Canucks Sign 2003 ECHL Rookie Of The Year Jaffray

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League announced that they have signed 2003 ECHL Rookie of the Year and two-time ECHL All-Star Game starter Jason Jaffray.

The Victoria Salmon Kings are the ECHL affiliate of the Canucks of the NHL and the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

Jaffray tied for the AHL lead in 2006-07 with nine game-winning goals while leading Manitoba with 35 goals, 19 power-play goals and 75 points in 77 regular season games and led the Moose in the Calder Cup Playoffs with six goals, seven assists and 13 points in 13 games.

The 26 year old was voted to the starting lineup for the 2003 ECHL All-Star Game and the 2004 ECHL All-Star Game.

In his first professional season in 2002-03, Jaffray was named First Team All-ECHL and to the ECHL All-Rookie Team while also being voted ECHL Rookie of the Year after scoring 85 points (34g-51a) in 64 games with Roanoke.

In 2003-04, Jaffray was named Second Team All-ECHL while finishing third in voting for Most Valuable Player. He finished third in the league with 37 goals and 74 points in 54 games with Wheeling while registering an assist in five games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.