Jay McClement (born March 2, 1983) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre. He was originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the second round, 57th overall, in 2001, playing for the team before later joining the Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes in his NHL career.
March 2, 1983|
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
St. Louis Blues|
Toronto Maple Leafs
57th overall, 2001|
St. Louis Blues
During the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, McClement was drafted in the second round, 57th overall by the St. Louis Blues. At the conclusion of the 2002–03 season, McClement skated in one game for the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate, the Worcester IceCats.
McClement began his professional career during the 2003–04 season, skating in 69 games with the IceCats.
During the 2005–06 season, McClement made his debut with the Blues, appearing in 67 games. In his fourth game for the club on October 11, 2005, McClement scored his first career goal on a penalty shot against Nikolai Khabibulin in a 4–1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. McClement finished the season with 6 goals and 27 points in 67 games.
On May 29, 2009, the Blues re-signed McClement to a three-year, $4.35 million contract worth $1.45 million annually.
On October 30, 2010, during the 2010–11 season, McClement scored his first career NHL hat-trick in a 4–3 shootout victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. On February 19, 2011, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche, along with Erik Johnson and a conditional first-round draft pick, in exchange for Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk and a conditional second-round pick. Later that day, McClement made his Avalanche debut at the SAP Center (then called HP Pavilion at San Jose) in a 4–0 defeat to the San Jose Sharks. 
On July 2, 2014, McClement signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. During his first year, the Hurricanes signed McClement to a two-year, $2.4 million contract extension on March 1, 2015 worth $1.2 million annually.
After his third season with the club, the Hurricanes chose not to re-sign McClement at the end of his contract, making him a free agent. Un-signed over the summer, on August 25, 2017, McClement signed a professional tryout contract with the defending champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Following training camp and pre-season, McClement was released by the Penguins without a contract offer. On October 27, 2017, McClement agreed to his first contract abroad, signing an optional two-year deal with Swiss second tier club, EHC Olten of the Swiss League.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2005–06||St. Louis Blues||NHL||67||6||21||27||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||81||8||28||36||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||St. Louis Blues||NHL||81||9||13||22||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||82||12||14||26||29||4||0||0||0||4|
|2009–10||St. Louis Blues||NHL||82||11||18||29||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||56||6||10||16||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||48||8||9||17||11||7||0||0||0||0|
|2013–14||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||81||4||6||10||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "Jay McClement 2005-06 Game Log - Hockey-Reference.com". Hockey-Reference.com.
- Press, The Canadian. "St. Louis Blues re-sign centre Jay McClement to three-year contract - The Hockey News".
- "McClement hat trick leads Blues past Thrashers". Stltoday.com. 2010-10-30. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "Blues send former No.1 pick Johnson to Avalanche". The Sports Network. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
- "Setoguchi tallies hat trick as Sharks blank reeling Avs". National Hockey League. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- "Maple Leafs and Jay McClement Agree to Deal". Bleacher Report. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
- "Hurricanes Agree to Terms with McClement". Carolina Hurricanes. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
- "McClement, Hurricanes agree on two-year contract". NHL.com.
- "Penguins Sign Forward Jay McClement to a Professional Tryout Contract". National Hockey League. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Jay McClement immediately to Olten" (in German). EHC Olten. 2017-10-27. Retrieved 2017-10-27. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: