November 3, 1982 |
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||82nd overall, 2001
Toronto Maple Leafs
Jay Harrison (born November 3, 1982) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes and the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League.
Harrison grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of Whitby, Ontario for the Whitby Wildcats of the OMHA's Eastern AAA League. In 1996–97, Harrison played Bantam for the Whitby Wildcats before moving onto play as a 16-year-old for the Oshawa Legionnaires of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). He was the 1st overall selection of the Brampton Battalion in the 1998 OHL Priority Selection. He spent four seasons in the OHL with the Battalion.
Harrison was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round, 82nd overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After spending four seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) with Toronto's farm team, Harrison made his NHL debut on January 27, 2006, against the Montreal Canadiens, in which he registered his first NHL career point, coming in the form of an assist. On June 16, 2008, Harrison signed a one-year contract with EV Zug of the Swiss National League A, but on March 27, 2009, he returned to the Toronto Maple Leafs, signing a deal, pro-rated at $475,000, to play out the rest of the 2008–09 season.  On July 9, 2009 he signed a two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes that would pay him $500,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL. On October 9, 2009 he scored his first NHL goal in a 7-2 victory for the Hurricanes over the Florida Panthers.
In the following 2015–16 season, on the eve of opening night on October 6, 2015, Harrison cleared waivers, and was reassigned to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. In returning to the AHL for the first time since 2010, Harrison appeared in 18 games with the Moose before he was included in a trade deadline deal by the Jets, along with Andrew Ladd and Matt Fraser to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Marko Daňo and a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on February 25, 2016. He was immediately assigned to the Blackhawks AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.
Regular season and playoffs
|2001–02||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||7||0||1||1||2||10||0||0||0||4|
|2002–03||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||72||2||8||10||72||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||70||4||5||9||141||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||60||0||4||4||108||4||0||1||1||14|
|2005–06||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||8||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||5||0||0||0||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||7||0||1||1||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Albany River Rats||AHL||32||2||12||14||22||8||0||3||3||23|
|2015–16||Rockford Ice Hogs||AHL||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honours
Harrison and his wife, Jodean have four daughters; Presley, Willa, Stevie and Gemma. The family resides in Hartford, Connecticut.
Following his retirement from hockey, Harrison got his degrees in psychology and counselling and works for Game Change, a counselling service designed for athletes.
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- "Jets re-assign Jay Harrison to the Manitoba Moose". National Hockey League. 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
- "Blackhawks make big move in bringing back winger Andrew Ladd". Chicago Tribune. 2016-02-25. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
- Game Change - The Team