|Assets:||Has good size for the highest level and the ability to produce points from the back end. Moves the puck well out of danger.|
|Flaws:||Needs more polish and consistency in the defensive zone in order to maximize his National Hockey League potential.|
|Career Potential:||Offensive depth defenseman with a little upside.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2013-14 (Los Angeles)|
|OHL||Max Kaminsky Trophy||2009-10|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|7/12/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a two-year contract.|
|7/02/2013||Los Angeles Kings tendered a qualifying offer.|
|6/04/2013||Missed the last playoff game (undisclosed).|
|1/14/2013||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|7/17/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a one-year contract.|
|6/20/2012||Los Angeles Kings tendered a qualifying offer.|
|5/03/2012||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|10/06/2011||Loaned to Manchester (AHL).|
|10/05/2011||Undisclosed, injured reserve.|
|11/23/2010||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|11/10/2010||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|11/03/2010||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|10/27/2010||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|10/23/2010||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|1/04/2010||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year entry level contract.|
|9/16/2009||Released by the Nashville Predators.|
|9/12/2009||Invited to training camp by the Nashville Predators.|
|9/16/2008||Returned to his junior team (Sault Ste. Marie-OHL).|
|9/11/2007||Returned to his junior team (Sault Ste. Marie-OHL).|
|1/04/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings.|
|6/23/2007||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 5th round (141st overall) in 2007.|
Jake Muzzin recalls time as Black Ace in 2012 | 06/13/2014 6:33 PM
NewsJake Muzzin has played a significant role in the Kings' 2014 playoff run after serving as a Black Ace during the 2012 championship.
ImpactWith the Kings on the brink of winning the Cup again, Muzzin took some time to recall his 2012 experience. "You just try to help out as much as you can off the ice and a positive attitude, positive around the guys," Muzzin said. "But when it comes down to it, there is really not much you can do when you're sitting there watching on a TV screen except cheer. You have to stay with that. You have to be positive no matter what the situation is whether you're injured, healthy scratch, whatever it may be. If you're not playing, you're a part of the team still and you have to be professional about it." This time around, Muzzin has scored six goals and 12 points in 25 games. He's also second only to Drew Doughty in ice time with an average of 22:50 minutes per playoff contest.
Jake Muzzin scores sixth goal of playoffs | 06/10/2014 9:51 AM
NewsJake Muzzin scored a goal in Los Angeles' 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday.
ImpactMuzzin ended a five-game scoring drought. He has six goals and 12 points in 24 playoff contests.
Muzzin and Doughty lead Kings to Game 4 win | 05/26/2014 11:44 PM
NewsDefensemen Jake Muzzin and Drew Doughty each had a goal and an assist to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.
ImpactThe win gives the Kings a commanding 3-1 lead in the series with Game 5 back in Chicago on Wednesday. Muzzin now has five goals and 11 points while Doughty is up to three goals and 14 points. Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown chipped in with a goal apiece as the Kings led 4-0 before the Blackhawks scored once in the second and once in the third to make it close. Tanner Pearson potted the empty netter to salt it away for the Kings. Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each had a pair of assists for the Kings.
Kings D-man Jake Muzzin contributing offense | 05/24/2014 10:14 AM
NewsQuietly but surely, the Los Angeles Kings' Jake Muzzin is establishing himself as an offensive-minded defenseman.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactHe is one of the Kings' least-publicized defensemen, but he has produced four goals in the post-season, tied for most by a defenseman in the NHL, after scoring a mere five goals in the regular season. He has eight points in the post-season. Muzzin, 25, is paired with the Kings' star defenseman, Drew Doughty. He has been bouncing up and down quite a bit from the minors but it looks as though he is in Los Angeles to stay for a while now and might be worth grabbing in your fantasy draft next season.
Jake Muzzin tallies GWG on power play Weds. | 05/22/2014 12:22 PM
NewsJake Muzzin tallied a power-play goal for the Kings in Wednesday's 6-2 victory versus Chicago.
ImpactMuzzin's goal was the game winner and now the Western Conference Final will move to Los Angeles tied at 1-1. He has four markers and eight points from the back end in 16 games this playoffs. The Kings went 2-for-4 with the man advantage in Game 2.
Muzzin scores in Kings win | 05/15/2014 1:35 AM
NewsJake Muzzin scored a goal in Los Angeles' 2-1 win over Anaheim in Game 6 of their second round playoff series on Wednesday night.
ImpactMuzzin's goal was the first goal by a Kings defensemen in the series other than Alec Martinez. Muzzin now has three goals and four assists in 13 games in the playoffs. Trevor Lewis scored the other goal for the Kings.
Jake Muzzin excelled in first round series | 05/01/2014 9:36 AM
NewsJake Muzzin was only on the ice for one of San Jose's goals during the seven-game first round series.
