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Jamie McLennan
Jamie McLennan Metallurg
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Nickname(s) Noodles
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Teams Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Calgary Flames
Florida Panthers
New York Rangers
Calgary Flames
Minnesota Wild
St. Louis Blues
New York Islanders
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 30 1971 (1971-06-30) (age 45),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 48th overall, 1991
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1991 – 2008

Jamie McLennan (born June 30, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender and was an assistant coach with the Calgary Flames. He retired from playing in 2008 after spending a season with the Nippon Paper Cranes of Asia League Ice Hockey.

Playing careerEdit

Following a productive season with the Western Hockey League's Lethbridge Hurricanes in which McLennan backstopped the Hurricanes to the WHL Finals, he was drafted in the 3rd round, 48th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

After a two and a half-year stint playing for the Islanders' minor league affiliates in the American, International and East Cost Hockey Leagues, McLennan backed-up veteran Ron Hextall in the 1993–94 season, posting a winning record. He spent the following two seasons with the Islanders organization, alternating between the NHL club and the Islanders' IHL affiliate.

A few weeks after the 1995–96 NHL season had been completed, McLennan drove from Salt Lake City, Utah to Lethbridge, Alberta, on his way home to Edmonton. While visiting family in Lethbridge he fell ill. He went to a hospital on May 6, 1996, after feeling sick all evening, with immobility setting in. What was thought to be the flu turned out to be bacterial meningitis.

After nearly dying that day, he spent the following week in intensive care. The Islanders declined to renew his contract on July 1.

The St. Louis Blues signed him to a contract on July 15. After a relatively quick recovery he spent the following season in the AHL. He returned to the NHL as the Blues' back-up goaltender for the 1997–98 NHL season. That year he played 30 games, posting 16 wins, two shutouts and a 2.17 goals against average. He was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL player who best displays perseverance and dedication to hockey.

He was picked off the Blues' roster by the Minnesota Wild in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft. After a season playing for the expansion Wild, he played the following season in the AHL.

The Calgary Flames acquired him in a trade at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, where he again played the role of NHL backup, achieving two wins in 17 decisions. Despite his 2–11–4 record, he remained with the team as Roman Turek's backup. When Turek became injured in the 2003–04 season, McLennan was thrust into the starting role. He played well, but as the season wore, Miikka Kiprusoff, who had been acquired earlier in the season by the Flames, had taken over the starting job. Turek returned, and McLennan was traded to the New York Rangers in March 2004.

Following the season he was signed to a contract by the Florida Panthers. During the cancelled 2004–05 NHL season he played for the British National League's Guildford Flames.

He was brought back to the Flames in 2006, once again as backup to Miikka Kiprusoff.

McLennan announced his retirement at the end of the 2007-08 season. On July 10, 2008, he was named as the director of goaltender development and as a professional scout for the Calgary Flames. On June 23, 2009, he was named as an assistant coach for the Calgary Flames.

Slashing incidentEdit

In the April 21, 2007, playoff game vs. the Detroit Red Wings McLennan came in the game to relieve Kiprusoff, who had given up five goals. He was in the game for a total of 18 seconds before he slashed Red Wings forward Johan Franzén in the stomach. He was assessed several penalties on the play and was ejected from the game. McLennan was suspended five games for the incident. The Flames lost Game 6 the next day. This is considered to be uncharacteristic of McLennan, having won the Masterton trophy in 1998. Coach Jim Playfair and the Flames organization were also heavily fined, in part because the NHL made actions late in games that were out of hand a particular point of emphasis.

He then had a five week stint in Russia before returning to Canada. On November 21, 2007, McLennan signed with the Nippon Paper Cranes of Asia League Ice Hockey. If McLennan ever returns to the NHL, he will have to sit out the last four games of his suspension before coming back to the ice.

