Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Mathieson
Defenseman Jim Mathieson played a couple of games for the Washington Capitals in 1989-90. He was a rugged competitor in his own zone who rarely found himself caught out of position. His skill level was more conducive to a career in the minors and Britain.

Born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Mathieson spent four years on the Regina Pats' blueline in the WHL. He was selected 59th overall by Washington in 1989 then returned for one last year as a junior. After registering 27 points and 158 penalty minutes for Regina, Mathieson dressed for two NHL games and three Calder Cup playoff marches with the Baltimore Skipjacks of the AHL.

Mathieson spent the next few years in the AHL but was never recalled by the Caps. In 1994 he provided grit and leadership when the Portland Pirates won the Calder Cup. Prior to the 1996-97 season, Mathieson sought a change of scenery and signed with the Newcastle Cobras of the British League. He then moved on to the British League before retiring in 2000.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Regina Pat Canadians SJHL
1986-87 Regina Pats WHL 40 0 9 9 40 3 0 1 1 2
1987-88 Regina Pats WHL 72 3 12 15 115 4 0 2 2 4
1988-89 Regina Pats WHL 62 5 22 27 151
1989-90 Regina Pats WHL 67 1 26 27 158 11 0 7 7 16
1989-90 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 4 0
1989-90 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 3 0 0 0 4
1990-91 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 65 3 5 8 168 4 1 0 1 6
1991-92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 74 2 9 11 206
1992-93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 46 3 5 8 88 3 0 1 1 23
1993-94 Portland Pirates AHL 43 0 7 7 89 12 0 1 1 36
1994-95 Portland Pirates AHL 35 5 5 10 119 7 1 0 1 4
1995-96 Portland Pirates AHL 35 3 4 7 110
1996-97 Newcastle Cobras BH-Cup 2 0 1 1 25
1996-97 Newcastle Cobras Britain 35 1 0 1 36 5 0 0 0 29
1997-98 Nottingham Panthers BH-Cup 11 0 4 4 8
1997-98 Nottingham Panthers Britain 40 2 7 9 64 6 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Newcastle Riverkings BH-Cup 8 1 2 3 10
1998-99 Newcastle Riverkings Britain 42 2 7 9 57 6 0 1 1 6
1999-00 Ayr Scottish Eagles BH-Cup 7 0 1 1 2
1999-00 Ayr Scottish Eagles Britain 34 1 3 4 59 6 0 1 1 8
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 4


Played w/ RHI's New England Stingers in 1994 (9-1-4-5-32).
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