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Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
N/A Team
F. Teams
Free Agent
NHL
Edmonton Oilers
Tampa Bay Lightning
AHL
Cape Breton Oilers
Hamilton Bulldogs
St. John's Maple Leafs
Springfield Falcons
Lowell Lock Monsters
IHL
San Antonio Dragons
Cleveland Lumberjacks
ECHL
South Carolina Stingrays
Las Vegas Wranglers
Fresno Falcons
Trenton Devils
FNL
Pelicans
Ilves
Swiss-B
EHC Biel
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born April 15 1976 (1976-04-15) (age 33),
Rochester, New York, United States
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1994
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 1994 – present


Jason Bonsignore (b. April 15, 1976 in Rochester, New York) is a professional ice hockey forward, who is currently a free agent. He was drafted in the first round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, 4th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers. He is widely considered to be one of the worst selections in the team's history, and his career has always been overshadowed by that of Edmonton's other first round choice, two picks later at 6th overall, Ryan Smyth.

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Playing career

Bonsignore was drafted from the OHL's Sudbury Wolves, and remained in the Oilers organization until a blockbuster trade sent him to the Tampa Bay Lightning. After failing to impress Tampa Bay, Bonsignore bounced around in the minor leagues, playing for the farm team of the Toronto Maple Leafs and, after leaving hockey for two seasons, the Phoenix Coyotes, but was always unable to earn another NHL shot. His poor performance led to him eventually being relegated to the ECHL, although he was outstanding in a brief stint in Switzerland. He tried out with the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers in 2003 but was released towards the end of training camp.

For the 2005–06 season, Bonsignore headed to Europe. He completed a tryout with the Pelicans in the Finnish SM-liiga, and subsequently signed on for another tryout with Ilves.

In 2007–08, Bonsignore returned to North America, where he currently plays in the ECHL. After failing to score a goal in seven games with the Fresno Falcons, Bonsignore was traded for future considerations to the Trenton Devils.

Transactions

  • December 30, 1997 - Edmonton trades Bonsignore, Bryan Marchment and Steve Kelly to Tampa Bay in exchange for Roman Hamrlik and the rights to Paul Comrie.
  • July 15, 1999 - Toronto signs Bonsignore
  • December 13, 2002 - Phoenix signs Bonsignore
  • September 21, 2003 - Atlanta releases Bonsignore from NHL tryout during training camp

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Newmarket Royals OHL 66 22 20 42 6 7 0 3 3 0
1993–94 Newmarket Royals OHL - - - - - - - - - -
1993–94 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL - - - - - - - - - -
1994–95 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL - - - - - - - - - -
1994–95 Sudbury Wolves OHL - - - - - - - - - -
1994–95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
1995–96 Sudbury Wolves OHL - - - - - - - - - -
1995–96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL - - - - - - - - - -
1995–96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 0 2 2 4 -- -- -- -- --
1996–97 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 78 21 33 54 78 7 0 0 0 2
1997–98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 8 0 2 2 14 -- -- -- -- --
1997–98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 35 2 8 10 22 -- -- -- -- --
1997–98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 22 3 8 11 34 -- -- -- -- --
1997–98 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 6 4 0 4 32 8 1 1 2 20
1998–99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 23 0 3 3 8 -- -- -- -- --
1998–99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 48 14 19 33 68 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 29 6 13 19 30 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 37 9 12 21 39 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 12 1 4 5 8 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 5 2 5 7 2 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 Biel Swiss 9 9 3 12 6 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 18 4 8 12 51 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Pelicans SM-liiga 7 4 1 5 18 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Ilves SM-liiga 4 0 1 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 79 3 13 16 34 -- -- -- -- --

External links

  • Jason Bonsignore's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • SM-liiga official website
Preceded by
Nick Stajduhar
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
1994
Succeeded by
Steve Kelly
Edmonton Oilers first-round draft picks
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