Jason Botterill

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Jason Botterill
Born(1976-05-19) May 19, 1976 (age 36)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
PositionLeft Wing
ShotLeft
Played forDallas Stars
Atlanta Thrashers
Calgary Flames
Buffalo Sabres
National team Canada
NHL Draft20th overall, 1994
Dallas Stars
Playing career1997–2005
 
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Jason Botterill
Born(1976-05-19) May 19, 1976 (age 36)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
PositionLeft Wing
ShotLeft
Played forDallas Stars
Atlanta Thrashers
Calgary Flames
Buffalo Sabres
National team Canada
NHL Draft20th overall, 1994
Dallas Stars
Playing career1997–2005

Jason N. Botterill (born May 19, 1976) is the assistant general manager for the Pittsburgh Penguins and a former professional ice hockey left winger.

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Playing career

He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, First Round, Twentieth Overall. Before turning pro, he played four seasons (1993–97) at the University of Michigan, where he helped lead the Wolverines to an NCAA national championship in 1996. He is the only Canadian to ever win a Gold Medal in three straight World Junior Hockey Championships. In eight seasons as a pro, Botterill played in 481 professional games,[1] including 88 in the National Hockey League with the Dallas Stars, Atlanta Thrashers, Calgary Flames, and Buffalo Sabres. Other stops in his career included the Michigan K-Wings and Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League and the Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League, where he was a member of the 2001 Calder Cup championship team. After serving as the Flames captain in 2001–02, Botterill signed with Buffalo as a free agent.

His career was abruptly halted when, as a member of the Rochester Americans, he suffered a concussion during a game against the Syracuse Crunch on October 31, 2004. After missing the next 49 games, Botterill announced his retirement from hockey. As of 2005, Botterill remains in the Rochester area with his fiancee, Andrea McDonald.

Management career

Botterill received his MBA from The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2007. Following his playing career, he worked with the NHL Offices and the NHL Central Registry and spent the 2006–2007 season as a scout for the Dallas Stars.

On July 17, 2007 the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Jason's hiring as director of hockey administration. His main responsibilities include monitoring the salary cap and contract research and negotiations, but he will also work with salary arbitration and preparation as well as scouting.[2] Botterill was promoted by the Penguins to assistant general manager on May 22, 2009. He replaced Chuck Fletcher, who was named General Manager of the Minnesota Wild on the same day. In The Hockey News 2011 edition of the 100 Most Powerful people in ice hockey, Botterill was considered one of the Top 40 under the age of 40.[3]

Personal

Jason's sister, Jennifer Botterill enjoyed numerous successes with the Canadian Women's team, before retiring in 2011. His mother Doreen McCannell participated in speed skating at the 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics. His father Cal Botterill is a professor at the University of Winnipeg.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1993–94University of MichiganCCHA3721194094
1994–95University of MichiganCCHA34141428117
1995–96University of MichiganCCHA37322557143
1996–97University of MichiganCCHA42372461129
1997–98Michigan K-WingsIHL501111228240005
1997–98Dallas StarsNHL400019
1998–99Michigan K-WingsIHL5613253810652134
1998–99Dallas StarsNHL1700023
1999–00Orlando Solar BearsIHL17781527
1999–00Atlanta ThrashersNHL2514517
1999–00Saint John FlamesAHL2134739300019
1999–00Calgary FlamesNHL20000
2000–01Saint John FlamesAHL601320331011927930
2001–02Saint John FlamesAHL71212142121
2001–02Calgary FlamesNHL41012
2002–03Rochester AmericansAHL64372259105311221
2002–03Buffalo SabresNHL1714514
2003–04Buffalo SabresNHL1921314
2003–04Rochester AmericansAHL4616173368165101519
2004–05Rochester AmericansAHL86289
NHL totals88591489
Jason Botterill
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold1994 Ostrava
Gold1995 Red Deer
Gold1996 Massachusetts

International

YearTeamCompGPGAPtsPIM
1994CanadaWJC71018
1995CanadaWJC70446
1996CanadaWJC61346
Junior int'l totals2027920

References

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Preceded by
Todd Harvey
Dallas Stars first round draft pick
1994
Succeeded by
Jarome Iginla