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2014 NHL Draft
Jeff Friesen

Jeff Friesen  #16

Left Wing
NUMBER: 16 BIRTHDATE: August 5, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Meadow Lake, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 212 DRAFTED: SJS / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)
WHL Rookie of the Year (1993) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1993) NHL All-Rookie Team (1995) Traded to Anaheim by San Jose with Steve Shields and San Jose's 2nd round choice (later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Vojtech Polak) in 2003 Entry Draft for Teemu Selanne, March 5, 2001. Traded to New Jersey by Anaheim with Oleg Tverdovsky and Maxim Balmochnykh for Petr Sykora, Mike Commodore, Jean-Francois Damphousse and Igor Pohanka, July 6, 2002. Traded to Washington by New Jersey for Washington's 3rd round choice (Kirill Tulupov) in 2006 Entry Draft, September 26, 2005. Traded to Anaheim by Washington for Anaheim's 2nd round choice (Keith Seabrook) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 5, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Lake Erie (AHL), January 14, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Eisbaren Berlin (Germany), August 30, 2009.
Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp