Jason Akeson

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Jason Akeson
Jason Akeson.jpg
Born (1990-06-03) June 3, 1990 (age 26)
Orleans, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
AHL team
Former teams
Binghamton Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Admiral Vladivostok
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Jason Akeson (born June 3, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He is currently playing for the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Akeson played junior hockey for the Cumberland Grads of the CJHL from 2006-08. He had a total of 114 points in 88 games for them. In 2007-08 Akeson played 13 games for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. He had a total of 2 points (assists). Akeson returned to the Rangers in 2008-09 to play in his first full OHL season. Despite the Rangers finishing last in the Central Division, Akeson still had a successful season. He scored 64 points in 56 games. He was named to the league's Second All-Rookie team. In the 2009-10 season Akeson had 80 points while playing on a line with Jeff Skinner and Jeremy Morin in 56 regular season games. He scored an additional 19 points in 20 playoff games. In 2010-11 Akeson tied for first overall in points with Tyler Toffoli with 108 points. He was first overall in the league in assists, with 84. Akeson was named the league's Most Gentlemanly Player, recording only 23 penalty minutes. He was also awarded the OHL's Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy as the league's top over age player.

Professional[edit]

Akeson was signed by the Philadelphia Flyers to a three-year entry-level contract on March 2, 2011.[1] He spent most of his first two professional seasons with the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League, leading the team in point scoring both seasons. He made his NHL debut on April 27, 2013 in the Flyers season finale against the Ottawa Senators (of the rookie's hometown) in which he also banked his first NHL goal on netminder Craig Anderson, which was also his first NHL career shot.[2] He spent the 2013-14 regular season with Adirondack, but was called up for the Flyers' final regular season game. He was then added to the postseason roster, where he netted two goals in a seven-game first round loss to the New York Rangers.

On July 1, 2015, Akeson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres.[3] He began the 2015–16 season with affiliate, the Rochester Americans. After 52 games with the Americans, he was traded by the Sabres in a seven player deal to the Ottawa Senators on February 27, 2016. He was immediately re-assigned to AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators for the remainders of the year. [4]

As a free agent from the Senators, Akeson opted to continue his career abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with Russian club, Admiral Vladivostok on September 20, 2016.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Cumberland Grads CJHL 54 17 36 53 40
2007–08 Cumberland Grads CJHL 34 18 43 61 14
2007–08 Kitchener Rangers OHL 13 0 2 2 4 16 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Kitchener Rangers OHL 56 20 44 64 16
2009–10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 65 24 56 80 24 20 8 11 19 14
2010–11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 67 24 84 108 23 7 3 6 9 0
2011–12 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 76 14 41 55 26
2012–13 Trenton Titans ECHL 14 2 8 10 7
2012–13 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 62 20 33 53 27
2012–13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 1 0 1 0
2013–14 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 70 24 40 64 42
2013–14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 1 1 0 7 2 1 3 4
2014–15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 0 0 0 8
2014–15 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 57 23 30 53 25
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 52 8 22 30 18
2015–16 Binghamton Senators AHL 21 5 17 22 0
2016–17 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 17 1 4 5 2
2016–17 Binghamton Senators AHL 57 20 31 51 22
NHL totals 15 1 1 2 8 7 2 1 3 4

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flyers Sign Two to Entry-Level Contracts". Philadelphia Flyers. March 2, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Erin Nicks (April 27, 2013). "Senators fail to climb Eastern standings with loss". NHL.com. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sabres sign Akeson, Donovan to one-year deals". Buffalo Sabres. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sabres acquire four from Senators". Buffalo Sabres. 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Admirals sign deal with Canadian Akeson" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  6. ^ "OHL Announces Four Annual Award Winners". March 21, 2011. 

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