|Assets:||His big point shot can be a major weapon on the power play. Moves the puck efficiently out of danger. Brings a nice combination of size and speed to the rink. Works hard and is effective on the penalty kill. Plays a safe, mature and steady brand of defense.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't shy away from the physical game, but he isn't a highly aggressive player defensively--despite excellent size--either. He's strong, but needs to continue adding some more power to his game. Has been somewhat injury-prone in the past.|
|Career Potential:||Solid puck-moving defenseman with a big shot.|
|6/27/2014||Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks.|
|4/12/2014||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|4/10/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a six-year contract.|
|4/26/2012||Missed the last 3 playoff games (lower body injury).|
|4/19/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/25/2012||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|2/15/2012||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/12/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/27/2010||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|11/24/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/17/2010||Missed 5 games (groin).|
|10/26/2010||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|7/07/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a two-year contract.|
|4/12/2010||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|3/02/2010||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|1/22/2010||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|12/18/2009||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|12/15/2009||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|12/14/2009||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|10/25/2009||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|10/24/2009||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|10/12/2009||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|10/10/2009||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|10/04/2009||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|10/26/2008||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|10/25/2008||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|9/28/2008||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|4/02/2008||Signed by the Florida Panthers to an entry level contract.|
|6/27/2014||Vancouver Canucks traded Jason Garrison, Jeff Costello and a 7th round selection in 2017 to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2nd round selection in 2014.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|4/02/2008||Signed as a free agent by the Florida Panthers.|
Vancouver trades Jason Garrison to Lightning | 06/27/2014 3:37 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks have dealt Jason Garrison, Jeff Costello, and a seventh round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the 2014 50th overall selection.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactIn Garrison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are adding a top-four blueliner that can chip in with the man advantage. He's a good bet to record 30-40 points if he can stay healthy. It's a bit surprising that the Canucks didn't get more for him though given that his $4.6 million annual cap hit looks pretty fair under the current market standards. Either way, this is a good pickup for Tampa Bay.
Report: Jason Garrison might be traded soon | 06/27/2014 1:03 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks might end up dealing Jason Garrison.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactTampa Bay and Montreal have been cited as possible destination. Garrison is a top-four defenseman that blocks shots and provides about 30 points per season. The free agent market is particularly thin for blueliners and his cap hit of $4.6 million annually is fair, so if the Canucks can get him to waive his no-trade clause, then they should be able to command a high price for him.
Canucks will scratch Jason Garrison Thursday | 04/10/2014 5:01 PM
NewsJason Garrison will be scratched Thursday when the Canucks host Colorado.
ImpactFrank Corrado will take his place in the lineup, but he'll probably be back in the fold on Saturday. Garrison hasn't picked up a point in his last 11 games, so he's been stuck on a total of 32 since Mar. 12.
Jason Garrison picks up an assist Thursday | 02/07/2014 11:37 AM
NewsJason Garrison has recorded an assist in Vancouver's 5-2 loss on Thursday.
ImpactGarrison has six goals and 29 points in 59 games this season. He's been very hot-and-cold this season from an offensive perspective, but he's likely to end up comfortably surpassing his career-high of 33 points.
Garrison helps Canucks earn victory | 12/14/2013 1:45 AM
NewsJason Garrison added career-best three assists in Vancover's 4-0 win over Edmonton Friday night.
ImpactGarrison now has four goals and 18 assists in 34 games this season. Zach Kassian, Dale Weise, Daniel Sedin and Christopher Higgins scored for the Canucks, while Ryan Kesler registered two assists in the win.
Jason Garrison opens the scoring Friday | 12/07/2013 9:59 AM
NewsJason Garrison's power play marker on Friday opened the scoring.
ImpactThe Canucks defeated Phoenix 3-2. Garrison has been hot of late with seven points in his last five games including two goals and now has four goals and 18 points in 31 games. He will continue to see first power play time with Alexander Edler out of action. If for some reason he is still available, pick him up.
Jason Garrison extends his hot streak | 12/04/2013 10:49 AM
NewsJason Garrison registered two assists in a 3-2 victory over Nashville.
ImpactGarrison has recorded at least a point in five of his last six games. That's brought him up to 17 points in 30 contests in 2013-14.
Jason Garrison gets two helpers Sunday | 12/02/2013 9:15 AM
NewsJason Garrison assisted on two goals in the Canucks 3-2 win over Carolina.
ImpactGarrison has been hot of late with a goal and six points in his last five games. Garrison is now up to three goals and 15 points in 29 games this season with a minus-six rating.
Jason Garrison ends pointless streak | 11/24/2013 9:47 AM
NewsJason Garrison's first period assist was his first point in 15 games.
ImpactThe defenseman got off to a terrific start this season with nine points in his first 10 games but he has frustrated his fantasy owners of late with his lack of scoring. He now has two goals and 10 points in 25 games.
Jason Garrison is off to a fantastic start | 10/18/2013 11:46 AM
NewsJason Garrison is on a three-game point streak.
ImpactGarrison was a disappointment last season with eight goals and 16 points in 48 games after inking a six-year/$27.6 million contract with Vancouver. However, he's bounced back in a big way by recording eight points in as many games in 2013-14.
Garrison scores in Canucks loss | 10/04/2013 4:39 AM
NewsJason Garrison scored a power play goal as the Canucks lost to the Sharks 4-1 Thursday night.
