|Assets:||Is sound at both ends of the ice and a decent face-off man. Can play center and wing, and can be a decent playmaker. Can kill penalties, if need be. Has decent size.|
|Flaws:||Isn't a speed merchant, so he is limited to bottom-six forward duties at the highest level. Isn't a natural in the goal-scoring department, either. Struggles with consistency.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile depth forward.|
|2/29/2016||Acquired from the Arizona Coyotes.|
|2/29/2016||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|2/29/2016||Recalled from the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|12/11/2015||Assigned to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|11/24/2015||Recalled from the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|11/11/2015||Assigned to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|11/08/2015||Recalled from the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|9/25/2015||Assigned to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|7/01/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Arizona Coyotes to a two-year contract.|
|3/02/2015||Re-assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL).|
|3/02/2015||Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks.|
|9/29/2014||Assigned to the Utica Comets (AHL).|
|9/27/2014||Placed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks for the purpose of being assigned to the Utica Comets (AHL).|
|7/02/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Dallas Stars did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|4/29/2014||Assigned to the Texas Stars (AHL).|
|4/28/2014||Placed on waivers by the Dallas Stars.|
|3/24/2014||Recalled from the Texas Stars (AHL).|
|2/06/2014||Assigned to the Texas Stars (AHL).|
|1/30/2014||Recalled from the Texas Stars (AHL).|
|1/25/2014||Assigned to the Texas Stars (AHL).|
|1/22/2014||Placed on waivers by the Dallas Stars.|
|11/17/2013||Claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|7/18/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.|
|7/02/2013||Pittsburgh Penguins tendered a qualifying offer.|
|10/10/2012||Signed with Medvescak Zagreb (Austria).|
|3/25/2012||Missed 10 games (illness).|
|1/11/2012||Missed 22 games (knee injury).|
|11/21/2011||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|11/19/2011||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/15/2011||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|11/08/2011||Loaned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) for conditioning.|
|10/20/2011||Missed 8 games (right knee surgery).|
|10/03/2011||Right knee surgery, injured reserve.|
|7/12/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract.|
|4/27/2011||Missed the last 8 games of the regular season and 7 playoff games (knee injury).|
|3/25/2011||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|3/01/2011||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|2/27/2011||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|2/25/2011||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|2/11/2011||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/01/2011||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/26/2011||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/19/2011||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/16/2011||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/15/2011||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/12/2011||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/10/2011||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/26/2010||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/23/2010||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/16/2010||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/10/2010||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|10/04/2010||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|4/28/2010||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/22/2010||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/21/2010||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/23/2009||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|5/17/2009||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/22/2009||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/26/2008||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/19/2008||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|4/28/2008||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|10/09/2007||Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/22/2007||Returned to his junior team (Sault Ste. Marie-OHL).|
|2/29/2016||Arizona Coyotes traded Dustin Jeffrey, Daniel O'Donoghue and James Melindy to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Matia Marcantuoni.|
|7/01/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Arizona Coyotes.|
|3/02/2015||New York Islanders traded Cory Conacher to the Vancouver Canucks for Dustin Jeffrey.|
|7/02/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|11/17/2013||Claimed by the Dallas Stars off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|6/23/2007||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 6th round (171st overall) in 2007.|
| 02/29/2016 11:50 PM
NewsJeffrey was traded to the Penguins on Monday along with forward Dan O'Donoghue and blueliner James Melindy. In return, the Coyotes received forward Matia Marcantuoni.
| 02/29/2016 2:22 PM
NewsJeffrey was called-up Monday by Arizona, Craig Morgan of Arizona Republic reports.
| 12/11/2015 4:46 PM
NewsJeffrey was sent back to AHL Springfield on Friday.
| 11/29/2015 8:50 AM
NewsJeffrey picked up a goal and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Senators.
| 11/24/2015 6:45 PM
NewsJeffrey was recalled from AHL Springfield on Tuesday.
| 11/11/2015 2:21 PM
NewsJeffrey was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Wednesday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
| 11/09/2015 3:32 PM
NewsJeffrey will suit up for his first game of the season Monday against Anaheim.
| 11/09/2015 11:53 AM
NewsJeffrey was recalled from AHL Springfield on Sunday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
| 07/02/2015 10:41 AM
NewsJeffrey signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes on Wednesday.
Dustin Jeffrey joins the Vancouver Canucks | 07/02/2014 1:49 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks have signed Dustin Jeffrey.
