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
2015-2016
BRIDGEPORT
AHL
63
11
22
33
37
2006-2007
VANCOUVER
WHL
48
5
7
12
31
2007-2008
VANCOUVER
WHL
60
13
23
36
21
2014-2015
ZAGREB
RUSSIA
53
15
4
19
39




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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