Jason Woolley’s name is synonymous with all levels of hockey. He has an extensive background and invaluable experience in the game, having played in the NCAA, the AHL, the IHL, the UHL, the Swedish Elite League and of course, the NHL.
After two solid years at St. Michael’s College Jr. B in Toronto, Jason went on to have three stellar seasons as a scholarship athlete at Michigan State University from 1988-1991. He made the prestigious All-Rookie Team his freshman year, scoring 37 points as a defensive player. Due to this success, he was drafted 61st overall by the Washington Capitals in the1989 NHL Draft. Jason returned to MSU for his second season and scored 48 points in 45 games played, including 10 goals. His junior season with the Spartans was better still, with 59 points, including 15 goals, in 40 games. He was named First Team All-American at the end of his junior season in 1991.
Jason left MSU after his junior year to play for Team Canada in the 1992 Olympics. He and his team played against the best players in the world and captured a Silver Medal, losing a very tight game to the Unified Team in the finals. At those Games, Jason made history, becoming the first Canadian to ever score in an Olympic shoot out.
That same year, Jason signed to play for the Washington Capitals, beginning his 15-year NHL career during which he would play for 5 different NHL teams; the Washington Capitals, the Florida Panthers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Buffalo Sabres and the Detroit Red Wings. During his many successful years in the NHL, Jason scored an impressive number of points, including a season in which he scored a career-high 43 points, while playing on defense. That same year, 1998-1999, Jason excelled in the Buffalo Sabres’ bid for the Stanley Cup. In the playoffs alone, Jason scored 4 goals and had 11 assists, leading all NHL defensemen in the Playoffs. His team advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. During Game 1 of that series, Jason scored a dramatic game-winning goal in overtime to take an early series lead. Jason and the Sabres took the Dallas Stars to 6 games in their Finals run.
Jason followed up the 1998-1999 season with several more very successful seasons with the Sabres and he was then traded to the Detroit Red Wings where he continued to impress as a successful offensive-defensive player. After leaving the NHL in 2006, and still knowing that he had plenty more hockey to play, Woolley set his sights on European hockey. He played for the Malmo Redhawks in the Swedish Elite League, the highest level ice hockey league in Sweden. When Woolley finally decided to hang up his skates, he had totaled 718 games, scoring 68 goals and 246 assists for a total of 314 points.
Jason is a certified NHL Players Association agent and is committed to representing athletes the way in which he wishes he had been represented during his career. He puts his athletes first and strives to become more than an agent to his players, but a mentor and a friend to them as well. Jason now resides in suburban Detroit with his wife Danica and their three boys. All three of his sons are involved in hockey and Woolley even finds the time to coach their teams.