Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jamie Heward
Although drafted by Pittsburgh in 1989, Jamie Heward never played for he Penguins; he actually made his first NHL appearance as a Toronto Maple Leaf in 1995-96. In the interim, Heward played in the WHL for the Regina Pats where, in 1990-91, he tallied 84 points in 71 games and was named to the league's First All-Star team. He also spent three seasons with Lumberjacks of hte IHL.

Heward spent the 1994-95 season with the Canadian National Team and appeared in the World Championships. In May 1995, Toronto signed him as a free agent. He spent most of the 1995-96 season with the St. John's Maple Leafs where his 56 points earned him a spot on the AHL First All-Star team. He was called up for five games with Toronto and played his first NHL game in February 1996 against Montreal.

The following season, he once again divided his time between St. John's and Toronto, tallying his first NHL goal in November. Heward signed with Philadelphia in July 1997 and played 72 games for the Phantoms. His 65 regular season and 19 playoff points earned him the Eddie Shore Award for Outstanding Defenseman and helped the Phantoms win the Calder Cup Championship.

He was signed by the Nashville Predators for the 1998-99 season, and by the New York Islanders for 1999-2000. He was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jackets in May 2000 and went on to play two seasons with the organization before opting to bring his game to Switzerland in the fall of 2002. In the summer of 2005, Heward was acquired by the Washington Capitals.

As a member of the Capitals in 2005-06, Heward would compete in a career high 71 games and lead all Capitals defenceman with career highs in assists (21) and points (28). The following season Heward would compete in 52 games with the Capitals before he was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings at the NHL trading deadline. After only 19 games on the Kings' blueline, Heward found travelled overseas and signed with SKA Saint Petersburg of the Russian Super League.

Aside from his World Championship experience in 1995, Heward has gone on to represent his homeland three more times (2003, 2004 and 2005).

After splitting time between Tampa Bay and their AHL affiliate in Norfolk during the 2008-2009 season, Heward was traded to Toronto at the trade deadline alongside Olaf Kolzig for defenseman Richard Petiot.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Regina Pats WHL 68 10 17 27 17 4 1 1 2 2
1988-89 Regina Pats WHL 52 31 28 59 29
1989-90 Regina Pats WHL 72 14 44 58 42 11 2 2 4 10
1990-91 Regina Pats WHL 71 23 61 84 41 8 2 9 11 6
1991-92 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 54 6 21 27 37 14 1 4 5 4
1992-93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 58 9 18 27 64
1993-94 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 73 8 16 24 72
1994-95 Canada Nat-Tm 51 11 35 46 32
1994-95 Canada WC-A 8 0 5 5 6
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -1
1995-96 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 73 22 34 56 33 3 1 1 2 6
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 1 4 5 6 -6
1996-97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 27 8 19 27 26 9 1 3 4 6
1997-98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 72 17 48 65 54 +21 20 3 16 19 10
1998-99 Nashville Predators NHL 63 6 12 18 44 -24
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 54 6 11 17 26 -9
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 69 11 16 27 33 +3
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 28 1 2 3 7 -9
2001-02 Syracuse Crunch AHL 14 3 10 13 6 +2 10 0 4 4 6
2002-03 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 40 8 23 31 60 6 1 1 2 22
2002-03 Canada WC-A 9 0 0 0 2 -1
2003-04 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 25 5 9 14 57 6 0 1 1 24
2004-05 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 44 3 14 17 91 5 0 0 0 40
2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL 71 7 21 28 54 -5
2006-07 Washington Capitals NHL 52 4 12 16 27 +4
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 2 6 8 20 -2
2007-08 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 53 2 15 17 98 9 2 0 2 10
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 13 0 2 2 4 -1
2008-09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 20 6 8 14 25 -10
NHL Totals 394 38 86 124 221


WHL East First All-Star Team (1991)
AHL First All-Star Team (1996, 1998)
Eddie Shore Award (AHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (1998)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, May 4, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 31, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 10, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 27, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Columbus from NY Islanders, May 26, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), April 17, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 12, 2005. Traded to Los Angeles by Washington for future considerations, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (Russia), August 13, 2007. Traded to Toronto by Tampa Bay with Olie Kolzig, Andy Rogers and Carolina's 4th round pick (previously acquired - later forfeited) in 2009 NHL Draft for Richard Petiot, March 4, 2009.
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