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Sept. 26: Capitals Acquire Jeff Friesen

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Capitals Acquire Jeff Friesen

Veteran acquired from New Jersey for conditional pick in 2006
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 26, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have acquired left wing Jeff Friesen from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
 
"Jeff brings speed, Stanley Cup-winning experience and leadership to our locker room," McPhee said. "We look forward to having him on our hockey club."
 
Friesen, 29, has played 10 NHL seasons with San Jose, Anaheim and New Jersey, recording 493 points (208 goals, 285 assists) in 770 games. Friesen has posted five 20-goal seasons, including career bests in goals (31) and points (63) in 1997-98 with San Jose.
 
Friesen played 81 games for the Devils in 2003-04, recording 17 goals and 20 assists (37 points). He was the team's second-leading goal scorer and finished fourth on the team in points. The year before Friesen helped lead the Devils to the Stanley Cup, following his 51-point regular season with 10 goals and four assists in 24 playoff games, finishing second in the NHL in playoff goals and tied for seventh in points.
 
Friesen was a first-round draft pick (11th overall) of the San Jose Sharks in the 1994 Entry Draft. A member of the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1994-95, he played parts of four seasons with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL), earning WHL and Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year honors in 1993.
 
 

Jeff Friesen
 
Position: Aug. 5, 1076 (Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan)
Height: 6-1       Weight: 205       Shoots: Left
Acquired: Signed in a trade for ________ Sept. 27, 2005.
 
Career Statistics:
                                                                                 Regular Season                                         Playoffs
Year    Team   League            GP       G         A         Pts       PIM     GP       G         A         Pts       PIM
1991-92  Sask. Contacts         SMHL           35     37     51     88        75              -        -        -        -        -     
               Regina Pats              WHL               4       3       1       4          2              -        -        -        -        -
1992-93  Regina Pats              WHL             70     45     38     83        23           13       7     10     17       8
1993-94  Regina Pats              WHL             66     51     67   118        48             4       3       2       5       2
1994-95  Regina Pats              WHL             25     21     23     44        22              -        -        -        -        -
               San Jose                 NHL             48     15     10     25        14           11       1       5       6       4
1995-96  San Jose                 NHL             79     15     31     46        42              -        -        -        -        -
1996-97  San Jose                 NHL             82     28     34     62        75              -        -        -        -        -
1997-98  San Jose                 NHL             79     31     32     63        40             6       0       1       1       2
1998-99  San Jose                 NHL             78     22     35     61        47             6       2       2       4     14
99-2000  San Jose                 NHL             82     26     35     61        47           11       2       2       4     10
2000-01  San Jose                 NHL             64     12     24     36        56              -        -        -        -        -
               Anaheim                 NHL             15       2     10     12        10              -        -        -        -        -
2001-02  Anaheim                 NHL             81     17     26     43        44              -        -        -        -        -
2002-03  New Jersey            NHL             81     23     28     51        26           24     10       4     14       6
2003-04  New Jersey            NHL             81     17     20     37        26             5       0       0       0       4
                                              
               TOTALS                NHL           770   208   285   493      422           63     15     14     29     40
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