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Jeff Halpern
Jeff Halpern
Center
Number: 22
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: May 3, 1976
Birthplace: Washington, DC, United States
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Acquired: Acquired from Tampa Bay in exchange for Teddy Purcell and a third round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft on March 3, 2010.
2008-09: Played in 52 games with Tampa Bay after returning from off-season knee surgery … Recorded 7 goals and 16 points with 1 PPG, 1 SHG and 1 GWG … Served as alternate captain after returning to the ice … His 17:01 in average ice time was the 5th-highest of his 9-year career … Ranked 4th on the team in face-off win percentage, taking 388 of 822 draws (52.8%) … Was tied for 9th on the team in takeaways with 18 … Missed the 1st 30 games of the season before playing his 1st game … Netted his only multi-goal game of the season 4/7 vs. PIT with 2 goals … Recorded a 3-game assist and point streak from 1/4-1/9 (1g-3a).

2007-08: Recorded 20 goals and 42 points in 83 games with Tampa Bay and Dallas … Was 1 goal and 4 points shy of his career bests … Had 10 goals and 18 points in 19 games after being acquired by the Lightning … Tallied his 2nd career 20-goal season, his 1st since 2000-01 … Saw his average ice time increase from 16:21 with DAL to 18:12 with Tampa Bay … Had more points following the NHL trade deadline than any other player who was dealt … Recorded 4 multi-point games in 19 contests with the Lightning after notching 3 in 64 games with DAL … Tied his career high with 3 points (1-2-3), including the game-winner, 3/25 vs. FLA … Tied his career best with a 5-game point streak 3/9-3/19/08 (4g-4a) … Tied his career best with a goal in 3 consecutive games 3/25- 3/29 (3g) and 3/9-3/13 (3g) … Recorded his first 3-point game of the season, tying his career high, with a goal and 2 assists 3/11 vs. NYI … Logged a season-high of 24:26 in ice time 3/7 at NJD .. Made his Lightning debut with a goal and an assist 2/27 vs. MIN … Acquired from DAL on 2/26/08 … Registered his 250th career NHL point 12/23 vs. MTL … Scored his 100th career goal 11/26 at NYI.

2006-07: 6 of his 8 goals either tied the game or took the lead (4 were game-winners) … Led the team in faceoff wins with 588 and was tied for 3rd in game-winning goals … Appeared in his 500th career game 3/4 vs. SJS … 2007 Playoffs: Played in 7 playoffs games with DAL, recording 2 goals and 3 points … Was tied for the team lead in goals and was tied for 3rd in points.

2005-06: Served as the 12th captain in franchise history for WSH … Ranked 2nd on the team with a career-best 33 assists and was 3rd in points with 44 … Was 4th in the NHL in shorthanded faceoff wins with 188, 7th in faceoff wins with 803, 9th in faceoffs taken with 1,454 and 12th in faceoff percentage with 55.2 … Registered his 200th career point 3/10 vs. NJD … Skated in his 400th career NHL game 12/23 vs. MTL … Tied his career best with a 5-game assist/point streak from 11/19-11/27 (0-5-5) … Notched his 100th career NHL assist 11/6 vs. TOR.

2004-05: Played in 9 games with Kloten of the Swiss League, recording 7 goals and 11 points … Skated in 15 contests with Ajoie of the Swiss-2 League, registering 5 goals and 17 points.

2003-04: Led the team in goals with 19, assists with 27 and points with 46 in 79 games with WSH … Appeared in his 300th career NHL game 11/1 at MIN … Earned NHL Offensive Player of the Week honors for the week ending 4/4.

2002-03: Recorded 13 goals and 34 points with WSH … Was 1 of 5 players to play in all 82 games with WSH … Recorded his 1st 2-goal game and his 1st game-winner of the season 3/4 at BUF … 2003 Playoffs: Played in all 6 playoff games, posting 1 assist in the ECQF against the Lightning.

2001-02: Played in 48 games with WSH, recording 5 goals and 14 assists … Missed the final 34 games of the season due to a knee injury … Appeared in his 200th career game 1/3 at OTT.

2000-01: Played in 80 games with WSH, recording 21 goals and 42 points … Established a career high in goals … 2001 Playoffs: Appeared in 6 games , tying for 1st on the team in goals with 2 and points with 5.

1999-00: Skated in 79 games with WSH during his rookie season, recording 18 goals and 29 points … Ranked 1st on the team in shorthanded goals with 4 .. Tied for 2nd on the team and 1st among NHL rookies in plus/minus with a plus-21 rating … Set a WSH rookie record in shorthanded goals … 2000 Playoffs: Made his NHL playoffs debut, appearing in 5 games, recording 2 goals and 3 points … Was tied for the 1st on the team in points.

1998-99: Played in 6 games with Portland (AHL), recording 2 goals and 3 points after completing his college career … College Career: Played 4 seasons at Princeton, appearing in 132 games from 1995-99 … Ranked 1st all-time on the school’s career games played list, 3rd in points and 3rd in assists at the end of his career … Was 1 of 4 players at the time to win the Blackwell Trophy as team MVP on 3 different occasions … During his senior year, he appeared in 33 games and collected 22 goals and 44 points .. Tied for 1st in the conference in goals and was named to the Second Team All-ECAC and ECAC All-Tournament Teams … Was named to the All-Ivy League First Team.

TRANSACTIONS
: Acquired from Tampa Bay in exchange for Teddy Purcell and a third round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft on March 3, 2010. ...Acquired by Tampa Bay with Mike Smith, Jussi Jokinen and a fourth-round pick in 2009 in exchange for Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist on 2/26/08 … Signed as a free agent by Dallas on 7/5/06 … Signed as a free agent by Washington on 3/30/99.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Represented the United States at the 2008 World Championships and recorded 1 assist in 3 games before suffering a knee injury … Skated in 7 games for the United States during the 2005 World Championships, netting one goal … Appeared in 4 games with USA during the 2004 World Cup.