Montreal Canadiens defenseman Chris Wideman skating in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL.
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Chris Wideman announces his retirement

Published April 16, 2024 at 10:43 PM

Today the Montreal Canadiens were informed that defenseman Chris Wideman intends to retire after a 12 year professional hockey career. The announcement comes after Chris Wideman missed this entire season due to injury.

Reports have come in this afternoon confirming that Montreal Candiens defenseman Chris Wideman will be retiring at the age of 34. Despite having a great career in the NHL Chris Wideman's career comes to an unfortunate end due to a major injury.

#Canadiens 🇨🇦 defenseman Chris Wideman 🇺🇸 has retired from professional hockey at the age of 34.

Wideman played 291 games in the NHL from 2015-2023 with Ottawa, Edmonton, Florida, and Montreal, putting up 20 goals and 78 points in that span — he hasn't played at all this season due to injury.

He also had 19 games played with the United States of America's national team, scoring two goals, six points and claiming a Bronze Medal 🥉🇺🇸

He was drafted 100th overall by Ottawa in 2009.

In his career, Chris Wideman played 6 years in the NHL and amassed 291 total games. The bulk of those games were split between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens. In his close to 300 games, he finished with 78 points as a reliable option on the blueline.

As Chris Wideman transitions into the next phase of his life we wish him and his family the best.
April 16   |   135 answers
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Chris Wideman announces his retirement

Which team do you remember Chris Wideman with most?

Montreal Canadiens5339.3 %
Ottawa Senators4231.1 %
Edmonton Oilers1410.4 %
Florida Panthers2619.3 %
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