Dennis Wideman
Canadian ice hockey player
Dennis Wideman
Dennis Earl Wideman is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. 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.
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Ducks' Antoine Vermette might face suspension after slashing at official
ABC News - 7 days
Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette was ejected from his team's road game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday for abuse of an official. Vermette slashed at the leg of linesman Shandor Alphonso after losing a faceoff with 7:33 of the third period to earn a 10-minute penalty for game misconduct. In addition to the ejection, Vermette could face further discipline. Per the NHL's Rule 40.3, deliberately applying physical force to an official in any manner comes with an automatic 10-game suspension. Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman was suspended 20 games for abuse of an official last season, after cross-checking a ref on his way back to the bench. Wideman's suspension was later reduced to 10 games through an appeal. The Ducks won Tuesday night's game 1-0. In his first season with the Ducks, Vermette has eight goals and 14 points in 57 games.
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NHL players union says Bettman can't restore defenseman's ban
Yahoo News - 7 months
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Hockey League's players union on Friday urged a U.S. court not to grant Commissioner Gary Bettman broad power to override arbitrators when deciding how severely to discipline players for improper on-ice conduct. Citing a recent appeals court ruling against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the NHL Players Association said Bettman should not be allowed to restore a 20-game suspension of Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for hitting a linesman, after an arbitrator cut the ban to 10 games.
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NHL sues players union to restore Calgary defenseman's 20-game ban
Yahoo News - 9 months
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Hockey League on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against its players union, seeking to restore a 20-game suspension against Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman that a "neutral" arbitrator later cut in half. In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the NHL said arbitrator James Oldham "applied his own brand of industrial justice" by ignoring the findings of Commissioner Gary Bettman, who upheld the original suspension, and substituting a shorter 10-game ban.
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Flames’ Dennis Wideman Receives 20-Game Ban for Hitting Official
NYTimes - about 1 year
Wideman was suspended for violating the N.H.L. rule on physical abuse of officials after he knocked down a linesman in a game last week.
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NHL suspends Calgary's Dennis Wideman 20 games without pay
LATimes - about 1 year
The NHL on Wednesday suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for 20 games without pay for violating Rule 40 (physical abuse of officials) during Calgary’s game against Nashville on Jan. 27. Wideman had taken a hit and appeared dazed as he skated back toward his team’s bench. Linesman...
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Wideman suspended from NHL after collision with official
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Thursday for a cross check to the back of an official during a game against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday. The league said in a news release Thursday that the length of the suspension wouldn't be determined until after the 32-year-old Canadian meets in person with NHL disciplinary officials on Tuesday. The NHL is currently in its All-Star break.
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Calgary Flames’ Dennis Wideman Is Suspended for Checking Linesman
NYTimes - about 1 year
Wideman will have a hearing with the N.H.L. next week after knocking a lineman to the ice during a game. Wideman said that the hit was unintentional.
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National Hockey League Game Capsules
Fox News - about 3 years
Uniondale, NY ( - Matt Stajan notched the game-winner with 5:32 left in the third, as the Calgary Flames edged the New York Islanders, 4-2, on Thursday at Nassau Coliseum. With the game tied 2-2 late in the final frame, Stajan lit the lamp from atough angle on the low right side to put the Flames in front. Mikael Backlund then buried an empty-netter in the closing seconds to account for the final margin, as the Flames won for the sixth time in their last seven games. Sean Monahan and Dennis Wideman each scored once, while Reto Berra registered 28 saves for Calgary, which snapped a four-game road losing streak. Thomas Hickey and Calvin de Haan recorded a goal apiece, while Evgeni Nabokov allowed three goals on 21 shots for the Islanders, who have lost six of their last seven games.
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NHL-National Hockey League roundup
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Nov 28 (The Sports Xchange) - The Calgary Flames' depleted roster lost two more players on Thursday when veteran defenseman Dennis Wideman and rookie forward Sean Monahan were placed on injured reserve. Rookie forward Sean Monahan has a hairline fracture in a foot and is listed as week to week. Wideman, who will have surgery to insert a pin to aid the healing process, leads the Flames in minutes per game (26:15) and has 12 points in 24 games. Already on injured reserve for the Flames are defenseman Mark Giordano (broken ankle), forward Curtis Glencross (knee) and forward TJ Galiardi (back spasms).
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Flames' Monahan takes hot shot from Wideman off foot
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman has one of the NHL’s hardest shots.
