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2015 NHL Draft
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 - Registered an assist on Valtteri Filppula's goal in Game 5 vs. Chicago - Scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period in Game 2 vs. Chicago - Recorded his first career two-point playoff game in Game 2 vs. Chicago (one goal, one assist) - Ranks fourth on the Lightning for average time on ice (19:25) First Round - 4 GP, 1G, 1A, 2 PTS, +1, 0 PIM Second Round - 6 GP, 0G, 1A, 1 PTS, -1, 0 PIM ECF: 7 GP, 0G, 1A, 1 PTS, +0, 4 PIM Stanley Cup: 5 GP, 1G, 2A, 3 PTS, -1, 4 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 (3x, Last: 6/6/15 vs. CHI) Assists: 1 (7x, Last: 6/13/15 vs. CHI) Points: 2 (6/6/15 vs. CHI) 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

I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday