Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jack Hillen
Jack Hillen was born January 24, 1986 in Portland, Oregon. Undrafted, the former WCHA Colorado College star signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders, April 1, 2008.

An excellent puck-moving defenseman, Hillen capped-off his four year stint at Colorado College by leading the division in scoring by a defenseman. He was named Defenseman of the Year in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association for his outstanding 2007-08 campaign. His production in Colorado drew the attention of the Islanders general manager Garth Snow who eventually signed the free agent to a two-year contract in April, 2008. That same season, Hillen made his NHL debut with the Islanders, appearing in a pair of late-season games.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Tri-City Storm USHL 21 2 2 4 16 +3 8 0 1 1 4
2004-05 Colorado College WCHA 30 2 9 11 20
2005-06 Colorado College WCHA 42 4 9 13 48
2006-07 Colorado College WCHA 38 7 8 15 38
2007-08 Colorado College WCHA 41 6 31 37 60
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 1 1 4 +1
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 40 1 5 6 16 -9
2008-09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 33 4 13 17 31 0 5 0 2 2 2
2009-10 New York Islanders NHL 69 3 18 21 44 -5
2009-10 United States WC-A 6 0 1 1 2 0
2010-11 New York Islanders NHL 64 4 18 22 45 -5
2011-12 Nashville Predators NHL 55 2 4 6 20 +6 2 0 0 0 2
2012-13 Washington Capitals NHL 23 3 6 9 14 +9 7 0 1 1 6
2013-14 Washington Capitals NHL 13 0 1 1 4 -4
2013-14 Hershey Bears AHL 2 0 2 2 0 -1
2014-15 Washington Capitals NHL 35 0 5 5 10 +1
2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2
NHL Totals 304 13 58 71 157 9 0 1 1 8


WCHA First All-Star Team (2008) NCAA West First All-American Team (2008) Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, April 1, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 8, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 3, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to upper-body injury at Tampa Bay, January 19, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to leg injury vs. Calgary, October 3, 2013. Traded to Carolina by Washington with Arizona's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Callum Booth) in 2015 Entry Draft for Tim Gleason, February 26, 2015. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to head injury vs. Philadelphia, March 6, 2015 and as a healthy reserve.
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