New York Rangers
Jeff Halpern
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JeffHalpern
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 190
BIRTHDATE: 05/03/1976
BIRTHPLACE: Washington, DC, USA
DRAFTED: undrafted
ECAC Second All-Star Team (1998, 1999) Signed as a free agent by Washington, March 29, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Ajoie (Swiss-2), October 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), December 30, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 5, 2006. Traded to Tampa Bay by Dallas with Jussi Jokinen, Mike Smith and Dallas' 4th round choice (later traded to Minnesota, later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kyle Bigos) in 2009 Entry Draft for Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist, February 26, 2008. Traded to Los Angeles by Tampa Bay for Teddy Purcell and Florida's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Brock Beukeboom) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 10, 2012. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from NY Rangers, March 23, 2013.
NHL CAREER
2011-12: Led Washington and ranked fifth in the NHL in faceoff winning percentage (58.3%). ... Tallied an assist while skating in his 800th career NHL game on Oct. 27 at Edmonton. ... Recorded four points (two goals, two assists) in a four-game span from Dec. 5 at Florida to Dec. 13 vs. Philadelphia, including a multi-point effort (one goal, one assist) on Dec. 7 at Ottawa. ... Registered four points (one goal, three assists) in a five-game span from Oct. 22 vs. Detroit to Nov. 5 at NY Islanders. ... Skated in two playoff contests. 2010-11: Ranked second on the team in faceoff percentage (56.9%). ... Recorded his 200th career NHL assist on Mar. 29 vs. Atlanta. ... Posted five multi-point performances, including a season-high, three points (one goal, two assists) on Nov. 5 at Buffalo … Notched the game-winning goal, while shorthanded, on Nov. 20 vs. Toronto. ... Registered seven points (two goals, five assists) in a five-game span from Oct. 27 vs. NY Islanders to Nov. at Buffalo. ... Tallied one goal in four playoff contests. 2009-10: Split the season between Tampa Bay and Los Angeles. ... Recorded a season-high, four-game point streak from Jan. 12 vs. Washington to Jan. 18 at Carolina, registering four points (two goals, two assists) over the span. ... Notched two goals, including the gamewinner, on Dec. 18 at St. Louis. ... Tallied a three-game assist streak from Nov. 5 at Ottawa to Nov. 12 vs. Minnesota (three assists). ... Recorded his 300th career NHL point with an assist on Nov. 7 at Montreal. ... Skated in six playoff contests. 2008-09: Registered three points (two goals, one assist) in the final three games of the season. ... Notched two goals, including one while shorthanded, on Apr. 7 vs. Pittsburgh. ... Recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in two games on Feb. 20 at Carolina and Feb. 22 vs. Boston. ... Tallied the game-winning goal and added an assist on Jan. 21 vs. Buffalo. ... Registered five points (one goal, four assists) in a five-game span from Jan. 1 at Washington to Jan. 9 at Anaheim, including a three-game assist streak beginning on Jan. 4 at Atlanta. 2007-08: Split the season between Dallas and Tampa Bay. ... Registered 14 points (eight goals, six assists) in 14 games during the month of March, including two power play goals, two power play assists, two game-winning goals, and a plus-five rating. ... Recorded seven multi-point efforts, including two, three-point performances on Mar. 11 vs. NY Islanders (one goal, two assists) and Mar. 25 vs. Florida (one goal, two assists). ... Tied his career-high with a five-game point streak from Mar. 9 at Columbus to Mar. 19 at Buffalo, registering eight points (four goals, four assists) over the span. ... Notched his 100th career NHL goal on Nov. 26 at NY Islanders. 2006-07: Registered five multi-point performances, including two, three-point efforts on Dec. 27 at Colorado (one goal, two assists) and Feb. 11 vs. Colorado (one goal, two assists). ... Recorded six points (one goal, five assists) in a five-game span from Feb. 1 at San Jose to Feb. 11 vs. Colorado. ... Tallied two goals and one assist in seven playoff contests. ... Notched the game-winning goal on Apr. 13 at Vancouver. 