ImpactMuzzin averaged 18:26 minutes per game, so obviously he didn't accomplish that feat by spending a lot of time warming the bench. He had an assist in Game 7 to give him two goals and five points in the first round.
Jake Muzzin scores one of Kings' two goals | 04/21/2014 12:56 AM
NewsJake Muzzin gave the Los Angeles Kings a 1-0 lead in the first period of their playoff game Sunday night before they crumbled and were trounced 7-2 by the Sharks in San Jose.
ImpactThe loss put the Kings at a 2-0 disadvantage in their opening-round, best-of-seven series with the Sharks. Trevor Lewis had the other Los Angeles goal, also in the first period. The Sharks then proceeded to wipe out the Kings' 2-0 lead by scoring seven consecutive goals in the second and third periods.
Jake Muzzin nets his first postseason goal | 04/18/2014 9:52 AM
NewsJake Muzzin netted a goal in the Kings' 6-3 defeat to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.
ImpactIt was Muzzin's first career playoff goal in 18 games. He had five goals and 24 points in 76 contests this season.
Jake Muzzin scores his fifth goal of 2013-14 | 03/04/2014 10:32 AM
NewsJake Muzzin found the back of the net in the Kings' 2-1 win over Montreal on Monday.
ImpactMuzzin is more of a defensive defenseman and consequently his fantasy value is limited in standard leagues. He has five goals and 19 points in 58 contests this season.
Kings coach wants D Jake Muzzin to step up | 01/18/2014 8:47 AM
NewsKings coach Darryl Sutter said he'd like to see defenseman Jake Muzzin step up so 36-year-old Willie Mitchell and 33-year-old Robyn Regehr can play fewer minutes and be more effective.
Los Angeles Times
Impact"With Robyn and Willie, they give you everything they got, but they're not kids. And with our schedule, when you're pushing those guys into the lows 20s, it affects their game and affects their performance and back to back nights..I'm not being critical of Muzz, but we need Muzz to be a good player for us. It's really clear." Muzzin, 24, scored the Kings' first goal in a 4-1 victory Thursday over St. Louis - his first point in 15 games - but was responsible for the Blues' equalizer after his shot on goal was blocked and turned into a breakaway for T.J. Oshie. Muzzin impeded Oshie, who was awarded a penalty shot and scored.
Jake Muzzin scores a goal in Kings' victory | 01/17/2014 9:27 AM
NewsJake Muzzin found the back of the net in the Kings' 4-1 win on Thursday.
ImpactIt was Muzzin's first point since Dec. 14. He has 15 points and 40 penalty minutes in 43 games in 2013-14.
Jake Muzzin playing with Drew Doughty | 12/07/2013 7:45 AM
NewsJake Muzzin is seeing plenty of time on the first defensive unit alongside Drew Doughty.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactDoughty played with Robyn Rehegr last season but of late has been paired up with Muzzin. While the duo play a similar type game as both are offensive defenseman, coach Darryl Sutter is happy with the pairing at this time. "Evaluate it every game," Sutter said. "Quite honest, when we went into Anaheim the other day, the last time Jake played in Anaheim he was (poor), so don't think I didn't talk to him about it. Because you're evaluated at the end of every game. Because at the end of the day ... we're not that far from Jake Muzzin being a healthy scratch. Not that far removed. He's a young guy and we're looking for consistency." Muzzin has a goal and 11 points in 24 games with 22 penalty minutes. He is a 3-4 defenseman in deep pools.
Jake Muzzin is rebuilding his confidence | 11/16/2013 4:08 PM
NewsJake Muzzin has collected five assists and a plus-1 rating in his last six games.
ImpactHe still has some lapses in the defensive zone, but he's been picking up points of late and has looked better since being reunited with Drew Doughty on Los Angeles' back end. Muzzin appears to building back up his confidence after being scratched for five straight games last month.
Jake Muzzin picks up two assists Saturday | 10/20/2013 7:55 AM
NewsJake Muzzin had two assists Saturday after missing five straight games as a healthy scratch.
ImpactWell, this ought to keep him in the lineup as he had three hits, a blocked shot and a minor as well as his points in 14:46 minutes of action. Muzzin now has a goal and four points in four games. He is worth picking up again if someone dropped him in your deeper pool.
Jacob Muzzin a healthy scratch again | 10/14/2013 6:29 AM
NewsJacob Muzzin was a healthy scratch for the third straight game on Sunday.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactIt is a real letdown for Muzzin owners who came into the season full of hope after his excellent rookie season in which the defenseman had seven goals and 16 points in 45 games. But he was turning the puck over too much in the early going and coach Darryl Sutter thought he was struggling too much and has kept him in the press box. Be patient with Muzzin as he is very good offensively but he does have Drew Doughty and Slava Voynov ahead of him on the depth chart when it comes to power play time.
