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Jason Strudwick
Jason Strudwick
Defenceman
Number: 43
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 226
Shoots: Left
Born: 17 Jul 1975
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
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Acquired: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Edmonton on July 10, 2008.
Drafted: NYI / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (63rd overall)
2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS: Appeared in a career high 72 games...collected six assists, -18 and 50 PIM...nominated for 2009/2010 NHL Foundation Award and the 2009/2010 Bill Masterton Trophy...recorded an assist and had 3 blocked shots on Oct. 10 vs. MTL...played in his 600th career NHL game on Jan. 26 vs. CHI...was a +2 and named game's second star on Feb. 1 vs. CAR...had an assist and 3 blocked shots on Mar. 16 @ MIN...second on team in blocked shots with 139

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2008-09:
Finished the season appearing in 71 games with 8 points (2G, 6A), -4 and 60 PIM…Oilers nominee for the 2009 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy…made Oilers debut vs Colorado (Oct. 12). Was scoreless & even…registered 1st Oilers PIM at COL (Oct. 23)…collected an assist for his 1st point as an Oiler at CGY (Oct. 17)…played in his 500th career NHL game at NYR (Nov. 10)…scored an assist and registered 700th NHL PIM vs PHX (Dec. 22)…named game's 1st star as he scored 1st career Oilers goal & was +2 vs NYI (Jan. 5)…scored goal & was +3 vs TBL (Feb. 24)…

2007-08: Scored 1-1-2 with 40 PIM in 52 games with NYR…averaged 12:56 minutes of ice time per game & was even in plus/minus…both of his points came in a three-game stretch…scored his lone goal of the season on Nov. 17 as he netted the GWG at PIT & two games later he earned an assist at TBL (Nov. 21)…averaged 12:56 minutes of ice time per game and was even in the plus/minus rankings…was a healthy scratch in 30 games…appeared in two playoff games for the Rangers versus Pittsburgh…

2006-07: Appeared in eight games with the Rangers after returning from Switzerland and signing as a free agent on Mar. 19…prior to re-joining the Rangers in 2007, Strudwick skated in 34 games with HC Lugano of the Swiss-A League, registering two goals and three assists, along with 28 penalty minutes ... Also collected four penalty minutes in six post-season contests with the Swiss club…made his season debut on Mar. 19 vs. Pittsburgh…

2005-06: Appeared in 65 games for NY Rangers, registering 3-4-7 with 66 PIM…scored 1-1-2, along with a season-high, plus-two rating in his 400th career NHL game on Jan. 28 vs PIT, marking his first career multi-point game…logged 17:18 of ice time on Dec. 1 vs. PIT, earning 3rd star honours…tallied a goal in the 14th round of the shootout helping the Rangers to a 3-2 win on Nov. 26 vs. WAS…tallied a goal in his Rangers debut on Oct. 5 at PHI…

2004-05: Skated in six games for Ferencvaros TC Budapest (Hungary), registering one goal and two assists along with 8 PIM…

2003-04: Re-signed with Chicago as a free agent on July 20 ...appeared in 54 games with the Blackhawks, scoring 1-3-4 & ranking 2nd among defensemen with 73 PIM...established a career-high with 14:54 average time on ice…

2002-03: Signed as a free agent with Chicago on July 15 ...appeared in 48 games,  registering 2-3-5 with 87 PIM…played in his 300th NHL game on Mar. 12 at ANA…

2001-02: Skated in 44 games with Vancouver, establishing career-highs in goals & points with 2-4-6…ranked 4th on Canucks with 96 PIM…

2000-01: Appeared in 60 games, recording one goal and four assists, along with 64 penalty minutes...ranked first on the team with plus-16 rating...tallied the first game-winning goal of his NHL career on Nov. 21 at STL...skated in his 200th NHL game on Jan. 28 vs. CHI...made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, skating in two post-season games…

1999-00: Appeared in 63 games, tallying one goal and three assists, along with 64 PIM for the Canucks….scored his first NHL goal on Feb. 29 at LAK (Stephane Fiset)…

1998-99: Established career-highs with 65 games played and 114 penalty minutes with Vancouver…

1997-98: Skated in 28 games with the Islanders and Vancouver recording 0-2-2 & 65 PIM…registered his first NHL point with an assist at CHI (Jan. 2)…acquired by Vancouver on Mar. 23 in exchange for Gino Odjick…

1995-96: Made NHL debut with NY Islanders on Mar. 30 at Hartford, registering 7 PIM…

AHL CAREER: Appeared in 179 games with the Worcester IceCats, Kentucky Thoroughblades and Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering six goals and 17 assists for 23 points, along with 404 penalty minutes from 1995-96 to 1997-98...JUNIOR CAREER: Spent two seasons with the Kamloops Blazers  (WHL)…scored 9-19-28 with 301 PIM in 133 games, helping the Blazers win back-to-back Memorial Cup championships in 1993-94 & 1994-95.

FIRST NHL GAME: Mar. 30, 1996 vs. Hartford. 

FIRST NHL GOAL: Feb. 29, 2000 vs. Los Angeles (Stephane Fiset).
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