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Flames acquire defenceman Jim Vandermeer from Philadelphia

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the acquisition of defenceman Jim Vandermeer from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a 3rd round draft pick in 2009.

A native of Caroline, Alberta and a veteran of 246 NHL games split between Philadelphia and Chicago, Vandermeer has played in 54 games this season with the Blackhawks and Flyers recording three goals and 12 assists along with 71 minutes in penalties.

Originally signed by the Philadelphia Flyers on December 21, 2000, Vandermeer won the 2001 Memorial Cup as a member of the Red Deer Rebels (WHL).

JIM VANDERMEER - DEFENCE


BORN:
  Caroline, AB                 
DATE:
        February 21, 1980

HEIGHT:           6’1”                  
WEIGHT:
  208 lbs.

SHOOTS:         Left
HOW 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

-

-

-

-

-

 

TOTALS

NHL

246

17

49

66

350

8

0

1

1

9

 

 

AHL

200

9

37

46

494

5

0

2

2

14

WHL East First All-Star Team (2001)
Canadian Major Junior Humanitarian Player of the Year (2001)
Memorial Cup Champion (2001)

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