Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jeff Finger
Jeff Finger was born December 18, 1979 in Houghton, Michigan. The eighth round, 240th overall selection of the Colorado Avalanche in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Finger spent time honing his skills at St. Cloud State.

A solid team player, Finger competed with the St. Cloud State Huskies for three seasons before he left the college to turn pro in 2003. In his first season of professional hockey, Finger spent time in the AHL and ECHL with Hershey and Reading respectively. He became a full-time member of the Hershey Bears in 2004-05 where he skated in 75 games and notched 16 points. After yet another full season in the AHL, Finger appeared in 22 games with the Avs throughout their 2006-07 campaign. In 2007-08, Finger played in 72 games with the Colorado Avalanche, tallying 19 points; he ended the season with a plus-12 rating.

In the summer of 2008, Finger became an unrestricted free agent and was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 14-million dollar, four-year deal.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 51 5 9 14 208 4 0 0 0 18
1998-99 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 54 11 28 39 199 6 0 3 3 14
1999-00 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 55 13 35 48 15 14 3 11 14 40
2000-01 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 41 4 5 9 84
2001-02 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 42 6 20 26 105
2002-03 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 24 5 8 13 46
2003-04 Reading Royals ECHL 10 2 5 7 24 +1
2003-04 Hershey Bears AHL 63 2 9 11 88 -7
2004-05 Hershey Bears AHL 75 4 12 16 125 -5
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 70 3 20 23 116 -21
2006-07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 22 1 4 5 11 +10
2006-07 Albany River Rats AHL 44 3 10 13 65 +4 5 1 1 2 4
2007-08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 72 8 11 19 40 +12 5 0 2 2 4
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 6 17 23 43 -7
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 2 8 10 20 -11
2010-11 Toronto Marlies AHL 23 0 5 5 8 +1
2011-12 Toronto Marlies AHL 31 3 7 10 44 0
NHL Totals 199 17 40 57 114 5 0 2 2 4


USHL Defenseman of the Year (2000) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2008. Missed majority of 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 as a healthy reserve.
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