Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jason York
Jason York played Junior "A" hockey down the highway from his native Nepean with the Smith Falls Bears before joining the OHL's Hamilton Steelhawks in 1987. His OHL career included stops in Windsor and Kitchener prior to being selected 129th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.

In 1991-92, York was assigned to the Adirondack Red Wings of the AHL, appearing in 49 regular season games and five playoff games as the Wings won the Calder Cup. By 1993-94 he was an AHL First Team All-Star but he could not seem to crack the powerful Detroit lineup for more than a handful of games over the next three seasons.

York presented himself as a smart, all-around defenceman with good skating ability and hard point shot, yet it wasn't until he was traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1995 that he saw regular duty in the NHL. He spent one full season with the Ducks before he was traded to the Ottawa Senators where he blossomed into a steady, top-four defenceman with the Senators. After five seasons with Ottawa, he signed on as a free agent for his second tour of duty with Anaheim in the summer of 2001.

The Nepean, ON native spent parts of two seasons in Anaheim before joining the Nashville Predators early in the 2002-03 season. York's stint with the Predators was short lived as he would sign with HC Lugano of the Swiss league a year after the lock out year.

In the summer of 2006, York returned to North American as he was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Smiths Falls Bears ON-Jr.A 46 6 13 19 86
1987-88 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 58 4 9 13 110
1988-89 Windsor Spitfires OHL 65 19 44 63 105
1989-90 Windsor Spitfires OHL 39 9 30 39 38
1989-90 Kitchener Rangers OHL 25 11 25 36 17 17 3 19 22 10
1989-90 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 5 1 4 5 0
1990-91 Windsor Spitfires OHL 66 13 80 93 40 11 3 10 13 12
1991-92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 49 4 20 24 32 5 0 1 1 0
1992-93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 77 15 40 55 86 11 0 3 3 18
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 1 2 3 2 0
1993-94 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 74 10 56 66 98 12 3 11 14 22
1994-95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 10 1 2 3 2 0
1994-95 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 5 1 3 4 4
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 15 0 8 8 12 +4
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 79 3 21 24 88 -7
1996-97 Ottawa Senators NHL 75 4 17 21 67 -8 7 0 0 0 4
1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 73 3 13 16 62 +8 7 1 1 2 7
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 4 31 35 48 +17 4 1 1 2 4
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 8 22 30 60 -3 6 0 2 2 2
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 74 6 16 22 72 +7 4 0 0 0 4
2001-02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 74 5 20 25 60 -11
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 74 4 15 19 52 +13
2002-03 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 4 3 2 5 8 0
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 67 2 13 15 64 -4 6 0 3 3 4
2004-05
2005-06 HC Lugano Swiss 34 3 18 21 122 16 1 3 4 8
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 49 1 7 8 32 -14
NHL Totals 757 42 187 229 621 34 2 7 9 25


AHL First All-Star Team (1994) Traded to Anaheim by Detroit with Mike Sillinger for Stu Grimson, Mark Ferner and Anaheim's 6th round pick (Magnus Nilsson) in 1996 NHL Draft, April 4, 1995. Traded to Ottawa by Anaheim with Shaun Van Allen for Ted Drury and the rights to Marc Moro, October 1, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 3, 2001. Traded to Nashville by Anaheim for future considerations, October 23, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), September 19, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 21, 2006.
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