Jeff Ware (ice hockey)

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Jeff Ware
Born (1977-05-19) May 19, 1977 (age 37)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida Panthers
AHL
St. John's Maple Leafs
Beast of New Haven
Louisville Panthers
Syracuse Crunch
NHL Draft 15th overall, 1995
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1996–2002

Jeff Ware (born May 19, 1977) is a former National Hockey League (NHL) defenceman who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Florida Panthers. He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

Early life[edit]

Ware attended high school at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario and Henry Street High School in Whitby, Ontario.

Junior career[edit]

Ware played major junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, where he won the league championship in 1997. During his junior career, he also won a gold medal with Team Canada at The World Juniors hockey tournament in Geneva, Switzerland.

Drafted in the first round, 15th overall, at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Ware played 21 career games in the NHL, tallying one assist and twelve penalty minutes.

He retired from hockey in 2002 following five knee surgeries, and went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York City.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Oshawa Generals OHL 55 2 11 13 86 7 1 1 2 6
1995–96 Oshawa Generals OHL 62 4 19 23 128 5 0 1 1 8
1995–96 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 4 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Oshawa Generals OHL 24 1 10 11 38 13 0 3 3 34
1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 0 0 0 6
1997–98 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 67 0 3 3 182 4 0 0 0 4
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1998–99 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 55 1 4 5 130
1998–99 Beast of New Haven AHL 20 0 1 1 26
1998–99 Florida Panthers NHL 6 0 1 1 6
1999–00 Louisville Panthers AHL 51 0 10 10 128 4 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Syracuse Crunch AHL 71 0 4 4 174 5 0 0 0 16
2001–02 Syracuse Crunch AHL 23 0 0 0 58
NHL totals 21 0 1 1 12

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Preceded by
Landon Wilson
Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
1995
Succeeded by
Nik Antropov