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Jay Bouwmeester  #19

St. Louis Blues  Defenseman
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: September 27, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 212 DRAFTED: FLA / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
Regular Season Career as a Blue: 168GP, 7-50-57, 50 PIM Trend: Quick Hits -Tied a Blues playoff record for a defenseman with a +4 rating in Game 4 -Became 15th active d-man to appear in 900 reg. season games on Feb. 28 at EDM -Iron man streak ended at 737 games (749 including playoffs) on Nov. 23, when the Blues visited WPG. It stands as the 5th longest streak in NHL history behind Doug Jarvis (964), Garry Unger (914), Steve Larmer (884) and Craig Ramsay (776) -Earned Gold Medal with Canada at 2014 Olympics
WHL East First All-Star Team (2002) NHL All-Rookie Team (2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2009) Loaned to Chicago (AHL) by Florida for cash, March 8, 2005. Traded to Calgary by Florida for Jordan Leopold and Phoenix's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Josh Birkholz) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 27, 2009. Traded to St. Louis by Calgary for Mark Cundari, Reto Berra and St. Louis' 1st round choice (Emile Poirier) in 2013 Entry Draft, April 1, 2013.
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He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday
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