Jack Hillen
Jack Hillen
Position Defense
Shoots Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Nashville Predators
New York Islanders
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born January 24 1986 (1986-01-24) (age 34),
Minnetonka, MN, USA
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2008 – present

Jack Hillen (born January 24, 1986) is a professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently a member of the Nashville Predators.


Hillen has a Bachelor's degree in economics from Colorado College.

Academic HonorsEdit

  • 2008 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America University Division At-Large All-District VII Team
  • Won Western Collegiate Hockey Association's prestigious Scholar Athlete Award
  • On WCHA All-Academic Team

Playing careerEdit

During his senior year at Colorado College, he won the Defenseman of the Year and first team all WCHA. After playing four seasons at Colorado College, he was signed by the New York Islanders to a 2-year contract. Jack made his National Hockey League debut with the Islanders in the last 2 games of the 2007–08 season against the Islanders' rival New York Rangers

Jack scored his first career point in his second NHL game, posting an assist on Miroslav Satan's goal against the Rangers.

Before entering into the NHL, he played hockey for Colorado College, and high school hockey for the Academy of Holy Angels in Minnesota.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2010 while playing in a home game against the Washington Capitals Jack took a direct hit to the face from an Alex Ovechkin slapshot. He was able to leave the ice under his own power with a trainer trying to stop the bleeding. Jack was later transported to a hospital, where he had surgery for a broken jaw and tooth damage. He was expected to miss 6–8 weeks.

On August 8th 2011, Hillen signed a one year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Tri-City Storm USHL 2122416 60112
2004–05 Colorado College NCAA 30291120
2005–06 Colorado College NCAA 42491348
2006–07Colorado College NCAA 38781538
2007–08 Colorado College NCAA 416313760
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 20114
2008–09 New York IslandersNHL 4015616
2008–09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 334131731 50222
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 69 3 18 21 44
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 64 4 18 22 45
NHL totals 175 8 42 50 109

External linksEdit

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