Jeff Woywitka

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Jeff Woywitka
Born (1983-09-01) September 1, 1983 (age 30)
Vermilion, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Augsburger Panther
Dallas Stars
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2001
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2003–present

Jeff Woywitka (born September 1, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for Augsburger Panther in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League).[1] Previously he played with the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).[2][3]

Playing career[edit]

Woywitka was drafted from the Red Deer Rebels in the 1st round, 27th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After reporting to Philadelphia's AHL affiliate for his first professional season in 03-04, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers midway through the season along with a 1st round pick (Rob Schremp) in 2004 and a 3rd round pick (Danny Syvret) in 2005 in exchange for Mike Comrie.

In 2005, he was traded by the Edmonton Oilers along with Eric Brewer and Doug Lynch to the St. Louis Blues for 2000 league MVP, Chris Pronger.[4] On July 7, 2009, Woywitka signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Stars, which ended when Woywitka entered the free agency on July 1, 2011.

On August 15, 2011, Woywitka signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.[5] At the commencement of the 2011–12 season, Woywitka failed to make the opening night roster for the Canadiens, and was placed on waivers with the intent to be re-assigned to their AHL affiliate. The following day on October 6, 2011, Woywitka was claimed off waivers by the New York Rangers, where he was subsequently used primarily as a depth defenseman appearing in 27 games for 6 points.

On July 2, 2012, he returned to the St. Louis Blues as an unrestricted free agent on a one-year contract.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Red Deer Rebels WHL 67 4 12 16 40 4 0 3 3 2
2000–01 Red Deer Rebels WHL 72 7 28 35 113 22 2 8 10 25
2001–02 Red Deer Rebels WHL 72 14 23 37 109 23 2 10 12 22
2002–03 Red Deer Rebels WHL 57 16 36 52 65 23 1 9 10 25
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 29 0 6 6 51
2003–04 Toronto Roadrunners AHL 53 4 18 22 41 3 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Edmonton Roadrunners AHL 80 6 20 26 84
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 0 2 2 25
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 53 1 14 15 58 4 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 41 0 18 18 20
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 34 1 6 7 12
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 52 10 20 30 35
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 27 2 6 8 12
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 65 3 15 18 57 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 7 0 7 7 2
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 36 0 3 3 11
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 63 2 9 11 24
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 27 1 5 6 8
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 6 0 3 3 6
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 34 1 10 11 22
2013–14 Augsburger Panther DEL 35 3 6 9 83
NHL totals 278 9 46 55 149 4 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WHL
East Second All-Star Team 2002
East First All-Star Team 2003
Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy 2003
CHL Third All-Star team 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team - Augsburger Panther". www.aev-panther.de (in German). Augsburger Panther. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Panther reagieren auf Ausfälle und holen Jeff Woywitka" [Panthers react to failures and get Jeff Woywitka] (in German). Augsburg Panthers. 2013-11-04. 
  3. ^ "Jeff Woywitka To Continue Career In Germany". TheHockeyHouse.net. 2013-11-04. 
  4. ^ "Oilers swing trade for Pronger". CBC. 2005-08-03. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Canadiens sign Jeff Woywitka to one-year deal". Montreal Canadiens. 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Blues sign defenseman Jeff Woywitka". St. Louis Blues. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 

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Preceded by
Justin Williams
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
2001
Succeeded by
Joni Pitkanen