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Jason Allison
Jasonallison
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
215 lb (98 kg)
Teams Washington Capitals
Boston Bruins
Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality Canada
Born May 29 1975 (1975-05-29) (age 41),
North York, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 17th overall, 1993
Washington Capitals
Pro Career 1993 – 2006

Jason Paul Allison (born May 29, 1975) is a retired professional centre, most notably for the Boston Bruins of the NHL, for which he briefly served as team captain.

Playing careerEdit

Allison attended Humber Summit Middle School and Emery Collegiate Institute in North York. His brother, Todd Allison also attended the same school. He played AAA Hockey with the Toronto Red Wings Hockey Club.

Allison was drafted 17th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals, after a stellar junior career for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.

Allison played parts of two seasons with the Los Angeles Kings where, for a brief time, he teamed with former stars Žigmund Pálffy and Adam Deadmarsh. He has also played for the Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals. His best season was 2000–01 when he had 95 points. Allison has played 552 games in his career, racking up 154 goals and 331 assists for 485 points. He also has 25 points in 25 career playoff games. Allison missed most of the 2002–03 season and all of the following year because of a neck injury and concussion.

Prior to the 2005–2006 season, Allison signed a one year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth 1.5 million dollars, with bonus incentives for good performance. Allison suffered a hand injury in a game against Montreal, and had to have surgery on his hand, which sidelined him for the remainder of the season. After the 2005–2006 season, Allison became an unrestricted free agent. Toronto chose not to re-sign Allison because new head coach Paul Maurice and GM John Ferguson Jr. did not feel Allison's poor skating abilities and age would be a proper fit for their new, young, fast-paced team.

Allison did not sign with a team for the 2006–07 NHL season or subsequently, despite rumours of multiple contract offers. Due to various injuries and contract issues dating back to 2002, as well as private life issues, Allison has only played in 92 games over the last five NHL seasons. He is now operating a horse farm north of Toronto.

Allison is a point per game player. He is known for his slow and wiley dangles. He loves going into the corners and playing behind the net. He has a knack for taking slow fluttering wrist shots that somehow always go in. Darcy Tucker referred to Allison as a "dictator" when playing on his line, due to his ability to control the play and distribute the puck. According to Allison, one time at the LA Kings training camp, he was the second fastest skater from blue line to blue line.

Reception by TorontoEdit

Allison came as an unexpected signing when he was contracted to the Maple Leafs. John Ferguson, Jr. (JFJ) had often pursued stellar veteran players with a large amount of NHL experience and Jason Allison fit this description. Allison was a point per game player for the most part, so the majority of Maple Leafs fans saw his contract as benevolent. However, extremely early in his career with the Maple Leafs during an overtime shootout loss, Allison purposely skated extremely slowly. After missing his shot, Allison had developed an image of "not trying", and being a slow skater. This performance resonated in the minds of Leaf fans throughout Allison's tenure with the blue and white. Allison's critics adopted a stance suggesting that his slow lazy drooping style of play was a detriment to the Leafs organization.

AwardsEdit

  • 1994OHL First All-Star Team (with the London Knights)
  • 1994OHL MVP
  • 1994 – Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team
  • 1994 – Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year
  • 2001 – Played in NHL All-Star game

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 London Knights OHL 65 11 19 30 15 7 0 0 0 0
1992–93 London Knights OHL 66 42 76 118 50 12 7 13 20 8
1993–94 London Knights OHL 56 55 87 142 68 5 2 13 15 13
1993–94 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
1994–95 London Knights OHL 15 15 21 36 43 -- -- -- -- --
1994–95 Portland Pirates AHL 8 5 4 9 2 7 3 8 11 2
1994–95 Washington Capitals NHL 12 2 1 3 6 -- -- -- -- --
1995–96 Portland Pirates AHL 57 28 41 69 42 6 1 6 7 9
1995–96 Washington Capitals NHL 19 0 3 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
1996–97 Washington Capitals NHL 53 5 17 22 25 -- -- -- -- --
1996–97 Boston Bruins NHL 19 3 9 12 9 -- -- -- -- --
1997–98 Boston Bruins NHL 81 33 50 83 60 6 2 6 8 4
1998–99 Boston Bruins NHL 82 23 53 76 68 12 2 9 11 6
1999–00 Boston Bruins NHL 37 10 18 28 20 -- -- -- -- --
2000–01 Boston Bruins NHL 82 36 59 95 85 -- -- -- -- --
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 73 19 55 74 68 7 3 3 6 4
2002–03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 26 6 22 28 20 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 DNP — Injured -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 DNP — Lockout -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 17 43 60 76 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 DNP — Free Agent -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007–08 DNP — Free Agent -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 552 154 331 485 441 25 7 18 25 56
OHL totals 202 123 203 326 167 24 9 26 35 21


External linksEdit

Preceded by
Ray Bourque
Boston Bruins captains
2000–01
Succeeded by
Joe Thornton
Preceded by
Pat Peake
CHL Player of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
David Ling


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