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James Wright | Center | #26

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (117) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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The New York Islanders have recalled James Wright from the AHL.
The Isles had an extra spot on their roster after placing Ryan Pulock on injured reserve. Wright was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008, but he joined the Islanders as an unrestricted free agent over the summer. He didn't suit up in an NHL game this season. Apr 25 - 8:05 PM

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The New York Islanders have signed center James Wright to a one-year/two-way contract.

The deal is worth $800,000 when Wright is in the NHL. He played last season with Zagreb of the KHL after playing 59 games for the Jets in the 2013-14 season in which he garnered a couple of assists. He has no fantasy value.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 09:07:00 AM

James Wright has agreed to terms with Zagreb of the KHL, according to his agent.

He posted two assists in 59 games with the Winnipeg Jets last season, while averaging just 9:34 of ice time.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:04:00 AM

James Wright sustained a sprained ankle on Saturday.

Coach Paul Maurice said Monday that Wright will be sidelined indefinitely. He has two assists in 59 games this season.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 07:44:00 AM

James Wright suffered an apparent leg/knee injury in Saturday's game against Nashville.

He was evaluated on Sunday so a full determination on his status hasn't been made yet. The Jets host the New York Islanders on Tuesday and right now he's listed as "doubtful" to play.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 09:24:00 AM

James Wright (flu) returned to action on Friday.

Wright had a couple of shots on goal in 10:09 minutes of playing time. With one assist and four minutes in penalties over 36 games, Wright should not be on any fantasy team.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 01:37:00 AM

James Wright was a late scratch Tuesday due to the flu.

This is just a FYI as Wright has no fantasy value in standard leagues. He has an assist in 35 games this season.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 06:53:00 PM

James Wright has been skating with Mark Scheifele at training camp recently.

"I want to contribute to this team where they see fit," Wright said. "But I see myself as trying to push to be in the top nine forwards. I have to be responsible defensively, that's kind of been my forte, but to add that extra spark offensively is going to be a good help to the team." He would help out Scheifele with his defensive responsibilities, but hopefully the Jets prospect gets to play on a scoring line once the season starts.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 09:57:00 AM

James Wright was activated from the IL on Saturday but was not able to get on the scoresheet in the Jets' 4-1 win over the Flyers.

Wright was on the ice for just over nine minutes in the contest and was not a factor in the win.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 03:02:00 AM

James Wright will make his season debut against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday in place of Kyle Wellwood.

Winnipeg is winless through two games and coach Claude Noel said he wanted to try to find a way to get his top forwards going. The Jets claimed Wright off waivers last week. He had 17 points and 31 PIM in 40 AHL contests. "It’s not a (criticism) of Wellwood. I thought Kyle was good in both games," Noel said. "It’s just you play heavy games and he looked tired and looked a little slower."
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 06:13:00 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have claimed James Wright off of waivers.

Wright has 17 points and 31 penalty minutes in 40 AHL games this season. Wright is on a two-way deal this season, but it will become a one-way contract in 2013-14.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 12:12:00 PM

James Wright has been placed on waivers by the Florida Panthers.

Wright will have a better shot of making the Panthers next season when his deal becomes one-way. He has 17 points and 31 penalty minutes in 40 AHL games this season.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 01:19:00 PM

James Wright has a shot at making Florida's roster.

The one-way part of his deal doesn't kick in until next season, but he has the most NHL experience of the call-ups, which could give him an edge over Jon Rheault and Drew Shore and he plays a position that the team could use some depth in.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 09:40:00 AM

James Wright has signed a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers.

Wright had 12 goals and 33 points in 76 AHL games with the Norfolk Admirals and San Antonio Rampage in 2011-12. He also has five points in 49 career NHL contests.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 08:25:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have sent James Wright to the Florida Panthers as part of a four-player swap.

All four of the players are currently playing in the minors. Wright has a goal and five points in 22 AHL contests. He was selected by the Lightning in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL entry draft.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 07:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
5Alan Quine
6James Wright
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Shane Prince
6Eric Boulton
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Scott Mayfield
9Adam Pelech
10Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak
3Jean-Francois Berube