|Assets:||Was big, strong, tough and determined, and also a far better skater than the average banger. Could win face-offs, play all three forward positions and kill penalties.|
|Flaws:||Didn't have much of an offensive arsenal. Would take a few bad penalties on occasion. Played out of control at times. Wasn't a great pugilist and rarely won fights.|
|Career Potential:||Defensive energy forward and role player.|
|12/13/2013||Announced his retirement.|
|5/27/2013||Fined $1,600 by the NHL.|
|5/26/2012||Re-signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a one-year contract extension.|
|3/25/2012||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a one-year contract.|
|10/21/2010||Missed 3 games (arm injury).|
|10/08/2010||Arm injury, day-to-day.|
|8/04/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year contract.|
|1/31/2010||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|12/28/2008||Missed 11 games (broken right hand).|
|12/02/2008||Broken right hand, late December.|
|6/19/2008||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|4/06/2008||Missed the last 2 games of the regular season (facial injury).|
|4/05/2008||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|2/27/2007||Re-signed by the St. Louis Blues to a three-year contract extension.|
|12/07/2006||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|12/05/2006||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|3/16/2006||Missed 13 games (broken foot).|
|1/31/2006||Broken foot, late March.|
|10/20/2005||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|8/15/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|7/27/2005||St. Louis Blues tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/11/2005||NHL lockout: Signed by the Missouri River Otters (UHL).|
|11/16/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Hammarby IF (Sweden).|
|7/15/2004||Re-signed by the St. Louis Blues to a one-year contract.|
|1/12/2004||Missed 1 game (wrist injury).|
|1/10/2004||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|4/22/2003||Missed the last 67 games of the regular season and all 7 games of Round One against the Vancouver Canucks (knee injury).|
|4/06/2003||Knee injury, remainder of the playoffs.|
|11/16/2002||Knee injury, remainder of the regular season.|
|7/24/2002||Re-signed by the St. Louis Blues.|
|10/17/2001||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|6/29/2001||St. Louis Blues exercised their contract option.|
|3/25/2001||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|8/04/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks.|
|1/31/2010||Toronto Maple Leafs traded Ian White, Matt Stajan, Nicklas Hagman and Jamal Mayers to the Calgary Flames for Dion Phaneuf, Keith Aulie and Fredrik Sjostrom.|
|6/19/2008||St. Louis Blues traded Jamal Mayers to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 3rd round selection in 2008.|
|6/26/1993||Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 4th round (89th overall) in 1993.|
Jamal Mayers ends career after 14 seasons | 12/13/2013 1:30 PM
NewsJamal Mayers has announced his retirement at the age of 39.
ImpactMayers was hopeful in July that he could extended his career, but that didn't work out. That being said, he was able to end his tenure as a member of the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks. He also played for St. Louis, Toronto, Calgary, and San Jose during his 14 season career. He will hang up his skates after recording 219 points and 1,200 penalty minutes in 915 games.
Jamal Mayers wants to extend NHL career | 07/16/2013 12:27 PM
NewsJamal Mayers has decided to put off retirement for at least one more season.
ImpactMayers was tempted by the prospect of hanging up his skates as a Stanley Cup winner. Now his agent has confirmed that he's looking for a new contract and hopes to sign before training camp. He's an unrestricted free agent.
Jamal Mayers still thinks he can play | 06/28/2013 8:51 AM
NewsJamal Mayers thinks he can still play, but that he's thinking about retirement all the same.
Impact"I feel like I can still skate, and in today's game you have to be able to skate to keep up with those young kids," Mayers said. "I feel like I can still skate, can still play. But there's a lot of consideration with family and it's not just about me. We'll have to make that decision in the net little while." Mayers is 38 and had two assists in 19 games this season. If he retires now, his last moment as a player will have been lifting the Stanley Cup.
Jamal Mayers yet to decide on retirement | 06/27/2013 12:36 PM
NewsJamal Mayers will determine if he will retire or continue to play within the next few weeks.
Chicago Blackhawks on Twitter
ImpactHe said, "if I walk away, I can walk away a champion." Mayers didn't play during the 2013 playoffs, but he was the third player - after Jonathan Toews and Michal Handzus - to lift the Stanley Cup. He suited up in 19 games during the regular season though and has 915 contests under his belt in his career. Mayers can become an unrestricted free agent on July 5.