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Flames Snap Losing Streak Against Chicago, Beat Blackhawks 3-2 In Overtime
Huffington Post - over 3 years
CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime, Reto Berra made 42 saves in his first NHL game and the Calgary Flames defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night. Russell's shot from the blue line clanked off the crossbar and past Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, ending Calgary's 10-game losing streak in Chicago. The Flames won at the United Center for the first time since March 2008. Mike Cammalleri and Curtis Glencross scored in regulation for the Flames. Calgary's T.J. Galiardi missed on a second-period penalty shot. Chicago's Marian Hossa scored a power-play goal with 4:19 left in the third period to tie it at 2. Patrick Kane also scored for Chicago, which had won three in a row. Crawford made 27 saves. The 26-year-old Berra was recalled from Abbotsford of the AHL on Saturday after the Flames waived Joey MacDonald. The 6-foot-4 Swiss goaltender was acquired in the trade that sent defenseman Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis last April. Berra was shar ...
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Flames' Wideman has broken finger
Fox News - almost 4 years
The Calgary Flames announced Friday that defenseman Dennis Wideman is day-to-day with a broken finger.Wideman has registered six goals and 16 assists in 43 games this season, his first with the Flames after signing a five-year deal last June
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Flames deal Oilers crushing defeat
Fox News - almost 4 years
Sven Baertschi had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames handed the Edmonton Oilers a big blow to their playoff hopes with a 4-1 victory on Saturday.Mikael Backlund, Dennis Wideman and Maxwell Reinhart scored for the Flames, who have won three of four
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Wideman helps Flames handle Red Wings
Fox News - about 4 years
Dennis Wideman had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames handled the Detroit Red Wings, 4-1, on Tuesday.
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Blackhawks Douse Flames In Shootout, 3-2
Huffington Post - about 4 years
CALGARY, Alberta -- Marian Hossa scored the tying goal with 2.3 seconds left in the third, Patrick Kane added a goal in regulation then had the shootout winner and the Chicago Blackhawks earned a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Ray Emery had 45 saves for Chicago (7-0-2), which stayed unbeaten in regulation. Scoreless after two periods, Calgary outshot Chicago 24-6 in the third period and looked as if it was going to hand the Blackhawks their first regulation defeat when Jay Bouwmeester scored with 35 seconds remaining to put the Flames ahead 2-1. However, Chicago pulled Emery for an extra skater and, in a scramble around the Flames net in the final seconds, Hossa pounced on the puck and fired it over a fallen Miikka Kiprusoff to send the game into overtime. Kane scored in the shootout on a backhand – after misses from Calgary's Alex Tanguay and Jiri Hudler – put the game in the hands of Emery, who denied rookie Roman Cervenka to win it for ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dennis Wideman
  • 2016
    Age 32
    On January 27, 2016, Wideman hit linesman Don Henderson from behind in a game between the Flames and Nashville Predators.
    More Details Hide Details Video footage showed Wideman getting body checked along the boards by the Predators' Miikka Salomaki and getting up slowly. As he skated to the bench, he cross-checked the linesman violently from behind. Following the game, Wideman claimed the check was unintentional and that he did not see Henderson until the last moment. Henderson suffered a concussion as a result of the collision and would miss the remainder of the 2015–16 NHL season. It was later revealed that Wideman had also suffered a concussion on the Salomaki body check and refused treatment by the Flames' training staff, in violation of the NHL's mandatory head injury protocols. Wideman was suspended indefinitely the next day, pending a hearing after the All-Star break. On February 3, he was handed a 20-suspension without pay for the incident, the minimum sanction for deliberately striking an on-ice official under NHL Rule 40.2. Wideman also forfeited $564,516.18 in salary. While the NHL acknowledged that Wideman had been injured, it took the line that any possible disorientation Wideman suffered did not excuse the attack on Henderson.
  • 2012
    Age 28
    He recorded six goals and 16 assists during the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season, his first with the Flames.
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  • 2011
    Age 27
    At the conclusion of the 2011–12 season, as a pending unrestricted free agent, Wideman's rights were traded to the Calgary Flames on June 27, 2012, in exchange for Jordan Henry and a fifth-round draft pick.
    More Details Hide Details Wideman was then immediately signed to a five-year, $26.25 million contract with the Flames.
