29-Year-Old Defenseman – Tampa Bay Lightning
Jason Garrison Contract Information:
Signed a six-year, $27.6 million deal with Vancouver in July 2012.
Garrison picked up an assist in his third straight game Tuesday versus the Flames.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Garrison signed a lucrative deal with the Canucks following his breakout campaign with the Panthers in 2011-12. He started off his first season in Vancouver very slowly and looked like a potential bust, but as the season wore on, he started to show flashes of the player Vancouver expected when they signed him. Garrison finished the season with 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) and a career-best plus-18 rating. The point totals for the 29-year-old blueliner won’t be as high as other top notch defensmen, but he has the ability to find the back of the net with more regularity than many other blueliners who may cost more on draft day.
After posting a breakout campaign with the Panthers in 2011-12, Garrison was the Canucks’ biggest prize in free agency this past summer. Garrison came out of the blue last season to post career highs in goals (16) and assists (17) while seeing over 23 minutes of ice time. Most of his damage came on the power play, as he netted nine power-play markers to finish second in the league amongst defensemen. The Canucks will deploy Garrison in a similar top-four role this season, where they hope his booming slapslot will once again find the back of the net with regularity.
A free-agent signing out of Minnesota-Duluth, Garrison posted 35 points to lead Rochester’s defensemen in scoring last season. He’s a little more polished than prospect Keaton Ellerby since he’s four years older, but that may also make him a little easier to plug into the NHL lineup occasionally. There's even a chance he'll make the team out of camp, but don't expect notable fantasy contributions in 09-10.
Garrison is big (6-2, 220) and fits the bill as a puck-moving defenseman, but he isn't destined for the NHL just yet. Expect him to have a solid season in AHL Rochester, though.