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9: Jim Vandermeer

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Jim Vandermeer
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Jim Vandermeer, a 6’1” Defenceman with nine seasons of NHL experience, returns for a fourth season in Belfast after joining the Giants in February 2016.

Vandermeer will continue in his role of Player/Assistant Coach under Adam Keefe for a second successive season.

The Canadian played 482 NHL games in total for the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks.

Vandermeer, a fans favourite in Belfast, has impressed over the previous three seasons with his displays on the blueline which included the Challenge Cup success in 2017/18 as well as First All-Star team recognition in 2016/17. Last season he posted 86 penalty minutes, eight goals and 17 assists, good for 25 points in 35 games.

Before joining the Giants, the 37 year old spent the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons in the Swiss A League with the Kloten Flyers and played for Team Canada’s Spengler Cup team in both years.

Playing History

2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP106358
2018-2019Belfast GiantsContinental Cup CUP64134
2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL 483141620
2017-2018Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP76189
2017-2018Belfast GiantsEIHL 338671623
2017-2018Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS20112
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS30011
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP76145
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL 508781725
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL 123121012
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP10000
2014-2015KlotenNLA RELEGATION60303
2014-2015Team CanadaSpengler Cup CUP40000
2014-2015KlotenChampions HL CUP633000
2014-2015KlotenNLA 43393710
2014-2015KlotenSwiss Cup CUP42000
2013-2014Team CanadaSpengler Cup CUP40000
2013-2014KlotenNLA 498621012
2013-2014KlotenNLA PLAYOFFS1626101
2012-2013Chicago WolvesAHL 34665510
2011-2012San Jose SharksNHL 2533134
2010-2011Edmonton OilersNHL 627421214
2009-2010Arizona CoyotesNHL 62604812
2008-2009Calgary FlamesNHL 45108167
2008-2009Calgary FlamesNHL PLAYOFFS64011
2007-2008Calgary FlamesNHL PLAYOFFS74000
2007-2008Philadelphia FlyersNHL 2827156
2007-2008Calgary FlamesNHL 2139022
2007-2008Chicago BlackhawksNHL 2644279
2006-2007Chicago BlackhawksNHL 4653167
2005-2006Chicago BlackhawksNHL 7611661824
2004-2005Norfolk AdmiralsAHL 5216431013
2003-2004Chicago BlackhawksNHL 235821012
2003-2004Philadelphia FlyersNHL 2325325
2003-2004Philadelphia PhantomsAHL 26120167
2002-2003Philadelphia FlyersNHL 2427213
2002-2003Philadelphia PhantomsAHL 481224812
2002-2003Philadelphia FlyersNHL PLAYOFFS89011
2001-2002Philadelphia PhantomsAHL 748811314
2001-2002Philadelphia PhantomsAHL PLAYOFFS514022
2000-2001Red Deer RebelsWHL 72180214465
2000-2001Red Deer RebelsM-Cup CUP48224
2000-2001Red Deer RebelsWHL PLAYOFFS224331316
1999-2000Red Deer RebelsWHL PLAYOFFS416011
1999-2000Red Deer RebelsWHL 7122183038
1998-1999Red Deer RebelsWHL 7025852328
1998-1999Red Deer RebelsWHL PLAYOFFS924011
1997-1998Red Deer RebelsWHL 3555033
1997-1998Red Deer RebelsWHL PLAYOFFS20000
1997-1998Red Deer Chiefs Midget AAAAMHL 26514812