Jason Woolley

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Jason Woolley
Born (1969-07-27) July 27, 1969 (age 45)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Buffalo Sabres
Pittsburgh Penguins
Florida Panthers
Washington Capitals
Malmö Redhawks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 61st overall, 1989
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1991–2007
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Men's ice hockey
Silver 1992 Albertville Ice hockey

Jason Douglas Woolley (born July 27, 1969) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman.

Playing career[edit]

Woolley attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI before the Washington Capitals selected him 61st overall in the 1989 NHL Draft.[1] Woolley's most productive NHL season was his 1998–99 campaign with the Buffalo Sabres in which he netted 10 goals and 33 assists (43 points).[1] Fittingly, that year was also Woolley's finest playoff performance (4 goals, 11 assists, 15 points) as his Sabres advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals before falling to the Dallas Stars in six games. Woolley scored a dramatic game-winning OT goal in Game 1 of that series, labelled as "the shot heard round the hockey world" by Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret.

During Woolley's tenure with the Red Wings, they would play Sam The Sham & Pharoh's Woolly Bully when he scored at Joe Louis Arena.[2] Woolley was also a participant in the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Alumni Winter Showdown at Comerica Park on December 31, 2013, representing the Detroit Red Wings.[3]

International[edit]

He played for Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics. Woolley recorded five assists in eight games with the team, scored a shootout goal, and won a silver medal.[4]

Post-playing career[edit]

Woolley was part of a group of several NHL players who were scammed out of several million dollars over the span of a decade; the alleged perpetrators were caught in 2013 and are facing trial.[5]

Woolley now operates The Players Group Hockey, a player agency based in Birmingham, Alabama.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Michigan State Spartans NCAA 47 12 25 37 26
1989–90 Michigan State Spartans NCAA 45 10 38 48 26
1990–91 Michigan State Spartans NCAA 40 15 44 59 24
1991–92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 15 1 10 11 6
1991–92 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Washington Capitals NHL 26 0 2 2 10
1992–93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 29 14 27 41 22 1 0 2 2 0
1993–94 Washington Capitals NHL 10 1 2 3 4 4 1 0 1 4
1993–94 Portland Pirates AHL 41 12 29 41 14 9 2 2 4 4
1994–95 Detroit Vipers IHL 48 8 28 36 38
1994–95 Florida Panthers NHL 34 4 9 13 18
1995–96 Florida Panthers NHL 52 6 28 34 32 13 2 6 8 14
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 57 6 30 36 28 5 0 3 3 0
1997–98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 9 26 35 35 15 2 9 11 12
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 10 33 43 62 21 4 11 15 10
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 8 25 33 52 5 0 2 2 2
2000–01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 67 5 18 23 46 8 1 5 6 2
2001–02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 59 8 20 28 34
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 0 3 3 29
2002–03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 62 6 17 23 22 4 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 55 4 15 19 28 4 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Flint Generals UHL 9 4 2 6 4
2005–06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 53 1 18 19 28
2006–07 Malmö IF SEL 31 1 5 6 46
NHL totals 718 68 246 314 430 79 11 36 47 44

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 1988–89
All-CCHA First Team 1990–91
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1990–91

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jason Woolley player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ Buccigross, John. "First-round matchups falling into place". 
  3. ^ http://redwings.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=81846.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Podnieks, Andrew. Canada's Olympic Hockey History 1920–2010. Toronto: Fenn Publishing. p. 241. ISBN 1-55168-323-7. 
  5. ^ a b Snow, Kevin. TBT profile: Jason Woolley. Sabres.com. Retrieved October 15, 2014.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rob Blake
CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
1990–91
Succeeded by
Mark Astley