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Jason Akeson

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Jason Akeson
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Born (1990-06-03) June 3, 1990 (age 30)
Orleans, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
DEL team
Former teams
Kölner Haie
Philadelphia Flyers
Admiral Vladivostok
Mora IK
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Jason Akeson (born June 3, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger for Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career

As a youth, Akeson played in the 2003 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Cumberland, Ontario.[1]

Junior

Akeson played junior hockey for the Cumberland Grads of the CJHL from 2006-08. He had a total of 114 points in 88 games for them. In 2007-08 Akeson played 13 games for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. He had a total of 2 points (assists). Akeson returned to the Rangers in 2008-09 to play in his first full OHL season. Despite the Rangers finishing last in the Central Division, Akeson still had a successful season. He scored 64 points in 56 games. He was named to the league's Second All-Rookie team.[citation needed]

Akeson during his tenure with the Flyers.

In the 2009–10 season Akeson had 80 points while playing on a line with Jeff Skinner and Jeremy Morin in 56 regular season games. He scored an additional 19 points in 20 playoff games. In 2010-11 Akeson tied for first overall in points with Tyler Toffoli with 108 points. He was first overall in the league in assists, with 84. Akeson was named the league's Most Gentlemanly Player, recording only 23 penalty minutes. He was also awarded the OHL's Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy as the league's top over age player.[citation needed]

Professional

Akeson was signed by the Philadelphia Flyers to a three-year entry-level contract on March 2, 2011.[2] He spent most of his first two professional seasons with the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League, leading the team in point scoring both seasons. He made his NHL debut on April 27, 2013 in the Flyers season finale against the Ottawa Senators (of the rookie's hometown) in which he also banked his first NHL goal on netminder Craig Anderson, which was also his first NHL career shot.[3] He spent the 2013–14 regular season with Adirondack, but was called up for the Flyers' final regular season game. He was then added to the postseason roster, where he netted two goals in a seven-game first round loss to the New York Rangers.[citation needed]

On July 1, 2015, Akeson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres.[4] He began the 2015–16 season with affiliate, the Rochester Americans. After 52 games with the Americans, he was traded by the Sabres in a seven player deal to the Ottawa Senators on February 27, 2016. He was immediately reassigned to AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators for the remainders of the year.[5]

As a free agent from the Senators, Akeson opted to continue his career abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with Russian club, Admiral Vladivostok on September 20, 2016.[6] After 17 games with Vladivostok, Akeson left Admiral and returned to the Binghamton Senators for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[citation needed]

Akeson was un-signed over the summer and belatedly agreed to a professional try-out contract to join the Syracuse Crunch training camp on September 26, 2017.[7] He made the opening night roster for the 2017–18 season, and despite contributing with 1 goal and 5 points he was released by the Crunch after 11 games on November 9, 2017.[8] Akeson as a free agent opted to sign abroad for the remainder of the season, signing with Swedish club, Mora IK of the SHL on December 19, 2017.[citation needed]

In the following off-season, Akeson decided to continue his European career, agreeing to a one-year deal with German club, Kölner Haie of the DEL, on July 25, 2018.[9]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Cumberland Grads CJHL 54 17 36 53 40
2007–08 Cumberland Grads CJHL 34 18 43 61 14
2007–08 Kitchener Rangers OHL 13 0 2 2 4 16 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Kitchener Rangers OHL 56 20 44 64 16
2009–10 Kitchener Rangers OHL 65 24 56 80 24 20 8 11 19 14
2010–11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 67 24 84 108 23 7 3 6 9 0
2011–12 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 76 14 41 55 26
2012–13 Trenton Titans ECHL 14 2 8 10 7
2012–13 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 62 20 33 53 27
2012–13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 1 0 1 0
2013–14 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 70 24 40 64 42
2013–14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 1 1 0 7 2 1 3 4
2014–15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 0 0 0 8
2014–15 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 57 23 30 53 25
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 52 8 22 30 18
2015–16 Binghamton Senators AHL 21 5 17 22 0
2016–17 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 17 1 4 5 2
2016–17 Binghamton Senators AHL 57 20 31 51 22
2017–18 Syracuse Crunch AHL 11 1 4 5 2
2017–18 Mora IK SHL 24 4 6 10 8
2018–19 Kölner Haie DEL 52 16 26 42 20 11 4 6 10 2
2019–20 Kölner Haie DEL 50 9 26 35 16
NHL totals 15 1 1 2 8 7 2 1 3 4

Awards and honours

Award Year
OHL
Second All-Rookie Team 2009
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy 2011 [10]
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy 2011
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy 2011
William Hanley Trophy 2011

References

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Flyers Sign Two to Entry-Level Contracts". Philadelphia Flyers. March 2, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  3. ^ Erin Nicks (April 27, 2013). "Senators fail to climb Eastern standings with loss". NHL.com. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sabres sign Akeson, Donovan to one-year deals". Buffalo Sabres. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sabres acquire four from Senators". Buffalo Sabres. February 27, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "Admirals sign deal with Canadian Akeson" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Crunch add Jason Akeson to training camp roster". Syracuse Crunch. September 26, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "Syracuse Crunch release Jason Akeson from tryout deal". Syracuse.com. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Jason Akeson becomes a Shark" (in German). Kölner Haie. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "OHL Announces Four Annual Award Winners". oursportscentral.com. March 21, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2011.