Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jay More
Defenceman Jayson More played nearly 400 games in the 1980s and '90s. He was a top amateur prospect who settled into a role as a steady positional blueliner with six different teams.

Born in Souris, Manitoba, More was chosen 10th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1987 Entry Draft while he was in the middle of a excellent junior career with the WHL's Lethbridge Broncos and New Westminster Bruins. He spent most of his early pro years in the minors but received a new lease on life after being claimed by the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 Expansion Draft.

More provided grit and defensive stability on the young club in its first two seasons. In 1993-94, he was a major factor in the club's rise to respectability and its first round upset of the Detroit Red Wings. More was also on hand when the Sharks knocked off the Calgary Flames to reach the Western Conference semi-finals in 1995. After leaving the Sharks, More provided defensive experience for the New York Rangers, Phoenix Coyotes, and Chicago Black Hawks before retiring in 1998.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 71 3 9 12 101 4 1 0 1 7
1985-86 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 61 7 18 25 155 9 0 2 2 36
1986-87 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 21 4 6 10 62
1986-87 New Westminster Bruins WHL 43 4 23 27 155
1987-88 New Westminster Bruins WHL 70 13 47 60 270 5 0 2 2 26
1988-89 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1988-89 Denver Rangers IHL 62 7 15 22 138 3 0 1 1 26
1989-90 Flint Spirits IHL 9 1 5 6 41
1989-90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 5 0 0 0 16 +1
1989-90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 64 9 25 34 316 10 0 3 3 13
1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 10 0 5 5 46
1990-91 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 57 7 17 24 152 9 1 1 2 34
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 46 4 13 17 85 -32
1991-92 Kansas City Blades IHL 2 0 2 2 4
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 73 5 6 11 179 -35
1993-94 San Jose Sharks NHL 49 1 6 7 63 -5 13 0 2 2 32
1993-94 Kansas City Blades IHL 2 1 0 1 25
1994-95 San Jose Sharks NHL 45 0 6 6 71 +7 11 0 4 4 6
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 74 2 7 9 147 -32
1996-97 New York Rangers NHL 14 0 1 1 25 0
1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 23 1 6 7 37 +10 7 0 0 0 7
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 41 5 5 10 53 0
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 17 0 2 2 8 +7
1998-99 Nashville Predators NHL 18 0 2 2 18 +2
NHL Totals 406 18 54 72 702 31 0 6 6 45


WHL West First All-Star Team (1988) Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers for Dave Archibald, November 1, 1989. Traded to Montreal by Minnesota for Brian Hayward, November 7, 1990. Claimed by San Jose from Montreal in Expansion Draft, May 30, 1991. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose with Brian Swanson and San Jose's 4th round pick (later traded back to San Jose - San Jose selected Adam Colagiacomo) in 1997 NHL Draft for Marty McSorley, August 20, 1996. Traded to Phoenix by NY Rangers for Mike Eastwood and Dallas Eakins, February 6, 1997. Traded to Chicago by Phoenix with Chad Kilger for Keith Carney and Jim Cummins, March 4, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, June 4, 1998.
Suffered career-ending concussion in game vs. Florida, December 10, 1998.
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