Jamal Mayers
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 10/24/1974
DRAFTED: STL: 1993-89 overall
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to knee injury vs. Calgary, November 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Hammarby (Sweden-2), November 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Missouri (UHL), March 11, 2005. Traded to Toronto by St. Louis for Florida's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, St. Louis selected James Livingston) in 2008 Entry Draft, June 19, 2008. Traded to Calgary by Toronto with Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman and Ian White for Dion Phaneuf, Fredrik Sjostrom and Keith Aulie, January 31, 2010. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 4, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, December 13, 2013.
2010-11: 1st on the team in penalty minutes (124)…Recorded his 200th career point with an assist at Phoenix on March 26…Appeared in his 800th career game on March 8 vs. Nashville…Scored a goal and picked up a fighting major on Jan. 3 vs. Vancouver…Scored his first goal as a Shark on Nov. 24 vs. Chicago…Registered his 1,000th career penalty minute with a fighting major (with Brad Winchester) at St. Louis, his former team, on Nov. 4…Registered 17 PIM and picked up his first fighting major with the Sharks (with Zack Stortini) on Oct. 23 at Edmonton…Registered an assist in his first game as a Shark on Oct. 21 at Colorado…Missed first four games of the season due to injury (upper body; 10/8 - 10/19).

2009-10: Acquired by Calgary in a seven-player trade with Toronto on Jan. 31...Totaled a career-high 131 PIM, which was T-21st in the NHL...Scored his first goal as a Flame (GWG) on March 11...Played first game with the Flames on Feb. 1...Led the Maple Leafs in faceoff percentage (57.0) and was second in PIM (78) at time of trade on Jan. 31.

2008-09: Fourth on Toronto in PIM.

2007-08: Posted career highs in assists and points…T-4th on the team in PIM…Won silver medal for Canada at World Championships.

2006-07: Led team in PIM...Registered 600th PIM on Nov. 4 vs. Calgary…Played in his 500th NHL game on March 8 vs. Dallas…Helped Canada win gold medal at World Championships...Two of his four goals were game-winners.

2005-06: Set career high in goals (second on team)…Also second in PIM…Registered a career-high 21 penalty minutes on Dec. 16 at Chicago…Registered a career-high four-game point streak (three goals and two assists) from Oct. 8-20…Registered first two-goal game of career on Oct. 8 vs. San Jose…Registered 500th PIM on Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh.

2004-05: Split season with Missouri of the United Hockey League and Hammarby IF of the Swedish-1 League.

2003-04: Tied for the team lead in games played…St. Louis went 5-1-0-0 when he scored a goal and 7-3-0-1 when he recorded a point…Registered 400th PIM on Dec. 30 vs. Philadelphia…Playoffs: Played in five games.

2002-03: Suffered a season-ending knee injury, tearing his ACL, MCL and cartilage in his right knee on Nov. 15 at Edmonton.

2001-02: Played 200th NHL game on Oct. 22 vs. Calgary…Recorded 300th PIM on Feb. 28 at Calgary…Playoffs: Scored a career-high three playoff goals, including two game-winners.

2000-01: Recorded first 20-point season in NHL…Finished third on the team in PIM.

1999-00: Fourth on team in PIM…Played 100th NHL game on Feb. 29 vs. Philadelphia…Played seven games for Canada at IIHF World Championships.

1998-99: Split the season between St. Louis and Worcester (AHL)…Scored first NHL goal Feb. 8 at Florida…Playoffs: Collected first NHL playoff point (assist) on May 10 vs. Dallas.

1997-98: Split season between Worcester and St. Louis...Made NHL debut on Nov. 3…Collected first NHL point (assist) on Nov. 5 at Toronto.

1992-96: Played four seasons for Western Michigan University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and scored 158 points (55 goals and 103 assists) with 181 PIM.

Personal: “Jammer” lists these favorites: Lenny Kravitz and Jay Z (musicians); “The Usual Suspects” (movie); “Law and Order” (television show — “It doesn’t matter which one, they’re all good.”); Ed Norton (actor); Montreal (NHL road city); St. Louis Cardinals (professional sports team); LB Steak (San Jose area restaurant); Bahamas (vacation spot); usatoday.com (web site); Christmas (holiday); Details (magazine); tennis star Roger Federer (professional athlete — “He’s a winner. All he does is win.”); fish (food — especially Chilean seabass)…likes to cook (“Everything” — especially on the grill)…first job: grocery store stocker…memorable NHL moment: the 2001 Western Conference Finals with St. Louis…another memorable hockey career moment: winning the 2007 World Championships for Team Canada…hockey idol is Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier…gets irritated when people don’t say thanks when holding the door open for them…would’ve wanted to meet tennis legend Arthur Ashe (“I’d like to hear about his experiences. He had principles and stood by them.”)…speaks English and French…most famous person in cell phone directory is actor and hockey fan Cuba Gooding Jr….says golf handicap is “terrible” (minus-18)…favorite course is a club in St. Louis…started skating at two and playing hockey when he was four…wears Bauer skates, size nine…his shoulder pads are his oldest piece of equipment (18 years old)…affiliated with two charities: Nurses for Newborns (a St. Louis foundation which provides a safety net for families most at risk) and Aidan’s Quest (an Ontario group which raises funds to help fight neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer)…brother (Allan) set five sprinting records in the CIAU (Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union), the Canadian version of the NCAA.