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James Wright | Center | #26

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (117) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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James Wright has signed with the KHL's Admiral Vladivostok.
He didn't get a qualifying offer from the Islanders after he spent the 2015-16 campaign with the team's AHL affiliate. He generated 14 goals and 41 points in 73 games last year with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Thu, Sep 8, 2016 09:58:00 AM

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James Wright will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

He didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Islanders, so he is free to test the market. Wright had 14 goals and 41 points in 73 games with Bridgeport of the AHL last season. Justin Vaive was not qualified by New York either.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 12:54:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 08:05:00 PM

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

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