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Jay Bouwmeester  #19

St. Louis Blues  Defenseman
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: September 27, 1983  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 212 DRAFTED: FLA / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
Reg. Season Career as a Blue: 96GP, 5-39-44, 26 PIM
2013-14 Season Stats: Home: 41GP, 3-20-23  Road: 41GP, 1-13-14
2013-14 Postseason: 5GP, 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Quick Hits
-Fired a postseason career-high 6 shots in Game 3
-During the reg. season, shared 29th in points, 17th in assists and 5th in plus/minus among all defensemen
-Currently the leading Iron Man in major pro sports with 717 consecutive games played (reg. season -- 726 including playoffs)
-Appeared in 800th career game on Dec. 23 at CGY
-2-time NHL All-Star (2007, 2009) and named to the 2002-03 NHL All-Rookie Team
-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 (San Antonio-AHL) 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.
Quote of the Day

Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis