Jason Wiemer

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Jason Wiemer
Born (1976-04-14) April 14, 1976 (age 38)
Kimberley, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Tampa Bay Lightning
Calgary Flames
Florida Panthers
New York Islanders
Minnesota Wild
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 8th overall, 1994
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1994–2006

Jason Earl Wiemer (born April 14, 1976) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He most recently played for the New Jersey Devils of the NHL during the 2005–06 NHL season.

Playing career[edit]

Jason Wiemer was drafted 12th overall in the 1991 WHL Bantam Draft by the Portland Winterhawks.

Wiemer was drafted 8th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft from the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.

After starting his fourth season with the Winterhawks in 1994–95, Wiemer turned professional after 16 games and made his NHL debut with Tampa Bay. After playing in four seasons with the Lightning and struggling with the weight of offensive expectations due to his junior career, Weimer was traded at the deadline in the 1997–98 season to the Calgary Flames for Sandy McCarthy, a 3rd round pick (Brad Richards) and a 5th round pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft on March 24, 1998.

Wiemer then played with the Flames for three seasons establishing himself as an effective enforcer and agitator due to his size, propensity for fighting and ability to deliver hits consistently.

Prior to the 2001–02 season, Wiemer was traded by the Flames, along with Valeri Bure, to the Florida Panthers for Rob Niedermayer on June 23, 2001.[1] Jason recorded a career high 31 points in his lone season with Panthers before he was dealt to the New York Islanders for Branislav Mezei on July 3, 2002.[2]

In 2003–04, his second season with the Islanders, Wiemer was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Wild on November 13, 2003.[3]

On August 5, 2004, Wiemer signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames.[4] On March 9, 2006, Wiemer was traded during the 2005–06 season from the Flames to the New Jersey Devils for a fourth round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Reaching the playoffs for only the third time in his career, Weimer helped the Devils advance to the Conference Semifinals.

In early July, 2006, Wiemer underwent reconstructive knee surgery missing the entire 2006–07 season for the Devils. Wiemer has not played professional hockey since. He played 726 career NHL games, scoring 90 goals and 112 assists for 202 points and also compiled 1,420 penalty minutes.

Personal life[edit]

Wiemer married Lindsy Goodine in 2008. The couple has two children together.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Portland Winterhawks WHL 2 0 1 1 0
1992–93 Portland Winterhawks WHL 68 18 34 52 159 16 7 3 10 27
1993–94 Portland Winterhawks WHL 72 45 51 96 236 10 4 4 8 32
1994–95 Portland Winterhawks WHL 16 10 14 24 63
1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 36 1 4 5 44
1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 66 9 9 18 81 6 1 0 1 28
1996–97 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 4 1 0 1 7
1996–97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 9 5 14 134
1997–98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 67 8 9 17 132
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 12 4 1 5 28
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 78 8 13 21 177
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 64 11 11 22 120
2000–01 Calgary Flames NHL 65 10 5 15 177
2001–02 Florida Panthers NHL 70 11 20 31 178
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 81 9 19 28 116 5 0 0 0 23
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 13 1 3 4 24
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 62 7 11 18 106
2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL 33 1 2 3 65
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 16 1 0 1 38 8 0 0 0 16
NHL Totals 726 90 112 202 1420 19 1 0 1 67

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niedermayer sticks with Flames". ESPN. 2001-06-23. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  2. ^ Caldwell, Dave (2002-07-04). "Isles get Wiemer and add some toughness". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Wild claim Wiemer of waivers". ESPN. 2003-11-13. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Left wing gets one-year Lightning deal". ESPN. 2004-08-04. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 

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Preceded by
Chris Gratton
Tampa Bay Lightning first round draft pick
1994
Succeeded by
Daymond Langkow