ImpactJeffrey became an unrestricted free agent after the Dallas Stars decided against presenting him with a qualifying offer. He had two goals and three points in 24 games with the Stars in 2013-14.
Stars don't qualify Dustin Jeffrey, 4 others | 06/30/2014 11:52 AM
NewsDustin Jeffrey was not offered a qualifying offer by Dallas.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe will become an unrestricted free agent as a result. Jeffrey split the 2013-14 season between Dallas and the team's minor-league affiliate in Texas. Ryan Button, Tristan King, Hubert Labrie and Austin Smith weren't given qualifying offers either by the Stars.
Stars assign Jeffrey, Mueller to the AHL | 04/30/2014 9:25 AM
NewsAs expected, the Stars assigned Dustin Jeffrey and Chris Mueller to the minors.
ImpactThey both cleared waivers and will join AHL Texas for the playoffs.
Stars place Dustin Jeffrey on waivers | 04/28/2014 2:36 PM
NewsDustin Jeffrey has been placed on waivers by the Dallas Stars.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactIf he clears then he'll head down to the minors to help AHL Texas in the playoffs. He didn't play with Dallas in the postseason, but he had four points in 34 games during the regular season. Jeffrey has spent some time in the minors this campaign as well, where he had 10 points in 21 outings with Texas.
Dustin Jeffrey nets a pair of goals vs. Caps | 04/02/2014 12:12 PM
NewsDustin Jeffrey tallied a pair of goals in Dallas' 5-0 win over Washington on Tuesday.
Dallas Morning News
Impact"It was important for me to get my confidence back," Jeffrey said after the contest. "To go down and play there and get a lot of opportunities, that has been big." He has registered 10 points in 21 games with AHL Texas and he has three points in 17 appearances with Dallas.
Dallas Stars call up Dustin Jeffrey | 03/24/2014 11:29 AM
NewsDallas has brought up Dustin Jeffrey.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactIn 22 NHL appearances this year split between Pittsburgh and Dallas, he has two assists and nine shots. Jeffrey has 10 points in 24 contests with AHL Texas this campaign.
Dustin Jeffrey heads back to the AHL | 02/06/2014 6:27 PM
NewsDustin Jeffrey has been returned to AHL Texas.
ImpactHe didn't play with Dallas during his latest NHL stint. Jefrrey has appeared in 22 games with the Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins this season.
Dallas brings up Dustin Jeffrey | 01/30/2014 2:58 PM
NewsDustin Jeffrey has been called by Dallas.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe'll serve as an extra body for the Stars during their three-game road trip, which begins after Thursday's home game against New Jersey.
Jeffrey returned to Texas of AHL | 01/25/2014 1:59 PM
NewsThe Stars re-assigned Jeffery to Texas of the AHL.
Mike Heika Twitter
ImpactHe was no longer needed as Cody Eakin has recovered from an upper-body injury.
Dustin Jeffrey is on waivers | 01/22/2014 1:42 PM
NewsDustin Jeffrey has been placed on waivers by the New Jersey Devils
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactJeffrey has two assists in 22 games this season. He was previously waived by the Pittsburgh Penguins in November and claimed by New Jersey.
Stars claim Dustin Jeffrey off of waivers | 11/17/2013 1:12 PM
NewsThe Dallas Stars decided to grab Dustin Jeffrey off of waivers after the Pittsburgh Penguins placed him there.
ImpactWhatever value Jeffrey brings at the NHL level, it doesn't really convert to fantasy. He has just one assist in 10 games this season, managing a -2 rating and nine SOG. Perhaps he'll get more minutes in Dallas, though. To make room, they sent Aaron Rome back to the AHL.
Dustin Jeffrey not happy as a healthy scratch | 10/21/2013 9:30 AM
NewsDustin Jeffrey is not happy at being a healthy scratch.
ImpactJeffrey has sat out the last two games as the Penguins have converted defenseman Deryk Engelland to forward and have used him in Jeffrey's spot. "This is the position I've been in for three years," Jeffrey said. "I've gotten used to it. But obviously I'd prefer to be in the lineup every night, get into a groove of playing." He really does not have much in the way of fantasy value when he is in the lineup.
Dustin Jeffrey injured on Saturday | 10/07/2013 9:39 AM
NewsDustin Jeffrey was injured on Saturday when his face came into contact with the skate of teammate Chuck Kobasew.
ImpactJeffrey is a bottom-six forward who had three goals and six points in 24 games last season. He said that he did not lose any teeth in the incident but some were chipped. He'll be fine for the Penguins next game on Tuesday against Carolina as he practiced on Sunday. Jeffrey has little fantasy value.
