Jason DeSantis (born March 9, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who was most recently with Esbjerg Energy in Denmark's Metal Ligaen. He previously played with Nottingham Panthers of the British Elite Ice Hockey League and EC VSV of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).
March 9, 1986|
Oxford, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Metal Ligaen team|
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
St. John's IceCaps
San Antonio Rampage
HC TWK Innsbruck
Prior to turning professional, DeSantis went undrafted playing collegiate hockey at Ohio State University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. After a breakout 2011–12 season in the AHL scoring 43 points in 66 games with the St. John's IceCaps, he was signed as a free agent to his first NHL contract on a one-year, two-way deal with the Florida Panthers on June 14, 2012.
Assigned directly to the San Antonio Rampage due to the ongoing lockout, DeSantis appeared in 28 games to start the 2012–13 season with the Rampagage before he was reassigned by the Panthers in an AHL trade to the Hamilton Bulldogs in exchange for Brendon Nash on January 3, 2013. Upon the agreement of a new NHL CBA, the trade was formalized between the Panthers and Montreal Canadiens on January 14, 2013.
On June 17, 2013, after three seasons in the AHL without NHL exposure, DeSantis left to sign a one-year contract with Finnish club, HIFK of the Liiga. After one season with HIFK, DeSantis turned to the Austrian Hockey League agreeing to a two-year deal with EC KAC.
In his two seasons in Klagenfurt, DeSantis in a top pairing role, contributed with 43 points in 84 games before opting to return to North America after three seasons abroad as a free agent. On September 27, 2016, DeSantis opted to continue his playing career in the ECHL, joining the Orlando Solar Bears on a one-year deal. Prior to training camp, DeSantis opted for a release from his contract with the Solar Bears and returned to the EBEL, signing a one-year deal with HC TWK Innsbruck on October 10, 2016.
In February 2020, DeSantis moved to Denmark to sign for Esbjerg Energy.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2002–03||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||43||4||5||9||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||10||1||1||2||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Ohio State University||CCHA||42||4||5||9||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Ohio State University||CCHA||24||2||4||6||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Ohio State University||CCHA||37||5||20||25||50||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Ohio State University||CCHA||41||5||15||20||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||HC Bílí Tygři Liberec||CZE||14||2||3||5||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||66||11||32||43||58||10||0||3||3||8|
|2012–13||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||28||2||7||9||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||HC TWK Innsbruck||EBEL||43||5||13||18||16||4||0||1||1||2|
|Representing United States|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
- "IceCaps get King, DeSantis". cjob.com. 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
- "Florida Panthers sign D Jason DeSantis". Florida Panthers. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
- "Nash, DeSantis trade places". American Hockey League. 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
- "Canadiens deal Nash to Panthers for DeSantis". The Sports Network. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
- "Rico Fata and Jason DeSantis transfer to HIFK" (in Finnish). HIFK. 2013-06-17. Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
- "Six outgoing from KAC" (in German). EC KAC. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
- "Solar Bears ink veteran defenseman DeSantis". ECHL. 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
- "190809 | DeSantis - Nottingham Panthers".
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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