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Jay Bouwmeester
Jay Bouwmeester
Defenceman
Number: 4
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 212
Shoots: Left
Born: 27 Sep 1983  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Acquired: From Florida for Jordan Leopold and a third round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Drafted: FLA / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (3rd overall)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2010-11:
Currently has the NHL's longest iron man streak (505 games) ... picked up his first point (assist) of the season on Oct.22 ... scored his first goal of the season on Oct.26 ... scored the game winning goal on Nov.29 ... led the team in blocked shots (4) on Dec.5 ... had a season high 34:24 in ice time and led the team in blocked shots (4) on Dec.10 ... led the team in blocked shots (4) on Dec.16 ... led the team in blocked shots (4) on Dec.23 ... scored his fourth goal on Jan.11 ... led the team in blocked shots (5) on Jan.15 ... played in his 600th career game on Jan.19 ... led the team in blocked shots (5) on Feb.3 ... was a team high +4 on Feb.14 ... set the NHL record for consecutive games by a defenseman at 496 on March 15 ... had his first multi-point game of the season (0+2) on Mar.17 ... played his 500th consecutive game on Mar.23 ... leads the Flames in avg. ice time at 25:59 minutes per game

2009-10: Made his Flames debut on Oct.1 …registered his first two points as a Flame with a pair of assists on Oct.3 .... had a two point game (1+1) including his first goal as a Flame on Oct.20 ... had a pair of assists on Nov.21 ... played his 500th career NHL game on Dec.7 ... is the current NHL ironman ... registered two assists and a team high +4 on Jan.30 ... played his 400th consecutive game against his former team (FLA) on Feb.5 ... had a pair of assists on Mar. 23

2008-09:
Completed his sixth NHL season, sixth with Florida … Was one of two Panthers to play in all 82 games (Ballard) and is the current NHL’s Ironman for most consecutive games played (342), dating to the 2003-04 season … Recorded a NHL career high 9 power play goals … Tied for 9th in the NHL among defensemen in goals (15-McCabe, FLA) and tied for 23rd in the NHL among defenseman in points (42-Zidlicky, MIN) … Ranked first among NHL defenseman and paced Florida for second consecutive season averaging 26:59 in time on ice per game … Represented the Eastern Conference in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game where he recorded the game-tying goal, two assists and was a plus-3 … Named Panthers ADT Defensive Player of the Year ... Played in his 400th career NHL game Nov. 2 at Atlanta … Notched the game-winning goal and an assist Jan. 17 at Tampa Bay … Had a six-game point streak (4-3-7) and a four-game goal scoring streak (4-1-5) snapped Jan. 19 … Scored his 50th career NHL goal Feb. 5 vs. NY Islanders, only the second defenseman in Panthers history to reach this mark (Svehla) … Recorded his 200th point of his career with a goal and added an assist March 28 at Dallas.

2007-08: Completed his fifth NHL season, fifth with Florida … Was one of three Panthers to play in all 82 games (Horton, Jokinen) … Named Panthers ADT Defensive Player of the Year … Recorded an NHL career-high 15 goals … Led the NHL averaging 27:28 of ice time per game … Recorded a goal and an assist four times (Dec. 16 at Chicago, Jan. 16 at Philadelphia, Feb. 2 at Tampa Bay and March 22 vs. Tampa Bay) … 2006-07: Completed his fourth NHL season, fourth with Florida … Recorded a career-high 12 goals … Was one of six Panthers to play in all 82 games (Allen, Gelinas, Horton, Jokinen, Salei) … Selected to his first career NHL All-Star Game … Named ADT Florida Defensive Player of the Year … Was eighth in the NHL among defensemen with three GWG … Led Florida and was 11th among NHL defensemen with a plus-23 rating … Recorded his 100th career assist April 1 vs. Carolina … Scored two goals for the first time in his career and had a career-high four points (2-2-4) Jan. 13 vs. Washington ... Scored a goal, the 100th point of his NHL career, and had two assists Jan. 4 at Calgary ... Scored first goal of the season, the first GWG of his NHL career on the power play Oct. 13 vs. Tampa Bay ... Notched first point of season, an assist, Oct. 6 vs. Boston … 2005-06: Completed his third NHL season, third with Florida, posting career-highs in goals (5), assists (41), points (46) and PIM (79) ... Finished second all-time among Panthers defensemen for assists in one season (41) … Paced the Cats in time on ice (2040:26), averaging a team high 25:29 per game … Recorded a career-high three assists against Columbus Jan. 14 … Skated in his 200th NHL game Feb. 11 at Buffalo … Notched a pair of assists five times (April 1 vs. Tampa Bay, March 29 at Pittsburgh, Feb. 28 at Tampa Bay, Feb. 4 at Atlanta and Dec. 28 at Boston) … One of just three Panthers (Gelinas, Jokinen) to play in all 82 games … 2004-05: Split first complete AHL season between the San Antonio Rampage and the Chicago Wolves ... Appeared in 65 contests with San Antonio, going 4-14-18 with a career-high in PIM (50) ... Loaned to Chicago on March 8 completing the AHL regular season with the Wolves, going 6-3-9 with 12 PIM in 18 games … PLAYOFFS: Debuted in first career postseason, helping Chicago reach the Calder Cup Finals … 2003-04: Completed second NHL season posting two goals and career-highs in assists (18), points (20) and PIM (30) ... Reassigned to San Antonio (AHL) for conditioning Feb. 29, playing in two games and notching one assist, before being recalled March 3 ... Missed 18 games (Jan. 19 - Feb. 25) with a broken foot sustained Jan. 11 at Vancouver ... His injury snapped his streak of 128 straight games played, a franchise record for most consecutive games played from the start of a Panthers career ... Played in 100th career NHL game Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh ... Scored his first goal of the season Oct. 22 at New Jersey … 2002-03: Completed rookie season, going 4-12-16 with 14 PIM in 82 games ... Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team … Set franchise rookie record for games played (82) ... One of only three Panthers (Nilson, Majesky) to play in all 82 games ... Tied club mark for assists by a rookie defenseman (12, set by Jaroslav Spacek in 1998-99) ... Tied for first among NHL rookies in GTG (2) ... Finished fifth among all NHL rookies in power-play assists (8) and tied for fifth in power-play points (10) ... Finished second among all rookie defensemen in average ice time (20:08) ... Scored all four goals at home ... Notched GTG and added an assist Feb. 8 vs. Tampa Bay for first career multiple-point game ... Recorded an assist in 2003 Topps/NHL YoungStars Game Feb. 1 ... Scored his first NHL goal (GTG) Nov. 11 vs. Chicago (Jocelyn Thibault) ... Scored first NHL point with an assist in his NHL debut Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

2008: Represented Team Canada in the World Championship playing in nine games and earning a Bronze Medal … 2006: Represented Team Canada in the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics … 2005: Skated with Team Canada, winning the 2004 World Cup of Hockey in September … 2003: Won Gold Medal with Team Canada at the 2003 World Championships in Finland, going 3-4-7 with four PIM … Named to All-Tournament Team and selected as tournament’s Best Defenseman … 2002: Won Silver Medal with Canada at 2002 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic … 2001: Notched two assists in seven games for Bronze Medal-winning Team Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championships in Moscow, Russia … 2000: Became the youngest player ever (16 years, 3 mos.) and fourth player overall to skate with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships as a 16-year old (Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Jason Spezza) ... Won the Bronze Medal with Team Canada in 2000 World Junior Championships in Sweden.

JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS:

2001-02: Went 11-50-61 with 42 PIM in 61 games with Medicine Hat, finishing third in WHL defenseman scoring and fifth overall in league power-play assists (28) … Named to WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star Team … Named Medicine Hat's Player of the Year and won team award as Top Defenseman … MVP of Team Tiger Williams at CHL Top Prospects Game Feb. 1 at Saskatoon, SK (1-1-2) … Won fastest skater contest at Top Prospects Skills Competition Jan. 31 … Ranked top prospect in 2002 Entry Draft by Central Scouting in both mid-season and final reports … 2000-01: Tallied 14-39-53 with 44 PIM in 61 games with Medicine Hat … 1999-00: Went 13-21-34 with 22 PIM in 64 games in first full WHL season ... Became the youngest player ever (16 years, 3 mos.) and fourth player overall to skate with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships as a 16-year old (Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Jason Spezza) … 1998-99: Played eight games with Medicine Hat (WHL), going 2-1-3 with two PIM.