Jonathan Hazen
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Jonathan Hazen

Hometown:

Vel-Belair Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-06-18

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2011

Weight:

170 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: Jonathan Hazen appeared in 65 games as a QMJHL rookie for Val d'Or. He scored 21 goals with 19 assists and was -14 with 25 PMs. Hazen scored 12 of his 21 goals on the power play. In four playoff games he scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was -4.

2008-09: Hazen scored 20 goals with 25 assists in his second year in the QMJHL on a Val d'Or Foreurs team that was one of two teams to not make the playoffs. Hazen scored 4 of his 20 goals on the power play and was -5 with 26 PMs for a team that was tied with Halifax with the league's fewest points.

2009-10: Hazen was the second-leading scorer for Val d'or in his third season with the club despite playing just 55 games. He had 24 goals and a team-leading 35 assists and was -3 on a Val d'Or team that managed to make the playoffs despite finishing last in the four-team West Division. To their credit the Foreurs took Rouyn-Noranda to six games in their first round playoff series. Hazen scored 2 goals with 1 assist and was +2 with 2 PMs against the Huskies.

2010-11: Hazen led all Val d'Or skaters with 83 points and was one of the top goal scorers in the QMJHL as a twenty-year-old. His 41 goals were fourth most in the league to go along with 42 assists. Hazen scored 18 of his 41 goals on the power play and was -16 with 29 PMs as the Foreurs once again had a losing season but managed to earn a playoff berth. Hazen appeared in just one playoff game for the Foreurs – receiving a three-game suspension for a hit from behind. He was -2 with no points in that game.

2011-12: Hazen began his first pro season with Florida AHL affiliate San Antonio, scoring a goal in his first game, and playing in eight October games before being sent to ECHL Cincinnati. He appeared in one other AHL contest with the Rampage in December; finishing minus-five with 1 goal and 8 penalty minutes in nine AHL games. He played 48 ECHL games with the Cyclones; scoring 12 goals with 19 assists and finishing minus-four with 30 penalty minutes.  The Cyclones finished third in the North Division; one point out of the final playoff spot.

2012-13: Hazen skated in 48 AHL games with Florida affiliate San Antonio — spending time with the ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones during the NHL lockout. He scored 2 goals with 14 assists for the Rampage and was -6 with 14 penalty minutes. San Antonio missed the AHL playoffs after finishing last in the South Division. Hazen played 12 ECHL games with Cincinnati and scored 6 goals with 4 assists and was +7 with 5 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Hazen is a speedy, instinctive offensive winger with a nose for the net and good scoring touch. Though he is a small player, he has the quickness to elude the defense, and if he has the time and space in which to operate, he can be an effective scorer.

 

Future

Hazen looks to have finally earned a full-time spot at the AHL level. If he can increase his scoring output at that level this year, he may get an opportunity to see some games at the NHL level and a chance to prove he has what it takes to play in the world’s top league.

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