March 30, 1971 |
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Islanders
Columbus Blue Jackets
Los Angeles Kings
Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft||16th overall, 1989
|Men's ice hockey|
|1995 Sweden||Ice hockey|
|2003 Finland||Ice hockey|
|2004 Czech Republic||Ice hockey|
|2005 Austria||Ice hockey|
Heward was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round, 16th overall, of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. After several seasons in the Penguins organization without getting called up to the NHL, Heward became an unrestricted free agent and spent the 1994-95 season with the Canadian National Team scoring 5 assists in 8 games at the 1995 World Championships.
After the World Championships ended, Heward signed a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on May 4, 1995. Heward spent most of the 1995-96 season with Toronto's AHL affiliate the St. John's Maple Leafs before spending 5 games with the parent club in February 1996. Heward made his NHL debut against the Montreal Canadiens on February 3, 1996 recording 4 shots. Heward again spent the majority of the 1996-97 season in the AHL, however during 20 games with the Maple Leafs, Heward scored his first career NHL goal (and point) on November 2, 1996 against Mike Vernon and the Detroit Red Wings.
In 1998-99, Heward finally found a regular NHL job scoring 18 points in 63 games with the expansion Nashville Predators. After the Predators declined to make Heward a qualifying offer, he signed a two-way free agent deal with the New York Islanders on July 1999. He spent the 1999-2000 season with the team, then was claimed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets on May 26, 2000. Heward played 97 games with Columbus during the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons, scoring 30 points, but was not re-signed.
After 3 seasons in Switzerland, Heward signed a 1-year free-agent contract with the Washington Capitals at the end of the 2004-05 NHL lockout, and recorded a career-high 28 points for Washington. The 1-year contract was extended on February 22, 2006 for the 2006-07 season. On February 27, 2007, the Capitals traded Heward to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional fifth round pick in the 2007 NHL draft. After the season ended, Heward signed a deal with SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian League on August 13, 2007. On September 16, 2008, the Tampa Bay Lightning invited Heward to training camp and signed him to a 1-year deal on October 3, 2008.
On March 4, 2009, in an attempt to dump salary, the Lightning traded goaltender Olaf Kolzig, Heward, prospect Andy Rogers and a fourth round draft pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for prospect Richard Petiot. At the date of his trade to the Maple Leafs, he had been sidelined indefinitely with a concussion.
|1995–96||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||73||22||34||56||33||3||1||1||2||6|
|1995–96||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||5||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||27||8||19||27||26||9||1||3||4||6|
|1996–97||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||20||1||4||5||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||New York Islanders||NHL||54||6||11||17||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||69||11||16||27||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||28||1||2||3||7||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||19||2||6||8||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||SKA St. Petersburg||RSL||53||2||15||17||98||9||2||0||2||10|
|2008–09||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||13||0||2||2||4||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs Box Score, February 3, 1996". Hockey-Reference.com. 1996-02-03. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- "Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs Box Score, November 2, 1996". Hockey-Reference.com. 1996-11-02. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- "1998-99 Nashville Predators Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- Shooting Stars Foundation official charity website
- Jamie Heward player profile at NHL.com
- Jamie Heward career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick