Jason King (ice hockey)
September 14, 1981|
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
212th overall, 2001|
King was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League in the seventh round (212th overall) of the 2001 Entry Draft, after having played 3 seasons for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. He found some success playing with twin brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin in his first full season with the team, registering 12 goals in 2003–04, the bulk of which came in the team's first few games. This led him to being awarded the NHL Rookie of the Month award for the month of November. The line quickly earned the nickname "The Mattress Line," due to its members figuratively composing "two twins and a king." He spent the 2004–05 season playing for Vancouver's then-AHL affiliates, the Manitoba Moose, where he suffered a serious concussion - one that took him many months to recover from.
After refusing to sign the Canucks' qualifying offer for the 2006–07 season, King opted to play for Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish elite league Elitserien. His rights were traded to the Anaheim Ducks on June 23, 2007, in exchange for Ryan Shannon. In the 2007–08 season, King made his return to the NHL playing in four games with the Ducks although he primarily played for their affiliate, the Portland Pirates, of the AHL.
King went back to Europe in 2008 and played three seasons in the German elite league, one with Adler Mannheim and two with the Hamburg Freezers. After returning from Germany, King played two seasons with the St. John's IceCaps, the minor league affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets.
King announced his retirement as a player in August 2013 and was subsequently hired by the IceCaps as an assistant coach. After two years in the job, he was named Director of Hockey Operations. He returned to an assistant coach role after one season upon the Canucks moving their AHL affiliate, to the Utica Comets.
|2011–12||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||70||22||19||41||34||15||2||2||4||13|
|2012–13||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||9||1||3||4||6||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
- "Jason King klar för Skellefteå" (in Swedish). HOCKEYMAGASINET.com. Retrieved October 22, 2006.
- "Ducks trade Ryan Shannon for Jason King". AnaheimDucks.com. Retrieved June 23, 2007.[dead link]
- "Freezers verpflichten Stürmer Jason King" (in German). hamburg-freezers.de. Retrieved May 14, 2009.[permanent dead link]
- "Adler Mannheim sign Jason King" (in German). adler-mannheim.de. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2008.
- "IceCaps agree to terms with Jason King". St. John's IceCaps. Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
- "Former Moose player King new coach with IceCaps". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
- "Front Office". St. John's IceCaps | AHL. Archived from the original on 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2016-02-21.