2005-06: Named the 12th captain in Washington Capitals history on Sep. 23. ... Established career-highs in assists (33), power play assists (14), power play points (20), and shots (151). ... Ranked third on the team in assists (33) and points (44). ... Led the Capitals and ranked 12th in the NHL in faceoff winning percentage (55.2%) … Posted 10 multi-point performances, including two, three-assist efforts – Dec. 23 vs. Montreal and Oct. 5 vs. Columbus – and a two-goal performance on Apr. 18 at Tampa Bay. ... Tallied 11 points (six goals, five assists) in the final 12 games of the season. ... Recorded a career-high, five-game assist streak from Nov. 19 at Montreal to Nov. 27 vs. Buffalo (five assists). ... Tallied a goal in three consecutive games against Carolina from Apr. 3 to Apr. 7. ... Registered 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in 13 games during the month of November. 2003-04: Established career-highs in points (46) and power play goals (seven). ... Led Washington in goals (19), assists (27), points, power play goals, power play assists (11), and power play points (18), tied for first on the team in game-winning goals (two) and ranked second in shots (114). ... Posted 12 multi-point performances, including a three-point effort (one goal, two assists) on Mar. 30 vs. Pittsburgh. ... Tallied 14 points (six goals, eight assists) over the final 10 games of the season, including a season-high, four-game point streak from Mar. 30 vs. Pittsburgh to Apr. 4 at Pittsburgh (four goals, four assists). 2002-03: Established career-highs in games played (82) and penalty minutes (88). ... One of five Washington players to skate in all 82 games. ... Led the team and ranked 19th in the NHL in faceoff percentage (54.1%). ... Tied for first on the team in shorthanded goals (two). ... Posted eight multi-point performances, including a two-goal effort on Mar. 4 at Buffalo. ... Registered a season-high, four-game point streak from Mar. 1 at New Jersey to Mar. 6 vs. Atlanta, tallying five points (four goals, one assist) over the span. ... Recorded back-to-back two-assist performances on Jan. 4 at NY Rangers and Jan. 10 at Carolina. ... Tallied one power play assist in six playoff contests. 2001-02: Tied for second on the team in game-winning goals (four). ... Registered three multi-point performances. ... Recorded six points (one goal, five assists) in a six-game span from Nov. 2 vs. Phoenix to Nov. 13 vs. Ottawa. 2000-01: Established career-highs in goals (21) and game-winning goals (five). ... Ranked third on the team in goals, sixth in points (42), second in plus/minus rating (plus-13), and tied for second in game-winning goals. ... Posted seven multi-point performances, including a three-point effort on Feb. 17 at Montreal (two goals, one assist). ... Recorded a three-game goal/point streak from Feb. 17 at Montreal to Feb. 23 vs. Montreal (four goals, one assist). ... Established playoff career-highs in assists (three), points (five) and penalty minutes (17). ... Tied for the team lead in playoff goals (two) and playoff points, led the team in playoff penalty minutes and tied for second in playoff assists. ... Notched the overtime, game-winning goal in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 18 at Pittsburgh. 1999-00: Made his NHL debut on Oct. 2 at Florida. ... Established a career-high in plus/minus rating (plus-21). ... Ranked sixth among NHL rookies in goals (18), 15th in points (29), tied for first in plus/minus rating and eighth in power play goals (four). ... Tied for third in the league and second among NHL rookies in shorthanded goals (four). ... Led Washington in shorthanded goals, tied for second on the team in plus/minus rating, fourth in goals and sixth in power play goals. ... Registered his first career multi-point game on Jan. 17 at Tampa Bay (one goal, one assist). ... Posted a four-game point streak from Dec. 18 at New Jersey to Dec. 27 vs. Chicago, recording four points (two goals, two assists) over the span. ... Notched his first career goal on Oct. 19 vs. Anaheim. ... Tallied his first career NHL point with an assist on Oct. 16 vs. San Jose. ... Tied for first on the team in playoff goals (two) and playoff points (three). ... Tallied his first career playoff point with a goal on Apr. 17 at Pittsburgh. ... Notched the game-winning goal, while on the power play, and added an assist for two points on Apr. 19 vs. Pittsburgh.

