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Jim Vandermeer

Jim Vandermeer  #24

Defenseman
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: February 21, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Caroline, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 210
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

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson