Jim Slater (ice hockey)

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Jim Slater
Jim Slater - Winnipeg Jets.jpg
Slater in 2012.
Born (1982-12-09) December 9, 1982 (age 32)
Lapeer, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Atlanta Thrashers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 30th overall, 2002
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2005–present

James Parker Slater (born December 9, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. His father, Bill Slater, was a defensive lineman in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and the New England Patriots

Playing career[edit]

Slater as a member of the Atlanta Thrashers.

Slater was drafted in the first round, 30th overall, by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Michigan State Spartans for four years. He joined the Thrashers for their 2005–06 season opener before being demoted to their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, for four games. After he scored two points in those four games, he was called up and stayed with the Thrashers for the rest of the season. Slater joined the Winnipeg Jets in 2011 upon the Atlanta Thrashers' relocation there. On June 13, 2012, Slater renewed his contract with the Jets, signing a 3-year, $4.8 million contract. Slater is currently the longest tenured player with the Jets/Thrashers organization, having played with them since the 2005-06 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Cleveland Jr. Barons NAHL 50 13 20 33 58
1999–00 Cleveland Jr. Barons NAHL 56 35 50 85 129
2000–01 Cleveland Jr. Barons NAHL 48 27 37 64 122
2001–02 Michigan State University CCHA 37 11 21 32 50
2002–03 Michigan State University CCHA 37 18 26 44 26
2003–04 Michigan State University CCHA 42 19 29 48 38
2004–05 Michigan State University CCHA 41 16 32 48 30
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 4 0 2 2 2
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 71 10 10 20 46
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 74 5 14 19 62 4 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 69 8 5 13 41
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 60 8 10 18 52
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 61 11 7 18 60
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 36 5 7 12 19
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 13 8 21 42
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 26 1 1 2 19
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 27 1 1 2 8
NHL totals 502 62 63 125 349 4 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2002 United States WJC 5th 7 1 4 5 8
2006 United States WC 7th 7 0 1 1 2
2012 United States WC 7th 8 2 1 3 6
Junior totals 7 1 4 5 8
Senior totals 15 2 2 4 8

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Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
NAHL
All-League First All-Star 2000, 2001
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2001-02
All-CCHA First Team 2002-03, 2003-04
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2003–04
NHL
Staffmax Community Service Award (Winnipeg Jets) 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 USA Men's National Hockey Team Media Guide". USA Hockey. 2006-04-19. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kari Lehtonen
Atlanta Thrashers first round draft pick
2002
Succeeded by
Braydon Coburn