Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Jesse Winchester
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JesseWinchester
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 205
BIRTHDATE: 10/04/1983
AGE: 31
BIRTHPLACE: Long Sault, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, March 24, 2008. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to upper-body injury vs. Buffalo, December 20. 2011. Signed as a free agent by TuTo Turku (Finland-2), November 13, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), January 27, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2014.
2013-14 SEASON
Talied 18 points (9g/9a) in 52 games for the Florida Panthers…His nine goals were a career best while his 18 points tied a personal high set in 2008-09 with Ottawa…Scored two game-winning goals, doubling his career total entering the season…Had a career-long four-game point streak from Nov. 2-15…Recorded career-high three assists/points on Jan. 20 at Pittsburgh after missing the previous 14 games due to an upper body injury…Tallied his first career power-play goal on March 7 vs. Buffalo.

CAREER
2012-13:
Played five games for Jokerit Helsinki in Finland, tallying three assists.

2011-12: Appeared in 32 games for Ottawa, notching eight points (2g/6a)…Missed over three months of action due to an upper body injury he suffered on Dec. 20 vs. Buffalo…Returned to the Senators’ lineup on April 1 at NY Islanders.

2011-12 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in four of Ottawa’s seven playoff contests (0g/0a).

2010-11: Saw action in 72 games for the Senators, tallying 13 points (4g/9a)…Won 55.6% of his faceoffs (303/545)…Sustained a lower-body injury on Feb. 7 and missed eight games before returning on March 1…Played his 200th NHL game on April 7 vs. Montreal.

2009-10: Had 13 points (2g/11a) in 52 games for Ottawa…Posted a 55.4% faceoff win percentage (209/377)…Missed 19 games due to injury…Began the season on the IR and was sent to Binghamton for a conditioning assignment from Oct. 23 to Nov. 5…Reached his 100th NHL game on Dec. 28 vs. Montreal.

2009-10 PLAYOFFS:
Dressed in all six postseason contests for the Senators…Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal at Pittsburgh on April 14.

2008-09: Appeared in a career-high 76 games during his first full NHL season with the Senators…Recorded 18 points (3g/15a) while winning 56.8% of his faceoffs (113/199)…Notched his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 5 against Pittsburgh in Stockholm, Sweden…Scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 6 vs. Philadelphia.

2007-08: Appeared in one game for the Senators after finishing his college career at Colgate University (ECAC)…Made his NHL debut on March 29 at Boston…Served as Colgate’s team captain during his senior season…Recorded 37 points, including a league-best 29 assists, in 40 games…Played in 142 games during his four years at Colgate, tallying 114 points (40g/74a).

2006-07: Finished second on the Raiders in goals (16) and was third in points (37) during his junior season.

2005-06:
Recorded 36 points (14g/22a) in 37 games as a sophomore…Had 23 points (9g/14a) in 20 conference games.

2004-05: Appeared in 28 games as a freshman at Colgate. Other: Prior to enrolling at Colgate, Winchester played for the Cornwall Colts of the Central Junior Hockey League.

PERSONAL

Resides in Summerstown, Ontario…He is an avid fisherman.