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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.
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Philadelphia is where I started my NHL career and this is where I want to be so I am really happy. This definitely gives me a lot of confidence by the Flyers showing that they have confidence in me. I know they want to see me get better as a player and this is the place to do it.

— Zac Rinaldo to the Flyers website on signing a two-year contract extension with Philadelphia