Jason Bonsignore
Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    6'3" / 191 cm
  • Weight
    218 lbs / 99 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Status
    Retired
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1989-90 Greece Athena High USHS-NY 18 33 33 66 - |
1990-91 Greece Athena High USHS-NY 18 24 18 42 - |
1991-92 Rochester Jr. Americans EmJHL 60 31 29 60 42 |
1992-93 Newmarket Royals OHL 66 22 20 42 6 | Playoffs 7 0 3 3 0
1993-94 Newmarket Royals OHL 17 7 17 24 22 |
Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 41 15 47 62 41 |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 26 -3 |
Team USA International 5 0 2 2 0 |
1994-95 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 26 12 21 33 51 |
Sudbury Wolves OHL 23 15 14 29 45 | Playoffs 17 13 10 23 12
Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 1 0 1 0 -1 |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 2 2 4 6 |
1995-96 Sudbury Wolves OHL 18 10 16 26 37 |
Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 0 2 2 4 -6 |
Cape Breton Oilers AHL 12 1 4 5 12 -10 |
1996-97 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 78 21 33 54 78 -19 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 4 -4
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 35 2 8 10 22 -11 |
Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 8 0 2 2 14 3 |
San Antonio Dragons IHL 22 3 8 11 34 -1 |
Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 6 4 0 4 32 1 | Playoffs 8 1 1 2 20 -1
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 23 0 3 3 8 -4 |
Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 48 14 19 33 68 -22 |
1999-00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 29 6 13 19 30 -10 |
2000-01 Did not play |
2001-02 Did not play |
2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 37 9 12 21 39 -13 |
Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 12 1 4 5 8 -9 |
2003-04 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 5 2 5 7 2 -5 |
EHC Biel-Bienne NLB 9 9 3 12 6 | Playoffs 4 2 2 4 51
2004-05 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 1 0 0 0 0 -3 |
Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 18 4 8 12 51 -1 |
2005-06 Pelicans Liiga 7 4 1 5 8 -5 |
Ilves Liiga 4 0 1 1 6 1 |
Trondheim Norway 17 6 6 12 53 -6 |
2006-07 Did not play |
2007-08 Fresno Falcons ECHL 7 0 2 2 10 -1 |
Trenton Devils ECHL 21 1 10 11 24 -5 |
2008-15 Did not play |
2015-16 Hamilton Steelhawks ACH 4 0 2 2 16 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
ACH 4 0 2 2 0.50 16 |
AHL 176 38 68 106 0.60 181 -58 | 7 0 0 0 0.00 4 -4
ECHL 52 7 25 32 0.62 87 -15 |
EmJHL 60 31 29 60 1.00 42 0 |
IHL 76 21 27 48 0.63 134 -22 | 8 1 1 2 0.25 20 -1
International 5 0 2 2 0.40 0 0 |
Liiga 11 4 2 6 0.55 14 -4 |
NHL 79 3 13 16 0.20 34 -22 |
NLB 9 9 3 12 1.33 6 0 | 4 2 2 4 1.00 51 0
Norway 17 6 6 12 0.71 53 -6 |
OHL 191 81 135 216 1.13 202 0 | 24 13 13 26 1.08 12 0
USHS-NY 36 57 51 108 3.00 0 0 |
WJC-20 14 2 2 4 0.29 32 -3 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
01/20/2016
01/20/2016 Confirmed No team Hamilton Steelhawks
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1992, 1 #12 overall by Newmarket Royals in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for Sudbury Wolves

Career transactions
- 2007-12-27 • Traded from the Fresno Falcons to the Trenton Titans for future considerations
- 2007-12-02 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Fresno Falcons
- 2005-11-11 • Signed to a one-year contract by Trondheim
- 2005-11-11 • Signed to a try-out contract by Ilves
- 2005-10-18 • Signed to a try-out contract by Pelicans
- 2004-11-30 • Signed to a one-year contract by the South Carolina Stingrays
- 2004-03-04 • Released by Biel
- 2004-01-07 • Signed to a one-year contract by Biel
- 2003-11-30 • Signed to a one-year contract by the South Carolina Stingrays
- 2003-09-21 • Released from try-out contract by the Atlanta Thrashers
- 2003-09-13 • Signed to a try-out contract by the Atlanta Thrashers
- 2003-03-13 • Reassigned to the Lowell Lock Monsters by the Phoenix Coyotes
- 2002-12-13 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Phoenix Coyotes
- 2002-10-28 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Springfield Falcons
- 2002-10-02 • Released from try-out contract by the Rochester Americans
- 2002-09-24 • Signed to a try-out contract by the Rochester Americans
- 1999-07-15 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs
- 1997-12-30 • Traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Tampa Bay Lightning alongside Bryan Marchment and Steve Kelly for Roman Hamrlik and the rights to Mike Comrie.

Bio
Jason Bonsignore was a stellar goalscorer at a very young age. In 1992 he moved from his hometown, Rochester, NY, to the OHL's Newmarket Royals. His offensive production declined as he moved to major juniors, but he was nevertheless ranked high by NHL scouts and he was drafted as the fourth overall pick in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

After spending his major junior career with three different teams, Bonsignore moved to the Edmonton Oilers. However, he struggled to meet the expectations set on him by the Oilers and was assigned to improve his game and fitness in the AHL. Despite gradually improving his game, he fell out of favour with the Edmonton Oilers GM Glen Sather. In December 1997, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning alongside Bryan Marchment and Steve Kelly for Roman Hamrlik and the rights to Mike Comrie.

After the trade to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Bonsignore saw his ice time increase in the NHL. However, despite managing to crack the Lightning lineup, his contract was not extended. During the following summer he was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs, only to be cut late in the training camp and assigned to the AHL's St. John's Maple Leafs. He was released from his contract after suffering an ankle injury midseason. After parting ways with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Bonsignore opted to not play for two seasons for personal reasons.

In October 2002 he signed with the AHL's Springfield Falcons and managed to secure a contract with the Phoenix Coyotes later in the season. Prior to the 2003-04 season he attempted another comeback to the NHL by attending the Atlanta Thrashers training camp only to be cut from the roster. He was cut from the Carolina Hurricanes training camp prior to the 2005-06 season. After the unsuccessful attempts to return the NHL, he attempted to revive his career in the Finnish SM-liiga, but was unable to secure a spot in the Pelicans and Ilves lineups. He ended his career with the ECHL's Trenton Devils.