2008-09: Jason Akeson returned to the Kitchener Rangers for his first full OHL season after appearing in 13 games in 2007-08 and was selected to the league's Second All-Rookie team as an 18-year-old. Akeson was the second-leading scorer for Kitchener, which finished last in the Central Division. In 56 games he scored 20 goals with 44 assists and was +5 with 34 PMs.
2009-10: Akeson put up 80 points on the season playing alongside the likes of Jeff Skinner (CAR) and Jeremy Morin (CHI) as Kitchener was one of the big turnaround teams in hockey. The Rangers finished second in the Midwest Division and advanced to the semifinals of the OHL playoffs. Akeson scored 24 goals with 56 assists and was +8 with 24 PMs in 56 regular season games. In 20 playoff games he scored 8 goals with 11 assists and was +8 with 14 PMs.
2010-11: Akeson tied Ottawa 67's Tyler Toffoli (LAK) for the OHL lead in points (108) and led the league in assists (84) as a 20-year-old in his third year with Kitchener. The Rangers finished second in the Midwest Division for the second straight year before being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs . Akeson finished +20 in 67 games for Kitchener and was named the league's Most Gentlemanly Player with 23 PMs. He also received the OHL's Leo Lalonde Trophy as the top overage player. Akeson signed a free-agent, entry-level contract with Philadelphia in March 2011.
2011-12: Akeson was the leading scorer for Philadelphia AHL affiliate Adirondack in his first pro season. Second on the Phantoms with 177 shots on goal, he scored 14 goals with 41 assists in 76 games and was minus-nine with 26 penalty minutes. Adirondack missed the AHL playoffs; finishing fifth in the Northeast Division.