Jared Ross (born September 18, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey center. When he debuted with the Philadelphia Flyers at the beginning of the 2008–09 season, he became the first player born and trained in the state of Alabama to play in the NHL. Ross, Jeff Halpern, Patrick O'Sullivan, Jamie Fritsch, Blake Geoffrion, Nic Dowd and Jarred Tinordi are the only NHL players to date to have been raised in the American South. He is currently playing for the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL.
September 18, 1982|
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
Ross played high school hockey for Detroit Catholic Central and was a co-winner of the "Mr. Hockey" title in 2001 as the top high school player in the state of Michigan. After spending four years playing collegiate hockey with the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers, Ross made his professional debut with the Motor City Mechanics of the United Hockey League in 2005. He spent most of the next two seasons with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League until being traded to the Philadelphia Phantoms for the loan of Niko Dimitrakos on March 1, 2007. During the 2007–08 season, he led the Phantoms with 62 points and the Philadelphia Flyers, the Phantoms parent club, signed Ross to a two-way contract on April 8, 2008.
Ross made the Flyers roster out of training camp and made his NHL debut on October 11, 2008 against the New York Rangers. He spent most of the 2008–09 season with the Phantoms, once again leading the team with 69 points and also tying for the team lead with 29 goals. Ross was recalled at the end of the regular season and he played in all six of the team's playoff games against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored his first NHL goal in game 3 of the series, beating Marc-Andre Fleury in a 6–3 win on April 19, 2009.
On April 30, 2011, Ross signed a one-year contract for the 2011–12 season with German team ERC Ingolstadt in the DEL. During the campaign, Ross committed to extend his contract with ERC on February 6, 2012.
Ross is the son of former Alabama-Huntsville Chargers head coach Doug Ross. Ross recently had a 5K dump in and hit another milestone in his career by passing the 10K mark.
|2004–05||Motor City Mechanics||UHL||12||3||5||8||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-CHA Rookie Team||2001–02|
|All-CHA First Team||2002–03|
|All-CHA First Team||2003–04|
|All-CHA First Team||2004–05|
- "Ross goes from deep south to NHL". theahl.com - The Official Web Site of the American Hockey League. 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2008-10-13.[dead link]
- Pesch, Ron. "Michigan High School Mr Hockey Winners". Michigan High School Varsity Sports. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
- "Jared Ross Official Player Page - Career Stats". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
- "2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) player statistics". Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- "Jared Ross Official Player Page - 2008-09 Game Log". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- "2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) player statistics". Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- "News: Sbisa and Ross Recalled from Phantoms". Philadelphia Flyers. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- "Recap: Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia - 19 April 2009". Philadelphia Flyers. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- "Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agents Jared Ross and Jaime Sifers". Atlanta Thrashers. 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-07.[permanent dead link]
- "Ross and Reich come, Schaefer's gone" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2011-04-30. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-04-30.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| CHA Player of the Year