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Jonathan Cheechoo | Winger | #18

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 2 (29) / SJ

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Jonathan Cheechoo has announced the end of his playing career.
Cheechoo's career was an interesting one to say the least. At his height in the NHL, he scored 56 goals and 93 points in 82 contests in 2005-06 and that goal total is still the Sharks' record for a single season. However, he declined rapidly after that, to 37 goals in 2006-07, 23 markers in 2007-08, and then just 12 goals in his final season with San Jose back in 2008-09. Still not even 30-years-old, Cheechoo tried to turn things around in Ottawa, but it didn't work out. He hasn't played in the NHL since 2010, but he went to the KHL in 2013-14 and proved to be effective in that league for four seasons. The Sharks plan to recognize his career on March 24 before the puck drops in a game against Calgary. Mar 7 - 9:30 AM

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Jonathan Cheechoo has agreed to terms with Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL.

Cheechoo had 13 goals and 32 points in 35 AHL games last season. He's put up impressive numbers in the minors for years, but that hasn't been enough to earn him another shot at the NHL level since 2009-10. Cheechoo scored 56 goals in 2005-06, but he was never able to duplicate that level of success.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Former 50 goal scorer Jonathan Cheechoo, has signed a professional tryout with the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL.

The Barons are reeling as they have lost the services of Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Justin Schultz who were recalled to the NHL once the lockout ended. The Barons are looking for some scoring and Cheechoo, who is still only 32, may be able to provide it. He had 56 points in 70 games for Peoria last season but was unable to find a team with the lockout in force. A long-time NHL scout said that Cheechoo did not adjust well to the faster game of late. "He lost his legs," said one longtime NHL pro scout. "It was sad to see, really. First it was the legs, then everything seemed to go. He couldn't get to where he needed to be (to score)."
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 09:45:00 AM

The Blues have placed Jonathan Cheechoo on waivers for the purpose of sending him down to the AHL.

The former 56-goal scorer just can't seem to regain the magic he had in 05-06. He's tried to catch on with a number of teams since, without success. He is no longer fantasy relevant.
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 04:24:00 PM

Jonathan Cheechoo, former NHL goal-scoring leader, believes he can make the St-Louis Blues roster out of camp.

Cheechoo's 56-goal season with the San Jose Sharks in '05-06 was followed by seasons with 37, 23, 12 and five goals before he found himself in the American Hockey League the last 1 ½ seasons. "I'm coming into this camp with a fresh start and trying to show what I can do out there," said Cheechoo.
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 01:59:00 PM

Jonathan Cheechoo, 56-goal scorer for the San Jose Sharks in 2005-06, has a better chance to make the St. Louis Blues' roster because of an injury to David Perron (concussion).

Cheechoo was signed by the Blues to a two-way contract over the summer and is one of four players competing for two roster spots. The other three are Chris Porter, Evgeny Grachev and Ryan Reaves. "I'm interested to see how Cheechoo plays, with the understanding that Perron's not going to be available right off the start," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "You have to make these guys question what they thought about over the summer. If they just accept (the projected lineup), it'll be like that if they come in and accept it like that. Someone's going to push through and say, 'I see your board and I don't agree with it.'"
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 10:49:00 AM

Jonathan Cheechoo believes a new training regimen will help recapture his glory.

Since leading the NHL with 56 goals for San Jose in the post-lockout season of 2005-06, the 31-year-old's career plummeted right to the minor leagues. St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong felt it is worth a shot to find out if Cheechoo can resuscitate his career in the Gateway City. The cost was only a low-risk, two-way deal the forward signed in July. Cheechoo feels a new training regimen can help recapture his skating speed.
Tue, Aug 9, 2011 02:43:00 PM

Jonathan Cheechoo's new contract is reportedly a two-way deal.

That's not surprising, seeing as Cheechoo will probably start the season in the minors. He might get a called up if one of the Blues forwards sustain an injury, but he isn't expected to have any fantasy value next season.
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 01:38:00 PM

Jonathan Cheechoo has signed a one-year deal with the St. Louis Blues.

Cheechoo had 18 goals and 47 points in 55 games with the AHL Worcester Sharks last season. He should be regarded as a long shot to make the Blues out of training camp, but he might get called up if they need an injury replacement.
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 01:13:00 PM

Jonathan Cheechoo is reportedly set to join the Sharks again.

However, it will be with Worcester in the AHL on a tryout. Cheechoo was released by the Dallas Stars after failing to make an impression during his professional tryout there. Stay tuned.
Wed, Oct 6, 2010 04:59:00 PM

Jonathan Cheechoo has been released by the Dallas Stars.

Cheechoo was with the Stars on a tryout basis and will now look for employment elsewhere. "We talked to him and it was clear he was not going to make our roster, so we thought we would allow him to study different options," said GM Joe Nieuwendyk. "He's a great guy, and he's very professional, and we really do hope the best for him."
Source: Stars Blog
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 08:20:00 AM

Jonathan Cheechoo will get a chance to play on a line with James Neal and Brad Richards.

Cheechoo hasn't been impressive so far in training camp, and given his steep decline in production over the last few years, he has to be if he wants the Stars to offer him a contract. This is a great opportunity for Cheechoo to turn things around in training camp, but regardless of what happens on Friday, we don't think Cheechoo will have any fantasy value this season.
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 05:24:00 PM

Dallas coach Marc Crawford plans to play Jonathan Cheechoo on a line with Mike Ribeiro and Brenden Morrow during his training camp tryout.

Crawford said, "He's a right-handed shot, and Ribs likes a right-handed shot, and we just feel his skills fit there. It's a short camp and we're not going to play every line in every pre-season game, so we'll have to assess things pretty fast." Cheechoo is also expected to see some power-play time. If he impresses the Stars at training camp it could result in Jamie Benn shifting back to center and occupying the third line.
Source: Stars Blog
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 02:52:00 PM

The Dallas Stars have given Jonathan Cheechoo an invitation to training camp.

Cheechoo, with little other choice, accepted the invitation. Cheechoo is a former 50-goal scorer and could be a good fit for Dallas. While his production has fallen off over the last few seasons, the option of having Cheechoo in a younger Dallas environment is intriguing.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 03:13:00 PM

The Ottawa Senators have bought out the final season of Jonathan Cheechoo's contract.

The Senators acquired Cheechoo from the San Jose Sharks on September 12th as part of the Dany Heatley trade. Cheechoo scored 56 goals in 2005-06, but just 17 goals in his last two seasons. He has no fantasy value.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 05:25:00 PM

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