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Panthers Sign Free Agent Garrison

Wednesday, 04.02.2008 / 2:25 PM / Transactions
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New Panthers defensive prospect Jason Garrison (UMD Athletics)
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager and Head Coach Jacques Martin announced today that the team has agreed to terms with college free agent D Jason Garrison on an entry level contract.

“We are very pleased that Jason has decided to be part of the Panthers organization,” said Martin. “He is a big and strong puck moving defenseman who was one of his team’s top players during his tenure at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Jason is a high character individual who will be given the opportunity to make our club in training camp and we look forward to both his on-ice and off-ice contributions to the Panthers organization.

Garrison, 23, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound defenseman spent the last three years playing at the University of Minnesota-Duluth playing in 87 games scoring nine goals with 20 assists. Prior to playing at the UMD, he ranked as the top scoring defenseman tallying 62 points (22-40-62) in 57 games played with the Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL).

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Jason Garrison Playing Statistics:
                                                            --- Regular Season ---           ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                               Lge    GP   G   A    Pts  PIM    GP   G   A  Pts PIM
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2003-04  Nanaimo Clippers            BCHL   52    7    20   27    31       24   3  10  13  12
2004-05  Nanaimo Clippers            BCHL   57   22   40   62    42
2005-06  U. of Minnesota-Duluth    NCAA   40    3     9   12     26
2006-07  U. of Minnesota-Duluth    NCAA   21    1     2    3     16
2007-08  U. of Minnesota-Duluth    NCAA   26    5     9   14     26
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Other Information (Supplied by University of Minnesota-Duluth Athletics)
A native of White Rock, British Columbia, Jason Garrison had been enjoying an All-WCHA type year before injuring his right leg at Wisconsin on Feb. 1. He didn't return to the Bulldog lineup until the season finale at Denver in the opening round of the WCHA playoffs.

Prior to the injury, Garrison was tied for first among Bulldogs in scoring and topped the team in assists. He also shared the WCHA goal-scoring lead for defensemen with fellow Bulldog Josh Meyers. He wound up the year with 14 points on five goals and nine assists in 26 games an was second on the club with a plus-minus rating (+7).

Garrison, who turned 23 this past November, was the recipient of this year's Stauber Brothers Fan Favorite Award.
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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
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R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
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