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Brothers Vandermeer sign with Flames

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the re-signing of defenseman Jim Vandermeer and the signing of free agent forward Peter Vandermeer.

Jim Vandermeer

“Jim is a young defenceman who fits in very well with our group and brings us the element of toughness that is important for our team,” said Sutter. “He is clearly a player who plays in our top six. Jim gives us five defencemen still on the up swing and we know we have them for the next 3-5 years.”

Vandermeer, a native of Caroline, Alberta is a veteran of 267 NHL games split between Philadelphia, Chicago, and Calgary. After coming to Calgary last season, Vandermeer played in 21 games for the Flames recording two assists along with 39 minutes in penalties.

Prior to turning pro, Vandermeer played four seasons of junior with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. In his final season (2000–01), Vandermeer was the captain of the Rebels team that won the Memorial Cup.

JIM VANDERMEER – DEFENSE
BORN: Caroline, AB (February 21, 1980)                         SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 6’1”                                                             WEIGHT: 208 lbs.            
ACQUIRED: Traded from Philadelphia on February 20, 2008 in exchange for a 3rd round draft pick (2009)

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

1997-98

Red Deer

WHL

35

0

3

3

55

2

0

0

0

0

1998-99

Red Deer

WHL

70

5

23

28

258

9

0

1

1

24

1999-00

Red Deer

WHL

71

8

30

38

221

4

0

1

1

16

2000-01

Red Deer

WHL

72

21

44

65

180

22

3

13

16

43

2001-02

Philadelphia

AHL

74

1

13

14

88

5

0

2

2

14

2002-03

Philadelphia

AHL

48

4

8

12

122

-

-

-

-

-

 

Philadelphia

NHL

24

2

1

3

27

8

0

1

1

9

2003-04

Philadelphia

NHL

23

3

2

5

25

-

-

-

-

-

 

Philadelphia

AHL

26

1

6

7

120

-

-

-

-

-

 

Chicago

NHL

23

2

10

12

58

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Norfolk

AHL

52

3

10

13

164

-

-

-

-

-

2005-06

Chicago

NHL

76

6

18

24

116

-

-

-

-

-

2006-07

Chicago

NHL

46

1

6

7

53

-

-

-

-

-

2007-08

Chicago

NHL

26

2

7

9

44

-

-

-

-

-

 

Philadelphia

NHL

28

1

5

6

27

-

-

-

-

-

 

Calgary

NHL

21

0

2

2

39

7

0

0

0

4

 

TOTALS

NHL

267

17

51

68

389

15

0

1

1

13

 

 

AHL

200

9

37

46

494

5

0

2

2

14

 

Peter Vandermeer, the older brother of Jim Vandermeer, is entering his 13 season of professional hockey.

“We signed Pete Vandermeer to be a role model for our young players in Quad Cities,” said Sutter. “He is a tough, physical player who will be important for the development of our prospects. It’s important to have character people like Pete in the organization.”

A native of Red Deer, Alberta, Vandermeer played two games with the Phoenix Coyotes last season but spent the majority of the year with San Antonio (AHL) playing in 38 games scoring twice and adding six assists to go along with 332 penalty minutes which placed him second in the AHL.

 

PETER VANDERMEER – LEFT WING
BORN: Red Deer, AB (October 14, 1975)                         SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 6’0”                                                             WEIGHT: 210 lbs.            
ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on July 2, 2008

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

1992-93

Red Deer

WHL

2

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

1993-94

Red Deer

WHL

54

4

9

13

170

4

0

0

0

20

1994-95

Red Deer

WHL

61

16

16

32

218

-

-

-

-

-

1995-96

Red Deer

WHL

63

21

40

61

207

10

5

8

13

25

1996-97

Columbus

ECHL

30

6

11

17

195

7

2

1

3

26

1997-98

Rochester

AHL

30

4

2

6

140

4

1

0

1

13

 

Columbus

ECHL

20

4

7

11

78

-

-

-

-

-

 

Richmond

ECHL

18

2

5

7

165

-

-

-

-

-

1998-99

B.C.

UHL

62

15

21

36

390

5

2

2

4

0

 

Rochester

AHL

2

1

0

1

16

16

1

0

1

38

1999-00

Richmond

ECHL

58

31

25

56

457

3

0

1

1

20

 

Wilkes-Barre

AHL

4

0

0

0

7

-

-

-

-

-

 

Providence

AHL

-

-

-

-

-

9

0

3

3

2

2000-01

Providence

AHL

62

19

18

37

240

4

0

0

0

16

2001-02

Trenton

ECHL

2

0

1

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

 

Philadelphia

AHL

61

5

1

6

313

5

0

0

0

8

2002-03

Philadelphia

AHL

77

5

8

13

335

-

-

-

-

-

2003-04

Philadelphia

AHL

71

5

8

13

398

12

1

0

1

29

2004-05

Grand Rapids

AHL

73

4

13

17

310

-

-

-

-

-

2005-06

Hamilton

AHL

67

6

6

12

276

-

-

-

-

-

2006-07

Hershey

AHL

26

2

5

7

129

2

0

0

0

0

2007-08

San Antonio

AHL

38

2

6

8

332

-

-

-

-

-

 

Phoenix

NHL

2

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

 

TOTALS

NHL

2

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

AHL

511

54

67

121

2496

52

3

3

6

104

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