Jeff Woywitka

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Jeff Woywitka
Born (1983-09-01) September 1, 1983 (age 34)
Vermilion, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for St. Louis Blues
Dallas Stars
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2001
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2003–2015

Jeffrey Woywitka (born September 1, 1983) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, and New York Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

Woywitka was drafted from the Red Deer Rebels in the first round, 27th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After reporting to Philadelphia's AHL affiliate for his first professional season in 03-04, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers midway through the season along with a first round pick (Rob Schremp) in 2004 and a third round pick (Danny Syvret) in 2005 in exchange for Mike Comrie.

In 2005, he was traded by the Edmonton Oilers along with Eric Brewer and Doug Lynch to the St. Louis Blues for 2000 league MVP, Chris Pronger.[1] On July 7, 2009, Woywitka signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Stars, which ended when Woywitka entered the free agency on July 1, 2011.

On August 15, 2011, Woywitka signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.[2] At the commencement of the 2011–12 season, Woywitka failed to make the opening night roster for the Canadiens, and was placed on waivers with the intent to be reassigned to their AHL affiliate. The following day on October 6, 2011, Woywitka was claimed off waivers by the New York Rangers, where he was subsequently used primarily as a depth defenseman appearing in 27 games for 6 points.

On July 2, 2012, he returned to the St. Louis Blues as an unrestricted free agent on a one-year contract.[3]

Woywitka played for Augsburger Panther of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons before retiring.[4][5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Red Deer Rebels WHL 67 4 12 16 40 4 0 3 3 2
2000–01 Red Deer Rebels WHL 72 7 28 35 113 22 2 8 10 25
2001–02 Red Deer Rebels WHL 72 14 23 37 109 23 2 10 12 22
2002–03 Red Deer Rebels WHL 57 16 36 52 65 23 1 9 10 25
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 29 0 6 6 51
2003–04 Toronto Roadrunners AHL 53 4 18 22 41 3 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Edmonton Roadrunners AHL 80 6 20 26 84
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 0 2 2 25
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 53 1 14 15 58 4 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 41 0 18 18 20
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 34 1 6 7 12
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 52 10 20 30 35
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 27 2 6 8 12
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 65 3 15 18 57 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 7 0 7 7 2
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 36 0 3 3 11
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 63 2 9 11 24
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 27 1 5 6 8
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 6 0 3 3 6
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 34 1 10 11 22
2013–14 Augsburger Panther DEL 35 3 6 9 83
2014–15 Augsburger Panther DEL 52 2 18 20 68
NHL totals 278 9 46 55 149 4 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WHL
East Second All-Star Team 2002
East First All-Star Team 2003
Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy 2003
CHL Third All-Star team 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oilers swing trade for Pronger". CBC. 2005-08-03. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Canadiens sign Jeff Woywitka to one-year deal". Montreal Canadiens. 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Blues sign defenseman Jeff Woywitka". St. Louis Blues. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Panther reagieren auf Ausfälle und holen Jeff Woywitka" [Panthers react to failures and get Jeff Woywitka] (in German). Augsburg Panthers. 2013-11-04. 
  5. ^ "Jeff Woywitka To Continue Career In Germany". TheHockeyHouse.net. 2013-11-04. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Justin Williams
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
2001
Succeeded by
Joni Pitkanen