Awards and achievementsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1987–88 St. Albert Royals Alberta Midget AAA 21  ??  ??  ?? 1224 80 0 3.92 -
1988–89 Spokane Chiefs WHL 11  ??  ??  ?? 578 63 0 6.54 -
1988–89 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 7  ??  ??  ?? 368 22 0 3.59 -
1989–90 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 34 20 4 2 1690 110 1 3.91 -
1990–91 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 56 32 18 4 3230 205 0 3.81 -
1991–92 Capital District Islanders AHL 18 4 10 2 952 60 1 3.78 0.885
1991–92 Richmond Renegades ECHL 32 16 12 2 1837 114 0 3.72 0.891
1992–93 Capital District Islanders AHL 38 17 14 6 2171 117 1 3.23 0.893
1993–94 New York Islanders NHL 22 8 7 6 1237 61 0 2.84 0.905
1993–94 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 24 8 12 2 1320 80 0 3.64 0.889
1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 21 6 11 2 1185 67 0 3.39 0.876
1994–95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 4 3 0 1 239 12 0 3.00 0.906
1995–96 New York Islanders NHL 13 3 9 1 636 39 0 3.68 0.886
1995–96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 14 9 2 2 728 29 0 2.39 0.911
1995–96 Worcester IceCats AHL 22 14 7 1 1216 57 0 2.81 0.905
1996–97 Worcester IceCats AHL 39 18 13 4 2152 100 2 2.79 0.903
1997–98 St. Louis Blues NHL 30 16 8 2 1658 60 2 2.17 0.903
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 33 13 14 4 1763 70 3 2.38 0.891
1999–00 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 9 5 2 1009 33 2 1.95 0.903
2000–01 Minnesota Wild NHL 38 5 23 9 2230 98 2 2.64 0.905
2001–02 Houston Aeros AHL 51 25 18 4 2852 130 3 2.74 0.905
2002–03 Calgary Flames NHL 22 2 11 4 1165 58 0 2.99 0.892
2003–04 Calgary Flames NHL 26 12 9 3 1446 53 4 2.20 0.910
2003–04 New York Rangers NHL 4 1 3 0 244 12 0 2.95 0.876
2004–05 Guildford Flames BNL 3 2 1 0 185 8 0 2.59 0.941
2005–06 Florida Panthers NHL 10 0 4 0 368 19 0 3.10 0.906
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 9 3 5 1 533 32 0 3.60 0.895
2007–08 Nippon Paper Cranes AL 14 8 4 0 791 33 0 2.50 0.921
NHL totals 238 75 104 33 12992 570 13 2.63 0.889
AHL totals 168 78 62 13 9405 464 7 2.96 0.899
IHL totals 42 9 14 5 2301 121 0 2.99 0.896
ECHL totals 32 16 12 2 1837 114 0 3.72 0.891
AL totals 14 8 4 0 791 33 0 2.50 0.921
BNL totals 3 2 1 0 185 8 0 2.59 0.941

Post seasonEdit

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1989–90 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 13 6 5 677 44 0 3.90 -
1990–91 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 16 8 8 970 56 0 3.46 -
1992–93 Capital District Islanders AHL 1 0 1 20 5 0 15.00 -
1993–94 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 1 82 6 0 4.39 0.887
1994–95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 11 8 2 640 23 1 2.15 0.929
1995–96 Worcester IceCats AHL 2 0 2 119 8 0 4.04 -
1996–97 Worcester IceCats AHL 4 2 2 262 16 0 3.67 0.894
1997–98 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 14 1 0 4.29 0.800
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 1 37 0 0 0.00 1.000
2001–02 Houston Aeros AHL 14 8 6 880 31 2 2.11 0.929
2004–05 Guildford Flames BNL 7 4 3 385 13 0 2.02 0.925
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 - -
2007–08 Nippon Paper Cranes AL 10 6 4 599 23 0 2.30 0.924
NHL Career Totals 4 0 2 133 7 0 3.16 0.903
IHL Career Totals 11 8 2 640 23 1 2.15 0.929
AHL Career Totals 11 8 2 640 23 1 2.81 0.925
AL Career Totals 10 6 4 599 23 0 2.30 0.924
BNL Career Totals 7 4 3 385 13 0 2.02 0.925

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Tony Granato
Bill Masterton Trophy Winner
1998
Succeeded by
John Cullen
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