|Assets:||Has incredible skating ability, a keen sense of when to join the rush, size and hockey smarts. A capable shutdown defender, he can log huge minutes. He's also a durable player.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't play enough of a physical game to dominate in that department, but that's never been his style of play. Lacks a big shot, but should do more offensively with his skill level.|
|Career Potential:||Mobile big-munute defenseman with stellar defensive ability.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2002-03|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2008-09, 2006-07|
|Canadian Major Junior||Top Draft Prospect||2001-02|
|WHL||Top Draft Prospect Award||2001-02|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||2001-02|
|4/01/2013||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|6/30/2009||Signed by the Calgary Flames to a five-year contract.|
|6/27/2009||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|7/28/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2008||Florida Panthers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|7/28/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a two-year contract.|
|9/12/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|3/08/2005||Re-assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|9/16/2004||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|3/03/2004||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|2/29/2004||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|2/27/2004||Missed 18 games (fractured left foot).|
|2/17/2004||Fractured left foot, day-to-day.|
|1/19/2004||Fractured left foot, mid-February.|
|10/07/2002||Signed by the Florida Panthers to a three-year contract.|
|4/01/2013||Calgary Flames traded Jay Bouwmeester to the St. Louis Blues for a conditional first-round pick in 2013, Mark Cundari and Reto Berra.|
|6/27/2009||Florida Panthers traded Jay Bouwmeester to the Calgary Flames for Jordan Leopold and a 3rd round selection in 2009.|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round (3rd overall) in 2002.|
Bouwmeester will make playoffs debut soon | 04/25/2013 11:25 AM
NewsJay Bouwmeester is getting ready for his first postseason game.
ImpactBouwmeester, 29, has played in 762 career contests without participating in a playoff game. However, the St. Louis Blues have clinched a playoff berth. "I think they have a good team here, we have a team that's kind of built for that (playoff) kind of hockey," he said. "That's the focus now, it's not just getting in. We want to win. It's fun winning, we've had a pretty good stretch here. It's a young group of guys; I kind of feel a little old sometimes but it's been fun. I've enjoyed my time here -- and hopefully I have a long time here." Bouwmeester is signed through the 2013-14 campaign.
Jay Bouwmeester pots 1st goal with Blues | 04/16/2013 11:36 PM
NewsJay Bouwmeester recorded his first goal with the Blues in a 2-1 shootout win versus Vancouver on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe had three assists in his first two games with St. Louis, but had gone five straight matches without a point entering Tuesday's match-up. Still, Bouwnmeester has been a solid addition to the Blues' lineup since he was acquired from Calgary. David Perron and Alex Pietrangelo assisted on his marker, while Andy McDonald and Alexander Steen scored in the shootout to give St. Louis the win.
Jay Bouwmeester has impressive Blues debut | 04/05/2013 10:37 AM
NewsJay Bouwmeester made his debut with the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactBouwmeester logged 25:06 minutes, which believe it or not was still second to Alex Pietrangelo. Bouwmeester also had two PIM and assisted on David Backes' goal. The Blues earned a 4-3 shootout win and have a fragile hold on the eighth seed. Bouwmeester has now played in 751 career NHL games without ever making the postseason, but his drought might finally be nearing its end.
Bouwmeester will be paired with Pietrangelo | 04/04/2013 3:14 PM
NewsJay Bouwmeester will make his St. Louis debut Thursday night when the Blues take on Chicago.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactHe will be skate alongside Alex Pietrangelo on the team's top pairing. "I know what kind of player he is," Bouwmeester said of Pietrangelo. "He's a talented, big guy who can move the puck and skate. I'm really excited. He's right-handed. I haven't played the left side in a while. That's where I prefer to be. I just want to fit in and help out."
Bouwmeester's playoff drought could be ending | 04/03/2013 11:03 AM
NewsJay Bouwmeester's playoff drought might finally be nearing its end.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactBouwmeester has played in 750 NHL games, but has never appeared in a postseason contest. The Flames sent him to the St. Louis Blues on Monday, who are battling for a playoff spot. St. Louis is tied with the ninth place Nashville Predators in points, but the Blues have played in three less games. Still, the Blues have a tough road ahead now that Jaroslav Halak is injured and likely to miss several weeks.
Blues acquired Jay Bouwmeester from Flames | 04/01/2013 8:56 PM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have traded Jay Bouwmeester to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Mark Cundari, Reta Berra, and a conditional draft pick.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactIf the Blues make the playoffs, then Calgary Flames will get their first rounder in 2013. If St. Louis doesn't play in the postseason, then the Flames will get their fourth round pick in 2013 and their first round pick in 2014. The Blues also acquired blueliner Jordan Leopold on Saturday. Although they were in ninth place going into Monday's games, clearly the Blues are willing to make significant sacrifices in the hope that they'll make the 2013 playoffs. After bolstering their defense over the last few days, they might surprise teams once they get there. From a fantasy perspective, this deal doesn't help Bouwmeester in any significant way. It might improve his plus/minus rating, but he won't get much power-play ice time behind Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk. It's worth adding that Bouwmeester is signed through the 2013-14 campaign, so he's more than just a rental.
No captain in Calgary ok with Jay Bouwmeester | 03/30/2013 10:30 AM
NewsVeteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, subject of strong trade rumors, remains an assistant captain with the Calgary Flames for now.
