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Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Jim Vandermeer

Monday, 14.01.2013 / 1:57 PM / News
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Vancouver Canucks sign defenceman Jim Vandermeer

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Jim Vandermeer.

Vandermeer, 32, has played in 461 NHL games, recording 105 points (25-80-105) and 664 penalty minutes. The 6’1”, 208 lbs. defenceman split the 2011.12 season with the Edmonton Oilers (2-12-14 in 62 games played) and San Jose Sharks (1-3-4 in 25 games played). In 21 playoff contests, he has registered two assists and 17 penalty minutes.

Prior to entering the NHL, the Caroline, AB, native captained the WHL Red Deer Rebels to a Memorial Cup championship in the 2000.01 season. That same year, he was awarded the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy (CHL Humanitarian of the Year Award).

CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG S S%
1997-1998 Red Deer Optimist Chiefs-AMHL 26 4 8 12 51
1997-1998 Red Deer Rebels-WHL 35 0 3 3 55
1998-1999 Red Deer Rebels-WHL 70 5 23 28 258
1999-2000 Red Deer Rebels-WHL 71 8 30 38 221
2000-2001 Red Deer Rebels-WHL 72 21 44 65 180
2000-2001 Red Deer Rebels-M-Cup 4 2 2 4 8
2001-2002 Philadelphia Phantoms-AHL 74 1 13 14 -8 88 0 0 0
2002-2003 Flyers 24 2 1 3 9 27 0 0 0 22 9.1
2002-2003 Philadelphia Phantoms-AHL 48 4 8 12 -9 122 2 0 1 80 5.0
2003-2004 Flyers 23 3 2 5 -5 25 0 0 1 24 12.5
2003-2004 Blackhawks 23 2 10 12 -6 58 1 1 0 37 5.4
2003-2004 Philadelphia Phantoms-AHL 26 1 6 7 -9 120 0 0 0
2004-2005 Norfolk Admirals-AHL 52 3 10 13 13 164 2 0 1
2005-2006 Blackhawks 76 6 18 24 -2 116 2 0 1 93 6.5
2006-2007 Blackhawks 46 1 6 7 -3 53 0 0 0 50 2.0
2007-2008 Blackhawks 26 2 7 9 3 44 1 0 0 23 8.7
2007-2008 Flyers 28 1 5 6 -1 27 1 0 0 26 3.8
2007-2008 Flames 21 0 2 2 4 39 0 0 0 23 0.0
2008-2009 Flames 45 1 6 7 1 108 0 0 0 31 3.2
2009-2010 Coyotes 62 4 8 12 3 60 0 0 1 64 6.3
2010-2011 Oilers 62 2 12 14 -15 74 0 0 0 57 3.5
2011-2012 Sharks 25 1 3 4 3 33 0 0 0 19 5.3
NHL TOTALS 461 25 80 105 -9 664 5 1 3 469 5.3