|Assets:||Possesses good offensive upside. Moves the puck quickly out of the defensive zone and is also extremely mobile. Limits his mistakes for the most part.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the physicality required to keep forwards honest in the defensive zone. Doesn't shoot the puck enough and also doesn't take advantage of his mobility.|
|Career Potential:||Mobile depth defenseman.|
|WCHA||Defensive Player of the Year||2007-08|
|WCHA||First All-Star Team||2007-08|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2007-08|
|10/08/2013||Tibia injury, injured reserve.|
|10/05/2013||Tibia injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/02/2013||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract extension.|
|3/16/2013||Missed 25 games (upper body injury).|
|1/21/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|7/03/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a one-year contract.|
|8/08/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a one-year two-way contract.|
|6/27/2011||New York Islanders did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|4/10/2011||Missed the last 3 regular season games (shoulder injury).|
|4/06/2011||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|1/03/2011||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|12/31/2010||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|12/03/2010||Missed 8 games (concussion).|
|12/02/2010||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/20/2010||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|11/13/2010||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/02/2010||Missed 9 games (broken jaw).|
|1/27/2010||Broken jaw, mid-March.|
|12/13/2009||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|7/29/2009||Re-signed by the New York Islanders to a two-year contract.|
|4/14/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/04/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/03/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|2/05/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|1/22/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|1/19/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|10/28/2008||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|4/01/2008||Signed by the New York Islanders to a two-year entry level contract.|
|7/03/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals.|
|8/08/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators.|
|4/01/2008||Signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders.|
Caps move Jack Hillen long-term injury list | 10/08/2013 3:51 PM
NewsJack Hillen (knee) has been placed on Washington's long-term injured reserve list.
ImpactHe is projected to miss four to six months after suffering a fractured left tibial plateau. Hillen was injured in the team's second game of the season.
Caps' Jack Hillen (knee) will miss 4-6 months | 10/05/2013 3:18 PM
NewsJack Hillen had successful surgery to repair a fractured tibial plateau and he's expected to be sidelined for four to six months.
ImpactThere wasn't any ligament damage to his knee, but surgery was required to reattach Hillen's fractured bone with screws and a metal plate. He was injured on Oct. 3 against Calgary on a hit from Lance Bouma.
Jack Hillen to miss months after surgery | 10/04/2013 1:20 PM
NewsJack Hillen (lower body) will undergo surgery Friday and coach Adam Oates expects the defenseman to be out of action for months.
ImpactThe Capitals haven't disclosed Hillen's injury, but it looked like he hurt his leg or knee after taking a hit from Calgary's Lance Bouma. Oates will use Alexander Urbom or Steve Oleksy in Hillen's place.
Jack Hillen will be out for 'a bit' | 10/04/2013 8:58 AM
NewsCapitals coach Adam Oates didn't shed much light on Jack Hillen's (knee) status following Thursday's game.
ImpactHillen left the contest after suffering a knee-on-knee collision. "He's going to be out for a bit," Oates said, "but I don't want to speculate." He had three goals and nine points in 23 games last season.
Jack Hillen departs with nasty injury | 10/03/2013 7:38 PM
NewsDefenseman Jack Hillen was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Flames due to an apparent knee injury.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactHillen was on the wrong end of a knee-on-knee collision with Calgary's Lance Bouma and was in noticeable pain as he was helped off the ice. It's too early to know the severity of the injury, but the scene on the ice doesn't leave us with much optimism.
Capitals sign Jack Hillen to 2-year extension | 04/02/2013 3:14 PM
NewsWashington Capitals sign Jack Hillen to two-year, $1.4 million contract extension.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactHillen is mostly a depth defenseman for the Caps and has spent most of the year dealing with an upper-body injury.
Jack Hillen feels better, still not cleared | 02/19/2013 2:00 PM
NewsJack Hillen (upper body) is feeling better but has not been cleared for contact.
Sky Kerstein on Twitter
ImpactHillen traveled with the Capitals to New York for Sunday's game against the Rangers but hasn't played since being hurt in the team's season opener on Jan. 19. If Hillen still hasn't been cleared for contact, it'll likely be another week at least before he's cleared to play.
Jack Hillen is travelling with the team | 02/17/2013 10:32 AM
NewsJack Hillen (upper body) has accompanied the team to New York for Sunday's contest against the Rangers.
Official website of the Washington Capitals
ImpactHillen has been sidelined with an upper body injury sustained in the second period of Washington's season-opening game at Tampa on Jan. 19. However, Hillen has done some skating in recent weeks, leading some to believe he might return sooner than originally thought. His status is listed as week-to-week.
Jack Hillen to sit another six to eight weeks | 02/08/2013 1:55 PM
NewsJack Hillen (upper body) will miss another six to eight weeks, according to GM George McPhee.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactHillen has done some skating in recent weeks, leading some to believe he might return sooner than originally thought. However, it appears it'll be at least the beginning of April before he returns.
Jack Hillen skates briefly at practice Weds. | 01/23/2013 4:18 PM
NewsJack Hillen (upper body) skated alone for roughly 20 minutes prior to Washington's optional skate on Wednesday.
ImpactHe suffered an apparent shoulder injury in the season opener against Tampa Bay and is currently on the team's injured reserve list. Coach Adam Oates noted his appearance on the ice as a bit of a surprise, so perhaps he'll be able to return sooner than expected. His status is listed as week-to-week.
Hillen is week-to-week with upper body injury | 01/21/2013 3:40 PM
NewsJack Hillen has been placed on the injured reserve list due to an upper body injury.
ImpactHillen sustained the ailment when he was hit by Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier on Saturday. The Capitals wouldn't go into details about the problem, but he is being listed as week-to-week.
Jack Hillen suffers an undisclosed injury | 01/19/2013 10:09 PM
NewsJack Hillen left Saturday's game after absorbing a hit from Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier.
ImpactHillen's left shoulder was smashed into the boards, but the exact nature of the injury is not known. He will not return and should be considered day-to-day for now.
|Goals||0||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 3||1|
|Assists||0||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 3||2|
|Points||0||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 3||2|
|Penalty Minutes||0||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 3||2|
|Plus/Minus||-1||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 3||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 3||0|
|Power Play Points||0||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 3||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 3||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 3||0|
|Shots||1||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 3||4|
|Assists||18||2 times-last: 2010-11 (NYI)|
|Penalty Minutes||45||2010-11 (NYI)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2009-10 (NYI)|
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