ImpactGarrison gave the lead to the Canucks in the opening period but it didn't do much for the Canucks. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin assisted on the goal.
Jason Garrison scores power play goal in loss | 04/26/2013 1:36 AM
NewsJason Garrison scored his eighth goal of the season in the Canucks 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
ImpactGarrison has had a rough season until April. In Garrison's first 35 games, he had eight points, but in the past 12 games he has matched that. Garrison is capable of decent production thanks to his point shot but there are more talented options to consider come playoff time. If you're in a draft format in your playoff pools, then he is someone to keep your eye on.
Jason Garrison nets 6th goal in loss to Avs | 04/13/2013 5:38 PM
NewsJason Garrison registered his sixth goal in Vancouver's 4-3 loss to Colorado Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHe gave the Canucks a 3-2 lead early in the third period, but the Avalanche stormed back late in the final frame to win the contest. Garrison has 13 points and a plus-15 rating in 41 games this campaign. Maxim Lapierre and Jannik Hansen had Vancouver's other markers in the loss, while Alexander Edler, Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin got on the board with an assist each.
D Jason Garrison answers Canucks' need | 03/30/2013 12:49 PM
NewsJason Garrison has answered the Vancouver Canucks' need for a right-side defenseman.
ImpactEven though Garrison is a left-handed shot and has played mostly as a left-side blueliner, the Canucks switched him over to the right side and coach Alain Vigneault says he's been a blessing. "Jason has been really, really, really efficient," stated Vigneault said Friday. "For someone who originally had some reserve about playing the right side, he hasn't been awkward at all as far as turning and going back for pucks and finding the outlet pass. He's been really good."
Jason Garrison scores on PP in win Sunday | 03/25/2013 12:00 AM
NewsJason Garrison registered a power play goal in the Canucks' 3-2 win over Colorado Sunday.
ImpactGarrison's fantasy owners have been clamoring for him to be given an opportunity on Vancouver's top unit with the man advantage and that finally happened tonight, with good results. The suspension being served by Alexander Edler may have something to do with Garrison's new role, but we'll take it nonetheless. Alex Burrows and Mason Raymond also found the back of the net for Vancouver in the win.
Jason Garrison tallies 4th in win over CBJ | 03/12/2013 10:21 PM
NewsJason Garrison scored his fourth goal in Vancouver's 2-1 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
ImpactThe Canucks defenseman hasn't provided his new squad with much bang for their buck after inking a six-year/$27.6 million deal last summer. Garrison has six points and 42 shots in 25 games.
Garrison nets home a goal in Vancouver win | 02/27/2013 2:17 AM
NewsJason Garrison recorded his third goal of the year in Vancouver's 4-2 loss to Phoenix on Tuesday.
ImpactGarrison received a heavy workload on Tuesday, as the Canucks were missing Kevin Bieksa on the blueline. Garrison responded with five shots on goal in over 21 minutes of ice time. While he hasn't lived up to his offensive expectations so far this season, fantasy owners shouldn't completely give up on him yet.
Jason Garrison continues to struggle | 02/21/2013 11:41 AM
NewsJason Garrison continues to struggle with the Vancouver Canucks.
ImpactGarrison was expected to be part of the Canucks first defensive pairing and first power play with Alexander Edler but he has not been on the top power play unit for the last five games and it has been 10 games since he has been paired with Edler as he is now on the third pairing alongside Keith Ballard. He signed a six-year/$27.6 million deal with Vancouver in the off-season and while no one expected him to score 16 goals like he did last season, everyone expected more than a goal and an assist in 15 games. One good thing is that he is a plus-six this season. Expect Garrison to break loose as he has too much offensive talent to continue not scoring.
Jason Garrison likely on first power play | 01/14/2013 12:54 PM
NewsLook for Jason Garrison to play the point on the first power play alongside Alex Edler.
ImpactGarrison signed as a UFA with the Canucks after scoring 16 goals for Florida last season, third best among defensemen. With Edler setting him up on the point, look for Garrison to have another great offensive season for his fantasy owners.
Jason Garrison is eager to get started | 01/08/2013 7:27 PM
NewsJason Garrison is eager to make his Vancouver debut now that lockout is over.
Impact"I am extremely excited that it worked out finally and we are able to get back on the ice," Garrison said Monday. "Obviously, for me it's going to be a lot of fun." He signed a six-year, $27.6 million deal with the Canucks in the summer after notching 16 goals and 33 points in 77 games with Florida in 2011-12. "I like to think of myself as a two-way player," he said. "I'm physical, can shoot the puck, but I think it's about working out of your own end first, working hard in your own end, getting pucks up and being first on pucks and wearing them down and then letting that go and starting on the offense. This team is super offensive, so it's going to be a little different for me."
|Goals||1||3 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Dec 4||1|
|Assists||2||vs. NYI||Nov 15||3|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Nov 15||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||4 times-last:at NYI||last:Dec 20||15|
|Plus/Minus||4||at CBJ||Nov 8||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Phi||Oct 30||1|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. Phi||Oct 30||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||35 times-last:at NYI||last:Dec 20||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||35 times-last:at NYI||last:Dec 20||2|
|Shots||7||vs. Phi||Oct 30||10|
|Points||33||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Van)|
|Penalty Minutes||57||2013-14 (Van)|
|Power Play Goals||9||2011-12 (Fla)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2013-14 (Van)|
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