Jason King (ice hockey)

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Jason King
Born (1981-09-14) September 14, 1981 (age 33)
Corner Brook, NF, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Vancouver Canucks
Skellefteå AIK
Anaheim Ducks
Adler Mannheim
Hamburg Freezers
NHL Draft 212th overall, 2001
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2003–2013

Jason King (born September 14, 1981) is a retired Canadian ice hockey winger and currently an assistant coach for the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[edit]

King was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League in the 7th 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.[1] His rights were traded to the Anaheim Ducks on June 23, 2007, in exchange for Ryan Shannon.[2] 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.[3][4] After returning from Germany, King played two seasons with the St. John's IceCaps, the minor league affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets.[5]

King announced his retirement as a player in August 2013 and was subsequently hired by the IceCaps as an assistant coach.[6]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 53 3 7 10 8 10 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 72 48 41 89 78 6 3 2 5 16
2001–02 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 61 63 36 99 39 13 9 8 17 13
2002–03 Manitoba Moose AHL 67 20 20 40 15 14 4 3 7 14
2002–03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 8 0 2 2 0
2003–04 Manitoba Moose AHL 29 12 11 23 6
2003–04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 47 12 9 21 8 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Manitoba Moose AHL 59 26 27 53 22
2005–06 Manitoba Moose AHL 36 19 14 33 34 13 3 4 7 8
2006–07 Skellefteå AIK SEL 55 15 4 19 20
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 65 29 30 59 42 13 6 3 9 12
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Adler Mannheim DEL 37 7 10 17 70 7 3 1 4 2
2009–10 Hamburg Freezers DEL 53 25 23 48 42
2010–11 Hamburg Freezers DEL 50 16 13 29 22
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
NHL totals 59 12 11 23 8 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason King klar för Skellefteå" (in Swedish). HOCKEYMAGASINET.com. Retrieved October 22, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Ducks trade Ryan Shannon for Jason King". AnaheimDucks.com. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved June 23, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Freezers verpflichten Stürmer Jason King" (in German). hamburg-freezers.de. Retrieved May 14, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Adler Mannheim sign Jason King" (in German). adler-mannheim.de. Retrieved May 13, 2008. 
  5. ^ "IceCaps agree to terms with Jason King". St. John's IceCaps. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Former Moose player King new coach with IceCaps". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 

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