|Born||February 1, 1990 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
New York Rangers
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Jayson played his high school hockey at Glenbrook North High School and Tabor Academy. He graduated in 2009 and then went to the USHL where he played two seasons with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders.
After two seasons with Cedar Rapids, he attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he played on the same team as his younger brother Jaycob. While there, Jayson was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team.
Following his freshman year, Jayson attended the Pittsburgh Penguins development camp and on August 1, 2012 he signed a two-way contract with an annual value of $925,000. In the 2013–14 season,
On October 24, 2013, Jayson was recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL). He made his NHL debut versus the New York Islanders on October 25, 2013. He scored his first NHL point, an assist and also his first NHL goal against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 28, 2013.
On July 1, 2015, he left the Penguins organization as a free agent and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers. He began the 2015–16 season with the Rangers' AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack and was promoted to the Rangers on November 30, 2015.
Jayson returned to the Wolfpack on January 22, 2016 for a brief stint. He was later recalled by the Rangers on April 20, 2016, from the Hartford Wolf Pack.
With his contract with the Rangers completed, Jayson secured a one-year, one-way deal as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks on July 1, 2016. He was reassigned to the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets to start the season but was recalled to the Canucks on October 24, 2016.
On December 8, 2016, he scored two goals to help the Canucks defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 5–1 for his first career multi-goal game.
On April 2, 2017, Jayson signed a one-year contract extension with the Canucks for the 2017–18 NHL season.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|2009–10||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||USHL||56||11||15||26||62||5||0||0||0||6|
|2010–11||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||USHL||60||30||28||58||45||8||4||3||7||4|
|2015–16||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||65||15||29||44||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||New York Rangers||NHL||6||1||1||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Accolades[edit | edit source]
- All-WCHA Rookie Team (2011–12)
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
His father, Jay, was a defensive back in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints in the 1980s.