Jason Jaffray skates past Rob Niedermayer during the Niedermayer Charity Hockey Game at Western Financial Place in August 2014.

Jason Jaffray skates past Rob Niedermayer during the Niedermayer Charity Hockey Game at Western Financial Place in August 2014.

Former Ice star Jaffray headed for Germany

Forward Jason Jaffray signs one-year contract with EHC Munich of Germany Elite League

Former Kootenay Ice star Jason Jaffray is taking his game to Germany.

Jaffray, a 33-year-old native of Rimbey, Alta., has signed a one-year contract with EHC Red Munich of the German Elite League (DEL). The team made the announcement Monday afternoon.

Jaffray played 236 games with the Edmonton and Kootenay Ice over a from 1997-98 through 2001-02, before being traded to the Swift Current Broncos, where he finished out his Western Hockey League career.

The 6-foot-1 forward tallied 107 goals and 235 over his 277-game WHL career, including 84 goals and 186 points with the Ice. He was a member of Kootenay’s 2000 WHL championship squad.

Since graduating from the WHL, Jaffray has seen every side of North American professional hockey, skating in the ECHL (141 games), American Hockey League (602 games) and NHL (49 games).

His longest NHL stint came with the Vancouver Canucks, where he played 33 games over the course of two seasons (2007-08 to 2008-09).

Most recently, Jaffray spent the past four seasons as captain of the St. John’s IceCaps, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets.

EHC Munich finished second during DEL play in 2014-15, going 28-15-5-4.

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