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Jason Strudwick
Jason Strudwick
Defenseman
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Number: 34
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 226
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 17, 1975
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on March 19, 2007.
Drafted: NYI / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (63rd overall)
2006-07 SEASON: Appeared in eight games with the Rangers after returning from Switzerland and signing as a free agent on Mar. 19 … The Rangers posted a 6-1-1 record when he was in the lineup … Posted a season-high plus-three rating on Apr. 1 vs. Toronto … Posted a plus-one rating and logged a season-high 18:10 of total icetime on Mar. 21 vs. Philadelphia … Made his season debut on Mar. 19 vs. Pittsburgh.

2005-06 SEASON:
Appeared in 65 games with the Rangers, registering three goals and four assists, along with 66 penalty minutes … The Rangers posted a 35-19-11 record when he was in the lineup and a 9-7-1 record when he was out of the lineup … Blocked a team-high four shots on Mar. 29 at the Islanders ... Recorded four blocked shots, along with a plus-one rating on Feb. 1 vs. Pittsburgh … Registered a goal and an assist, along with a season-high, plus-two rating in his 400th career NHL game on Jan. 28 vs. Pittsburgh, marking his first career multi-point game … Logged 17:18 of icetime on Dec. 1 vs. Pittsburgh, earning Third Star honors … Tallied a goal in the 14th round of the shootout helping the Rangers to a 3-2 win on Nov. 26 vs. Washington … Tallied a goal in his Rangers debut on Oct. 5 at Philadelphia.

2004-05 SEASON: Skated in six games for Ferencvaros TC Budapest (Hungary), registering one goal and two assists along with eight penalty minutes.

2003-04 SEASON: Re-signed with Chicago as a free agent on July 20 ... Appeared in 54 games with the Chicago Blackhawks, registering one goal and three assists, along with 73 penalty minutes ... Ranked second among team defensemen with 73 penalty minutes ... Established a new career-high with 14:54 average time on ice.

2002-03 SEASON: Signed as a free agent with Chicago on July 15 ... Appeared in 48 games,  registering two goals and three assists, along with 87 penalty minutes ... Skated in his 300th NHL match on Mar. 12 at Anaheim.

2001-02 SEASON: Skated in 44 games, collecting two goals and four assists, along with 96 penalty minutes ... Ranked fourth on the team with 96 penalty minutes ... Established career-highs with two goals and six points.

2000-01 SEASON: 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 St. Louis ... Skated in his 200th NHL match on Jan. 28 vs. Chicago ... Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, skating in two post-season games.

1999-2000 SEASON: Appeared in 63 games, tallying one goal and three assists, along with 64 penalty minutes ... Notched his first NHL goal on Feb. 29 at Los Angeles (Stephane Fiset) ... Skated in his 100th NHL match on Oct. 16 at Calgary.

1998-99 SEASON: Collected three assists in 65 games, along with 114 penalty minutes ... Established career-highs with 65 games played and 114 penalty minutes.

1997-98 SEASON: Skated in 28 games with the Islanders and Vancouver Canucks, recording two assists, along with 65 penalty minutes ... Registered his first NHL point on Jan. 20 at Chicago ... Acquired by Vancouver on Mar. 23 in exchange for Gino Odjick.

1995-96 SEASON:
Made his NHL debut with the Islanders on Mar. 30 at Hartford, registering seven penalty minutes.

EUROPEAN CAREER: 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.

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. 1995-96: Skated in 60 games with Worcester, tallying two goals and seven assists for nine points, along with 119 penalty minutes ... Ranked fourth on the team with 119 penalty minutes. 1996-97: Appeared in 80 games with Kentucky, registering one goal and nine assists for 10 points, along with 198 penalty minutes ... Ranked second on the team with 198 penalty minutes. 1997-98: Appeared in 39 games with Kentucky, tallying three goals and one assist for four points, along with 87 penalty minutes ... Finished the season with Syracuse, appearing in three Calder Cup Playoff games and recording six penalty minutes.

JUNIOR CAREER: Spent two seasons with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL), skating in 133 career games and registering nine goals and 19 assists for 28 points, along with 301 penalty minutes. 1993-94: Appeared in 61 games, tallying six goals and eight assists for 14 points, along with 118 penalty minutes ... Ranked ninth on the team with 118 penalty minutes ...  Skated in 19 post-season games, recording four assists, along with 24 penalty minutes. 1994-95: Appeared in 72 games, registering three goals and 11 assists for 14 points, along with 183 penalty minutes ... Ranked first on the team with 183 penalty minutes.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: June 9, 1991 – New York Islanders third round choice, 63rd overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Mar. 23, 1998 – Traded to Vancouver from the Islanders in exchange for Gino Odjick. July 15, 2002 – Signed as a free agent with Chicago. July 20, 2004 – Signed as a free agent with the Rangers. March 19, 2007 - Resigned as a free agent with the Rangers.

BACKGROUND: Spends much of the off-season working with children’s charities … Lists winning the Memorial Cup as his greatest hockey moment … Grew up idolizing Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier … Admires Lance Armstrong and follows cycling closely in the off-season … First pair of skates were figure skates ... First cousins with Scott and Rob Niedermayer ... Married; wife, Schoena.

LONGEST POINT STREAK: 3, 12/19/01 – 12/22/01 (one goal, two assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK: None

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 2, 12/20/01 – 12/22/01 (two assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME: 1 (11times), last – Nov. 17, 2007 at Pit. (Fleury)

MOST ASSISTS, GAME:
1 (27 times), last – Nov. 21, 2007 at T.B.

MOST POINTS, GAME:
2, Jan. 28, 2006 vs. Pit.

MOST PIM, GAME:
12, (twice), last – Nov. 1, 2001 vs. Mtl.

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 3, (four times), last – Dec. 5, 2005 vs. Min.

FIRST NHL GAME: Mar. 30, 1997 at Hfd.

FIRST NHL GOAL:
Feb. 29, 2000 at L.A. (Fiset)



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