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Jay Bouwmeester | Defenseman | #19

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 221
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (3) / FLA
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Jay Bouwmeester had to wait until 2013 to play in his first Stanley Cup Playoffs game and now he can't picture hockey without it.
"It's the funnest time of year," Bouwmeester said. "Now when the playoffs start, it would be weird not to play; it would be a really long summer. Everyone says it, but it is true. It's funnest for fans, it's funnest for players. It's the competition, it's the atmosphere around it, it's everything. I think that's what guys miss when they stop playing. As you get older, you appreciate that more and want to make that count. At this point, that's why you play. You want to ultimately win the Stanley Cup." Bouwmeester can get to the second round for the second time on Wednesday night if the Blues defeat the Wild in Game 4 and complete the sweep. Apr 19 - 11:24 AM

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Jay Bouwmeester recorded his first point since Feb. 11 on Friday.

Bouwmeester has a goal and 11 points in 65 games this season. There was a time when he was a significant offensive defenseman, but his contributions are primarily defensive at this stage of his career and that's unlikely to change.
Mar 11 - 10:39 AM

Jay Bouwmeester is expected to be back in the Blues' lineup on Tuesday.

He didn't play Saturday because of an injury and skipped Monday's skate for maintenance, but coach Ken Hitchcock said Bouwmeester would play against Pittsburgh.
Jan 23 - 3:40 PM

Jay Bouwmeester appears to be dealing with an undisclosed ailment.

That's about as vaguely specific as it gets, unfortunately. But the Blues play just twice more before the All-Star break kicks in on Friday the 26th. They'll travel to Pittsburgh on Tuesday before finishing up in Minnesota on Thursday. We'll keep you posted on the veteran blue liner's progress, and consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 21 - 4:04 PM

Jay Bouwmeester, Nail Yakupov and Jake Allen will be scratched for Saturday's match with the Jets.

The long-time veteran defender has posted nine points with 38 hits and 54 blocks in 43 games this season, while averaging 22:20 of ice time per night. Yakupov meanwhile has but six points in 27 games with just 21 shots. Allen meanwhile didn't travel with the team.
Jan 21 - 2:44 PM

Jay Bouwmeester recorded his 300th career assist during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime victory over Montreal.

The veteran blueliner is now up to four helpers and five points this season. While he boasts 203 of his 381 career points back with Florida, Bouwmeester is creeping up on his Calgary numbers. He needs just nine more points to surpass the 79 he posted with them and he'd need to do it in the next 12 games to beat the 279 games needed. It probably won't happen, but it's fun to think about.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 02:33:00 AM

Jay Bouwmeester finished with a minus-2 rating in Tuesday’s 5-0 loss to the New York Rangers.

This wasn’t exactly the way Bouwmeester wanted his 1000th NHL game to go. The Rangers scored two goals in the first period and another three goals in the second. Bouwmeester finished the game with one shot on goal and one hit in 22:02 of ice time.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 09:49:00 PM

Jay Bouwmeester is set to play in his 1,000th career game Tuesday night.

That will make him the 307th NHL player and 17th active player to play in 1,000 matches. "I'd be lying if I said it wasn't [exciting]," Bouwmeester said. "It's a pretty big milestone. When you start your career, to say you'll play 1,000 games, you don't think that far ahead. It's one of those things where a milestone comes up that causes you to kind of look back and reflect a little bit." He has produced 81 goals and 296 assists during his 999 appearances.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 05:00:00 PM

Jay Bouwmeester had been added to Team Canada's roster for the World Cup of Hockey.

He'll take the roster spot of Chicago's Duncan Keith. Bouwmeester won gold with Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He also represented Canada at the 2006 Olympics. The 32-year-old scored three goals and 19 points in 72 games with the Blues last season.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 04:07:00 PM

Jay Bouwmeester picked up an assist and a plus-3 rating in Game 5 on Saturday.

Bouwmeester and defense partner Alex Pietrangelo combined for a plus-6 rating in Game 5. Bouwmeester has contributed four assists in 12 playoff games.
Mon, May 9, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Jay Bouwmeester was involved in his first postseason series victory Monday night when the Blues eliminated Chicago in Game 7.

"This is my 13th, 14th year, and I finally win a playoff round," he said. "First Game 7, first time I win." The 13-year NHL veteran had to wait until 2013 to make his NHL playoff debut and St. Louis lost three straight times in Round 1 before finally knocking out the defending Stanley Cup champions. Bouwmeester logged 25:29 of ice time in Game 7 and he picked up an assist when Jori Lehtera tipped his point shot.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 03:45:00 PM

Jay Bouwmeester (upper body) was back in the lineup on Thursday.

He was listed as a game-time decision to play against Chicago. Bouwmeester had a minus-1 rating in 21:25 of ice time in a 2-1 overtime win for the Blues.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 08:00:00 AM

Jay Bouwmeester (upper body) should be regarded as a game-time decision on Thursday.

Bouwmeester skated Thursday morning, but plans to consult with his trainers before taking the next season. With that playoffs imminent, it's unlikely that the Blues will use Bouwmeester Thursday night unless he's as close to 100% as he can get.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 02:42:00 PM

Jay Bouwmeester (upper body) may return to action on Thursday.

He was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, but he hasn't been cleared to play yet. The decision will probably come after Thursday's skate.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 08:57:00 AM

Jay Bouwmeester (upper body) will fully take part in Wednesday's practice, according to coach Ken Hitchcock.

He isn't ready to return on Monday, but could be back in the fold on Thursday.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Paul Stastny
2Brayden Schenn
3Patrik Berglund
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ivan Barbashev
6Oskar Sundqvist
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4Zach Sanford
5Magnus Paajarvi
6Vladimir Sobotka
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Dmitrij Jaskin
3Tage Thompson
4Beau Bennett
5Chris Thorburn
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Colton Parayko
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Joel Edmundson
5Carl Gunnarsson
6Robert Bortuzzo
7Nate Prosser
8Jordan Schmaltz
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton