October 2, 1984 |
Kelowna, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||EC Red Bull Salzburg
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
|NHL Draft||70th overall, 2003
Jonathan Filewich (born October 2, 1984) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player of Croatian ancestry Filewich was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, but grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
Filewich was drafted 70th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. After playing six seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Prince George Cougars and the Lethbridge Hurricanes, he began his professional career with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate, in the 2005–06 season. He participated in the 2007 AHL All-Star Game at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario and assisted on one of Team Canada's goals in a 7-6 defeat to the Planet USA All-Stars.
On January 20, 2008, Jonathan was recalled from the AHL to play with the big club, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wearing the number 34 on his jersey, he amassed a total of five games, with his NHL debut being played against the Washington Capitals on January 21. One highlight of his stint in the NHL was his 10 minutes and 47 seconds of time on ice in a 4–2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Jonathan was sent back down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in early February, just after the all-star break.
On December 19, 2008, he was traded from the Penguins to the St. Louis Blues for a conditional 6th round draft pick in 2010. Filewich was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, for the duration of the season and didn't debut with the Blues. On June 30, 2009, he was tendered a contract with St. Louis but failed to agree to terms. On October 2, 2009, he left North America and signed with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League. In the 2009–10 season, he posted 32 points in 45 games, as Salzburg went on to win the Championship.
After two seasons in Europe, Filewich retired from professional hockey after the 2010-11 EBEL season. During his final years as a professional hockey player, Filewich often worked on correspondence courses while in the team hotel and while travelling on the bus. Filewich graduated from Brandon University in spring 2013 with a degree in physical education and has said he would like to become a teacher.
Regular season and playoffs
|1998–99||Sherwood Park Kings||AMBHL||39||26||43||72||90||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Sherwood Park Kings||AMHL||33||28||20||48||59||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Prince George Cougars||WHL||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Prince George Cougars||WHL||61||9||16||25||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Prince George Cougars||WHL||66||13||19||32||23||7||2||0||2||2|
|2002–03||Prince George Cougars||WHL||51||27||27||54||45||5||1||1||2||2|
|2003–04||Prince George Cougars||WHL||72||30||25||55||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||45||11||21||32||28||18||4||1||5||14|
|Junior int'l totals||8||4||3||7||22|
- Johnathan Bombulie (January 19, 2013). "Penguins Alumni Play Pennsylvania State Police Hockey Team". http://thetimes-tribune.com/. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
- "Sensational Transfer: Red Bull attacker signs with Medveščak". index.hr (in Croatian). 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
- "Planet USA 7, Canada 6 at AHL All-Star game". American Hockey League. 2007-01-27. Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2008-01-29.
- "Blues Acquire Filewich from Pittsburgh". St. Louis Blues. 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
- "Blues tender Qualifying offers to 6 players". St. Louis Blues. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2010-07-21.
- "Introducing: Jonathan Filewich -Forward" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
- "Red Bullov napadač Jonathan Filewich potpisao za Medveščak" [Red Bull forward Filewich joins Medveščak]. Nacional (weekly) (in Croatian). 2010-06-07. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 2010-06-10.