Height 1.88 m
Role Ice hockey player
Salary 550,000 USD (2015)
|Name Jesse Blacker|
Career start 2010
Weight 86 kg
|Born April 19, 1991 (age 24)
Toronto, ON, CAN (1991-04-19) |
AHL team Former teams Texas Stars Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 58th overall, 2009 Toronto Maple Leafs
Similar People Colby Robak, Peter Holland, Jerry D'Amigo, Kenny Ryan, Greg McKegg
Jesse Blacker (born April 19, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently under contract with HC Kunlun Red Star of the KHL. Blacker was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round (58th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Blacker started his junior career with the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL, and helped them capture the 2009 Memorial Cup. Blacker played professionally with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League after finishing his junior season with Owen Sound in 2010, he was signed to a three-year entry level contract with Toronto Maple Leafs.
On November 16, 2013, he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks along with a conditional third-round draft pick and the Ducks original seventh-round pick (which was previously traded to Toronto) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz.
In the 2014–15 season, on November 28, 2014, Blacker was recalled by the Ducks made his NHL debut against the Chicago Blackhawks. After one game with the Ducks, Blacker was traded to the Florida Panthers along with a conditional draft pick in exchange for Colby Robak on December 4, 2014.
In the off-season, Blacker was released to free agency by the Panthers after he failed to be tendered a qualifying offer. On July 7, 2015, unable to attain a NHL offer, Blacker signed a one-year AHL contract with the Texas Stars.
Following the 2015–16 campaign with the Stars, he opted to continue his career overseas, signing with the Nürnberg Ice Tigers of the German top-tier Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on April 28, 2016. After one year in Germany, Blacker headed to China, inking a deal with KHL side HC Kunlun Red Star in June 2017.