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Jason Garrison

Jason Garrison  #5

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: November 13, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: White Rock, BC, Canada
Shoots: Left
2014-15 - Played in 70 games in his 1st season with the Lightning, scoring 4 goals and tying a career best with 26 assists - Ranked 1st among NHL defensemen with a +27 rating - Among defensemen, led the Lightning and ranked 10th in the NHL with 3 game-winning goals - Ranked 3rd on the Lightning defense for goals, assists and points (30) - Played in 23 postseason games, posting 7 points and scoring 2 goals, including the game-winner in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final vs. Chicago 2013-14 - Played in 81 games for Vancouver, posting seven goals and career highs for points (33) and penalty minutes (57) Career - Made his NHL debut on Oct. 28, 2008, at St. Louis while a member of the Florida Panthers
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 (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Jack Sedak) 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.
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I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.

— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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