Jay Rosehill was selected out of Olds in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Rosehill returned to Olds after being drafted where he had a solid year defensively on the backline. He was named Olds' Most Improved Player, Most Improved Defenseman (for a second straight year), and Hardest Hitter in an awards ceremony following the 2003-04 season.
The strapping freshman defenseman enjoyed an outstanding rookie season with Minnesota-Duluth by being arguably the team’s most intimidating presence. Rosehill finished the season with five points (all assists) playing in 34 games for the Bulldogs. Not surprisingly, he led the team in penalty minutes with 103. He notched his first career point back on October 8th versus Notre Dame.
Rosehill’s season performance was recognized when he, along with fellow freshman defenseman and NHL prospect Travis Gawryletz (PHI), became the co-recipients of Minnesota-Duluth’s Most Improved Player Award.
TB's 7th Rd. (227) selection in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Rosehill’s greatest assets are his size, strength and punishing physical style. He is never one to back down from challenge and delivers bone-jarring hits as often as the opportunities present themselves. He’s a solid defensive defenseman that progressed quite nicely over the course of his freshman campaign.
Rosehill was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers in April of 2013.