The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the St. John’s IceCaps, are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with forward Jason Jaffray on a new AHL contract. As per club policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
Jaffray, 31, played in 47 games with the St. John’s IceCaps last season. In that time, the left-handed winger recorded 38 points (17G, 21A) and 30 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 13 games with the Winnipeg Jets where he earned one assist and seven penalty minutes.
The Olds, AB native has a lengthy history with the Manitoba Moose as he sits second on the former AHL team’s all-time scoring list with 235 points (96g, 139a) in 269 games played. He was named the team’s Most Valuable Player and Most Popular Player in the 2006-07 season when he led the Moose in scoring and goals with 81 points and 35 goals. He was named the winner of the team’s Unsung Hero Award in 2005-06.
Jaffray has appeared in 371 career AHL games with Norfolk, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Cleveland, Manitoba, Abbotsford and St. John’s for 295 points (125G, 170A) and 315 penalty minutes.
He has also appeared in 49 career NHL games with Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg. In that span he’s scored 11 points (4g, 7a) and 40 penalty minutes. His most successful season in the NHL was 2007-08 when he played in 19 games with the Canucks and collected six points (2g, 4a).