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Jim Wiemer
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Buffalo Sabres
New York Rangers
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1961-01-09)January 9, 1961,
Sudbury, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 83rd overall, 1980
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1981 – 1995

James Duncan Wiemer (born January 9, 1961 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins. He is currently married to Cheryl Wiemer and they have 3 children; Jake Duncan (24), Breyanna Lynn (12), and Dylan James (9).

Jim began his path to the pros in Peterborough, with the Petes of the OHL in 1978. He helped his team to a Memorial Cup Championship in 1979 and continued his playing career in Peterborough until the end of the 1981 season. He had his most productive season in 1980–81 when he recorded 95 points on 41 goals and 54 assists. During his tenure there, he was selected in the 1980 NHL draft by the Buffalo Sabres with the 83rd pick in the 4th round.

Jim began his pro career with the Rochester Americans of the AHL under coach Mike Keenan. He was originally drafted as a forward and was later moved back to defence by coach Mike Keenan. He was an integral part in the 1983 Calder Cup Championship run. He began his pro career and began to bounce around a bit to the aforementioned teams, until he found a solid home in Boston, with the Bruins, in 1989 and coach Mike Milbury. Jim was a solid fixture on the bluelines with Boston for the better part of 4 years, playing with some of the games greats such as Raymond Bourque, Cam Neely, and Adam Oates.

In 1988 Wiemer played 12 regular season games, and 2 games in Conference Finals for Edmonton. However, his name was not included on the cup, as he did not play in the finals. Oiler did give Weimer a Stanley Cup ring that season. The criteria to get your name on the cup is to play 41 or more games during the regular season, or 1 game in the Finals.

Jim Wiemer finished his playing career with 325 games played in the NHL (387 including playoffs), and 999 career professional hockey games. He scored 101 (114 including playoffs) points in his NHL career on 29 goals and 72 assists (34 and 80 including playoffs) with 378 PIMS and a +/- of +17 (437 and +14 including playoffs).

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