Jason Saal
Position Goaltender
Shoots Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams AHL Teams
St. John's Maple Leafs
Portland Pirates
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born (1975-02-01)February 1, 1975,
Detroit, MI, USA
NHL Draft 5th round, 117th overall, 1993
Los Angeles Kings
Pro Career 1992 – 2006

Jason Saal (born February 1, 1975 in Detroit Michigan) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender who last played with the Adirondack Frostbite in the UHL. He spent his entire career as a journeyman, playing in the OHL, ECHL, AHL and UHL.[1] Although he was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 5th round (117 overall),[2] he never played an NHL game.

Saal retired following the 2005 season to be closer to his family and spend more time with his daughter. Saal returned to the Detroit area to become a police officer.[3] Saal did return to pro hockey the following season playing 56 games with the Flint Generals in the UHL before finishing the year with Adirondack, it was the last season Saal played professionally.[1]

His biggest career accomplishment was winning the 1995 Hap Emms Memorial Trophy, which is given to the top goaltender of the Memorial Cup tournament.[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jason Saal - Player Profile. Hockey DB.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
  2. Los Angeles Kings Draft Register. Hockey Reference.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-29.
  3. Kristy Shonka (2005-04-09). Goalie longs to end career with victory. Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved on 2010-04-29.
  4. MEMORIAL CUP: A LOOK INSIDE THE RECORD BOOK. The Record.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-28.
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