Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jed Ortmeyer
Jed Ortmeyer was born September 3, 1978 in Omaha, Nebraska. A free-agent signing by the New York Rangers in the spring of 2003, Ortmeyer is a graduate of the USHL's Omaha Lancers.

After two seasons skating for the hometown Lancers, Ortmeyer enrolled at the University of Michigan in the fall of 1999. Throughout his four year collegiate career, he registered 118 points (52-66-118) and captured numerous honours including NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team honours, while leading the Wolverines to the 2002 NCAA Frozen Four, CCHA Super Six All-Tournament Team honours (2001-02) and received the Hal Downes Trophy for the first time, awarded to the teams most valuable player (2001-02) all in his Junior year.

In his Senior year at UM, the Omaha native helped the Wolverines advance to their second straight NCAA Frozen Four, and for the second consecutive season captured the Hal Downes Trophy as team MVP. Selected as the CCHA's Best Defensive Forward, Ortmeyer was named to the NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team and was awarded the Bill Beagan Trophy, given to the most valuable player of the CCHA Super Six.

Coming off a successful four year career at UM, Ortmeyer made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers in 2003-04, and spent the majority of the season with the parent club while seeing limited action with the team's AHL affiliate in Hartford.

As a New York Ranger, Ortmeyer competed in 177 games while collecting 9 goals, 15 assists and 76 penalty minutes through three NHL seasons. In his third season with the Rangers, he set a career high in assists (9), points (11) and plus/minus (7) despite only competing in 41 games with the club due to injury.

After three seasons with the New York Rangers, Ortmeyer found himself on the move as the Nashville Predators signed the forward to a two-year contract.

In February of 2008, Ortmeyer tore his ACL for the second time in his career and would miss the remainder of the 2007-08 season. His recovery was a difficult one; he suffered blood clots in his leg which caused him to miss much of the 2008-09 season. In December, Ortmeyer would return to the Predators lineup for a pair of games, but he was subsequently assigned to the AHL to finish off the season.

On July 16, 2009, Ortmeyer signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Omaha Lancers USHL 54 23 25 48 52 14 3 4 7 31
1998-99 Omaha Lancers USHL 52 23 36 59 81 12 5 6 11 16
1999-00 University of Michigan CCHA 41 8 16 24 40
2000-01 University of Michigan CCHA 27 10 11 21 52
2001-02 University of Michigan CCHA 41 15 23 38 40
2002-03 University of Michigan CCHA 36 18 16 34 48
2003-04 New York Rangers NHL 58 2 4 6 16 -10
2003-04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 13 2 8 10 4 +8 16 5 2 7 6
2004-05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 61 7 20 27 63 +11 6 0 1 1 4
2005-06 New York Rangers NHL 78 5 2 7 38 +2 4 1 0 1 4
2006-07 New York Rangers NHL 41 2 9 11 22 +7 9 0 0 0 2
2006-07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 8 1 3 4 6 +2
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 51 4 4 8 32 -8
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 55 10 13 23 51 +12 11 1 6 7 8
2009-10 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 8 11 19 37 +4 4 0 1 1 0
2010-11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 20 2 1 3 16 0
2010-11 Houston Aeros AHL 40 6 10 16 29 0 24 6 7 13 4
2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -1
2011-12 Minnesota Wild NHL 35 1 1 2 14 -8
2011-12 Houston Aeros AHL 34 8 10 18 32 +10
2012-13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 32 6 9 15 16 -11
2013-14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 64 14 17 31 64 0
NHL Totals 345 22 31 53 161 17 1 1 2 6


Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, May 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 16, 2009. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by San Antonio (AHL), October 29, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Houston (AHL), January 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, January 4, 2011. Signed as a free agent by San Antonio (AHL), January 31, 2013.
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