After a slow start to the 2018-2019 season, the Ottawa Senators have elected to move on from defenceman Chris Wideman.
The Senators have traded Wideman to the Edmonton Oilers for a sixth-round draft choice in 2020. Edmonton acquired the pick from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenceman Jakub Jerabek in October.
Selected by Ottawa in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Chris Wideman spent nine years in the Senators organization. He suited up in 175 NHL games for the club, tallying 16 goals and 27 assists. He also played 208 AHL games for the Binghmaton Senators, compiling 30 goals and 100 assists. He earned the Eddie Shore award as the AHL’s best defenceman in 2014-15.
Despite his struggles this season, Wideman has posted solid numbers over his career, especially in the possession categories. A look at his career statistics can be found here.
Chris Wideman is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, 2019.