Dustin Jeffrey (C)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Enters his sixth professional season in 2013-14. Jeffrey was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the seventh round (171st overall) of the 20007 NHL Entry Draft and signed a three-year entry level contract with Pittsburgh on October 9, 2007. He made his pro and AHL debut with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during the 2008 Calder Cup Playoffs on May 1, 2008 in Game 1 of the East Division Finals against the Philadelphia Phantoms. Jeffrey made his regular season pro debut with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on October 8, 2008 vs. Hershey and scored his first pro goal and point on October 11, 2008 vs. Philadelphia. He made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh on December 26, 2008 at New Jersey. Jeffrey scored his first career NHL point, an assist, on December 30, 2008 vs. Boston and then scored his first NHL goal on January 1, 2009 at Boston. He was selected to the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic in Binghamton, where he scored a goal and had an assist while playing for the Canadian AHL All-Stars, who won the game 10-9 in a shootout. During the 2012-13 NHL lockout, he played with Croatian club KHL Medvescak Zagreb of the Austrian Hockey League. Jeffrey played four years of major junior hockey for the Mississauga IceDogs and the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. In 246 career OHL games he scored 252 points (100 goals, 152 assists) and had 126 penalty minutes. Jeffrey also appeared in 31 career OHL playoff games, recording 32 points (10 goals, 22 assists) and 25 penalty minutes.