Jason Morgan (ice hockey)

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Jason Morgan
Born (1976-10-09) October 9, 1976 (age 40)
St. John's, NL, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
CHL team
Former teams
Arizona Sundogs
Los Angeles Kings
Calgary Flames
Nashville Predators
Chicago Blackhawks
Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 118th overall, 1995
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1996–2013

Jason Morgan (born October 9, 1976 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player.

Playing career[edit]

Morgan was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fifth round, 118th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. While he spent most of his career in the minors, he played in a total of 44 games for five different NHL teams, including the Los Angeles Kings, Calgary Flames, Nashville Predators, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild.[1]

Morgan signed with Swedish Elitserien team Södertälje SK in 2008. In 2009, he returned to America with the Springfield Falcons, but after four games he departed and moved to Austria, signing for EC KAC, based in Klagenfurt. Morgan then spent the 2010-11 season in Norway with Stjernen.

After a stint with ECHL's Stockton Thunder in 2011-12, he signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Arizona Sundogs of the CHL on September 7, 2012. He spent two years with the Sundogs and retired at the end of the 2013-14 season.

Over the course of his pro career, Morgan played in 584 AHL games and saw the ice in 121 CHL as well as in 120 ECHL contests.

Coaching career[edit]

Following his playing career, Morgan took over coaching duties in Hungary, serving as head coach of the youth teams of Miskolc/Debreceni HK.[2] In January 2016, he was named head coach of DVTK Jegesmedvék, a member of the MOL Liga[3] and guided the team to the title.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Morgan Stats and News". NHL.com. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  2. ^ "From the NHL to Miskolc". icehockey.hu. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  3. ^ "DVTK Jegesmedvék - Jason Morgan: 39 éves és 44 NHL-meccsen szerepelt". boon.hu. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Miskolc defends MOL title". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 

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