    On December 9, 2011, Wideman was initially credited with the first hat-trick in his career in a 4–2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
    More Details Hide Details The following day, however, the play was reviewed and his third goal was officially credited to teammate Brooks Laich, with Wideman receiving the primary assist. Despite the change, the game remained the first four-point performance of his career.
    The Panthers traded Wideman to the Washington Capitals for Jake Hauswirth and the Capitals' third-round draft pick in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of the trade, Wideman was second on the Panthers' scoring list.
  • 2010
    Age 26
    Wideman had a solid offensive season with the Panthers in 2010–11, as he scored nine goals and 33 points in 61 games.
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    On June 22, 2010, the Bruins traded Wideman, their first-round draft pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and their third-round pick in 2011 to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell.
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    Despite his lower regular season point production, he had a very strong offensive 2010 playoff performance, scoring a goal and 12 points in 13 games.
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  • 2009
    Age 25
    He struggled in the 2009–10 season, however, scoring only six goals and 30 points in 76 games.
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    In 11 2009 playoff games, Wideman had seven assists.
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  • 2008
    Age 24
    In 2008–09, Wideman once again had a very solid offensive season, scoring 13 goals and 50 points in 79 games to tie Zdeno Chára for most points by a defenceman on the team.
    More Details Hide Details Wideman also finished sixth in the NHL with a +32 rating.
    In the 2008 playoffs, Wideman had three assists in six games.
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  • 2007
    Age 23
    On December 31, 2007, he scored a memorable goal at 4:40 of the second period against Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Kari Lehtonen during a power play — it was the 18,000th goal in Bruins history.
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    He broke out offensively in the 2007–08 season, scoring 13 goals and 36 points in 81 games, helping the Bruins return to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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    On February 27, 2007, the Blues traded Wideman to the Boston Bruins in exchange for forward Brad Boyes.
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  • 2006
    Age 22
    In 2006–07, Wideman made the Blues out of training camp, and in 55 games, he scored five goals and 22 points.
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  • 2005
    Age 21
    Wideman was then called up to the NHL and appeared in 67 games with the Blues in 2005–06, scoring eight goals and 24 points.
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    He then began the 2005–06 season with Blues' new affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, also of the AHL, scoring two goals and six points in 12 games.
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  • 2004
    Age 20
    He played his first professional season with the Worcester IceCats of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2004–05.
    More Details Hide Details In 79 games with Worcester, Wideman had 13 goals and 43 points.
    Wideman signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues on June 30, 2004.
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  • 2003
    Age 19
    He then added six goals and 12 points in 13 playoff games Wideman returned to London as an over-ager in 2003–04, and had another very solid season.
    More Details Hide Details He scored 24 goals and had 65 points in 60 games, while posting a +52 rating. In 15 playoff games, Wideman scored seven goals and 17 points to finish his junior career.
  • 2002
    Age 18
    He had another solid offensive season in 2002–03, as Wideman had 20 goals and 47 points in 55 games.
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  • 2001
    Age 17
    He exploded offensively in the 2001–02 season, scoring 27 goals and 69 points in 65 games with London, while registering 141 penalty minutes.
    More Details Hide Details In 12 playoff games, Wideman had four goals and 13 points.
  • 2000
    Age 16
    Wideman finished the 2000–01 season with London, earning eight goals and 16 points in 24 games with the Knights.
    More Details Hide Details In the playoffs, Wideman had four assists in five games.
    Wideman began 2000–01 in Sudbury, scoring seven goals and 18 points in 25 games before being traded to the London Knights.
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  • 1999
    Age 15
    Wideman began his OHL career with the Wolves in the 1999–2000 season.
    More Details Hide Details In his rookie season in Sudbury, he had ten goals and 36 points in 63 games. He then added three points in 12 games in the playoffs.
  • 1998
    Age 14
    Wideman spent the 1998–99 season with the Elmira Sugar Kings of the Mid-Western Junior Hockey League (MWJHL), scoring 18 goals and 48 points in 47 games.
    More Details Hide Details He was then drafted by the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
  • 1997
    Age 13
    Wideman grew up playing his minor hockey in his hometown of Elmira, Ontario, playing for the Woolwich Township Wildcats "B" of the OMHA's Tri-County League and the Guelph Reps AAA Bantams of the OMHA's South Central AAA League in 1997–98.
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  • 1983
    Born on March 20, 1983.
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