Wideman taken 29th overall

Wideman taken 29th overall
January 27, 2012, 2:34 pm
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Back in 2002, at the age of 18, defenseman Dennis Wideman nervously twiddled his thumbs as 240 players were taken ahead of him in the NHL draft.

Thursday night was no different for the 28-year-old member of the Washington Capitals. Making his first-ever All-Star appearance, Wideman again got the Rodney Dangerfield treatment when he was taken second-to-last in the All-Star draft.

Wideman was taken by Bruins captain and former teammate Zdeno Chara with the 29th overall pick of the NHL All-Star draft. Only Vancouver's Alex Edler saved him from the embarrassment of being the last player chosen for Sundays All-Star Game in Ottawa.

Heres are your All-Star rosters for Team Chara and Team (Daniel) Alfredsson:

TEAM CHARA Forwards Joffrey Lupul (A), Toronto
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh
Marian Hossa, Chicago
Corey Perry, Anaheim
Phil Kessel, Toronto
Patrick Kane, Chicago
Jarome Iginla, Calgary
Marian Gaborik, NY Rangers
Jordan Eberle, Edmonton
Tyler Seguin, Boston
Jamie Benn, Dallas
Defense Zdeno Chara (C), Boston
Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia
Ryan Suter, Nashville
Brian Campbell, Florida
Dion Phaneuf, Toronto
Dennis Wideman, WashingtonGoalies Tim Thomas, Boston
Carey Price, Montreal
Jimmy Howard, Detroit

Forwards Daniel Alfredsson (C), Ottawa
Jason Spezza, Ottawa
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver
Milan Michalek, Ottawa
Henrik Sedin, Vancouver
James Neal, Pittsburgh
John Tavares, NY Islanders
Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia
Jason Pominville, Buffalo
Logan Couture, San Jose
Defense Erik Karlsson, Ottawa
Kris Letang, Pittsburgh
Shea Weber, Nashville
Dan Girardi, NY Rangers
Keith Yandle, Phoenix
Alexander Edler, Vancouver
Goalies Henrik Lundqvist (A), NY Rangers
Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles
Brian Elliott, St. Louis