Penguins, Dustin Jeffrey agree to 1-year deal | 07/18/2013 10:13 AM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins and Dustin Jeffrey agreed to a one-year, $625,000 contract
ImpactJeffrey didn't play during the postseason but did notch three goals and six points in 24 games last season. He'll continue to be a depth forward for the Penguins next season.
D.Jeffrey plays well in return from press box | 04/23/2013 8:47 AM
NewsDustin Jeffrey notched a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh's 3-1 win over Ottawa Monday night.
ImpactIt was his first appearance since April 2 and he made the most of his 14:49 of ice time. "This was my opportunity," Jeffrey said. "I wanted to do something with it."
Dustin Jeffrey moves in as second-line center | 03/13/2013 8:37 AM
NewsDustin Jeffrey has been centering the second line, between James Neal and Beau Bennett, with Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup due to injury.
ImpactWhen Malkin missed four games with a concussion, Brandon Sutter moved into the second-line role, but this time around the Penguins decided to promote Jeffrey and keep their other combinations intact. "I feel like I've played well," Jeffrey said. "All the feedback from the coaching staff has been positive. I had a couple of good chances against the Islanders. I'm getting quality chances. You get more concerned when you're not getting those kinds of chances." He has just two goals and no assists, with 16 shots, in 14 games this season.
Jeffrey will get a turn with Malkin and Neal | 01/31/2013 12:52 PM
NewsDustin Jeffrey has been skating with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal at practice and it looks like he'll start there on Thursday night.
ImpactJeffrey has dressed in two games so far this year, while recording two shots and no points. Eric Tangradi and Tyler Kennedy didn't work out alongside Malkin and Neal, so it's hard to imagine that Jeffrey will either.
Jeffrey spends Sunday's game in press box | 01/21/2013 11:32 AM
NewsDustin Jeffrey was a healthy scratch on Sunday.
ImpactPenguins coach Dan Bylsma didn't sound like someone who made the decision because Jeffrey did anything wrong. "Dustin is a guy who can do a lot of different things," coach Dan Bylsma said. "He can play up [on a top line], he can play on the power play, he can play penalty-kill, he's a left-handed shot [faceoff] guy. He adds some skill, but he's also a guy who ... in the American Hockey League, was a shutdown-type of centerman. He can do a lot of different things." Jeffrey probably won't have to wait too long before his next game.
Jeffrey looking for opportunity with Pens | 01/09/2013 1:38 AM
NewsDustin Jeffrey will fight for a spot in Pittsburgh's lineup after overcoming a torn ACL that affected him for 18 months.
ImpactJeffrey played in Austria during the lockout and produced 23 points in 20 games. He was satisfied with his decision to play there. "It was a smart career choice," he said. "I needed to get my confidence back. That was the big thing for me. I was able to test my knee. The league isn`t what it is here, but to play in-game competition was huge for me." If he cracks the lineup, Jeffrey will likely fill a 3rd or 4th line winger spot, as the Pens' centre position is loaded with talent. He could emerge as a solid sleeper in deeper leagues.
|12/06/2015||Ari||Car||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/04/2015||Ari||Buf||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/10/2015||Ari||LA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||56||38||59||97||25||30||17||7||-||-||-||1.73|
|2006-07||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||68||34||58||92||7||40||16||3||-||-||-||1.35|
|2005-06||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||39||12||11||23||6||10||4||0||-||-||-||0.59|
|Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||14||3||8||11||-3||12||0||0||-||-||-||0.79|
|2006-07||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||13||6||12||18||1||11||3||0||-||-||-||1.38|
|2005-06||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||4||1||2||3||-2||2||1||0||-||-||-||0.75|
|Goals||1||vs. Ott||Nov 28|
|Assists||1||at Ana||Nov 9|
|Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Nov 28|
|Penalty Minutes||2||vs. Ott||Nov 28|
|Plus/Minus||2||at Ana||Nov 9|
|Power Play Goals||0||7 times-last:at StL||last:Dec 8|
|Power Play Points||0||7 times-last:at StL||last:Dec 8|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||7 times-last:at StL||last:Dec 8|
|Shorthanded Points||0||7 times-last:at StL||last:Dec 8|
|Shots||2||vs. Ana||Nov 25|
|Penalty Minutes||4||2010-11 (Pit)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2010-11 (Pit)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2011-12 (Pit)|
Subscribe to The Hockey News magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now