Jeffrey Woywitka (born September 1, 1983) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, and New York Rangers.
September 1, 1983|
Vermilion, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)|
St. Louis Blues|
New York Rangers
27th overall, 2001|
Woywitka was drafted from the Red Deer Rebels in the first round, 27th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After reporting to Philadelphia's AHL affiliate for his first professional season in 03-04, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers midway through the season along with a first round pick (Rob Schremp) in 2004 and a third round pick (Danny Syvret) in 2005 in exchange for Mike Comrie.
In 2005, he was traded by the Edmonton Oilers along with Eric Brewer and Doug Lynch to the St. Louis Blues for 2000 league MVP, Chris Pronger. On July 7, 2009, Woywitka signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Stars, which ended when Woywitka entered the free agency on July 1, 2011.
On August 15, 2011, Woywitka signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens. At the commencement of the 2011–12 season, Woywitka failed to make the opening night roster for the Canadiens, and was placed on waivers with the intent to be reassigned to their AHL affiliate. The following day on October 6, 2011, Woywitka was claimed off waivers by the New York Rangers, where he was subsequently used primarily as a depth defenseman appearing in 27 games for 6 points.
On July 2, 2012, he returned to the St. Louis Blues as an unrestricted free agent on a one-year contract.
|1999–00||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||67||4||12||16||40||4||0||3||3||2|
|2000–01||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||72||7||28||35||113||22||2||8||10||25|
|2001–02||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||72||14||23||37||109||23||2||10||12||22|
|2002–03||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||57||16||36||52||65||23||1||9||10||25|
|2005–06||St. Louis Blues||NHL||26||0||2||2||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||34||1||6||7||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||St. Louis Blues||NHL||27||2||6||8||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||65||3||15||18||57||4||0||0||0||0|
|2011–12||New York Rangers||NHL||27||1||5||6||8||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|East Second All-Star Team||2002|
|East First All-Star Team||2003|
|Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy||2003|
|CHL Third All-Star team||2003|
- "Oilers swing trade for Pronger". CBC. August 3, 2005. Retrieved October 23, 2008.
- "Canadiens sign Jeff Woywitka to one-year deal". Montreal Canadiens. August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- "Blues sign defenseman Jeff Woywitka". St. Louis Blues. July 2, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
- "Panther reagieren auf Ausfälle und holen Jeff Woywitka" [Panthers react to failures and get Jeff Woywitka] (in German). Augsburg Panthers. November 4, 2013.
- "Jeff Woywitka To Continue Career In Germany". TheHockeyHouse.net. November 4, 2013.