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Jason Garrison | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
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The Vancouver Canucks have dealt Jason Garrison, Jeff Costello, and a seventh round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the 2014 50th overall selection.
In Garrison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are adding a top-four blueliner that can chip in with the man advantage. He's a good bet to record 30-40 points if he can stay healthy. It's a bit surprising that the Canucks didn't get more for him though given that his $4.6 million annual cap hit looks pretty fair under the current market standards. Either way, this is a good pickup for Tampa Bay. Jun 27 - 3:37 PM

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The Vancouver Canucks might end up dealing Jason Garrison.

Tampa Bay and Montreal have been cited as possible destination. Garrison is a top-four defenseman that blocks shots and provides about 30 points per season. The free agent market is particularly thin for blueliners and his cap hit of $4.6 million annually is fair, so if the Canucks can get him to waive his no-trade clause, then they should be able to command a high price for him.
Jun 27 - 1:03 PM

Jason Garrison will be scratched Thursday when the Canucks host Colorado.

Frank Corrado will take his place in the lineup, but he'll probably be back in the fold on Saturday. Garrison hasn't picked up a point in his last 11 games, so he's been stuck on a total of 32 since Mar. 12.
Apr 10 - 5:01 PM

Jason Garrison has recorded an assist in Vancouver's 5-2 loss on Thursday.

Garrison has six goals and 29 points in 59 games this season. He's been very hot-and-cold this season from an offensive perspective, but he's likely to end up comfortably surpassing his career-high of 33 points.
Feb 7 - 11:37 AM

Jason Garrison registered a career-best three assists in Vancover's 4-0 win over Edmonton Friday night.

Garrison now has four goals and 18 assists in 34 games this season. Zach Kassian, Dale Weise, Daniel Sedin and Christopher Higgins scored for the Canucks, while Ryan Kesler registered two assists in the win.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 01:45:00 AM

Jason Garrison's power play marker on Friday opened the scoring.

The Canucks defeated Phoenix 3-2. Garrison has been hot of late with seven points in his last five games including two goals and now has four goals and 18 points in 31 games. He will continue to see first power play time with Alexander Edler out of action. If for some reason he is still available, pick him up.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 09:59:00 AM

Jason Garrison registered two assists in a 3-2 victory over Nashville.

Garrison has recorded at least a point in five of his last six games. That's brought him up to 17 points in 30 contests in 2013-14.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Jason Garrison assisted on two goals in the Canucks 3-2 win over Carolina.

Garrison has been hot of late with a goal and six points in his last five games. Garrison is now up to three goals and 15 points in 29 games this season with a minus-six rating.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:15:00 AM

Jason Garrison's first period assist was his first point in 15 games.

The defenseman got off to a terrific start this season with nine points in his first 10 games but he has frustrated his fantasy owners of late with his lack of scoring. He now has two goals and 10 points in 25 games.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:47:00 AM

Jason Garrison is on a three-game point streak.

Garrison was a disappointment last season with eight goals and 16 points in 48 games after inking a six-year/$27.6 million contract with Vancouver. However, he's bounced back in a big way by recording eight points in as many games in 2013-14.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Jason Garrison scored a power play goal as the Canucks lost to the Sharks 4-1 Thursday night.

Garrison gave the lead to the Canucks in the opening period but it didn't do much for the Canucks. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin assisted on the goal.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 04:39:00 AM

Jason Garrison scored his eighth goal of the season in the Canucks 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Garrison has had a rough season until April. In Garrison's first 35 games, he had eight points, but in the past 12 games he has matched that. Garrison is capable of decent production thanks to his point shot but there are more talented options to consider come playoff time. If you're in a draft format in your playoff pools, then he is someone to keep your eye on.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 01:36:00 AM

Jason Garrison registered his sixth goal in Vancouver's 4-3 loss to Colorado Saturday afternoon.

He gave the Canucks a 3-2 lead early in the third period, but the Avalanche stormed back late in the final frame to win the contest. Garrison has 13 points and a plus-15 rating in 41 games this campaign. Maxim Lapierre and Jannik Hansen had Vancouver's other markers in the loss, while Alexander Edler, Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin got on the board with an assist each.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Jason Garrison has answered the Vancouver Canucks' need for a right-side defenseman.

Even though Garrison is a left-handed shot and has played mostly as a left-side blueliner, the Canucks switched him over to the right side and coach Alain Vigneault says he's been a blessing. "Jason has been really, really, really efficient," stated Vigneault said Friday. "For someone who originally had some reserve about playing the right side, he hasn't been awkward at all as far as turning and going back for pucks and finding the outlet pass. He's been really good."
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 12:49:00 PM

Jason Garrison registered a power play goal in the Canucks' 3-2 win over Colorado Sunday.

Garrison's fantasy owners have been clamoring for him to be given an opportunity on Vancouver's top unit with the man advantage and that finally happened tonight, with good results. The suspension being served by Alexander Edler may have something to do with Garrison's new role, but we'll take it nonetheless. Alex Burrows and Mason Raymond also found the back of the net for Vancouver in the win.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
5Brett Connolly
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Richard Panik
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Eric Brewer
7Mark Barberio
8Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov