|Born||July 27, 1969 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Washington Capitals|
Detroit Red Wings
|NHL Draft||61st overall, 1989|
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.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2005–06||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||53||1||18||19||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Template:CAN|
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.
|All-CCHA Rookie Team||1988–89|
|All-CCHA First Team||1990–91|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||1990–91|
Jason now operates The Players Group Hockey, a player agency based in Birmingham, Michigan.