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Jeff Odgers
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Nickname(s) "Odgie"
"The Sheriff"
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Atlanta Thrashers
Colorado Avalanche
Boston Bruins
San Jose Sharks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born May 31, 1969(1969-05-31),
Spy Hill, SK, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1990 – 2003

Jeff Odgers (Born May 31, 1969 in Spy Hill, Saskatchewan age 43) is a retired ice hockey player who played over 800 games in the National Hockey League for the San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and the Atlanta Thrashers. Mainly an enforcer, Odgers racked up a total of 2364 penalty minutes in 821 regular season games. He also scored 75 goals and 70 assists for 145 points. Odgers was not drafted by any NHL team.

In September 2006, Odgers served as color commentator for an Atlanta Thrashers pre-season game. It was believed to be an on-air tryout alongside longtime Thrashers announcer Dan Kamal to replace Billy Jaffe, who had joined the New York Islanders. Odgers get the job, and served as the color commentator with Kamal on Atlanta AM radio station 680 The Fan for two seasons.

At the beginning of the 2008-09 season it was announced that he would not return because he wanted to spend more time with his family. In 2008-09, Jeff spent the 2008-09 season as a trainer for his son, John's team: the Yorkton Midget Kinsmen Terriers of the South Saskatchewan Minor Hockey League.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87Brandon Wheat KingsWHL7071421150----------
1987–88Brandon Wheat KingsWHL70171835202411214
1988–89Brandon Wheat KingsWHL71312960277----------
1989–90Brandon Wheat KingsWHL64372865209----------
1990–91Kansas City BladesIHL77121931318----------
1991–92Kansas City BladesIHL1222456930313
1991–92San Jose SharksNHL617411217----------
1992–93San Jose SharksNHL66121527253----------
1993–94San Jose SharksNHL81138212221100011
1994–95San Jose SharksNHL484371171111223
1995–96San Jose SharksNHL7812416192----------
1996–97Boston BruinsNHL807815197----------
1997–98Providence BruinsAHL400031----------
1997–98Colorado AvalancheNHL685813213600025
1998–99Colorado AvalancheNHL752352591510114
1999–00Colorado AvalancheNHL6212316240000
2000–01Atlanta ThrashersNHL826713226----------
2001–02Atlanta ThrashersNHL46448135----------
2002–03Atlanta ThrashersNHL74246171----------
NHL totals 821 75 70 145 2364 47 2 1 3 73

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Preceded by
Bob Errey
San Jose Sharks captains
Succeeded by
Todd Gill

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