ImpactAnd Bouwmeester shrugs off coach Bob Hartley's decision to keep the Flames captainless without the recently traded Jarome Iginla. "I don't think it matters," he explained. "Just because you don't have a captain, I mean there's lots of teams where you don't have one guy. It's a letter on a jersey. There's lots of guys in here who have played for a long time and know how to be a leader. Guys do it in different ways. (Jarome's) been here so long. You can't just replace him."
Trade rumors focus on Jay Bouwmeester | 03/29/2013 8:21 AM
NewsWith Jarome Iginla gone, the trade rumors in Calgary are now focused on Jay Bouwmeester.
ImpactBouwmeester is signed through the 2013-14 campaign, so there's less urgency to trade him. At the same time, they might want to avoid putting themselves in the position they did with Iginla: Where they refused to trade him through years of losing only to be forced to finally do so when his contract was expiring. It's worth noting that Bouwmeester, like Iginla, was given a no-movement clause, so ultimately he has a lot of control over what happens next. It's worth noting that Jay Bouwmeester has played in 749 regular season games, but has never participated in the postseason.
Flame Jay Bouwmeester subject of trade rumors | 03/21/2013 9:45 AM
NewsWith six goals and 14 points after 27 games this season, veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is attracting attention in NHL trade talks.
ImpactRumors are circulating that the St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators covet him. "I don't listen to the rumours or anything like that. I know it's out there and people talk about it, but no one really knows anything," said Bouwmeester, who has a no-trade clause and is signed for one more season before becoming an unrestricted free-agent.
Jay Bouwmeester scores in loss Monday | 03/18/2013 11:18 PM
NewsJay Bouwmeester potted a goal in the Calgary Flames' 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars Monday night.
ImpactBouwmeester is finally showing Calgary fans why the Flames spent big money on him in 2009. With six goals and 14 points in 27 games this season, Bouwmeester is enjoying a very solid fantasy season. He should be owned in every league.
Jay Bouwmeester has been great lately | 03/14/2013 8:41 AM
NewsJay Bouwmeester netted his fifth goal of the season on Wednesday.
ImpactBouwmeester didn't live up to expectations from a fantasy perspective for years after heading over to Calgary, but that's changed. He's been a solid fantasy option with 13 points in 25 games this season. There's also plenty of trade speculation surrounding him, but it's worth noting that he's signed through 2013-14 and has a no-trade clause.
Trade rumors surround Jay Bouwmeester | 03/13/2013 8:48 AM
NewsJay Bouwmeester is aware of the trade speculation surrounding him.
ImpactWhen the Calgary Flames got him in the summer of 2009, he was regarded as a critical piece of the team's potential Stanley Cup run. That obviously didn't work out and Bouwmeester has now played in 741 career NHL games without ever reaching the playoffs.
Jay Bouwmeester chooses not to wear visor | 03/07/2013 8:40 AM
NewsWhy doesn't Jay Bouwmeester wear a visor? Because he doesn't have to.
Impact"There's no good excuse not to wear one," Bouwmeester said. "When people say, `You're stupid not to wear one,' I'm not going to disagree, but there a lot of things in life that make more sense and people still do." Without making visors mandatory, there might always be some players that choose not to wear them. The debate over visors has heated up since Rangers defenseman Marc Staal was struck in the eye by a puck on Tuesday.
Flames have just one goal in two games | 02/22/2013 9:57 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have managed just one goal in their last two games.
ImpactFor the most part, the one area the Flames have done decently in is their ability to find the back of the net. If they start to struggle in that regard too over an extended duration, then the talk might move from a playoff spot entirely to their chance at the first pick overall in 2012. "It's hard to put a finger on," Jay Bouwmeester said about their recent offensive difficulties. "We need to generate more and put everything at the net. Nowadays, so much happens just off of that." Bouwmeester added that the good news is that they'll play again on Saturday, so they won't have much time to dwell on their struggles before they get a chance to reverse them.
Jay Bouwmeester outstanding on Saturday | 01/28/2013 7:46 AM
NewsJay Bouwmeester finally showed Calgary fans why the Flames spent big money on him in 2009 Saturday.
ImpactOk, it may be a few years late, but the blueliner was outstanding in the win over the Oilers. "Jay Bouwmeester was flying tonight," gushed head coach Bob Hartley. "I think we saw the real Jay Bouwmeester, a guy who took charge, wanted the puck . . . He was a quarterback back there. That's the kind of hockey I think Jay Bouwmeester can bring to us,. He has the green light. He has the speed to create offense. If he doesn't, he has the speed to come back. We're telling him we want him to create a good second wave for us, to make sure he's always in the play, always active. That's tough to defend." If this is a turnaround for Bouwmeester, try to grab him if he is available on the waiver wire as he has had some big offensive seasons in his past.
|4/01/2013||Cgy||Edm||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||7 times-last:vs. Van||last:Apr 16||1|
|Assists||2||vs. CBJ||Apr 5||2|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Apr 5||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||11 times-last:vs. Van||last:Apr 16||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||5 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Apr 5||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Dal||Mar 18||1|
|Power Play Points||1||7 times-last:vs. Col||last:Apr 23||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||47 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Apr 5||0|
|Shots||5||2 times-last:at Col||last:Feb 28||5|
|Games||82||8 times-last: 2011-12 (Cgy)|
|Goals||15||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Fla)|
|Penalty Minutes||79||2005-06 (Fla)|
|Power Play Goals||9||2008-09 (Fla)|
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