Years Played: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Brian Wiseman, originally from Chatham, Ontario, played for the Chatham MicMacs prior to entering the University of Michigan. He is the only player for the MicMacs to have had his jersey retired.
He played in 166 games during his four years at Michigan, during which he earned 348 points, a mark which places him in third place for all-time points at Michigan. Of those 348 points, 164 were assists, good for second place in Michigan history. Fifty of those assists were during the 1993-1994 hockey season, making him one of only seven Michigan players to earn at least fifty assists in a single season. He was part of the first four of Michigan’s twenty-one consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, reaching the Frozen Four in both 1992 and 1993.
As a freshman, Brian Wiseman ended the season with twenty-five goals and thirty-three assists for a total of fifty-eight points, which earned him recognition as the CCHA Rookie of the Year and second position on the list of point totals by freshmen on the Michigan hockey team. In the 1993-1994 season, as a senior, he was the team’s scoring leader with nineteen goals and fifty assists earning him sixty-nine total points. During this season, he was a Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist and was named to both the All-CCHA and All-America First Teams.
After leaving Michigan, Brian Wiseman played for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, the Chicago Wolves and Houston Aeros of the International Hockey League, and the St. John’s Maple Leafs of the American Hockey League. During his six years, split between the International and American Hockey Leagues, he played in 446 games, earning 515 points (145 goals and 370 assists).
After retiring from playing, Brian Wiseman has held coaching positions with the Dallas Stars, Princeton Tigers, and Houston Aeros. In June 2011, he returned to Michigan to serve as Assistant Coach of the hockey team. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. He and his wife, Brandee, have two children.
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