February 21, 1980 |
Caroline, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
James Patrick Vandermeer (born February 21, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently a free agent. Vandermeer has previously played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers and the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League (NHL). Vandermeer also previously for the Kloten Flyers in the National League A (NLA). He was born and raised in Caroline, Alberta.
Prior to playing professionally, Vandermeer played four seasons of junior hockey for the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL). In his final season (2000–01), Vandermeer was the Captain of the Rebels team that won the WHL Championship and the Memorial Cup. He then signed a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers as an undrafted free agent.
Vandermeer was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks on February 19, 2004, with Colin Fraser and a 2004 2nd round draft pick in exchange for Alexei Zhamnov. During the NHL lock-out, he played with the Norfolk Admirals, the AHL affiliate to the Chicago Blackhawks.
On July 1, 2008, Vandermeer signed a three-year deal worth $6.9 million as an Unrestricted Free Agent with the Calgary Flames. After the first year of his contract with the Flames was completed, on June 27, 2009, Vandermeer was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Brandon Prust.
After the 2009–10 season, on April 7, 2010, Vandermeer was named Man of the Year by the Phoenix Coyotes. On June 30, 2010, Vandermeer was traded by the Coyotes to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Patrick O'Sullivan.
During the 2010–11 season with the Oilers, Vandermeer was named one of the team's Alternate Captains for select games. On March 22, 2011, Vandermeer recorded his 100th career point vs the Nashville Predators with an assist on a goal by Jordan Eberle.
On January 14, 2013, after the lockout ended, Vandermeer continued his journeyman career in signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks that paid him $600,000 at the NHL level and $275,000 at the AHL level. Vandermeer spent the majority of the shortened season with the Canucks AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, and was named one of the team's Alternate Captains for select games.
In November 2014, Vandermeer signed a two-year extension in Switzerland with the Kloten Flyers of the NLA.
|1997–98||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||35||0||3||3||55||2||0||0||0||0|
|1998–99||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||70||5||23||28||258||9||0||1||1||24|
|1999–00||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||71||8||30||38||221||4||0||1||1||16|
|2000–01||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||72||21||44||65||180||22||3||13||16||43|
|2011–12||San Jose Sharks||NHL||25||1||3||4||33||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|WHL Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy||2000–01|
|WHL West First Team All-Star||2000–01|||
|CHL Humanitarian of the Year Award||2000–01|
|WHL Plus-Minus Award||2000–01|
|AHL Philadelphia Phantoms Most Coachable Player Award||2000–01|
|AHL Philadelphia Phantoms Most Coachable Player Award||2001–02|
|NHL Phoenix Coyotes Man of the Year Award||2009–10|
- "Sharks sign D Vandermeer to open free agency". NHL.com. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "JIM VANDERMEER". CapGeek.com. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "Canucks sign veteran defenseman Vandermeer". NHL.com. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
- "Kloten Flyers sign Peter Mueller, Jim Vandermeer" (in German). Kloten Flyers. 2013-09-09. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
- Jesse Watts (2014). Western Hockey League 2014-2015 Official Guide (PDF). p. 242-3. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
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|Winner of the CHL Humanitarian of the Year Award
|Winner of the WHL Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
|Winner of the WHL Plus-Minus Award