Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jesse Winchester
Jesse Winchester was born October 4, 1983 in Long Sault, Ontario. Undrafted, Winchester spent most of his minor hockey days in the Ottawa area playing for the Cornwall Colts of the Central Junior Hockey League.

A hard-working forward, Winchester scored 40 goals and 74 assists for 114 points through his four years in Colgate University. During his last season at Colgate, he served as captain and led his team and the league in assists. That same season, Winchester managed to make his NHL debut with the Senators in a March 29, 2008 contest against the Boston Bruins.

During the lockout of 2012, Winchester elected to play in Finland with TuTo of the Finnish Mestis on November 2012. When play resumed back in North America, he stayed in Finland where he was promoted to Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League.

After the 2012-13 season, Winchester signed a one year contract with the Florida Panthers on July 5, 2013.

His play with the Panthers impressed enough that he was signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a two year contract on July 1, 2014.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2004-05 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 28 2 2 4 22
2005-06 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 37 14 22 36 31
2006-07 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 37 16 21 37 52
2007-08 Colgate U. Red Raiders ECAC 40 8 29 37 51
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
2008-09 Ottawa Senators NHL 76 3 15 18 33 0
2009-10 Ottawa Senators NHL 52 2 11 13 22 -1 6 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Binghamton Senators AHL 4 2 2 4 0 +3
2010-11 Ottawa Senators NHL 72 4 9 13 42 -9
2011-12 Ottawa Senators NHL 32 2 6 8 22 +2 4 0 0 0 0
2012-13 TuTo Turku Finland-2 11 3 7 10 58
2012-13 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 5 0 3 3 2
2013-14 Florida Panthers NHL 52 9 9 18 38 -2
NHL Totals 285 20 50 70 159 10 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, March 24, 2008. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to upper-body injury vs. Buffalo, December 20. 2011. Signed as a free agent by TuTo Turku (Finland-2), November 13, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), January 27, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2014.
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