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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.

Jay McClement
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Born (1983-03-02) March 2, 1983 (age 36)
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for St. Louis Blues
Colorado Avalanche
Toronto Maple Leafs
Carolina Hurricanes
EHC Olten
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 57th overall, 2001
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2003–2018

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Playing careerEdit

McClement began his major junior career during the 1999–00 season with the Brampton Battalion. In four seasons with the club, McClement recorded 182 points in 235 games.

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.[1] McClement finished the season with 6 goals and 27 points in 67 games.

McClement was a member of Team Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Championship that won the gold medal in a 4–2 victory over Finland in Moscow.

On May 29, 2009, the Blues re-signed McClement to a three-year, $4.35 million contract worth $1.45 million annually.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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. [5]

On July 1, 2012, McClement left the Avalanche organization as a free agent and signed a two-year, $3 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[6]

On July 2, 2014, McClement signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

 
McClement with the St. Louis Blues.

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–2000 Brampton Battalion OHL 63 13 16 29 34 6 0 4 4 8
2000–01 Brampton Battalion OHL 66 30 19 49 61 9 4 2 6 10
2001–02 Brampton Battalion OHL 61 26 29 55 43
2002–03 Brampton Battalion OHL 45 22 27 49 37 11 3 4 7 11
2002–03 Worcester IceCats AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Worcester IceCats AHL 69 12 13 25 20 10 0 3 3 0
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 79 17 34 51 45
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 6 21 27 30
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 11 4 5 9 4 4 0 2 2 2
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
2010–11 Colorado Avalanche NHL 24 1 3 4 12
2011–12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 80 10 7 17 31
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
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 7 14 21 17
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 3 8 11 24
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 65 5 3 8 18
2017–18 EHC Olten SL 32 6 16 22 24 16 1 1 2 10
NHL totals 906 90 154 244 325 11 0 0 0 4
Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2007 Moscow
World Junior Championships
  2002 Pardubice
  2003 Halifax

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Canada WJC   7 1 1 2 2
2003 Canada WJC   6 1 2 3 4
2007 Canada WC   9 2 2 4 4
2017 Canada SC   4 1 3 4 4
Junior totals 13 2 3 5 6
Senior totals 13 3 5 8 8

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
OHL
CHL Top Prospects Game 2001
Face-Off Award 2003

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jay McClement 2005-06 Game Log - Hockey-Reference.com". Hockey-Reference.com.
  2. ^ Press, The Canadian. "St. Louis Blues re-sign centre Jay McClement to three-year contract - The Hockey News".
  3. ^ "McClement hat trick leads Blues past Thrashers". Stltoday.com. 2010-10-30. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  4. ^ "Blues send former No.1 pick Johnson to Avalanche". The Sports Network. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
  5. ^ "Setoguchi tallies hat trick as Sharks blank reeling Avs". National Hockey League. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
  6. ^ "Maple Leafs and Jay McClement Agree to Deal". Bleacher Report. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
  7. ^ "Hurricanes Agree to Terms with McClement". Carolina Hurricanes. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  8. ^ "McClement, Hurricanes agree on two-year contract". NHL.com.
  9. ^ "Penguins Sign Forward Jay McClement to a Professional Tryout Contract". National Hockey League. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  10. ^ "Jay McClement immediately to Olten" (in German). EHC Olten. 2017-10-27. Retrieved 2017-10-27. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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