Sutter: Jacob Muzzin is 'struggling a lot' | 10/09/2013 11:25 AM
NewsKings coach Darryl Sutter feels Jacob Muzzin is "struggling a lot."
ImpactMuzzin scored the lone Kings goal during Monday's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers, but he also played a role in a key turnover. "Muzzin [is] going to have to learn not to turn the puck over if he wants to play, period," Sutter said. The coach also suggested that he probably should have made Muzzin a healthy scratch at the start of the season so that the young defenseman would have had more time to get back into game shape after suffering a knee injury during training camp. That being said, Sutter isn't committing to scratching Muzzin now.
Muzzin scores in Kings loss | 10/08/2013 4:03 AM
NewsJacob Muzzin scored the lone goal as the Kings lost to the Rangers at Staples Center.
ImpactThe defenseman scored his first goal of the season and was the only Los Angeles player to beat Henrik Lundqvist. Mike Richards assisted the lone goal.
| 10/04/2013 1:34 AM
NewsJacob Muzzin returned to action on Thursday October 3.
Jacob Muzzin (knee) out Friday, may play Sat. | 09/26/2013 4:19 PM
NewsJacob Muzzin (knee) will travel with his teammate to Las Vegas, but he won't play Friday against the New York Rangers.
Lisa Dillman on Twitter
ImpactWhen coach Darryl Sutter was asked if Muzzin would play in Saturday's match versus Colorado he gave a we "will see" answer. He has been dealing with a mild knee sprain since last Friday.
Muzzin questionable for rest of preseason | 09/25/2013 5:24 PM
NewsJacob Muzzin (knee) was on the ice after the Kings' practice on Wednesday.
ImpactKings coach Darryl Sutter isn't ready to commit to Muzzin playing in anymore preseason games. "Skate today, skate tomorrow, and then we'll just go from there," Sutter said. "We'll just see. He's played three games. We're not going to push it." Muzzin suffered a mild sprain on Friday.
J. Muzzin is dealing with a minor knee injury | 09/24/2013 6:11 PM
NewsJacob Muzzin was kept off the ice due to a knee injury.
ImpactKings coach Darryl Sutter called it a tweak and "mild sprain." It sounds like Muzzin will be fine for the season opener, but we'll err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day.
Kings agree to terms with Jacob Muzzin | 07/12/2013 1:35 PM
NewsJacob Muzzin has signed a two-year/$2 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings.
Jon Rosen on Twitter
ImpactMuzzin had 16 points and 35 penalty minutes in 45 games last season. The Kings now have eight defensemen inked to one-way contracts.
Jake Muzzin, 3 other Kings file for arb. | 07/10/2013 6:29 PM
NewsJake Muzzin was among four Kings to file for salary arbitration.
ImpactThe other Kings to file were Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez and Jordan Nolan. The 24-year-old Muzzin made $577,500 last season and figures to be a key piece to the team's blueline. Hearings will be held from July 22 to August. 6
Muzzin reflects after solid debut season | 06/11/2013 11:54 PM
NewsJake Muzzin seems to have learned a lot from his rookie season, and recognizes his need to improve his consistency.
Impact"I need to continue to improve on getting better and making myself even more consistent on the ice and being more confident, and to get a little bit stronger and faster. [I'll] go from there," Muzzin said. The 23-year-old rookie defenseman had a solid debut campaign, with 16 points in 45 regular season games. Despite a few healthy scratches, Muzzin bounced back quickly from these hiccups, a good sign for his future. He looks to be a key piece on the Kings blueline in 2013-2014.
Jacob Muzzin will return Tuesday night | 06/04/2013 8:14 PM
NewsJacob Muzzin is expected to play Tuesday night against Chicago after he missed Game 2 with an undisclosed injury.
Lisa Dillman on Twitter
ImpactHe will replace Alec Martinez in the lineup. Muzzin has three assists and a minus-2 rating in 14 playoff games with the Kings.
Jacob Muzzin could play in Tuesday's Game 3 | 06/04/2013 3:37 PM
NewsJacob Muzzin (undisclosed) practiced Tuesday morning and could play in tonight's Game 3.
Eric Stephens on Twitter
ImpactMuzzin sat out Game 2 with the unknown ailment and was replaced by Alec Martinez. Beat writer Eric Stephens speculated based on Tuesday's morning skate that Muzzin could return to the lineup in place of Martinez for what's essentially a must-win game for the Kings. We should know after pregame warmups.
Jake Muzzin skips Game 2 with apparent injury | 06/03/2013 9:34 AM
NewsJacob Muzzin did not play in Sunday's Game 2 loss due to an undisclosed injury he suffered in Saturday's Game 1.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactIt's not clear when in Game 1 Muzzin was hurt or what the injury is. He was replaced by Alec Martinez in Sunday's 4-2 loss. Muzzin's status for Tuesday's Game 3 is currently unknown, but we'll hopefully know more after practice Monday.
