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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 third season in Belfast after joining the Giants in February 2016.

Head Coach Adam Keefe has appointed Vandermeer as a Player/Assistant Coach for the 2017/18 season, joining Brandon Benedict on the coaching team.

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 quickly became a fans favourite with his displays on the blueline and was named by the Elite League on the First All-Star team in 2016/17. Last season he posted 8 goals and 17 assists, good for 25 points and 87 penalty minutes in 50 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

2017-2018Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP76189
2017-2018Belfast GiantsEIHL 325961521
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS30011
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP76145
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL 508781725
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL 123121012
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP10000
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS212011
2014-2015KlotenChampions HL RELEGATION10000
2014-2015KlotenNLA 43393710
2014-2015KlotenNLA RELEGATION60303
2014-2015Team CanadaSpengler Cup CUP40000
2014-2015KlotenSwiss Cup CUP42000
2014-2015KlotenChampions HL CUP633000
2013-2014KlotenNLA PLAYOFFS1626101
2013-2014Team CanadaSpengler Cup CUP40000
2013-2014KlotenNLA 498621012
2012-2013Chicago WolvesAHL 34665510
2011-2012San Jose SharksNHL 2533134
2010-2011Edmonton OilersNHL 627421214
2009-2010Arizona CoyotesNHL 62604812
2008-2009Calgary FlamesNHL PLAYOFFS64011
2008-2009Calgary FlamesNHL 45108167
2007-2008Calgary FlamesNHL PLAYOFFS74000
2007-2008Chicago BlackhawksNHL 2644279
2007-2008Philadelphia FlyersNHL 2827156
2007-2008Calgary FlamesNHL 2139022
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
2001-2002Philadelphia PhantomsAHL 748811314
2000-2001Red Deer RebelsWHL 72180214465
2000-2001Red Deer RebelsM-Cup CUP48224
1999-2000Red Deer RebelsWHL 7122183038
1998-1999Red Deer RebelsWHL 7025852328
1997-1998Red Deer Chiefs Midget AAAAMHL 26514812
1997-1998Red Deer RebelsWHL 3555033