Islanders trade for Wisniewski
The New York Islanders obtained defenceman James Wisniewski on Friday from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a third round draft pick in 2011 NHL entry draft.
Wisniewski, 26, spent just one full season with the Ducks. He scored three goals and 27 assists in 69 games, with 56 penalty minutes and a minus-5 rating.
"We see James as a key addition to our team, and we feel our fans will connect with his style of play," Islanders general manager Garth Snow said in a statement. "He is a solid puck-moving defenceman who can bring an added element of toughness to our blue-line."
Wisniewski was drafted by Chicago in 2002 and played 168 games for the Blackhawks before the late 2008-09 season trade that sent him to Anaheim.
The restricted free agent was a signed to a one-year deal earlier Friday
In addition to Wisniewski, the Islanders this summer have acquired depth defencemen Mark Eaton and Milan Jurcina to bolster their blue line.