Jason Jaspers

Jason Matthew Jaspers (born April 8, 1981) is a professional ice hockey centre who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Grizzlys Wolfsburg of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Jason Jaspers
Jason Jaspers Springfield.jpg
Jaspers with the Springfield Falcons in 2005
Born (1981-04-08) April 8, 1981 (age 40)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Phoenix Coyotes
Adler Mannheim
Kölner Haie
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Iserlohn Roosters
Eisbären Berlin
Grizzlys Wolfsburg
NHL Draft 71st overall, 1999
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2001–present

Playing careerEdit

Jaspers was drafted 71st overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted from the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. Jaspers made his professional debut in the 2001–02 season with the Coyotes affiliate the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Jaspers made his NHL debut in the same season, after he received his first NHL call-up on January 20, 2002.

Jaspers then spent the next four years primarily with the Falcons of the AHL. Unable to crack the NHL regularly he was traded by the Coyotes to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Jarrod Skalde on July 25, 2005.[1] Jason however never played a game with the Lightning, instead playing for their affiliate, coincidentally still the Springfield Falcons.

Jaspers finally left the Falcons, ranking second in all-time appearances, in the 2006–07 season when he signed with German team Adler Mannheim, on July 6, 2006. After three years with Adler Mannheim signed on April 6, 2009, with Kölner Haie.[2]

Jaspers played for three seasons with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers, before opting to sign a one-year contract to continue his professional career in the DEL with the Iserlohn Roosters on June 23, 2015.[3]

After three seasons with the Roosters, Jaspers left the club at the conclusion of his contract, playing on a try-out through pre-season before signing a one-year deal with Eisbären Berlin prior to the 2018–19 season on September 11, 2018.[4] He played in just 9 games with Eisbären Berlin before opting to terminate his contract in order to join his sixth DEL club, Grizzlys Wolfsburg, on October 10, 2018.[5] Jaspers played out the remainder of the regular season with Grizzlys, adding 8 points in 29 games, before leaving the club at the conclusion of the year.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

In July 2008, Jaspers married his high school sweetheart, Morgan McKee. McKee is from Sudbury, Ontario where Jason played junior hockey for the Sudbury Wolves.[7] Jason divorced Morgan in 2012.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Sudbury Wolves OHL 68 28 33 61 81 4 2 1 3 13
1999–00 Sudbury Wolves OHL 68 46 61 107 107 12 4 6 10 27
2000–01 Sudbury Wolves OHL 63 42 42 84 77 12 3 16 19 18
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 71 25 23 48 55
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 4 0 1 1 4
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 63 4 15 19 57 6 0 0 0 4
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Springfield Falcons AHL 58 16 22 38 56
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 11 0 3 3 6
2004–05 Springfield Falcons AHL 48 12 17 29 45
2005–06 Springfield Falcons AHL 77 29 37 66 86
2006–07 Adler Mannheim DEL 48 14 15 29 102 11 6 7 13 6
2007–08 Adler Mannheim DEL 31 12 13 25 30 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Adler Mannheim DEL 52 9 20 29 34 9 4 5 9 22
2009–10 Kölner Haie DEL 55 18 31 49 49 3 1 1 2 0
2010–11 Kölner Haie DEL 52 20 21 41 32 5 1 3 4 4
2011–12 Kölner Haie DEL 52 13 27 40 34 6 3 2 5 4
2012–13 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 52 7 24 31 30 3 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 52 8 22 30 24 6 1 4 5 2
2014–15 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 50 15 20 35 40 8 2 1 3 6
2015–16 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 52 16 26 42 34 6 2 1 3 2
2016–17 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 51 11 17 28 63
2017–18 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 46 17 12 29 14 2 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Eisbären Berlin DEL 9 1 0 1 0
2018–19 Grizzlys Wolfsburg DEL 29 5 3 8 14
NHL totals 9 0 1 1 6

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
OHL
Plus/minus Award 2000
Second All-Star Team 2000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lightning Acquire Jaspers". boltprospects.com. 2005-07-29.
  2. ^ "Contract watch: Jaspers and Ankert re-sign" (in German). Kolner Haie. 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  3. ^ "Experience was very important in Jaspers signing". Iserlohn Roosters (in German). 2015-06-23. Archived from the original on 2015-06-24. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  4. ^ "Jason Jaspers to stay with Berlin". Eisbären Berlin (in German). 2018-09-11. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  5. ^ "Jason Jaspers signs with Wolfsburg". Grizzlys Wolfsburg. 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  6. ^ "Further personnel decisions taken by Wolfsburg". Grizzlys Wolfsburg. 2019-03-08. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  7. ^ Loney, Sidney (April 18, 2009). "It Takes Two: Rink-side romance". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 9, 2018.

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