Johnathan Aitken

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Johnathan Aitken
Born (1978-05-24) May 24, 1978 (age 39)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 8th overall, 1996
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1998–2007

Johnathan James Aitken (born May 24, 1978) is a Canadian retired ice hockey defenceman.

Playing career

Aitken was drafted 8th overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. He only played three games for them. For the 2000–01 season he went over to the Czech Republic to play for HC Sparta Praha. He returned to North America after only a year, and made it back to the NHL during the 2003–04 season with the Chicago Blackhawks, playing 41 games, scoring just one assist. He moved to the Austrian Hockey League for Klagenfurt AC for the 2006–07 season before retiring from hockey.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Sherwood Park Kings Alberta Midget AAA 31 4 9 13 54
1994–95 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 53 0 5 5 71 5 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 71 6 14 20 131 5 1 0 1 6
1996–97 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 65 4 18 22 211 6 0 0 0 4
1997–98 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 69 9 25 34 183 18 0 8 8 67
1998–99 Providence Bruins AHL 65 2 9 11 92 13 0 0 0 17
1999–00 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Providence Bruins AHL 70 2 12 14 121 11 1 0 1 26
2000–01 HC Sparta Praha CEL 24 0 3 3 62
2001–02 Jackson Bandits ECHL 43 1 9 10 141
2001–02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 28 0 1 1 43 4 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Norfolk Admirals AHL 80 1 7 8 207 9 2 1 3 18
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 41 0 1 1 70
2003–04 Norfolk Admirals AHL 40 1 4 5 97 8 1 4 5 27
2004–05 Manitoba Moose AHL 46 1 6 7 101 1 0 0 0 7
2005–06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 47 1 2 3 81
2006–07 Klagenfurt AC Aust 34 2 11 13 157
NHL totals 44 0 1 1 70

References

External links

  • Johnathan Aitken career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Sean Brown
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
1996
Succeeded by
Joe Thornton
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