Jacob Muzzin likely to retain role on 2nd PP | 04/21/2013 9:49 AM
NewsKings defenseman Jacob Muzzin appears likely to retain his role on the team's second power play unit, which seems to be the reason he has stayed in the lineup.
ImpactCoach Darryl Sutter acknowledged Saturday that Muzzin is a crucial part of the second unit, saying "Well, we kept him in more just because our power play's been so good, and we've used Richie on the point on the one unit, so we need Muzzin there for the other one, for sure." Muzzin picked up 11 points in 17 games during the month of March and has been a pleasant surprise to anyone who gambled on him in deep fantasy leagues.
NHL picks Jacob Muzzin as rookie of the month | 04/01/2013 1:47 PM
NewsJacob Muzzin has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month.
Helene Elliott on Twitter
ImpactMuzzin had four goals and 11 points in 17 games in March. He also was plus-10 to move him up to plus-13 overall this season. If Muzzin happens to still be available in any of your standard leagues, pick him up.
Muzzin supliments scoring with PIMs Thursday | 03/15/2013 7:36 AM
NewsJacob Muzzin, who has been on a scoring binge of late, registered 19 penalty minutes in Thursday's night's loss to San Jose.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactHe came the the defense of forward Colin Fraser, who was hit from behind by the Sharks' Andrew Desjardins. Muzzin was assessed two minors, a major and a misconduct for intervening. Muzzin, who admitted that he is not a fighter said the following, "I didn't like seeing my teammate get hit like that. So I thought I'd do something about it. So I stepped in and tried my best. Look, after a teammate is vulnerable like that, you don't want them running around thinking they can do that all the time." You gotta like the way this kid is playing. If Muzzin is still available in your pool, grab him.
Jacob Muzzin outstanding of late | 03/12/2013 10:01 AM
NewsJacob Muzzin has been great of late for the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactThe young defenseman has three goals and seven points in his last six games and is plus-eight as well. Overall, he has five goals and 10 points in 21 games with a plus-11 rating. He is worth picking up in all but the shallowest of leagues at this time.
Muzzin scores two and adds a helper in win | 03/06/2013 1:26 AM
NewsJake Muzzin had his best offensive game of his young NHL career on Tuesday, tallying two goals and one assist in the Kings' 6-4 comeback victory over St. Louis.
ImpactThe 24-year-old has received an increase in ice-time over the past seven games or so and has produced. He has three goals and five points in his last five games, while playing alongside Drew Doughty. Keep an eye on Muzzin as he may provide some offense from the backend if he continues receiving solid ice-time. Justin Williams also had three assists in the win.
Jacob Muzzin scored first NHL goal Saturday | 01/27/2013 10:51 AM
NewsJacob Muzzin scored his first NHL goal in a 4-2 win over Phoenix Saturday.
ImpactMuzzin's first NHL marker came in the third period of the game and restored the Kings two-goal cushion after the Coyotes had narrowed the game to 3-2 shortly before. Muzzin shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Jacob Muzzin happy to have NHL opportunity | 01/24/2013 6:02 PM
NewsJacob Muzzin made his season debut with the Kings on Tuesday.
LA Kings Insider
ImpactHe logged 15:23 of ice time and posted a shot during the team's 3-1 loss to Colorado. Muzzin spoke to LA Kings Insider Thursday morning about getting into the team's lineup and he had this to say: "It felt pretty good. I had a good week of practice going into it, so I'm feeling pretty confident. Unfortunately Greener got hurt, so it gave me an opportunity to play. It's good experience. I'm excited, I thought I did pretty good, so I'm looking forward to tonight's game."
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|Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||64||15||52||67||6||76||9||1||-||-||-||1.05|
|2008-09||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||62||6||23||29||-30||57||4||0||-||-||-||0.47|
|2007-08||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||67||6||12||18||16||53||4||0||-||-||-||0.27|
|2006-07||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||37||1||3||4||-5||10||1||0||-||-||-||0.11|
|Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||5||0||1||1||-3||2||0||0||-||-||-||0.20|
|2008-09||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2007-08||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||10||1||3||4||0||4||0||0||-||-||-||0.40|
|2006-07||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||13||0||4||4||-2||6||0||0||-||-||-||0.31|
|Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Mar 3||2|
|Assists||2||4 times-last:at Wsh||last:Mar 25||2|
|Points||2||4 times-last:at Wsh||last:Mar 25||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||3 times-last:at StL||last:Jan 16||19|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Ott||Dec 14||4|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Mtl||Dec 10||1|
|Power Play Points||1||5 times-last:at Wsh||last:Mar 25||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||76 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||76 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shots||7||2 times-last:at Edm||last:Mar 9||5|
|Penalty Minutes||58||2013-14 (LA)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2012-13 (LA)|
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