Jed Ortmeyer was born on September 3, 1978 in Omaha, Nebraska and is a retired National Hockey League forward. Jed was originally undrafted in the NHL but signed with the New York Rangers in 2003, after a successful career at the University of Michigan. Jed played in 345 NHL games with the Rangers, Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild. He was twice named the recipient of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award while on the Rangers and was also nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy in 2007 for his dedication to the game of hockey after battling back from a pulmonary embolism. Jed retired from professional hockey in 2014.

What was the most memorable moment of your hockey career?

Scoring my 1st NHL goal


What advice would you give to future professional hockey players?

Prepare train and play like someone is trying to take your job…because they are!


What are you doing now since retiring from professional hockey?

Director of player development for New York Rangers