Ducks send freshly signed Wisniewski to Isles

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ANAHEIM - The Anaheim Ducks traded newly signed defenseman James Wisniewski to the New York Islanders for a conditional third- round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Earlier Friday, the 26-year-old Wisniewski put pen to paper on a one-year contract for the upcoming season.

“We see James as a key addition to our team and we feel our fans will connect with his style of play,” said Islanders general manager Garth Snow. “He is a solid puck-moving defenceman who can bring an added element of toughness to our blue-line.”

Wisniewski enjoyed a breakout season in 2009-10, setting personal bests in assists (27) and points (30) while playing 69 games for the Ducks.

The Michigan native has 17 goals and 97 points in 254 career games with Chicago and Anaheim.


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