|Assets:||Has good size for the center position and excels in defensive situations. Is a good face-off man. Reads the play well and is always involved.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't score enough points to fill a top-six role at the National Hockey League level. Also doesn't use his size enough to his advantage.|
|Career Potential:||Solid veteran checking center.|
|7/02/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|10/10/2013||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|10/08/2013||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a two-year contract.|
|2/19/2011||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|5/26/2009||Re-signed by the St. Louis Blues to a three-year contract.|
|7/14/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|7/17/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a multi-year contract.|
|4/19/2006||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|1/30/2006||Recalled from Peoria (AHL).|
|1/18/2006||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|12/05/2005||Recalled from Peoria (AHL).|
|11/26/2005||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|9/22/2003||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|2/14/2003||Signed by the St. Louis Blues.|
|9/18/2002||Returned to his junior team (Brampton-OHL).|
|7/02/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|2/19/2011||St. Louis Blues traded Jay McClement, Erik Johnson and a conditional first-round draft pick in 2011 or 2012 to the Colorado Avalanche for Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk and a conditional second-round draft pick in 2011 or 2012.|
|6/23/2001||Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round (57th overall) in 2001.|
Jay McClement will likely serve on 4th line | 07/04/2014 6:45 PM
NewsJay McClement is projected to serve as the Hurricanes' fourth-line center in 2014-15.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactMcClement will also help kill penalties after inking a one-year, $1 million contract. "I take pride in penalty killing," said McClement, an alternate captain for the Leafs. "That's been a big part of my role wherever I have been. Special teams can win games, and penalty killing can be the difference in winning and losing games." He obviously has no fantasy value in standard leagues though.
Hurricanes ink veteran center Jay McClement | 07/02/2014 7:22 PM
NewsJay McClement signed a one year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday evening worth $1 million.
Impact"Jay is a veteran centerman who is proficient in the faceoff circle," said Canes' GM Ron Francis. "He'll also provide elements of consistency and leadership for our club." The 31 year old veteran also spent an abundance of time killing penalties for Toronto last season, and is a big, blue-collar forward who can help Carolina improve their play in their own zone.
Jay McClement, Leafs haven't talked extension | 06/25/2014 7:44 PM
NewsJay McClement's agent says there have been no talks with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and none are planned between the team and this soon-to-be unrestricted free agent.
ImpactMcClement has been a solid role player in Toronto for the past two seasons, taking important defensive zone draws and earning loads of shorthanded ice time for the past two years. He had just 10 points in 81 games last season, but could be a solid addition for any team looking for a bottom-six blue collar center. McClement earned $1.5 million last season and could be in for a raise.
Jay McClement pots a goal against Calgary | 04/02/2014 11:39 AM
NewsJay McClement had a goal and four shots in Toronto's win against Calgary on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe opened the scoring for the struggling Leafs to help them snap an eight-game losing streak. The penalty killing specialist has 10 points and 30 penalty minutes in 76 games this season.
| 02/28/2014 1:45 AM
NewsJay McClement returned to action on Thursday February 27.
Jay McClement is hurt Saturday | 02/09/2014 11:20 AM
NewsJay McClement suffered an upper-body injury during Saturday's contest.
ImpactMcClement was hurt when he crashed awkwardly into the boards. The silver lining is that the Olympic break has started, so he'll get a few weeks to rest up without missing any NHL playing time.
Jay McClement tallies first goal of 2013-14 | 12/09/2013 10:48 AM
NewsJay McClement registered his first goal of the season Sunday against Boston.
ImpactHe had four shots and won 14 of 19 faceoffs in the contest. McClement has three points in 30 games. He means more to the Leafs than he does in fantasy circles, as he ranks first among all players in shorthanded ice time.
Jay McClement to fill in as 2nd-line center | 11/15/2013 8:25 AM
NewsJay McClement is projected to center Toronto's second line on Friday night in Buffalo.
ImpactThat will put him between Joffrey Lupul and David Clarkson. McClement is better known for his work on the penalty kill, where he averages the second-most ice time in the league at 4:37 per game, than his offensive potential. He has one assist in 17 games this season. The Leafs have limited options down the middle with Tyler Bozak and Dave Bolland injured and Nazem Kadri suspended, so McClement gets a promotion.
Jay McClement (personal) is back with Leafs | 10/09/2013 12:41 PM
NewsJay McClement rejoined the Toronto Maple Leafs for Wednesday's practice.
ImpactMcClement missed Tuesday's game to be with his wife and his newborn child. He's not a big player in fantasy circles, but he helps out the Maple Leafs defensively.
Jay McClement not at warmups | 10/08/2013 7:01 PM
NewsJay McClement was not on the ice for warmups, so he's unlikely to play Tuesday night.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
ImpactHis went into labor this morning, so he's probably staying with his family tonight as his teammates take on the Colorado Avalanche.
McClement's wife in labor with first child | 10/08/2013 1:40 PM
NewsJay McClement missed Toronto's morning skate because his wife went into labor with their first child.
ImpactIt remains to be seen if McClement will play on Tuesday. We want to extend our congratulations to McClement and his growing family.
Jay McClement questionable for Tuesday's game | 10/08/2013 12:13 PM
NewsJay McClement (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
ImpactMcClement missed the Toronto Maple Leafs' Tuesday practice. He has no points in three games this season, but his absence would hurt the Leafs' defensive and penalty killing efforts.
Jay McClement comes up big in Leafs' SO win | 09/21/2013 10:42 PM
NewsJay McClement scored a goal in regulation and also produced the winning goal in a shootout to help the Toronto Maple Leafs squeeze past the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in a preseason game Saturday night.
ImpactThe Sabres had a 2-0 lead in this one after first-period goals by Mark Pysyk and Marcus Foligno but left winger Jamie Devane and McClement tied the game at 2-2 in the second period. James Reimer had a strong performance in net for the Leafs, turning aside 38 of 40 shots in regulation and overtime. Jhonas Enroth wasn't bad in the Buffalo goal, either, blocking 32 of the Leafs' 34 shots.
Jay McClement scores first goal as a Leaf | 01/30/2013 2:39 PM
NewsJay McClement moved up to Toronto's second line in Tuesday's overtime win over Buffalo and he responded with his best showing in a Leafs uniform.
ImpactHe played on the wing with Mikhail Grabovksi and Nikolai Kulemin for most of the contest and scored his first goal of the season to open the scoring. McClement played a season-high 16:59 of ice time thanks to injuries up front. The 29-year-old has also helped improve the club's much-maligned penalty killing so far this year. He signed a two-year deal with Toronto this past summer.
|Goals||1||vs. Det||Dec 7||1|
|Assists||1||4 times-last:at Pit||last:Nov 28||1|
|Points||1||5 times-last:vs. Det||last:Dec 7||1|
|Penalty Minutes||5||at Van||Oct 28||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Dal||Nov 18||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||32 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Dec 20||0|
|Power Play Points||0||32 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Dec 20||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||32 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Dec 20||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||32 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Dec 20||1|
|Shots||3||3 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Dec 18||4|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2009-10 (StL)|
|Penalty Minutes||55||2006-07 (StL)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2010-11 (StL/Col)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2008-09 (StL)|
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