Wideman

 

Chris Wideman, D

Shoots: R

Height: 5-10

Weight: 181

Born: 1990-01-07

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Drafted: 2009 by Ottawa, 100th overall

 

 

Observations:

 

December 2013 – Chris Wideman’s stock continues to rise with the Senators organization. In 2012-2013 the St. Louis-native was sent to Elmira of the ECHL due to a logjam on the blue line in Binghamton, and after just five games was recalled by Binghamton.  Since then Wideman has posted 30 points in 79 games, and maintained a plus-10 in the process. Wideman is not going to impress with any kind of offensive prowess. His strength is his intelligence with and without the puck, most notably his ability to make the right decision in high-pressure situations and his gap control with both the body and stick. Binghamton Senators coach Luke Richardson praised Wideman saying, "He's climbed the charts quickly. And he has a chance to play some NHL games." That’s much improved from his status in 2012. Defense is a tough position to play, and often takes years of practice and maturation. Wideman’s development and progress should not be understated and is encouraging for the future. - Nathan Martin

 

 

July 2012 - Chris Wideman is a small, playmaking offensive defenseman with good hockey sense, skating ability, and overall puck-moving ability. He also has a good point shot, however he does not score many goals. During his four years at Miami University, Wideman scored 12 goals and added 83 assists in 163 games. Wideman signed a three year entry level contract with the Senators this spring and will begin his pro career in the fall with the Binghamton Senators. - Evan Hotham


Fantasy Outlook: C-

Wideman has modest offensive upside, especially for assists, but his strength lays in the defensive zone where he is improving quickly

 

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