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Jim Vandermeer

Jim Vandermeer  #24

NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: February 21, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Caroline, AB, Canada
Shoots: Left
Brother of Peter WHL East First All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior Humanitarian Player of the Year (2001) Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, December 21, 2000. Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia with the rights to Colin Fraser and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Chicago selected Bryan Bickell) in 2004 Entry Draft for Alex Zhamnov and Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected R.J. Anderson) in 2004 Entry Draft, February 19, 2004. Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago for Ben Eager, December 18, 2007. Traded to Calgary by Philadelphia for Calgary's 3rd round choice (Adam Morrison) in 2009 Entry Draft, February 20, 2008. Traded to Phoenix by Calgary for Brandon Prust, June 27. 2009. Traded to Edmonton by Phoenix for Patrick O'Sullivan, June 30, 2010. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, January 14, 2013.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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