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Former Sharks first-rounder Wishart signs in Germany

Aug 29, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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Ty Wishart is off to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

Wishart, San Jose’s first-round selection (16th overall) at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, has signed a deal with the Schwenninger Wild Wings of Germany’s top hockey league, the team announced on Thursday.

The 25-year-old defenseman has spent the last three seasons with the New York Islanders organization, appearing in 21 games for the parent club while spending most of his time in AHL Bridgeport.

His biggest claim to fame is perhaps being involved in two major transactions. He was part of the Dan Boyle-to-San Jose trade in 2008 — he, along with Matt Carle and a pair of picks went to the Lightning — and was later part of the Dwayne Roloson-to-Tampa trade in 2011.

Fun fact: Wishart, who scored 67 points in 72 games in his final year of junior, was the second defenseman off the board in 2006 (the first was Erik Johnson at No. 1 overall).


  1. multiplemiggs - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Being I know more about the Islanders than any other commentors on this site, I have to say that he was a good piece in the Roloson trade at the time, however he never lived up to the hype. He fit in well with the young guys on the Isles and Soundtigers and was good to have as a depth guy who can be called up in case of injuries. Now he gets his chance at more playing time. Good luck to him.

    • elvispocomo - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      You’re not the only Islanders fan on here you know…

      But I thought he was going to be a good piece and he just never quite caught on. I thought someone would pick him up this year for cheap, but apparently not.

  2. multiplemiggs - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    I am the only Isles fan on here who knows whats hes talking about.

    • flyers22 - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      dude shut up your comments suck and so do the islanders if it was a full season they wouldnt have made the playoffs streit sure looks good in the orange and black though thank you islanders

      • alswingman - Aug 30, 2013 at 2:16 AM

        The Flyers have a lot more ground to make up than the Isles. You better hope Emery wins the G job outright and keeps it or you will be in for a world of hurt every time Mason is in the game.

  3. tjvalley - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Obviously the 2006 draft wasn’t very deep. I do however wish they would of gave him more then a 21 game look. He was a part of the team during the 2011 second half showing. I didn’t think he played so bad that he didn’t deserve another shot, but it seems that no club wants him in the NHL so there must have been something wrong with his ability.

  4. multiplemiggs - Aug 29, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Your city sucks and the whole world thinks your a bunch of crappy D bags. The Isles never went a full season with only 4 home wins like you losers did. Big talk from a bum fan with 4 horrible teams and nothing to show for it. Have fun watching Streit in his declining years do nothing for you. Enjoy our sloppy seconds 😉 #stanleycupowned1980

    • dueman - Aug 29, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      I don’t think you speak for the whole world there little guy, and I know there are a ton of Flyers fans on this site that will agree with me that the whole world doesn’t think that the Flyers are a bunch of crappy D bags, or that their city sucks. I do however think that most, if not everybody, on this site thinks that you’re a moronic piece of turd. You’re probably the most unintelligent person on this site actually.

  5. jr507 - Aug 29, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    as a rare NJ based Isles fan, I’ll say that there are many solid NYI fans on this site. Miggs is generally on here and passionate, maybe a few too many pints tonight.

    Most importantly, it’s nice to finally see Isles fans showing their faces after the lean years. I’m looking forward to Barclays cutting down my travel time so I can watch the resurgence with my son in person. Hopefully some diehards – BC and the others – will be there too.

  6. multiplemiggs - Aug 30, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    hahaha Im just kidding around at least someone sees it thanks guy! and I love philly I think its a cool place

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