Mayers tries to get under Red Wings' skin | 05/27/2013 1:39 PM
NewsJamal Mayers was upfront about his reasoning for shooting pucks at the Detroit Red Wings during the Saturday's pre-game warmups.
ImpactMayers was fined a half days pay as a result of the incident. "I was trying to get under their skin, I'm not going to hide behind it or lie to you," Mayers said. "The league fined me and took the appropriate action and I'll play the piper. All of us in there will do anything to win. I don't want the focus to be me. I was just trying to get under their skin. The guys are playing unbelievable and playing really well. We've got a huge task in front of us." Chicago hasn't dressed him for a single game in the 2013 playoffs.
NHL fines Jamal Mayers for pre-game incident | 05/27/2013 12:50 PM
NewsJamal Mayers was fined by the NHL for a pre-game incident.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactIn other words, he broke a rule in a game where he was a healthy scratch. He'll be charged a half days pay, which for him is about $1,600.
Jamal Mayers will dress Monday vs. Kings | 03/25/2013 2:53 PM
NewsJamal Mayers will dress Monday night versus Los Angeles.
ImpactHe has been a healthy scratch for the past five games. "I've been skating hard and keeping myself ready," Mayers said. "The team is playing extremely well. Everybody wants to play. That's what my makeup is. I have to give him a reason to keep me in. I'm excited about the chance to get in (Monday night)." He has 13 hits and 16 penalty minutes in 13 games this season, so look for him to bring a rambunctious style to the game.
Jamal Mayers a healthy scratch Sunday | 03/04/2013 7:27 AM
NewsJamal Mayers was a healthy scratch on Sunday.
ImpactMayers joined Brandon Bollig in the press box as Sheldon Brookbank drew into the lineup. Mayers has played in half of the Blackhawks 22 games this season and has two assists, a plus-three rating and 14 penalty minutes. He is not worth owning at this time.
Jamal Mayers fights Torres, sparks Hawks | 02/08/2013 10:23 AM
NewsJamal Mayers got into a fight with Raffi Torres early in Thursday's game.
ImpactIt was Torres first game in Chicago since he delivered a hit during the 2012 playoffs that hospitalized Marian Hossa. That incident made Torres very unpopular in Chicago, in addition to earning him a 25-game suspension that was later reduced to 21 games. With all that in mind, the fight was to be expected. "I realize what my job is at this point," Mayers said. "It still doesn't excuse what happened, but I give (Torres) credit: he was willing to go." That fight sparked Chicago as they had an explosive first period en route to a 6-2 victory.
Jamal Mayers hits the 900 game mark | 02/04/2013 7:48 AM
NewsJamal Mayers played in his 900th NHL game on Saturday.
ImpactCongratulations to Jamal on the achievement. The 38-year-old has stayed in the NHL with his tough play as he has accumulated 1,193 penalty minutes in his career to go with 90 goals and 217 points. He is not worth selecting at this time as he is in and out of the lineup too much to have any value.
Jamal Mayers spends Wednesday in press box | 01/31/2013 9:53 AM
NewsJamal Mayers spent Wednesday's game in the press box.
ImpactMayers has only played in three of Chicago's seven games this season. When he plays, he'll average a bit more than a penalty minute per contest, but he doesn't have enough offensive upside to make him worth picking up in most leagues.
Jamal Mayers makes his season debut | 01/25/2013 10:51 AM
NewsJamal Mayers made his season debut on Thursday.
ImpactMayers spent Chicago's first three games in the press box. "Things change quickly in our business," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "What (Mayers) brings to our team is valuable. Whether he's playing or not, he's going to be an important piece of our team." Mayers only logged 6:49 minutes in Chicago's 3-2 overtime win.
Jamal Mayers thanks mediator for his work | 01/07/2013 8:51 AM
NewsJamal Mayers thanked federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh for all his help in putting the tentative CBA deal together.
Impact"I don't think we could've gotten the deal done, quite frankly, without him," Mayers said. "With such few major issues remaining, he was able to pull out of each side what was there and make a determination on how to proceed. His approach worked and we were able to give on some things on both sides and come to an agreement." The whole hockey world owes Beckenbaugh a huge thank you for his work.
|Penalty Minutes||131||2009-10 (Tor/Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2 times-last: 2006-07 (StL)|
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