March 28, 1984 |
New York City, NY, United States
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Weight||224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)|
|Played for||Florida Panthers
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
|NHL Draft||12th overall, 2003
New York Rangers
Hugh S. Jessiman (born March 28, 1984) is an American former professional ice hockey right winger. Drafted by the New York Rangers in the first round (12th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Jessiman has previously played in the NHL with the Florida Panthers but had spent the majority of his pro career in the American Hockey League.
On August 4, 2010, Jessiman signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for the ensuing 2010–11 season. After attending the Blackhawks training camp, on September 27, 2010, Jessiman was waived by the team and assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.
Jessiman contributed 5 points in 25 games with the IceHogs before he was traded by the Blackhawks to the Florida Panthers, along with Jack Skille and David Pacan, for Michael Frolik and Alexander Salak on February 9, 2011.
On February 27, 2011, Jessiman made his long-awaited NHL debut when the Florida Panthers were defeated by the New Jersey Devils, 2–1.
The following season Jessiman was unable to attain an NHL contract, instead signing a professional try-out contract with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL to begin the 2011–12 season. In 43 games with the Monsters, Jessiman matched his AHL career highs of 20 goals before he was signed to a standard player contract for the remainder of the season with the Abbotsford Heat on February 13, 2012.
On July 3, 2012, Jessiman signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators. Due to the NHL lockout he was assigned directly to AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. Over the duration of the 2012–13, Jessiman failed to recapture his previous season production finishing with 10 goals in 68 games for the Senators.
On May 23, 2013, Jessiman signed his first contract abroad on a one-year deal with new KHL team Medveščak Zagreb from Croatia.  In the 2013–14 season, Jessiman was unable to show an offensive touch but found his place using physicality on the third line with Zagreb, for 8 goals and 11 points in 37 games.
|2005–06||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||46||7||12||19||66||2||0||0||0||0|
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||49||7||6||13||79||7||1||0||1||9|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||71||18||24||42||154||5||0||1||1||21|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||6||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||43||20||5||25||75||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||37||8||3||11||72||4||0||0||0||2|
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||2002–03|
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||2003–04|
- "Rangers trade Jessiman to Predators". New York Rangers. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2001-02-28.
- "Blackhawks sign Brophey, Cullimore, Davis, Jessiman and Toivonen". Chicago Blackhawks. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
- "Rangers assign Redden to AHL as teams fill waiver wire". The Sports Network. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
- "Florida Panthers trade Michael Frolik, get Jack Skille". Palm Beach Post. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
- "Hugh Jessiman makes NHL debut with Florida Panthers". Miami Herald. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
- "Heat sign Jessiman". Abbotsford Heat. 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
- "Senators sign forward Hugh Jessiman to a one-year, two way contract". marketwire.com. 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
- "Former NHL center Hugh Jessiman signs for Zagreb" (in Croatian). vecernji.com. 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
- "Hugh Jessiman has a fantastic future on the Right Wing" (in German). Vienna Capitals. 2014-07-07. Retrieved 2014-07-07.
- Hugh Jessiman's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Hugh Jessiman player profile at NHL.com
- Hugh Jessiman's player profile at TSN.ca
|Awards and achievements|
|ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
|New York Rangers first-round draft pick