AHL CAREER
1998-99: Made his professional hockey debut with the Portland Pirates, registering two goals and one assist in six games.

EUROPEAN CAREER
2004-05: Skated in nine games with the Kloten Flyers of the National League A (NLA) in Switzerland, registering seven goals and four assists for 11 points, along with six penalty minutes. ... Also appeared in 15 games with HC Ajoie of the Swiss-2 league, registering five goals and 12 assists for 17 points, along with 52 penalty minutes.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

2008: Named captain of the U.S. national team at the World Championship. ... Suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in the team’s opening round game against Canada on May 6. 2005: Had one goal in seven games for Team USA at IIHF World Championship tournament in Austria, helping team finish sixth. 2004: Appeared in four games at the World Cup of Hockey tournament for Team USA. ... Had two goals and two assists in nine games for Team USA during 2004 IIHF World Championship tournament in Czech Republic and won bronze medal. 2001: Recorded two points in nine games of IIHF World Championships, helping Team USA place fourth at tournament in Germany. 2000: Recorded two points in seven games with Team USA at IIHF World Championships, helping team place fifth at tournament in Russia.

COLLEGE CAREER
1998-99: Played in his fourth and final year for Princeton. ... Played in 33 games and had 22 goals and 22 assists for the season. ... Named to the ECAC Second All-Star Team. 1997-98: Played 36 games for Princeton, tallying 28 goals, 25 assists, and 46 penalty minutes, the most of his ECAC career. 1996-97: Played 33 games as a sophomore at Princeton. ... Had seven goals, 24 assists, and 31 points. ... Tallied 35 penalty minutes. 1995-96: Played 30 games as a freshman at Princeton. ... Scored three goals, had 11 assists, and racked up 30 penalty minutes.

BACKGROUND
Enjoys golf, cooking and baseball. ... First job was a guard at an ice skating rink. ... Favorite movies are The Godfather, Super Troopers, Batman Begins and Good Will Hunting. ... Favorite bands are U2, The Killers and Pearl Jam. ... Wife – Kelley. ... Children, Ryan and Brooklyn.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
March 29, 1999 -- Signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent. July 5, 2006 -- Signed with Dallas as an unrestricted free agent. Feb. 26, 2008 -- Traded by Dallas with Mike Smith, Jussi Jokinen and 2009 fourth-round pick (later traded) to Tampa Bay in exchange for Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist. March 3, 2010 -- Traded by Tampa Bay to Los Angeles in exchange for Teddy Purcell and Florida's 2010 third-round pick (Brock Beukeboom). Sept. 7, 2010 -- Signed with Montreal as an unrestricted free agent. July 1, 2011 -- Signed with Washington as an unrestricted free agent. July 10, 2012 -- Signed with Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.

CAREER-HIGHS

LONGEST POINT STREAK: 5 (twice) (last -- March 9, 2008, to March 19, 2008) (four goals and four assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 3 (three times) (last -- March 9, 2008, to March 13, 2008) (three goals)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3 (12 times) (last -- Oct. 27, 2010, to Oct. 30, 2010) (three assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME: 2 (nine times) (last -- Dec. 18, 2009) (Tampa Bay at St. Louis)

MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3 (three times) (last -- Dec. 23, 2005) (Washington vs. Montreal)

MOST POINTS, GAME: 3 (eight times) (last -- March 25, 2008) (Tampa Bay vs. Florida) (one goal and two assists)

MOST PIM, GAME: 19 on Jan. 26, 2003 (Washington vs. Rangers)

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 7 on Dec. 18, 2005 (Washington vs. Florida)

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 2, 1999 (Washington at Florida)

FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 19, 1999 (Washington vs. Anaheim) (Hebert)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 16, 1999 (Washington vs. San Jose)

CAREER IN THE SHOOTOUT


ATTEMPTS: 5
GOALS: 1
SUCCESS RATE: 20 percent
GAME-DECIDING GOALS: 1