Jonathon Blum
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 01/30/1989
DRAFTED: NSH: 2007-23 overall

CAREER NOTES: Played his first professional season with Milwaukee (AHL) in 2009-10, ranking third among AHL rookie defensemen in points (11g-30a-41pts) and goals, and tied for second in power-play points (6g-14a-20pts)… Tied for first on the Ads in power-play goals (6) and ranked second on the club in man-advantage assists (14)… Also third among first-year blueliners, and tied for second on the 2009-10 Admirals, in plus/minus rating (+17)… The only Admiral to suit up for all 80 of the team’s 2009-10 regular season contests… Tied for the team lead in assists (7), and ranked second on Milwaukee in points (1g-7a) during 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs… Ranked third among defensemen in points per game (1.14) during the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs… Finished his junior career as the Vancouver Giants’ (WHL) all-time leader in defensive scoring, in addition to ranking third overall on the franchise’s scoring list with 204 points (49g-155a) in 248 regular season games and 42 points (14g-28a) 67 postseason contests from 2005-09. During his tenure, the team claimed four division titles, two conference titles, a WHL Championship and a Memorial Cup Championship… Named the 2009 Canadian Hockey League Jack Link’s Defenseman of the Year… Won the 2009 Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as the WHL’s defenseman of the year and was named a 2009 First-Team WHL Western Conference All-Star… Captained the Giants to their best season in franchise history in 2008-09... Finished third among WHL blueliners in points (66) and assists (50), and tied for fourth in goals (16) despite missing 19 regular-season games… Also ranked fourth among all WHL skaters in plus/minus rating (+53) and 10th in power-play assists (25)… Tied for the third-longest assist streak in the league in 2008-09 with helpers in nine consecutive games (10a) from Jan. 23-Feb. 8… Captained Team USA at the 2009 World Junior Championships… Tied for third among tournament defensemen in goals (2), and tied for ninth among blueliners in points (4) at the World Junior Championships… Led Vancouver, ranked second among league defensemen and tied for ninth overall in scoring (7g-11a-18pts) in 17 games during the 2009 WHL Playoffs… Paced all blueliners in 2009 playoff goals (7)… Tied for first among all skaters in playoff power-play goals (6), and tied for fifth overall in power-play assists (6)… Appeared in five 2009 Calder Cup Playoff games with Milwaukee (AHL), making his professional debut in Game Two of the West Division Finals vs. Houston… Ranked second among WHL defensemen in points (63) and assists (45) in 2007-08… Also ranked third in goals (18) and sixth in plus/minus rating (+27) among league blueliners… Tied for ninth in the WHL power-play assists (26) in 2007-08… Named a 2008 WHL Western Conference Second-Team All-Star… Tied for first on Vancouver in assists, ranked second in points and power-play goals (12) and was tops among club d-men in goals… Played for the U.S. at the 2008 World Junior Championships… Captured the Memorial Cup with Vancouver (WHL) in 2007… Ranked seventh among WHL defensemen and first among draft-eligible d-men with 51 points (8g-43a) in 2006-07… Led the WHL with a +37 rating in 2006-07… Helped Vancouver capture the WHL championship in 2006… Finished second among all 16-year-old WHL blueliners in 2005-06 with 24 points (7g-17a)… Played for the U.S. U-18 team at the 2006 Junior World Cup, capturing a silver medal… Played for the California Wave prior to playing in the WHL… The first California-born and raised player to be selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.