September 1, 1983 |
Vermilion, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)|
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 2001
Jeffrey Woywitka (born September 1, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently an unrestricted free agent having most recently played for Augsburger Panther in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Previously he played with the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).
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. 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. 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.
|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|
|2005–06||St. Louis Blues||NHL||26||0||2||2||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||34||1||6||7||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2011–12||New York Rangers||NHL||27||1||5||6||8||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|East Second All-Star Team||2002|
|East First All-Star Team||2003|
|Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy||2003|
|CHL Third All-Star team||2003|
- "Team - Augsburger Panther". www.aev-panther.de (in German). Augsburger Panther. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
- "Panther reagieren auf Ausfälle und holen Jeff Woywitka" [Panthers react to failures and get Jeff Woywitka] (in German). Augsburg Panthers. 2013-11-04.
- "Jeff Woywitka To Continue Career In Germany". TheHockeyHouse.net. 2013-11-04.
- "Oilers swing trade for Pronger". CBC. 2005-08-03. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
- "Canadiens sign Jeff Woywitka to one-year deal". Montreal Canadiens. 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2011-08-15.
- "Blues sign defenseman Jeff Woywitka". St. Louis Blues. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick