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Draft Prospect - 2008
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James Wright
North American Skater
Vancouver, WHL
Final Rank:  35 Midterm Rank:  43
Position:  Center Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 3" Weight:  175
Born:  March 24, 1990    
Birthplace:  Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Drafted:  TBL (4th Round / 117th Overall)
  • Finished seventh in Giants scoring this season with 13 goals, helping Vancouver to a second place finish in the Western Conference with 106 points (49-15-2-6) in 72 games.
  • Selected to the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game.
  • Was a member of the 2007 Memorial Cup Champions as the Vancouver Giants defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers for the title.
  • He got his start in hockey at the age of six on his backyard rink in Saskatoon.
  • Patterns his game after San Jose's Joe Thornton, he's a big playmaking centerman and he wears number 19 after Joe Sakic and Steve Yzerman.
  • His most memorable hockey moment was winning the 2007 Memorial Cup, it was a complete team effort.
  • Credits his parents for having had the most influence on his life and his most embarrassing hockey moment was falling on a penalty shot during his first Vancouver Giants training camp.
  • If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Scotty Bowman, country singer Taylor Swift and Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Colorado Avalanche

NHL Player: Colorado's Joe Sakic

Shootout move: "Wolski deke"

Goal celebration: "Stick in the air"

Practice Drill: 3-on-3 down low

Video Game: Guitar Hero

Movie: Transformers

TV Show: House

Actor: Denzel Washington

Group: Rascal Flatts

Website: whl.ca

Book: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Pump-up song: "Out of Control" by Hoobastank

Food to cook: Steak

Sport (other than hockey): Golf

Activity away from the rink: Watching movies

Place to shop: Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, BC

Place to visit: Hawaii


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2006-2007
VANCOUVER
WHL
48
5
7
12
31
2007-2008
VANCOUVER
WHL
60
13
23
36
21




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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 49 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 52 10 27 10 37
A. Barkov 42 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 52 10 25 12 35
V. Trocheck 52 17 16 4 33
R. Smith 52 16 15 11 31
B. Pirri 48 10 13 -4 23
A. Ekblad 48 10 12 21 22
B. Campbell 52 4 16 17 20
N. Bjugstad 37 9 8 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 2 1 .931 1.93

 
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