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Jason Demers | Defenseman | #55

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (186) / SJ
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Demers was the odd-man out on Florida's protection list for the expansion draft.
The Panthers protected four defenders (Aaron Ekblad, Keith Yandle, Alex Petrovic and Mark Pysyk), but Demers will be available to be selected by the Vegas Golden Knights. However, the Panthers also left Jonathan Marchessault unprotected and he could be targeted because of the value he can bring in the goal-scoring department. Jun 20 - 10:52 AM

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Jason Demers registered a pair of assists in a 4-3 loss to Carolina

It was his sixth multi-point effort of the year. He has produced 25 points along with a personal best nine goals in 72 matches with the Panthers this season.
Mar 22 - 10:51 AM

Jason Demers' empty-net goal with 35 seconds left proved to be the game winner Tuesday night versus Ottawa.

His insurance marker, which made it 6-4 for Florida, proved to be the winner after Derick Brassard scored 22 seconds later. Demers also added an assist in the match to snap his four-game scoring skid. The 28-year-old defender has nine goals and 21 points in 51 games this campaign.
Feb 1 - 10:31 AM

Jason Demers scored the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the New York Islanders.

Demers netted the final goal of the game at the 1:09 mark of the second period. He's been quite a pickup for the Panthers, as he's already scored eight goals, which is a new career-high for him. Demers finished tonight's game with three shots on goal and two hits in 20:46 of ice time. He's up to 17 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 11 - 10:04 PM

Don't look now but Jason Demers is heating up for the Panthers.

The rugged defender picked up his seventh goal of the season during Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens. He's now matched his career high, set last season with Dallas. He also has points in three of his last five games with two goals and two helpers in that span. Demers now has 16 points on the year.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:09:00 AM

Jason Demers scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Demers picked up the primary assist on Reilly Smith's power play goal in the first period. His goal in the second frame gave Florida a 2-1 lead at the time. Demers finished the night with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 18:56 of ice time. He has six goals and nine assists in 2016-17.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:31:00 PM

Jason Demers picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

Although Demers isn't regarded as a high-end offensive defensemen, he's a solid puck mover who can get the puck out of his own end. The two points snapped a five-game pointless streak and give him 12 points in 32 games this season. Considering he is also a minus-2 and has only 14 penalty minutes, he does not hold much fantasy upside. Reilly Smith and Mike Matheson also scored for the Panthers.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 12:09:00 AM

Jason Demers snapped his nine-game goal drought during Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over the Red Wings.

Demers now has three goals and nine points in 24 games. He has consecutive 20-plus point campaigns, and is well on his way to adding another.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:38:00 AM

Jason Demers scored his first two goals as a Panther in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

The most disappointing part of this for Florida is that they let a 2-0 lead slip away. Demers opened the scoring at the 5:09 mark of the first period and then added his second just over two minutes later. Unfortunately for the Panthers, they watched as the Sharks scored four unanswered goals. Demers has two multi-point efforts in his last six games and he's collected six points during that stretch. He'll only be a viable fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Jason Demers has been paired with Michael Matheson at the beginning of the 2016-17 campaign.

"I think that playing with Jason Demers has been huge for me, makes it so much easier for me to go and play with confidence," said Matheson. Demers registered an assist on a goal by Matheson in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Tampa Bay. The point was the first for Demers after three games in a Panthers uniform.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 07:54:00 AM

The Florida Panthers announced that they have signed Jason Demers.

The agreement had already been reported, but now we have confirmation. The Panthers specified that it was a five-year deal, but didn't disclose the financial terms. Based on the original report, Demers will earn $22.5 million over the life of his contract. "We are excited to sign Jason and we are thrilled that he chose Florida," Panthers GM Tom Rowe said. "He will play an integral role on our blue line and will help our transition game and special teams. This is another important signing for us this offseason."
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Jason Demers has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $22.5 million deal with the Florida Panthers.

Sportsnet's sources added that Demers took a little less from Florida than he had been offered elsewhere. Demers had seven goals, 23 points, and 72 penalty minutes in 62 games with the Dallas Stars in 2015-16. Combine the Demers' agreement with the Panthers' signing of Keith Yandle and re-signing of Aaron Ekblad, and the Panthers have chosen the three defensemen they hope to lead with for years to come.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 12:45:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers are currently not interested in the services of defenseman Jason Demers.

They were interested earlier in the week but the deal for Adam Larsson gave them the blueliner they needed and thusly Demers is not on their radar at this time. Demers is still an unrestricted free agent and could be off the market as early as Saturday.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 08:35:00 AM

Jason Demers is scheduled to visit Edmonton on Tuesday.

The Oilers will try to sell the pending unrestricted free agent defender on the market and the team. Demers is attracting plenty of interest from other clubs too, according to his agent. "Since Saturday [the opening of the UFA speaking window], we've had contact from teams, we've got action," said Demers' agent, Bob Sauve. "He should be in decent demand with [Alex] Goligoski and [Keith] Yandle signing. Jason is a young, right-handed defenseman, and there's good demand for that."
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 03:33:00 PM

Jason Demers could be re-signed by Dallas at the right price, according to Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News.

Cowlishaw thinks the Stars could keep the pending unrestricted free agent, but there's a chance that Demers could walk with Patrik Nemeth, Jamie Oleksiak and Esa Lindell champing at the bit for increased roles.
Sat, May 14, 2016 05:14:00 PM

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C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Curtis Valk
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jared McCann
3Denis Malgin
4Micheal Haley
5Henrik Haapala
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Evgeny Dadonov
3Colton Sceviour
4Maxim Mamin
5Jayce Hawryluk
6Owen Tippett
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Michael Matheson
3Keith Yandle
4Jason Demers
5Mark Pysyk
6Alex Petrovic
7Ian McCoshen
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer