Jason Strudwick

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Jason Strudwick
Jason Strudwick.jpg
Born (1975-07-17) July 17, 1975 (age 43)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 226 lb (103 kg; 16 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for NHL
New York Islanders
Vancouver Canucks
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Rangers
Edmonton Oilers
AHL
Worcester IceCats
Syracuse Crunch
Kentucky Thoroughblades
HA
Södertälje SK
NLA
HC Lugano
OB I
Ferencvárosi TC
NHL Draft 63rd overall, 1994
New York Islanders
Playing career 1994–2012

Jason Wayne "Struds" Strudwick (born July 17, 1975) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman and current broadcaster.

Playing career[edit]

Strudwick was drafted in the third round, 63rd overall, by the New York Islanders in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.[1] He played his first National Hockey League (NHL) game with the Islanders against the Hartford Whalers on March 30, 1996.[2]

On March 23, 1998, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Gino Odjick.[1] On July 15, 2002, he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks.[1]

After playing for the Hungarian team Ferencvárosi TC of OB I bajnokság during the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Strudwick returned to the NHL with the New York Rangers, the team with which he had previously signed as a free agent before the lockout on July 20, 2004, for the 2005–06 season.[3]

Strudwick began the 2006–07 season with HC Lugano in Switzerland before signing a contract on March 19, 2007, with the Rangers.[3] However, because he signed with the team after the trade deadline, he was not eligible to participate in the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs.[4] In July 2007, he signed a one-year contract with the Rangers and played with them through the 2007–08 season.[3]

On July 10, 2008, Strudwick signed a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for the 2008–09 season.[5] He would re-sign with the Oilers during the summer of 2009.[3] On July 2, 2010, he again re-signed as a free agent with the Oilers for another one-year contract.[3] On November 21, 2011, Strudwick signed with the Swedish club Södertälje SK of the Swedish Allsvenskan.[6] On May 24, 2012, he announced his retirement from professional hockey.[7]

Post-hockey career[edit]

After his retirement from the NHL, Strudwick hosted his own radio sports talk show, The Jason Strudwick Show, on Edmonton station TSN 1260, from 2012 to 2015. In May 2015, Strudwick moved to television, on Edmonton station City, where he hosts Dinner Television. The two-hour evening program features newsmagazine and discussion segments. In May 2017, he returned to TSN as a co-host of the Jason Gregor Show. He is also a volleyball champion in Edmonton. He struggles in bicycle racing and blames his loss to Jason Gregor on his bike chain "falling off". The incident has tarnished his reputation amongst those familiar with the incident.

Personal life[edit]

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Strudwick was an honours student at Archbishop MacDonald High School.[8] In July 2006, he married Schoena of Wyoming, whom he met when they both worked in Chicago. As of 2017, they have three children.[8] Schoena is now a business owner in Edmonton.

Strudwick is a cousin of former NHLers Scott and Rob Niedermayer.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Kamloops Blazers WHL 61 6 8 14 118 19 0 4 4 24
1994–95 Kamloops Blazers WHL 72 3 11 14 183 21 1 1 2 39
1995–96 Worcester IceCats AHL 60 2 7 9 119 4 0 1 1 0
1995–96 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 7
1996–97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 80 1 9 10 198 4 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 39 3 1 4 87
1997–98 New York Islanders NHL 17 0 1 1 36
1997–98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 11 0 1 1 29
1997–98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 3 0 0 0 6
1998–99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 65 0 3 3 114
1999–00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 63 1 3 4 64
2000–01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 60 1 4 5 64 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 44 2 4 6 96
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 2 3 5 87
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 54 1 3 4 73
2004–05 Ferencvárosi TC HUN 6 1 2 3 8
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 65 3 4 7 66 3 0 0 0 0
2006–07 HC Lugano NLA 34 2 3 5 28
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 8 0 0 0 2
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 52 1 1 2 40 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 2 7 9 60
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 72 0 6 6 50
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 43 0 2 2 23
2011–12 Södertälje SK Swe.1 29 3 6 9 20
NHL totals 631 13 40 53 788 7 0 0 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jason Strudwick". The Hockey News.
  2. ^ "Jason Strudwick". NHL.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Jason Strudwick". TSN.
  4. ^ "Deep Opening-Night Roster Loaded With Talent". New York Rangers. October 1, 2007. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Edmonton Oilers Sign Jason Strudwick". Bleacher Report. July 10, 2008. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  6. ^ "Rutinerad back klar för SSK" (in Swedish). Södertälje Sportsklubb. November 21, 2011. Archived from the original on November 28, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "Jason Strudwick lägger skridskorna på hyllan!" (in Swedish). sskoveralltalltid.se. May 24, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  8. ^ a b Gregor, Jason (September 26, 2011). "More Important Than Stanley: Parenthood". OilersNation.com. Retrieved January 19, 2013.

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