on the fly.
ImpactWideman will have to do just that because he won't get to play in even one exhibition game with the Calgary Flames before their season opener. "I think coaches do a really good job of explaining their system and what they'd like you to do pretty quick," Wideman said. "Then it's just up to me to get it and listen to what they're saying. There's usually a feeling-out process, but we've got, hopefully, seven days of camp where we'll get some intrasquad games and game-like situations so we can get a feel for what he's looking for." He signed a five-year, $26.25 million contract with them over the summer, but obviously the lockout delayed his debut.
|Goals||1||4 times-last:at NYI||last:Feb 6||1|
|Assists||2||3 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Jan 30||2|
|Points||2||5 times-last:at NYI||last:Feb 6||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. StL||Jan 9||2|
|Plus/Minus||5||vs. Wsh||Oct 26||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:at NYI||last:Feb 6||1|
|Power Play Points||1||4 times-last:at NYI||last:Feb 6||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||46 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Mar 5||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at SJ||Oct 19||1|
|Shots||7||vs. Wsh||Oct 26||6|
|Goals||13||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Bos)|
|Penalty Minutes||83||2005-06 (StL)|
|Power Play Goals||9||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Fla/Wsh)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Bos)|
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