Dennis Wideman joined the Rangers in November, 2017. A Kitchener native, Wideman spent five seasons in the OHL as a defenceman with the Sudbury Wolves and London Knights from 1999-2004.
Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 8th round, 241st overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, he spent just over a season in the American Hockey League [Worcester IceCats (2004-05), Peoria Rivermen (2005-06)] before making his NHL debut as member of the St. Louis Blues in 2005-06.
Along with the Blues, he would also dress for the Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames through to the end of the 2016-17 season. He registered 100 goals and 419 points in 870 regular season and playoff games combined over the course of his 12 NHL seasons.