Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Reports have it that defenseman Jamie Heward has signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian Super League. No terms have been found. A former 1st Round pick in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, 16th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguin. Heward didn't crack into the league until 1995-96 with Toronto. In 381 career games Heward notched 38 goals and 84 assists for 122 points with 217 penalty minutes and a -49 rating. During the 1999-2000 season, Heward played 54 games for the Isles with 6 goals and 11 assists for 17 points. Heward is just another in a series of attrition moves by veteran players to European leagues. During his 8 season career, Heward saw playing time with the Maple Leafs, Predators, Isles, Blue Jackets, Capitals and Kings.