Tampa Bay Lightning
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) - Player Page
  • 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