|Born||November 29, 1989 (1989-11-29) |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||164 lb (74 kg; 11 st 10 lb)|
|NHL team||Minnesota Wild|
|NHL Draft||156th overall, 2008|
New York Islanders
After drafting him 156th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, the New York Islanders failed to sign Jared to a professional contract.
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.
On January 3, 2021 he was announced as the second full time captain in Minnesota Wild history.
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.