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Panthers Sign Free Agent Garrison

Wednesday, 04.2.2008 / 2:25 PM ET / Transactions
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Panthers Sign Free Agent Garrison
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).

The Florida Panthers 2007-08 season is presented by the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to more than 185 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center is consistently a top 20 United States venue according to Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of the Sinatra Theatre presented by BankAtlantic and two monthly South Florida publications: Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.

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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 50 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 53 10 27 9 37
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 53 10 25 11 35
V. Trocheck 53 17 16 3 33
R. Smith 53 16 15 10 31
B. Pirri 49 10 13 -5 23
A. Ekblad 49 10 12 20 22
B. Campbell 53 4 16 16 20
N. Bjugstad 38 9 8 -4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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