Jamie Heward

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Jamie Heward
Jamie Heward.jpg
Born (1971-03-30) March 30, 1971 (age 43)
Regina, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 16th overall, 1989
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1991–2009
Jamie Heward
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Canada Canada
World Championships
Bronze 1995 Sweden Ice hockey

James Heward (born March 30, 1971) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Personal life[edit]

Jamie Heward attended F.W. Johnson Collegiate in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] Heward again spent the majority of the 1996-97 season 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.[2]

On July 31, 1997, Heward signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Flyers but spent the entire season with their AHL affiliate the Philadelphia Phantoms.

In 1998-99, Heward finally found a regular NHL job scoring 18 points in 63 games with the expansion Nashville Predators.[3] 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 2006-07 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[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Regina Pats WHL 68 10 17 27 17 4 1 1 2 2
1988–89 Regina Pats WHL 52 31 28 59 29
1989–90 Regina Pats WHL 72 14 44 58 42 11 2 2 4 10
1990–91 Regina Pats WHL 71 23 61 84 41 8 2 9 11 6
1991–92 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 54 6 21 27 37 14 1 4 5 4
1992–93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 58 9 18 27 64
1993–94 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 73 8 16 24 72
1994–95 Canadian National Intl 51 11 35 46 32
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
1997–98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 72 17 48 65 54 20 3 16 19 10
1998–99 Nashville Predators NHL 63 6 12 18 44
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
2001–02 Syracuse Crunch AHL 14 3 10 13 6 10 0 4 4 6
2002–03 Genève-Servette HC Swiss-A 39 8 23 31 60
2003–04 ZSC Lions Swiss-A 25 5 9 14 57 6 0 1 1 24
2004–05 SCL Tigers Swiss-A 44 3 14 17 83
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 71 7 21 28 54
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 52 4 12 16 27
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 Norfolk Admirals AHL 20 6 8 14 25
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 13 0 2 2 4
NHL totals 394 38 86 124 221

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs Box Score, February 3, 1996". Hockey-Reference.com. 1996-02-03. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs Box Score, November 2, 1996". Hockey-Reference.com. 1996-11-02. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  3. ^ "1998-99 Nashville Predators Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 

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Preceded by
Darrin Shannon
Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick
1989
Succeeded by
Jaromír Jágr