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Dennis Wideman | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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Dennis Wideman popped another two goals on Thursday night, becoming the first to reach ten from the blueline.
Wideman beat Max Talbot to the far post and tipped-in Johnny Gaudreau's sweet dish to open the scoring early in the second. Later, he tied the game with 77 seconds to go on the short-side through multiple bodies as Varly shifted to the middle to play the percentages. He now has 10 goals and 17 points this season, and in case you're wondering, Wideman's career highs came in 2008-09 with Boston when he scored 13 goals and 50 points. Dec 5 - 1:49 AM

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The Calgary trio of defensemen continue to score at a tremendous pace.

While most poolies are well aware of the season's that Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie are having as they are first and second in NHL scoring among defensemen with 25 and 21 points respectively, it's Dennis Wideman who leads all blueliners with eight goals. All three chipped in with points on Saturday as Brodie scored while Giordano and Wideman with his fifth, drew assists. The troika all have eight power play points as well as the Flames have been boosted by the play of the three.
Nov 30 - 7:11 AM

Dennis Wideman scored a goal in Thursday's game against Chicago.

Wideman now has three goals in his last two contests. That brings him up to eight markers and 12 points in 20 games this season. His career-high is 13 goals, so he certainly has a chance of setting a new personal best.
Source: Calgary Sun
Nov 21 - 10:36 AM

Dennis Wideman scored twice in the Flames 4-3 SO win over Anaheim on Tuesday.

The goals were the veterans’ sixth and seventh of the season and came back-to-back in the third period of a whale of a game against a good Ducks team. Jiri Hudler scored the other goal for the Flames who are the leaders in the NHL when it comes to third period scoring. Markus Granlund stayed hot in picking up two assists in the win as well.
Nov 19 - 1:14 AM

Dennis Wideman lit the lamp for the Flames, but they still lost to the Capitals on Saturday night 3-1.

Wideman is on fire, with goals in four straight games, to give him five goals and six points on the year. While he is an offensive defenseman -- he recorded his 300th career point -- he won’t be shooting 31 percent for the entire season. Around 15 goals and 45 points is certainly possible with such a hot start. Kris Russell and Jiri Hudler got the assists. Brandon Bollig had 14 penalty minutes, while Curtis Glencross picked up 12.
Oct 26 - 1:04 AM

Dennis Wideman has gotten back on Flames head coach Bob Hartley's good side.

Hartley surprised a lot of people when he decided to make Wideman a healthy scratch a couple weeks back. Wideman has been hot lately though with three goals and four points in four games. "Wides has been unbelievable," Hartley said. "He's playing great. He's jumping in the play. He's generating some good offence while playing good defense, and that's what we need."
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 23 - 8:32 AM

Dennis Wideman scored the lone goal for the Flames in a 2-1 OT loss to the Lightning on Tuesday night.

Wideman opened the scoring for both teams on an early power-play for the Flames in this contest. The veteran d-man potted a one-timer opportunity set up by the whiz kid rookie Johnny Gaudreau. Kris Russell also picked up a helper on what would be the lone goal of the night for Calgary.
Oct 22 - 12:26 AM

Dennis Wideman has returned to the Flames' lineup.

Wideman was a healthy scratch Thursday night. He had 21 points in 46 games last year. Raphael Diaz will take a seat.
Oct 11 - 7:14 PM

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley said Dennis Wideman was scratch on Thursday at his discretion and not due to an injury.

Just two games into the season and Hartley is already making statements. It worked though as Calgary went on to earn a 5-2 victory over Edmonton, so it will be interesting to see if Hartley immediately puts Wideman back into the lineup.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 10 - 10:14 AM

Dennis Wideman will surprisingly be scratched for the Flames on Thursday night.

He posted a minus-1 rating in 16:30 of ice time in Calgary's 4-2 loss to Vancouver in Wednesday's regular season opener. Wideman may have been banged up in the contest, but for now we'll assume he's healthy enough to play and this is a coach's decision.
Oct 9 - 2:22 PM

Dennis Wideman is looking to hit the ground running after a disappointing season in 2013-14. To that end, he assisted on Sean Monahan's ripper of a snapshot in the third.

Wideman sent a cross-ice blue-line to blue-line pass to lead Paul Byron, who'd give Monahan the drop-pass before the goal. It was a thing of beauty start to finish. Wideman led the team in ice time with 23:02, including 5:36 on the powerplay and 2:30 on the kill.
Oct 3 - 1:54 AM

Dennis Wideman revealed that his previously undisclosed injury at the end of the 2013-14 campaign was a neck problem.

Wideman missed the final 20 games of the season because of it. He's feeling better now though and is a solid candidate to reach the 40-point mark if he stays healthy.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 19 - 10:04 AM

Dennis Wideman has recovered from the upper-body injury that caused him to miss the last 20 games of the 2013-14 campaign.

Wideman had four goals and 21 points in 46 games in 2013-14. He could reach the 40-point mark this season if he can stay healthy.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 17 - 6:38 AM

Dennis Wideman (upper body) won't return before the conclusion of the season.

Wideman 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.
Apr 9 - 1:35 PM

Dennis Wideman is dealing with an upper-body injury.

The 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.
Mar 7 - 1:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Monahan
2Max Reinhart
3Matt Stajan
4Markus Granlund
5Mikael Backlund
6Paul Byron
7Sam Bennett
LW1Curtis Glencross
2Johnny Gaudreau
3Brandon Bollig
4Mason Raymond
5Lance Bouma
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Josh Jooris
3David Jones
4Joe Colborne
5Brian McGrattan
D1Mark Giordano
2Dennis Wideman
3T.J. Brodie
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Raphael Diaz
7Deryk Engelland
8Corey Potter
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo