Jason DeSantis

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Jason DeSantis
Born (1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 29)
Oxford, MI, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
EC KAC
Philadelphia Phantoms
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
St. John's IceCaps
San Antonio Rampage
Hamilton Bulldogs
HIFK
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Jason DeSantis (born March 9, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing with EC KAC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Prior to turning professional, DeSantis went undrafted playing collegiate hockey at Ohio State University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.[1] After a breakout 2011–12 season in the AHL scoring 43 points in 66 games with the St. John's IceCaps, he was signed as a free agent to his first NHL contract on a one-year, two-way deal with the Florida Panthers on June 14, 2012.[2]

Assigned directly to the San Antonio Rampage due to the ongoing lockout, DeSantis appeared in 28 games to start the 2012–13 season with the Rampagage before he was reassigned by the Panthers in an AHL trade to the Hamilton Bulldogs in exchange for Brendon Nash on January 3, 2013.[3] Upon the agreement of a new NHL CBA, the trade was formalized between the Panthers and Montreal Canadiens on January 14, 2013.[4]

On June 17, 2013, after three seasons in the AHL without NHL exposure, DeSantis left to sign a one-year contract with Finnish club, HIFK of the SM-liiga.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 43 4 5 9 42
2003–04 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 10 1 1 2 4
2004–05 Ohio State University CCHA 42 4 5 9 32
2005–06 Ohio State University CCHA 24 2 4 6 30
2006–07 Ohio State University CCHA 37 5 20 25 50
2007–08 Ohio State University CCHA 41 5 15 20 38
2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 10 0 5 5 6 10 0 1 1 6
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 56 1 16 17 12
2009–10 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec CZE 14 2 3 5 10
2010–11 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 45 6 21 27 38 15 1 2 3 18
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 19 1 4 5 8
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 66 11 32 43 58 10 0 3 3 8
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 28 2 7 9 22
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 27 2 3 5 18
2013–14 HIFK Liiga 50 5 9 14 16
2014–15 EC KAC EBEL 37 4 15 19 20 9 0 5 5 10
AHL totals 206 17 67 84 124 20 0 4 4 14
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
IIHF U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Minsk

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 United States WJC18 2nd 6 1 0 1 4
Junior totals 6 1 0 1 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IceCaps get King, DeSantis". cjob.com. 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Florida Panthers sign D Jason DeSantis". Florida Panthers. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Nash, DeSantis trade places". American Hockey League. 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Canadiens deal Nash to Panthers for DeSantis". The Sports Network. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  5. ^ "Rico Fata and Jason DeSantis transfer to HIFK" (in Finnish). HIFK. 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 

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