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Jim Vandermeer
Jim Vandermeer
Defenceman
Number: 2
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Left
Born: 21 Feb 1980
Birthplace: Caroline, AB, Canada
Acquired: From Phoenix in exchange for Patrick O’Sullivan on June 30, 2010.
2009-10: Recorded 4-8-12 in 62 games in his first season with the Coyotes… Also notched 60 PIM and a +3 rating… Collected an assist at MIN, Feb. 10, giving him 1-2-3 in a two-game span… Registered a goal and an assist vs. EDM, Feb. 8... Notched an assist in back-to-back games on Dec. 23 and Dec. 26, both in wins… Scored a goal and assisted on Doan's OT GWG at ANA, Nov. 29... Netted a goal in win at MIN, Nov. 18… Scored his first goal as a Coyote, the game-winner, Oct. 28 at CBJ… Made his Coyotes debut and recorded an assist at LA, Oct. 3.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2008-09:
Appeared in 45 games for Calgary, recording 1-6-7… Ranked 2nd on the team with 108 PIM and 6th in hits (85)… Missed a total of 35 games (Nov.11-Jan.8, Jan. 30-Feb.17) due to injury… Collected an assist and was +3 vs. EDM, Apr. 11… Scored a goal in 4-1 win vs. LA, Apr. 6… Registered an assist and 14 PIM at DET, Mar. 12… Tallied a career-high 17 PIM at CAR, Mar. 6…  Logged a season-high 24:25 TOI vs. BOS, Oct. 30… Registered his first point/assist of the season at NSH, Oct. 23… 2009 Playoffs: Recorded one assist while appearing in all six of Calgary’s playoff games…

2007-08: Played a total of 75 games with Chicago, Philadelphia and Calgary, finishing with 3-14-17 and 110 PIM… Began the season with Chicago, collecting 2-7-9 and 44 PIM in 26 games… Traded to Philadelphia on Dec. 18… Recorded 1-5-6 and 27 PIM in 28 games for the Flyers before being dealt to Calgary on Feb. 20… Registered two assists and 39 PIM in 21 games for the Flames… Recorded a +3 rating in 24:23 TOI at VAN, Apr. 5… Tallied an assist for his first point as a Flame vs. STL, Mar. 10… Scored a goal for Philadelphia vs. PIT, Jan. 24… Collected two assists for the Flyers vs. FLA, Jan. 16… Recorded three points (1-2-3) in a four-game span for Chicago from Nov. 15-24… Played in his 200th career NHL game at Dallas on Oct. 31… 2008 Playoffs: Appeared in all seven of Calgary’s playoff games vs. SJ…

2006-07: Appeared in 46 games for Chicago, recording 1-6-7… Suffered a broken bone in his leg on Jan. 26 vs. NSH and missed the rest of the season… Scored a goal vs. CBJ, Jan. 16… Tallied an assist and was +1 vs. DET, Dec. 14… Collected an assist and was +3 in a 4-1 win vs. EDM, Dec. 10…

2005-06: Set new NHL career-highs in goals (6), assists (18), points (24), power play goals (2), penalty minutes (116) and games played (76)… His two PP goals led all Blackhawks defensemen… Had five multi-point games to lead all Blackhawk defensemen… Ranked 2nd on the team in PIM and 2nd among Blackhawks defensemen in points… Ranked 3rd on the team in average TOI (21:46)… Missed two games due to injury and two games due to a suspension…  Had a three-game assist streak (0-3-3) from Mar. 15-23… Collected two assists in 23:30 TOI vs. VAN, Mar. 3… Had a goal and an assist at CGY, Jan. 2…  Scored two goals for his second career multi-goal game, including the GWG, in a 4-2 win at STL, Nov. 10… Registered a goal and an assist at NSH, Oct. 25… Notched a goal and an assist vs. SJ, Oct. 7...

2004-05: Appeared in 52 games for Norfolk of the AHL, recording 1-10-13 and 164 PIM… Ranked 4th on the team in PIM…  Led the Admirals with a +13 rating … Passed the 400 career AHL PIM mark on Dec. 4 at Philadelphia… Skated in his 200th career AHL game at Albany, Feb. 21… Missed 26 regular season games and six playoff games from Feb. 23 - May 1 due to an injured hip…

2003-04: Began the season with the Philadelphia Flyers and appeared in seven games before being assigned to the Phantoms of the AHL… Was recalled by the Flyers and recorded his first two-goal game vs. NYI, Dec. 20… Missed six games from Jan. 22 - Feb. 2 after separating his shoulder… Was acquired by the Blackhawks on Feb. 19…  Made his Blackhawk debut on Feb. 22 vs. STL and picked up an assist on the GWG… Scored his first goal as a Blackhawk vs. VAN, Mar. 19… Scored a SHG, the first of his career, and was +2 at COL, Mar. 23… Had a four-game point streak (2-2-4) from March 17-23…

2002-03: Split the season between Philadelphia's NHL and AHL clubs ... Appeared in 24 games with the Flyers, notching 2-1-3 and 27 PIM ... Recorded 4-8-12 and 122 PIM in 48 games for the Phantoms... Won the Phantoms' Most Coachable Player Award for the second consecutive season... Scored a goal and was +4 at FLA, Apr. 6... Recorded an assist on Recchi's GWG at NYI on Feb. 4, his first NHL assist... Was named First Star of the Game vs. MTL on Jan. 16 after scoring his first NHL goal...

2003 Playoffs: Appeared in eight postseason contests with the Flyers, recording an assist and nine PIM…

2001-02: Recorded 1-13-14 and 88 PIM with the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) in his first professional season… Received the Philadelphia Phantoms' Most Coachable Player Award...

2000-01: Named Canadian Major Junior Humanitarian Player of the Year... Was named to the WHL East First All-Star Team ... Received the Red Deer Players' Player, Top Defenceman and Co-Community Relations Awards ... Helped lead Red Deer to the Memorial Cup and WHL Championship (regular season and playoffs) while serving as team captain… Recorded 21-44-64 and 180 PIM in 72 games... Led the WHL in plus/minus with a +49 rating... Played in the WHL All-Star Game ...  Added 3-13-16 and 43 PIM in 22 playoff games for Red Deer…

1999-00:  Led the Rebels with 221 PIM... Recorded 8-30-38 in 71 games for Red Deer… Served as team captain…

1998-99: Recorded 5-23-28 and 258 PIM in 70 games for Red Deer… Led the Rebels in penalty minutes and ranked 4th in the WHL…

1997-98: Appeared in 35 games for Red Deer, posting 3 assists and 55 PIM.

PERSONAL:  Favorite hockey moment was winning the Memorial Cup…Favorite NHL road city is Chicago… Works with Trent Hunter (NY Islanders) hosting the Young Guns Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Golf a Kid to a Cure Tournament in Red Deer, Alberta…Likes to Golf in the off-season…Other favorites include:  sushi (food); laptop (tech gadget); Maui (vacation spot)…Has two Pugs, “Dexter” and “Jackson”…Nickname is Jumbo.
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