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Jim Slater

Jim Slater  #19

Center
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: December 9, 1982
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Lapeer, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: ATL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (30th overall)
-Recorded Gordie Howe hat trick with 1G, 1A & fighting major on Mar. 26 vs. MTL -Won 11-of-12 faceoffs on Apr. 4 vs. VAN -Leads the Jets in faceoff percentage at 59.2%... -Recorded third fighting major of the season on Mar. 26 vs. MTL (Beaulieu) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: -Scored career-high 13 goals and 21 points with Jets in 2011-12 -Played four seasons with Michigan State (2001-2005) and named team MVP in junior & senior seasons Playoffs CAREER *0 points (0G, 0A) in 7 games AS A JET *0 points (0G, 0A) in 7 games 2015 PLAYOFFS HOME: 1 GP; 0-0-0; ROAD: 2 GP; 0-0-0; -1 LAST GOAL: N/A LAST ASSIST: N/A PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS: -Is the only member of the Winnipeg Jets who also played in a playoff game for the Atlanta Thrashers
NAHL First All-Star Team (2000, 2001) CCHA All-Rookie Team (2002) CCHA First All-Star Team (2003, 2004) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2004) Missed majority of 2010-11 due to head injury at New Jersey, December 31, 2010. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to sports hernia surgery, October 20, 2013.
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It's a great feeling. I can't be more excited to be a part of a team that I absolutely love.

— Center Derek Stepan after agreeing to terms on a six-year contract with the New York Rangers