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John Albert
Born (1989-01-19)January 19, 1989,
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
ECHL team
F. teams
Jacksonville Icemen
Winnipeg Jets
Oulun Kärpät
NHL Draft 175th overall, 2007
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2011–present

John Albert (born January 19, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the Jacksonville Icemen in the ECHL. He was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 6th round (175th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and has formerly played with the Winnipeg Jets. Albert was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up in Concord Township, Ohio.

Playing career

Prior to turning professional, Albert played NCAA college hockey with Ohio State University.

On July 20, 2011, Albert signed with the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2011–12 AHL season.[1] On December 2, 2013, one day after being recalled by the Winnipeg Jets, Albert scored his first NHL goal on his first shot on goal in the league, beating goalie Cam Talbot of the New York Rangers in Winnipeg's 5–2 victory at Madison Square Gardens.[2]

On June 29, 2015, the Jets gave Albert a qualifying offer in order to retain his negotiation rights.[3] Albert later signed an AHL contract with the Jets' new affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, on September 16, 2015.[4] After attending the Jets training camp on a try-out, he joined the Manitoba Moose and was named team captain.[5]

On July 3, 2016, Albert ended his long tenure within the Thrashers/Jets organization, joining Oulun Kärpät of the Finnish Liiga.[6] In the 2016–17 season, Albert made a seamless transition to European hockey and contributed with 12 goals and 24 points in 42 games for Kärpät.

On July 3, 2017, after a year's absence, Albert returned to the NHL in securing a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.[7] During the 2017–18 season, on February 9, 2018, the Capitals traded Albert to the New York Rangers organization.[8] He was directly assigned to the Rangers AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, for the remainder of the season.

As a free agent from the Rangers, Albert returned to Europe in agreeing to a one-year deal with German club, Grizzlys Wolfsburg, of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on July 3, 2018.[9] During preparation with the Grizzlys for the 2018–19 campaign, Albert suffered a long-term injury, forcing him out for the entirety of the season.[10]

Returning to North America, Albert resumed his professional career in the 2019–20 season after signing a contract with the Jacksonville Icemen of the ECHL, a secondary affiliate to the Winnipeg Jets, on October 3, 2019.[11]

Career statistics

Medal record
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IIHF World U18 Championships
Silver 2007 Tampere
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Silver 2006 Saskatchewan

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Cleveland Jr. Barons NAHL 3 0 0 0 0
2005–06 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 36 8 15 23 23
2006–07 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 15 4 9 13 4
2007–08 Ohio State University CCHA 41 4 17 21 10
2008–09 Ohio State University CCHA 42 11 28 39 20
2009–10 Ohio State University CCHA 39 6 24 30 20
2010–11 Ohio State University CCHA 37 12 22 34 18
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 64 9 18 27 28 15 3 2 5 8
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 24 3 2 5 10
2013–14 St. John's IceCaps AHL 63 29 17 45 20 21 1 6 7 18
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 9 1 0 1 0
2014–15 St. John's IceCaps AHL 66 16 26 42 26
2015–16 Manitoba Moose AHL 66 12 24 36 20
2016–17 Kärpät SM-l 42 12 12 24 16 2 1 1 2 0
2017–18 Hershey Bears AHL 33 3 8 11 10
2017–18 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 23 1 3 4 8
2019–20 Jacksonville Icemen ECHL 44 8 21 29 4
NHL totals 9 1 0 1 0

International

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States U17 6 1 4 5 2
2007 United States U18 7 1 2 3 2
Junior totals 13 2 6 8 4

References

  1. Jets agree to terms with seven on AHL contracts. Winnipeg Jets (2011-07-20). Retrieved on 2011-07-20.
  2. Superb debut for Winnipeg Jets John Albert. Winnipeg Sun (2013-11-02). Retrieved on 2013-11-02.
  3. Jets Make Qualifying Offers to 4 Players. CJOB.com (June 29, 2015).
  4. Moose sign Albert and Walker. Manitoba Moose (2015-09-16). Retrieved on 2015-09-16.
  5. "Moose name Albert captain, give Cormier and MacWilliam an 'A'", October 8, 2015. 
  6. "Karpat reach agreement with American John Albert" (in Finnish). Oulun Kärpät (2016-07-03). Retrieved on 2016-07-03.
  7. "Capitals sign Smith-Pelly and Albert" (2017-07-03). Retrieved on 2017-07-03.
  8. Rangers Acquire John Albert and Hubert Labrie (February 9, 2018). Retrieved on February 12, 2018.
  9. "American John Albert signs for Wolfsburg" (in German). Grizzlys Wolfsburg (2018-07-03). Retrieved on 2018-07-03.
  10. "Jason Jaspers signs with Wolfsburg". Grizzlys Wolfsburg (2018-10-10). Retrieved on 2018-10-10.
  11. "Icemen add NHL and AHL experience with veteran John Albert". Jacksonville Icemen (October 3, 2019). Retrieved on October 3, 2019.

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