Jamal Mayers

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Jamal Mayers
Jamal Mayers Flames.png
Born (1974-10-24) October 24, 1974 (age 40)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 222 lb (101 kg; 15 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 89th overall, 1993
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1996–2013
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2007 Moscow
Silver 2008 Halifax/Quebec City

Jamal David Mayers (born October 24, 1974) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a member of the 2013 Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks. He also spent time playing for the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, and San Jose Sharks. He is currently an analyst for the NHL Network.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to being drafted in the NHL, Mayers was a star player at Western Michigan University from 1992-96.

Mayers was drafted 89th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and played 10 seasons for the Blues until he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange of a 3rd round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on June 19, 2008, one day before the draft.

On January 31, 2010, Mayers was traded along with Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman and Ian White to the Calgary Flames for Dion Phaneuf, Fredrik Sjöström and prospect Keith Aulie.[1] Mayers signed with the San Jose Sharks as a free agent at the end of the season for a one-year contract.[2] On June 20, 2011, Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced that Mayers, and teammate Scott Nichol, would not be re-signed for the 2011-2012 season.[3]

On July 1, 2011, Mayers signed with the Chicago Blackhawks to a one-year contract worth $550,000.[4] The Blackhawks re-signed Mayers to a one-year contract worth $600,000 for the 2012–13 season.[5] During the 2011–12 season Mayers was headbutted by the Minnesota Wild's Nate Prosser during a scrum in front of the net. Prosser apologized to Mayers after the game, and was given a one game suspension for his actions by the NHL.[6]

On June 24, 2013, Mayers won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks when they defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. This was Mayer's first Stanley Cup win in his 15 seasons in the NHL. Even though he did not play in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Blackhawks were successful in petitioning to have Mayer's name engraved on the Stanley Cup.

On December 13, 2013, Mayers officially announced his retirement from the NHL.

International[edit]

Mayers was a member of the 2007 Canadian IIHF World Championship team that won gold in a 4–2 win against Finland in Moscow.

Career statistics[edit]

Mayers in 2006 with the St. Louis Blues
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Thornhill Thunderbirds MetJHL 56 38 69 107 36
1992–93 Western Michigan University NCAA 38 8 17 25 26
1993–94 Western Michigan University NCAA 40 17 32 49 40
1994–95 Western Michigan University NCAA 39 13 33 46 40
1995–96 Western Michigan University NCAA 38 17 22 39 75
1996–97 Worcester IceCats AHL 62 12 14 26 104 5 4 5 9 4
1996–97 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 0 1 1 2
1997–98 Worcester IceCats AHL 61 19 24 43 117 11 3 4 7 10
1998–99 Worcester IceCats AHL 20 9 7 16 24
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 34 4 5 9 40 11 0 1 1 8
1999–00 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 7 10 17 90 7 0 4 4 2
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 8 13 21 117 15 2 3 5 8
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 9 8 17 99 10 3 0 3 2
2002–03 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 2 5 7 8
2003–04 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 6 5 11 91 5 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Hammarby IF HA 19 9 13 22 36
2004–05 Missouri River Otters UHL 13 5 2 7 68
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 15 11 26 129
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 8 14 22 89
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 12 15 27 91
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 71 7 9 16 82
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 2 6 8 78
2009–10 Calgary Flames NHL 27 1 5 6 53
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 3 11 14 124 12 0 0 0 12
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 6 9 15 91 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 19 0 2 2 16
NHL totals 915 90 129 219 1200 63 5 8 13 32

International play[edit]

Played for Canada in:

International statistics[edit]

Year Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2007 WC 9 4 1 5 8
2008 WC 9 2 3 5 2
Senior int'l totals 18 6 4 10 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roarke, Shawn P. (January 31, 2010). "Leafs land Flames' Phaneuf in blockbuster deal". NHL.com. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Sharks won't re-sign Nichol, Mayers and Wallin". nhl.com. NHL. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "TSN Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jamal Mayers NHL Salary Contract History". CapGeek.com. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Rogers, Jesse (2012-04-06). "Nate Prosser suspended 1 game". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 

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