Round 3
Stanley Cup Final
Jason Garrison

Jason Garrison  #5

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: November 13, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: White Rock, BC, Canada
Shoots: Left
2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Recorded his first point (assist) of the series versus Montreal in Game 2 - Scored his first goal of the playoffs, and second career postseason goal, in Game 6 at Detroit - Returned to the lineup in Game 4 after missing the previous nine games and posted an assist - Missed Games 1, 2 & 3 vs. Detroit with an upper body injury First Round - 4 GP, 1G, 1A, 2 PTS, +1, 0 PIM Second Round - 2GP, 0G, 1A, 1 PTS, +0, 0 PIM 2014-15 Regular Season - Missed the final six games of the regular season with an upper body injury - Recorded a goal, six assists and a +10 rating over his last 14 games - Ranked third on the Lightning for blocked shots with 94 - Ranked first among defensemen in the NHL with a +27 rating - Ranked third among Lightning defensemen for points with 30 CAREER PLAYOFF HIGHS: Goals: 1 (2x, Last: 4/27/15 at DET) Assists: 1 (4x, Last: 5/3/15 at MTL) Points: 1 (5x, Last: 4/27/15 at DET) TOI: 33:50 (4/26/12 vs. NJD)
Signed as a free agent by Florida, April 2, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 1, 2012. Traded to Tampa Bay by Vancouver with Jeff Costello and Vancouver's 7th round choice in 2015 Entry Draft for Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Roland McKeown) in 2014 Entry Draft, June 27, 2014.
Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3