March 30, 1971 |
Regina, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
|NHL Draft||16th overall, 1989
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Bronze||1995 Sweden||Ice hockey|
 Personal life
 Playing career
Heward was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round, 16th overall, of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. After several seasons in the Penguins organization without getting called up to the NHL, Heward became an unrestricted free agent and spent the 1994-95 season with the Canadian National Team scoring 5 assists in 8 games at the 1995 World Championships.
After the World Championships ended, Heward signed a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on May 4, 1995. Heward spent most of the 1995-96 season with Toronto's AHL affiliate the St. John's Maple Leafs before spending 5 games with the parent club in February 1996. Heward made his NHL debut against the Montreal Canadiens on February 3, 1996 recording 4 shots. Heward again spent the majority of the 1996-97 seaon in the AHL, however during 20 games with the Maple Leafs, Heward scored his first career NHL goal (and point) on November 2, 1996 against Mike Vernon and the Detroit Red Wings.
In 1998-99, Heward finally found a regular NHL job scoring 18 points in 63 games with the expansion Nashville Predators. After the Predators declined to offer Heward a qualifying offer, and in July 1999, Heward signed a 2 way free agent deal with the New York Islanders spending the 1999-2000 season with the team before being claimed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets on May 26, 2000. Heward played 97 games with Columbus over the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons scoring 30 points.
After 3 seasons in Switzerland, Heward signed a 1 year free-agent contract with the Washington Capitals after the lockout ended and went on to record a career high 28 points for Washington. The 1 year contract was extended on February 22, 2006 for the 2006-097 season. On February 27, 2007, Heward was traded by the Capitals to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional 5th round pick in the 2007 NHL draft. After the season ended, Heward signed a deal with SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian League on August 13, 2007. On September 16, 2008, the Tampa Bay Lightning invited Heward to training camp and signed him to a 1 year deal on October 3, 2008.
On March 4, 2009 in an attempt to dump salary the Lightning traded goaltender Olaf Kolzig, Heward, prospect Andy Rogers and a 4th round draft pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for prospect Richard Petiot. At the date of his trade to the Maple Leafs, he was sidelined indefinitely with a concussion. :
 Career statistics
|1995–96||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||73||22||34||56||33||3||1||1||2||6|
|1995–96||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||5||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||27||8||19||27||26||9||1||3||4||6|
|1996–97||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||20||1||4||5||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||New York Islanders||NHL||54||6||11||17||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||69||11||16||27||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||28||1||2||3||7||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||19||2||6||8||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||SKA St. Petersburg||RSL||53||2||15||17||98||9||2||0||2||10|
|2008–09||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||13||0||2||2||4||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs Box Score, February 3, 1996". Hockey-Reference.com. 1996-02-03. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- "Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs Box Score, November 2, 1996". Hockey-Reference.com. 1996-11-02. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- "1998-99 Nashville Predators Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- Shooting Stars Foundation official charity website
- Jamie Heward's player profile at NHL.com
- Jamie Heward's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick