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Jason Woolley
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Born July 27, 1969 (1969-07-27) (age 50)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
Detroit Red Wings
Malmö Redhawks
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 61st overall, 1989
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1991–2007

Jason Woolley (born Jason Douglas Woolley on July 27, 1969) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres and the Detroit Red Wings.

Playing CareerEdit

As a youth, Jason played in the 1981 and 1982 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Mississauga. He attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan before the Washington Capitals selected him 61st overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

Jason's most productive NHL season was his 1998–99 campaign with the Buffalo Sabres in which he netted 10 goals and 33 assists (43 points).

Fittingly, that year was also Woolley's finest playoff performance (4 goals, 11 assists, 15 points) as his Sabres advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals before falling to the Dallas Stars in six games.

Jason scored a dramatic game-winning OT goal in Game 1 of that series, labelled as "the shot heard round the hockey world" by Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret.

Following a torn ACL to defenseman Jiri Fischer in November of 2002, the Red Wings acquired Jason from the Sabres for a conditional draft pick. During his tenure with the Red Wings, they would play Sam The Sham & Pharoh's song "Woolly Bully" when he scored at Joe Louis Arena.

Jason was also a participant in the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Alumni Winter Showdown at Comerica Park on December 31, 2013, representing the Detroit Red Wings.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 St. Michael's Buzzers MetJHL 35 13 22 35 40
1987–88 St. Michael's Buzzers MetJHL 31 19 37 56 22
1988–89 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 47 12 25 37 26
1989–90 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 45 10 38 48 26
1990–91 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 40 15 44 59 24
1991–92 Canada Intl 60 14 30 44 36
1991–92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 15 1 10 11 6
1991–92 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Washington Capitals NHL 26 0 2 2 10
1992–93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 29 14 27 41 22 1 0 2 2 0
1993–94 Washington Capitals NHL 10 1 2 3 4 4 1 0 1 4
1993–94 Portland Pirates AHL 41 12 29 41 14 9 2 2 4 4
1994–95 Detroit Vipers IHL 48 8 28 36 38
1994–95 Florida Panthers NHL 34 4 9 13 18
1995–96 Florida Panthers NHL 52 6 28 34 32 13 2 6 8 14
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 57 6 30 36 28 5 0 3 3 0
1997–98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 9 26 35 35 15 2 9 11 12
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 10 33 43 62 21 4 11 15 10
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 8 25 33 52 5 0 2 2 2
2000–01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 67 5 18 23 46 8 1 5 6 2
2001–02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 59 8 20 28 34
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 0 3 3 29
2002–03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 62 6 17 23 22 4 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 55 4 15 19 28 4 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Flint Generals UHL 9 4 2 6 4
2005–06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 53 1 18 19 28
2006–07 Malmö IF SEL 31 1 5 6 46
NHL totals 718 68 246 314 430 79 11 36 47 44

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1992 Canada OG Template:Sica 8 0 5 5 4
1992 Canada WC 8th 6 1 2 3 2
Senior totals 14 1 7 8 6

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Template:CAN
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
Silver 1992 Albertville

Jason played for Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics. He recorded five assists in eight games with the team, scored a shootout goal, and won a silver medal.

AccoladesEdit

Award Year
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 1988–89
All-CCHA First Team 1990–91
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1990–91

Personal LifeEdit

Jason now operates The Players Group Hockey, a player agency based in Birmingham, Michigan.

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