Jake Muzzin
Jake Muzzin
Defenseman  - LAK
Number: 6
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 216
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 21, 1989  (Age 27)
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Jan. 4, 2010.
Drafted: PIT / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (141st overall)
2014-15: Set career-highs in goals (10), assists (31), points (41) and game-winning goals (three)...Tied his career-high in games played (76, also 2013-14)...Finished the season tied for 10th among league defensemen in game-winning goals...Led team defensemen in goals... Registered his career-high fourth PPG, April 7 at EDM ...Tallied his first career short-handed point (assist) and played in his 200th NHL game, March 26 at NYI... Scored his career-tying third PPG, Dec. 30 at EDM... Registered a regular-season career-high 28:55 TOI, Dec. 22 vs. CGY...Tallied a career-high three assists (0-3=3) and tied his career-high in points (also, March 5, 2013; 2-1=3), Dec. 11 at OTT...Had a career-long four-game point/assist streak (0-5=5), Nov. 15-22...Recorded back- to-back multi-point games for the first time in his career, Nov. 8-12 (1-3=4)...Missed the first six games of the season due to an upper-body injury, Oct. 8-19.

2013-14: Rankings among Kings defensemen were the following: third in points, third in goals, third in assists, third in hits, fourth in points and tied for second in penalty minutes…Set career highs in games played, assists and points…Played 100th career game Jan. 18 at DET...PLAYOFFS: Rankings among NHL defensemen were the following: first in goals, fifth in points and second in PPG (three)…Career-high two points in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final May 26 vs. CHI…Scored his first career postseason GWG in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final May 21 at CHI…Points (four) in a postseason career-long three straight games May 21-26 (2-2=4)…Goals (two) in a playoff career-long two straight games (2-0=2).

2012-13: Rankings among NHL rookie defensemen were the following: second in goals, tied for fifth in assists, tied for third in points, first in plus-minus (plus-16, second overall among rookies), tied for third in PPG (three), tied for third in GWG (one), fifth in shots (77) and fifth in hits (70)…Selected as the Kings Best Newcomer (Mark Bavis Memorial Award)…Named NHL's Rookie of the Month for March 2013...Two assists March 11, 2013 vs. CGY...Career high three points (2-1=3) March 5, 2013 vs. STL...Scored first career NHL goal (14th career game), earned an assist and was a plus-4 Jan. 26, 2013 at PHX...PLAYOFFS: Among NHL rookie defensemen he ranked: tied for third in points and tied for first in assists.

2011-12: Rankings among Manchester defensemen were the following: second in points, second in goals, second in assists, tied for first in PPG (four), first in shots (156, second overall on club)…Recorded six multi-point games.

2010-11: Had three stints with the Kings during the season (made Opening Day roster)…First career NHL point (assist) Oct. 15, 2010 vs. Vancouver (fourth NHL game)...Made NHL debut Oct. 9, 2010 at Vancouver…Ranked second on Manchester in plus-minus (20)…Second among Manchester defensemen (tied for first among rookies) in playoff points…Tied for second on Manchester in playoff goals (first among defensemen)…Second on Manchester in playoff plus-minus (+4, led defensemen).

2009-10: Sault Ste. Marie’s (OHL) team captain…Named OHL’s Defenseman of the Year (Max Kaminsky Trophy), OHL First-Team All-Star and played in OHL All-Star Classic (served as an alternate captain)…Second in voting for OHL’s Top Overage Player…Among Western Conference Coaches Poll he ranked first in Hardest Shot, first in Best Defensive Defenseman, tied for first in Best Bodychecker and second in Offensive Defenseman...Among OHL defensemen he ranked: tied for second in points, second in assists, fourth in goals…Tied for second overall in OHL in PPA (31)…Led Sault Ste. Marie in points and assists, tied for first among club defensemen in PPG (9)…Assigned to Manchester and made pro debut April 2, 2010 vs. Bridgeport…Helped Monarchs advance to AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals.

2008-09: Second among Sault Ste. Marie defensemen in goals, assists and points…Tied for first among club defensemen in PPG (4)…Played in OHL All-Star Classic.

2007-08: Helped Sault Ste. Marie advance to OHL’s Western Conference Finals.

2006-07: Missed first half of season with Sault Ste. Marie due to back injury…Helped Sault Ste. Marie advance to OHL’s Western Conference Semifinals.

2005-06: Missed first season with Sault Ste. Marie with back injury.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Sault Ste. Marie, OHL…OHL’s Defenseman of the Year (Max Kaminsky Trophy) and OHL First-Team All-Star in 2009-10…Played in OHL All-Star Classic in 2008-09 and 2009-10 (served as an alternate captain).

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Pittsburgh in the fifth round (141st overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.