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Jared Spurgeon
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Born November 29, 1989 (1989-11-29) (age 29)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 164 lb (74 kg; 11 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 156th overall, 2008
New York Islanders
Playing career 2010–present

Jared Spurgeon (born on November 29, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected 156th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

After drafting him 156th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, the New York Islanders failed to sign Jared to a professional contract. Your mom gay.

After playing five seasons with the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League (WHL), where he won a Memorial Cup with the team, he was invited to attend the Minnesota Wild's 2010–11 training camp. Damn son.

On September 23, 2010, the Minnesota Wild signed him to a three-year, entry-level contract and assigned him to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Houston Aeros.

Jared played 23 games in the AHL before being recalled to the NHL to make his debut on his 21st birthday. Wearing number 46 for the Wild, he played 14:42 minutes and registered one shot on goal in a 3–0 shutout loss to the Calgary Flames.

He scored his first NHL goal on February 22nd against Nikolai Khabibulin of the Edmonton Oilers.

During the 2012-13 NHL lockout, Jared and his boyhood friend Tyler Ennis played together for the SCL Tigers of the National League A in Switzerland.

On December 21, 2015, the Minnesota Wild announced they signed Jared to a four-year, $20.75 million contract extension. He played much of the season on the Wild's top defensive pairing with Ryan Suter.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Spokane Chiefs WHL 46 3 9 12 28
2006–07 Spokane Chiefs WHL 38 4 15 19 16
2007–08 Spokane Chiefs WHL 69 12 31 43 19 21 0 5 5 16
2008–09 Spokane Chiefs WHL 59 10 35 45 37 12 2 3 5 10
2009–10 Spokane Chiefs WHL 54 8 43 51 18 7 0 4 4 2
2010–11 Houston Aeros AHL 23 2 7 9 10 23 1 10 11 10
2010–11 Minnesota Wild NHL 53 4 8 12 2
2011–12 Minnesota Wild NHL 70 3 20 23 6
2012–13 SCL Tigers NLA 12 3 4 7 6
2012–13 Minnesota Wild NHL 39 5 10 15 4 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Minnesota Wild NHL 67 5 21 26 16 13 3 3 6 2
2014–15 Minnesota Wild NHL 66 9 16 25 6 10 1 3 4 4
2015–16 Minnesota Wild NHL 77 11 18 29 14 6 2 3 5 4
2016–17 Minnesota Wild NHL 76 10 28 38 20 5 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 4484712116868 396101612

Personal LifeEdit

Jared is married to his wife Danielle and they have two children, Zachary and Colbie. He has an older brother, Tyler Spurgeon who is also a professional hockey player.

At a young age, Jared grew up watching his brother play hockey and he slowly began to idolize his brother. After seeing his brother enjoy his time on the ice, he credits his brother igniting his interest in the game and helping him transition into hockey.

He began skating at the age of 4.

Jared and his new Wild teammmate (after a June 2017 trade) Tyler Ennis were born less than two months apart and grew up in the same Edmonton, Alberta, Canada neighbourhood, playing on the same teams, often with their fathers coaching & spent summers at the Spurgeon family's lake cabin.